As it does every year, summer is flying by! Before it hit, did you set any summer weight goals? Do you feel like summer is passing you by and you’ve not yet made the progress you wanted? It happens!
But, don’t despair. There’s still time. We believe you can lose 10% in the next 6 weeks and we’ve got a plan to help you do so. In fact, many people are in this same boat. They are facing elevated weight and unwanted weight gain after the last 3 years.
What would a 10% loss do for you if your current weight is too high?
Studies show that even modest weight loss helps normalize blood sugars, blood pressure and cholesterol (1). Additionally, living with unwanted extra weight can impair immune function and increase the risk of severe infection (2). But again, even modest loss can help; and it helps immediately.
There’s little doubt that the last 3 years have wreaked havoc on many people’s health, both physically and mentally. Stress, isolation, and loss of routine have made it difficult for many to stick with healthy eating and exercise.
Now’s the time to fight back. You can take back your health and lose weight, if needed. Dedicate the next 6-8 weeks to get back on track for good!
There are many reasons people have gained weight in the last 3 years. They include:
We know without a shadow of a doubt that getting to a healthy weight improves almost all areas of health including immune function, mental health, emotional health, and more.
How can you lose 10% of your body weight in 6 weeks?
Fasting should be an integral part of any healthy lifestyle. In fact, studies show that intermittent fasting positively affects weight and health (5). In fact, it can support healthy cholesterol markers (6), normalize triglycerides (7), encourage healthy aging, support effective weight changes without slowing metabolism (8, 9, 10), support healthy blood sugar and insulin sensitivity (11, 12), encourage healthy immune system responses (13), increase ketone body production (14), reduce inflammation (15), and encourage positive weight changes and reduced belly fat (16). Wow!
Ready to get started? Dr. Colbert has put together everything you need for fasting success in the 21 Day Detox and Fast Nutritional System. It includes his book Fasting Zone, Fiber Zone powder, and both Red and Green Supremefood.
As you’ll learn, an easy way to start intermittent fasting is to stop eating at 7:00 pm every night, and resume at 11:00 am every morning. Between waking up and eating at 11:00 am, you can have non-carb drinks such as coffee, coffee with Keto Zone® MCT Oil Powder and Keto Zone® Collagen Powder, tea, or drinks that utilize healthy sugar substitutes.
At 11:00 am or so, eat a Keto lunch, and then eat your Keto dinner around 6:00 pm. Between lunch and dinner add 1-2 Keto Zone snacks such as fat bombs or other healthy favorites.
But, how do you know what keto foods and meals are best?
Let’s keep it simple. The Beyond Keto is the most efficient, effective way to reverse the scale and begin losing weight while improving your health. You can start with the Beyond Keto Book for all the information you’ll need. You’ll omit all the carbohydrates responsible for your weight gain and many health issues. You’ll also add in healthy fats that will keep you feeling satisfied and full.
As you do so, you’ll continue the success you started with the 21 Day Detox and Fast. As you stick with it, you’ll get your momentum back and see the pounds fall off.
A food diary is an amazing tool for your weight loss journey and summer weight goals. Simply write down your intake. Use an app or other resource to become familiar with carbohydrate amounts in foods. To learn more about carbs and reading food labels, check out this post.
While there’s nothing magical about food diaries, they do help by:
It’s easy and free to keep an online food journal or simply a written one.
A Beyond Keto and Fasting Zone Lifestyle does not mean boring foods. In fact, you still have many of your favorites, learn new recipes you’ll love, and even include desserts. How?
Luckily, there are great options on this site! They include:
Or, check out the Quick & Healthy Keto Zone Cookbook.
Can you really lose 10 percent in 6 weeks? You can. Set your goals now!
First, take time to set daily “habit goals.” These goals need to be action-based and in your control. For example:
Then, set weekly goals. These should also be in your control. They can include exercising 3 times per week, sticking to your daily eating goals each day, or journaling.
And lastly, set a long-term goal for the 6 weeks. Is your goal to lose 10 percent of your body weight? Set it and write it down.
Write all of these goals down and put the paper in a place you can read it when the going gets tough. It will keep you motivated to stay on track.
You can do it!
It may have been a tough last 3 years, but it’s time to take control of your weight and health again. If this includes weight loss and a push to lose 10 percent, we can help. You can still meet your summer weight goals. Use the steps above. We know you can do it as thousands of others have as well. Don’t let any more of the summer slip away. Get started today!