Fat Loss vs. Weight Loss: Why Should You Care? And My Waist Training Journey

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Fat Loss vs Weight Loss:

Many people make 3 mistakes when they want to either get more fit or lose weight:

  1. They don’t understand that it’s about fat loss not only about weight loss.
  2. They follow a generic weight loss plan not an individualized one.
  3. They don’t exercise for they body type and body shape.

Fat loss

Fat loss is different than just focusing on weight loss. When you focus on losing fat, you don’t lose your valuable muscle, bone, just water, or your valuable organ tissue which can be lost following a diet that is individualized for you.

It’s really important to get enough protein for your individualized body. A good rule of thump is to eat protein at each meal as a generic baseline.

You can lose FASTER if you get enough protein to help you maintain your current lean body mass. If you do this, you will ONLY lose fat and your journey will be made shorter!! Woohoo!!!

It took me 3 years to lose 100 pounds and it could have taken much sooner if I would have learned this secret.

For a great way to start any fat loss or weight loss plan, a cleanse or detox is a great way to get motivated and help you get started on a healthy life style journey. Here is a detox or cleanse I use often.

Individualized Nutrition Plan

Your nutrition plan should be based on your body not everybody’s body. One way to know how much nutrients you need is from a body composition test. A body composition test will measure the amount of body fat you have, bone, water, and muscle you have on your body. Why is this important? Because you want to know how much each weigh so that when you are losing, it is being lost from fat and nothing else.

I teach people how this is done in my program called Lean Body Principles. You can check it out at www.leanbodyprinciples.com.

Exercise for Best Results

It’s also great to do exercises that are best for your body type and shape and also for the shape you’d like to have. I cover this in my program, but for general purposes, just doing what you love is a great way to get results too.

As for me, I’m working on shaping my waist in a process called waist training and also doing a cleanse and detox. It’s a great way to see faster results.

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Here is the cleanse/detox I’m following. If you would like to follow it too, please check with your doctor or health professional first.

Here’s a video I did LIVE on Facebook for a women’s networking group called, Diamonds and Pearls. You can join if you’d like!!

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The 21 Day Cleanse/Detox

A cleanse is a great way to jump start any fat loss/weight loss or just to get and feel healthier venture. There are may types of cleanses, yet what seems to be best for a lot of people is to follow a plan that eliminates grains and dairy and eat more ‘clean’ foods like protein that does not have hormones and antibiotics, fresh or frozen fruits and vegetables, and fresh water.

A cleanse or detox can be done with a detox tea or without it and a cleanse/or Detox can be done for 3 days, 7 days, 10 days, or 21 days.

There are a couple of ways I’ve done cleanses in the past:

  1. Incorporating smoothies for a meal replacement for 1-2 of my meals.

Or

  1. Eat whole foods only.

 

Or

  1. Do both.

 

Here is an example of a very effective cleanse that almost anyone can do safely. (If you have a medical condition, please consult with your doctor).

Breakfast : 2 eggs cooked any style or Egg white omelet w/green veggies or protein smoothie

Snack: Fruit

Lunch: 4-8 oz. Grilled or oven baked or roasted protein or protein smoothie(chicken, fish, turkey), 2 servings low glycemic vegetables

Snack: Fruit

Dinner: 4-8 oz – Grilled or oven baked or roasted or sautéed protein with t teaspoon of healthy fat and 2 cups low glycemic veggies.

Veggies can be steamed, raw, or lightly cooked with 1 teaspoon of healthy fat.

What is not allowed:

  • No starchy vegetables like sweet potatoes, rice, white potatoes, bread of any kind and pasta.
  • No red meat
  • No sugar
  • No alcohol
  • No dairy

What is allowed:

Protein: all protein must be lean: chicken, fish, turkey, shrimp. Do not eat imitation crab. Also, shrimp is high in cholesterol and sodium so eat no more than 3 times per week.

Vegetables: Low Glycemic vegetables: any green vegetables except peas, tomatoes, peppers (even the colorful ones), onions (white, yellow, and red).

Fruits: Low Glycemic fruits: apples, all the berries: strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, apricots, grapefruit, oranges, pears and peaches.

Healthy fat: Olive oil, coconut oil, or avacado.

Beverages: Fresh water, herbal tea, green tea both caffeinated and decaffeinated. Coffee (no more than 2 cups caffeinated and 3 decaffeinated…too much caffeine can slow down fat/weight loss).

Sweeteners: Stevia

Vitamins/Phytonutrients: always take a multivitamin or phytonutrients because today’s fruits and vegetables do not have all the vitamins and minerals in them due to modern farming methods.

I take a phytonutrient instead of vitamins. The phytonutrients are from a company called Juice Plus+. If you are interested in learning more about it, please contact me: coachingwithkamille@yahoo.com.

Victoria’s QuickStart Best Skinny Detox and Weight Loss Tea:https://www.amazon.com/Slimming-Cleanse-Powerful-Ingredients-Recipes/dp/B013U0QLOU

 

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Victorias Best Dual Waist Trainer:https://www.amazon.com/Bodyshaper-Shapewear-Non-Latex-Directions-Flattening/dp/B0187MOMHE

 

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The Biggest Loser…a Scam?

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Biggest Loser contestant once a size 4.

Drugs, forced starving, 8-hour trainings!!?? Is this the REAL Biggest Loser Show? Well it seems some of the contestants are spilling the beans and telling the real behind-the-scene horrors that really happened on one of America’s most viewed TV programs.

The Biggest Loser was never a show I felt compelled to watch more than once. Obese at one time myself, and losing over 100 pounds naturally through a mind, body, spirit approach, I knew the show didn’t promote healthy weight loss and was ridged for sensationalism only.

I mean, why else would you train people until they vomit on national TV, have them doing impossible and dangerous workouts causing embarrassment and humiliation just to get high TV ratings?

In addition, they never focused on real fat loss, just weight loss like many nutritionist, physicians, weight loss gurus, and others toting a book or program for losing weight within the multibillion dollar industry.

That’s when I realized that what I had learned in my career as a medical weight loss specialist and coach for physicians and corporations in North America is what real weight loss is about. It consists of these three things:

  1. Losing fat weight only and sparing your valuable lean body mass, which includes your bone, muscle, and valuable organ tissue.
  2. Following an individually designed nutrition plan that is based on your body composition that also takes in consideration your body type, shape, and metabolism instead of a scripted ‘cookie-cutter’ diet plan.
  3. Being coached from a professional that knows the scientific mind, body, spirit modalities and strategies that will transform your mind and change your habits for good.

When the mind is changed along with the correct nutrition and exercise designed for you as an individual, transformation is possible and lasting.

It is said that all the Biggest Loser contestants have gained the weight back. When weight loss isn’t tied to a bigger purpose, why should anyone keep it off? In addition, the contestants are saying that the process used by the trainers and producers of the show, destroyed their metabolism. It’s not hard to do when a person is not getting proper nutrition and only focusing on fast weight loss.

I’ve been able to get people to lose fat fairly quickly, however, if a person doesn’t do the mental work, they will only gain it back. And their health is my first priority. Here are my average fat loss results:

 

Coach Kam’s Weight Loss (Fat Loss) Results

C.C. lost 4.5 pounds in 3 days, P.T. lost 30.1 pounds in 30 days, W.C lost 50 pounds in 60 days, S.O. lost 12.5 pounds in 10 days, P.C. lost 27 pounds in 30 days, S.S. lost 10 pounds in 18 days, G.G. lost 20 pounds in 90 days, C. G. lost 17 pounds in 29 days, G. P. lost 24 pounds in 45 days, T.M. lost 8 pounds in 30 days, W.S. lost 45 pounds in 9 months, Y. J. lost 53 pounds in 8 months, B.V. lost 15 pounds in 4 months, H. H. lost 35 pounds in 30 days, M. P. lost 10 pounds in 30 days, T. B. lost 44 pounds in 4 months, P.G. lost 53 pounds in 7 months, L. S. lost 20 pounds in 3 months. *

 

So how did I get these results? I used a methodology that I compiled in a program I call the Lean Body Principles: Lose Fat Weight Fast! Secrets Your Doctor Didn’t Have Time to Learn and these great recipes. In this program you will discover:

 

  • How to customize and design your own nutrition plan based on what I call, “Your Body’s Blueprint”.
  • Learn how to know if you are losing fat or muscle or both! No more guessing ever again.
  • Learn what foods to eat to get maximum fat loss without giving up some of the foods you love.
  • Identify the type of exercise that works best for your body type and shape and which ones will help you reach your goal faster.
  • You will learn how to calculate the exact time frame it will take you to lose excess ugly body fat for good!
  • You’ll learn how to stay motivated throughout your journey using mental and emotional strategies so you can embrace and create the NEW YOU faster than ever!
  • You will learn how to change your mind so that you are not a slave to food cravings, but food is actually working for you!
  • And much, much, more!

I know how it feels to be obese, depressed, not living life to the fullest and feeling the disappointment of dreams deferred. After trying numerous diets and exercise programs that didn’t work for me, I finally took a different approach. I got coaching and training from professional celebrity trainer, Victoria Johnson.

After losing over 100 pounds, I took the knowledge I learned from my celebrity trainer, the knowledge I had from my formal college degrees in behavior science, nutrition and fitness, along with the experience and knowledge I learned from some of the top physicians and surgeons in the medical industry and designed a program that highlights secrets no one is using.

When you think about it, the average 30-50 year old has illnesses and conditions of those who are in their senior years. And it starts from all the bad eating habits developed when people are in their 20s and from being overweight or obese.

When my clients follow my program they get results. The most important thing when losing fat (weight) is to focus not only on losing weight, but to focus on your health. I never want to compromise someone’s immune system therefore, it’s important for me to make sure the nutrition program improves the overall health of a person not just that they drop weight.

That’s why for a short period of time, I’m giving away a free e-book giving away great weight loss plan including some of the same recipes I designed for my clients and patients that got them the amazing results I shared with you earlier!

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If you go right here, you can download my book for FREE! Can you imagine, after a week of following the suggestions and eating these delicious recipes you’ll not only lose weight but also feel like you’re NOT on a diet! Fun!! When you sign-up to get the free ebook, you’ll also get my newsletter with amazing articles giving away free tips you can really use and get results.

When people decide they want to lose weight, they want to have lost it YESTERDAY! But, we know that REAL weight loss takes time, dedication, determination and the right information.

My dedication led me to success and it can for you too! Yet, you don’t have to feel like you’re in weight loss jail. You can love the daily changes you will see in the mirror when you take the right action and eat foods that are yummy and make you feel great with tons of energy.

I’m hoping I can be a part of your transformation to a learner, healthier YOU. Please enjoy the ebook.

Also, can you do me a favor? Please comment below if you’ve found this blog and my FREE EBOOK helpful. I design programs and products based on your needs so I appreciate your feedback greatly!

Lots of love,

Coach Kam

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P.S. Here’s the Biggest Loser article.

About Kamille

Kamille is a Medial Weight Loss Specialist and consultant to physicians and corporations. She’s been seen on People Magazine, interviewed on Good Morning America, and highlighted on ET. She’s the author of Fat Chick to Cover Model and her new audio mastery coaching program Lean Body Principles: Lose Fat Weight Fast! Secrets Your Doctor Didn’t Have Time to Learn, she has helped thousands lose ‘fat-weight’ and regain their health and reason for living! She offers individual, group and online-coaching programs. She’s been seen on People Magazine, interviewed on Good Morning America, and highlighted on ET. Contact her if you want to get lean and start living today! www.coachingwithkamille.com www.leanbodyprinciples.com. Kam’s blog .

Check out http://www.realfatloss.com for other great diet and weight loss information!

 

 

 

 

 

Belly Fat and Ground Hog Day– What do they have in Common?

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Have you seen the 1993-fantasy comedy movie Groundhog Day starring Bill Murry and Andie MacDowell? Without spoiling it for you by giving all the details (it really is a must see if you haven’t seen it, I suggest you do), Bill Murray plays Phil Connors, an arrogant Pittsburgh TV weatherman who, during an assignment covering the annual Groundhog Day event on February 2nd in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania, he finds himself in a time loop, repeating the same day again and again.

 

So, what does this movie have to do with Belly fat?

One of the things I think people do all the time when they want to change their body is to resort to things they’ve tried before even though it didn’t work. And they find themselves like Bill Murray, doing the same things over and over and never getting anywhere. It’s like the saying, trying to get different results using the same actions. It’s a recipe for insanity.

 

Is this you? Are you having trouble with too much love handle to handle? Well, you’re reading the righr article to get you on the road to doing something different and finally seeing the light.

 

It can be really discouraging when you find diets that say they help reduce belly fat and they don’t. To be honest, some programs are just way too difficult to stick to for long periods of time and when you can’t adhere to the stringent diet program, you may feel like a failure when in reality, it’s the program that just didn’t deliver.

Or…

Some people are just know it alls. They’re the ones that say…“ I know what to do…I just have to eat better, exercise more, and not drink so much…blah, blah, blah” But, it’s really more complex.

 

Why should you want to get rid of our belly fat?

 

The main reason why you want to lose your belly fat is because it’s dangerous!!! It’s the cause of almost every major disease including cancer. We all know this, but why is it so hard to lose fat especially around the mid-section?

 

The reason why losing belly fat is difficult.

 

The reason you have belly fat in the first place and the reason why it’s so difficult to lose is because the problem is hormonal. It’s caused by an imbalance of 4 important hormones: high insulin, high cortisol, high estrogen, and low testosterone.

 

High Insulin: Insulin is an essential hormone excreted by the pancreas. Its main function is to process sugar in the bloodstream and carry it into cells to be used as fuel or stored as fat. How do you know if your insulin levels maybe higher than normal? You are eating too many nutrient-poor carbs from processed foods like packaged low-fat foods, sugary drinks including alcohol, desserts, chips, and other packaged snack foods. In addition, you are not eating enough foods with loads of fiber. Over time, a high level of insulin causes metabolic syndrome (or insulin resistance) and type 2 diabetes.

 

High Cortisol: Are you continually stressed? Then even slightly over normal levels of stress can cause the body to increase its level of cortisol. Cortisol is an important hormone that helps the body with self-preservation. It’s the hormone that detects danger by helping the body cope. In modern times, bears don’t chase us or lions or we are not in life threatening situations every minute. However, in our modern age, we can ‘feel’ as if our lives are threatened if we are stressed at work or experiencing difficult relationships or if life seems overwhelming. Persistently elevated levels of the stress hormone, cortisol, are very detrimental to your health as well as to your body composition. If you suffer from a mood disorder such as anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder or exhaustion, or if you have a digestive issue such as irritable bowel syndrome, you can bet your body is cranking up your cortisol. Not only does it increase your appetite and cravings, it causes a loss of muscle mass, libido and bone density, and also contributes to depression and memory loss.

 

 

High Estrogen: What are the signs? A big belly in men. What causes it? The imbalance of the other hormones; insulin and cortisol caused by an imbalance of food choices. Even if you’re trying to eat healthy, it’s just not helping. That’s because the imbalance is causing a high level of estrogen to resulting in a conversion of testosterone to estrogen. High levels of estrogen increase a man’s risk of prostate cancer. Women who suffer from PMS may have high levels of estrogen causing fat to accumulate not only in your belly but also around your hips and thighs. A sign you have too much estrogen; it’s hard to lose weight. Other signs are low libido, memory loss, poor motivation, depression, and loss of muscle mass.

 

Low Testosterone: Testosterone levels decrease as abdominal fat converts it to estrogen, and also with increasing stress. While you are under stress, your body will tend to make more stress hormone (cortisol) than testosterone. Testosterone levels tend to taper off with aging, obesity and stress, but today men are experiencing testosterone decline much earlier in life, around the age of 25 and 30!! What are the signs? A loss of muscle tissue, depression, and decreased strength, stamina, drive and motivation. If you have your testosterone levels measured with a blood test, be sure to ask that both free and total testosterone be measured.

 

Here’s How You can Lose Your Belly Fat!

 

To lower insulin levels, bump up your protein. Increasing your protein intake keeps your blood sugar balanced and your insulin levels low – a metabolic must for appetite control and fat loss. Protein also packs a hormonal punch because it stimulates the activity of many of our fat-burning and appetite-controlling hormones when we consume it in the right amounts.

 

To lower cortisol levels: Get enough sleep .You must sleep at least 7.5 to 9 hours per night. Sleep deprivation makes us wake up with higher amounts of the stress hormone cortisol, which fuels appetite and increases our cravings, particularly for sugary and carb-laden treats, even when we have eaten enough. Not only does poor sleep pack on pounds, good sleep actually helps you to lose weight by influencing the hormones that control your appetite and increase your metabolism.

 

To lower estrogen levels: Green tea and turmeric have a negative effect on estrogen and helps the body to rid belly fat. It does it by correcting the balance of estrogen to testosterone. Also, adding more fiber to your diet such as ground flax and chia seeds to help assist your body to eliminate harmful estrogen. Too much estrogen in women has been the cause of several types of cancer.

 

To increase testosterone; add the herb tribulus terrestris and supplement with zinc. Women can have low testosterone too. Weight training helps increase testosterone levels as well as getting enough protein.

 

Now you know how to combat belly fat and get rid of it for good! No more doing the same thing over and over again like Phil in Ground Hog’s Day.

 

So back to protein. How do you know how much protein you need for YOUR body? How do you know what nutrition plan you should follow? How can you change your habits because we all know that change is 90% mental? That’s where my new program comes in. The Lean Body Principles. Check out www.leanbodyprinciples.com for all the details.

 

Happy Ground Hog’s Day!

 

3 Hormones that Cause Belly Fat and What You can Do About it!! Part 1.

 

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As you may already know from following my blogs, is that I lost over 100 pounds after years of dieting and fighting with my weight. But, even after losing the weight I still had a really big issue…belly FAT!

Part of the problem was my posture. Standing straight, pulling back and pushing down my shoulders helped a great deal. I was taught through professional dance lessons that my posture had to be correct in order to keep my core stable and this was not natural for me, so even to this day, I have to constantly remind myself to stand erect, not to slouch, etc., but it never dawned on me that 3 key hormones were preventing me from having a flat stomach; Cortisol, Insulin and Estrogen.

Cortisol, Insulin, and Estrogen, when too high, will completely wipe out all your fat burning hormones – (You have 6 naturally accruing fat burning hormones in your body), if you don’t get these three under control.

Cortisol is created when we are stressed. I worked in an industry that had me stressed out 24/7. I had just moved to Florida and the adjustment to living in a new state and new city and finding work that fit my talents and skills and salary expectations was extremely challenging and I had cortisol pumping in my system continuously. So much so, that my sleep was disturbed and I had trouble keeping my weight under control.

Cortisol is created in the adrenal glands right above the kidneys and this is an important hormone, but not when triggered to be released all the time.

This is the hormone that kicks in when we feel under attack and really do have to move quickly to save our lives. But in modern days, our stress comes from things like our kids misbehaving, a horrible boss, marital problems, or trying to live a life where you have to balance many responsibilities. In many of us this hormone is on 24/7. When this hormone is ‘on’ losing weight can be a long hard struggle.

The second hormone is insulin. Insulin is triggered by sugar and it’s main job is to regulate sugar or glucose in the blood. But, when we are not eating properly or at inappropriate times or in quantities that do mot match our body composition requirements, then this hormone becomes out of balance and causes weight gain or it makes losing weight difficult and if not controlled, over time can cause serious health problems like diabetes.

The third hormone is estrogen. Men and women have estrogen in their bodies but having too much can cause not only weight gain, and difficulty losing weight, but it can also cause diseases such as cancer if not regulated. Estregon is also in the food supply; prepackaged diet foods and some protein powdered supplements are tainted with estrogen. Excess estrogen in men shows up as an oversized belly and man boobs! And guys, you don’t want this at all!

So how do you regulate and control these hormones so you can get rid of belly fat? I’ve learned from my celebrity trainer that it takes a system to get amazing abs and a flat belly not just doing one or two things. Here’s the system:

  1. You’ve got to be eating right, – this includes making sure you are eating clean food from the major food groups; protein, vegetables and healthy fats. Limit fruit intake but, make sure you supplement your diet with antioxidants so your body will still be able to get the benefits of a variety of fruit enzymes. The anti-oxidant formulations I use are Juice Plus+ and Body Balance.
  2. In addition to eating right, you’ve got to detox your body. Detoxing meaning eliminating sugar from your diet, drinking more water (at least 8-8oz glasses per day or ½ your body weight in ounces), taking a phytonutrient supplement to help your cells pull in nutrients that will help destroy the toxins in your fat cells.
  3. You’ve got to do at least 30-60 minutes of cardio (the right cardio for your body type) 5-6 days per week. Many guys like to just do strength training, but they forget that doing cardio is equally important.
  4. Abdominal workouts that focus on strengthening the muscles and flattening the abs are a must. But, done incorrectly can make matters worse. So, get with a trainer who is an expert at abdominal training so you will be doing the exercises correctly.
  5. Practicing correct posture. Most people have horrible posture. I include myself in this statement and I have to work hard on standing and sitting straight. How you stand and sit will help redirect the position of your abdominal muscles keeping them strong and supportive, thus helping to create flat abs.
  6. Eliminate night time eating and/or eat at least 2 hours before bed or if you do eat before bed, keep the meal small and clean such as a small piece of protein and a veggie snack or even a small serving of a protein shake.
  7. Get plenty of sleep. Sleep helps the body produce your anti-aging hormone HGH. HGH keeps your body get and stay strong and helps to speed up your fat burning metabolism. If you get at least 8 hours of sleep per night, you will see your abs getting flatter faster.

I’ve simplified this system for the purpose of explaining the steps and in reality each step can be explained fully and customized based on you as in individual. That’s what nutrition and fitness coaching is all about.

So, back to eating right. How do you know how much protein, carbohydrates and healthy fats you should have? I have a program called the Lean Body Principles that will help you know exactly how to create a nutrition program based on your body composition or body ‘blueprint”. The program is launching in just a few more days so stay tuned! In the mean time, please email me or place a question or comment box below.

I’m so happy to see the comments coming in and welcome them! Thank you so much!

In part 2, I will give one more secret to flat abs that has been around for centuries! Stay tuned!

 

From My heart to Yours,

 

Coach Kam