How to Lose Weight: You’re Here for a Bigger Purpose

You’re Here for a Bigger Purpose – It Starts with Your Health – Diamonds and Pearls Networking Group on Facebook!

3 Things that give you the POWER to Change for Good!!

by Kamille Dawn Tirzah MS CPT, NSC.

1. Make a list of WHY YOU WANT TO CHANGE

Examples: Live Longer, better health, disease free, reduce medications or off of medications, have children, be more employable, lower health care costs, lower insurance rates, more energy, more attractive, more desirable for to the opposite sex, more confidence, etc.

When you have reasons that are meaningful to you, you will be motivated to change. It’s not will power that is the driving force for changing your body and changing your health it’s what is your inner motivation. Your motivating factors will be the foundation for commitment. Without commitment you will not reach your goal.

2. Decide what you want in every area of life:

Finance
Health and fitness
Relationships
Career
Spiritual
Education
Hobbies
Material Things
Dreams

When you realize that your desires in life will require you to be in the best health possible, this will motivate you more than any quick short-term goal. Losing weight or getting more fit for an event is great, but what happens after the event? Then what? You always have to have goals to work toward. We are either progressing or degreasing.

3. Surround yourself with a supportive team

Friend/Buddy
Health Coach
Trainer
Health Professional

Research has shown that people who take a team/group approach to changing their health have an 80% better change of reaching their goals as compared to those who do it alone. Why? It’s because of accountability but most importantly, it the collective energy or ‘like’ energy that is very empowering. It gives you strength when you feel discouraged or when change isn’t happening fast enough. You will have resources from professionals and other people like you who are going through the same struggle.

Contact information:

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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!!

https://www.facebook.com/groups/rarediamondsnpearls/1218051094872849/?comment_id=1218113114866647&notif_t=feedback_reaction_generic&notif_id=1468195932072108

 

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

 

Victoria’s Sexy Pink Waist Trainer: http://skintightnaturals.com/portfolio/sexy-pink-waist-cincher/

 

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

 

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Email: coachingwithkamille@yahoo.com

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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!

 

 

 

 

 

The Law of Attraction and How I Lost 100 Pounds…& People Mag Cover

It’s been several years since I lost 100 pounds and landed on the cover of People Magazine, interviewed by Robin Roberts of Good Morning America and highlighted on Entertainment Tonight for this accomplishment.

When looking back, I really can say that it was truly due to prayer and the Law of Attraction! But, I didn’t know what I was doing back then. I just remember being at a point where all of my ‘being’ and ‘wanting’ and ‘desiring’ was pin-pointed toward what I wanted and it seemed as if that ‘wanting’ was so powerful, like a big magnetizing ball of energy fueled with tremendous feeling, intensity, and love for want I felt was my only solution, is when the powers that be decided to answer my intention.

After I lost the weight, people who hadn’t seen me for a while would stop me at the most inconvenient times and ask me how I did it. They would ask me while standing in line at the grocery store, or while I was shopping in TJ Max, or in line at the bank.

I remember thinking that just saying I ate healthy and worked out was not really the case. What transpired over a 3 year period could not be summed up so simply. I mean think about it. The mind-set of a 240 pound person to the mind-set of a 132 pound person was totally different and it was the journey of the mind that was really the issue and where all the transformation happened.

I mean, if you think about it. If it was as easy as eating right and working out, then everyone could do it. If it was that easy, then there wouldn’t be thousands of weight loss books on the market and the weight loss industry would not a multi-billion dollar industry now would it?

For this reason, I wrote, Fat Chick to Cover Model. It is a book explaining the journey and what I did exactly. The difference in my story as compared to others is that I lost it with the help of a celebrity trainer and through a process of Mind, Body, Spirit approach.

I’ve always been a spiritual person and I believe that when people try to attempt losing weight without using mental strategies or through a system of spiritual transformation, then the results will not happen for them.

People think that if they simply focus on what they are to eat and how they are to workout then the magic will happen and a new body will appear. But, that’s not the case. The body is very complex and how the body sheds excess weight varies due to several scientific factors.

After losing the weight and I slowing transmuted my career into the medical industry, working with some of the top physicians and surgeons in America and in corporate wellness, I was one of the only medical weight loss specialist with experience working with people of all ages and with every medical condition you can think of.

And through this experience, I gained the knowledge and scientific background to discover a couple of ‘missing links’ in weight loss that I feel, once disclosed, will change the world of weight loss forever.

It’s disclosed in an audio digital coaching 7-component coaching program called the Lean Body Principles: Lose Fat Fast! Secrets Your Doctor Didn’t Have Time to Learn. It’s based on 7 scientific secrets told through the eyes of a medical weight loss specialist. I fuse what is known in the fitness industry, what is known in the medical industry, what is known in nutrition and Ayurvedic eastern medicine to give a ‘full’ complete detailed system of how to lose weight. Actually, how to lose fat with no guessing, no struggle, as I help people discover their own unique personal weight loss code and how to change their mind to accomplish the goal of attaining their ideal body.

It’s not a gimmick, or fad, just scientific theories compiled to give a complete picture and process of how to do it, quickly, safely, and in a fun, cool, exciting way.

I give a little taste of how life for me is different in the video above. What I’m asking in return is your faith, your following, your subscribing and engaging with me so that you too can learn and duplicate my efforts and the efforts of hundreds of people I have helped through my program.

Here’s what one person had to say yesterday after I asked her what she has learned so far about Lean Body Principles:

“I never would have known how my body loses weight if it weren’t for this program. It’s amazing! I now know what numbers to focus on, how to eat and workout based on my unique body, how to think so I can master this game and I finally have the entire picture. More people should know about this.”

Here’s what another had to say recently…

“This is amazing! I never looked at weight loss like this before. More people should know this. I’m discovering my body’s weight loss pattern, what I need to eat based on my individual body, what I like to eat, and I’m not hungry or dieting. It does take focus, yet it’s like discovering a new me!”

“One of my issues is emotional eating and I never really understood it. In fact, I never ever sat back and understood or analyzed why I eat. Without judgement, I finally learned how to step out of myself and see what drives my eating decisions without judgement, but with new eyes and what I can do to change my actions. I’ve learned not to beat myself up every time I’m not perfect and that it isn’t perfection that will get me to my goal, but it’s about consistency. Loving myself and my body. Appreciation and gratitude. ”

It’s an amazing feeling to know my purpose and to have the honor of working with some amazing people. I attract people who are wanting more out of life, they desire a life change because their purpose is great just like mine and they either want to discover it or they know it and understand that in order to fulfill their calling, they must be at their peak in health both body and soul. It’s the Law of Attraction in action. It’s about deliberate creation.

Now, how I got on the cover of People Magazine is interesting. My goal was to be on the cover of Entrepreneur magazine. I wanted to be highlighted as a success in the weight loss industry because my life goals include being a success in health, wealth, love, happiness, and world contribution. I put a picture of my face on the cover and placed the cover of the magazine near my computer so that every time I worked at my computer (which is everyday) I would see it and it and hopefully attract the outcome I was seeking.

Instead of Entrepreneur Magazine, it was People Magazine that approached me, not me approaching them like the rest of the women who were highlighted in the magazine. And I believe it was sheer divine intervention that helped me land on the cover!

I still don’t have the Law of Attraction mastered yet. I’m thinking it’s because it’s not just the Law of Attraction that directs everything, but perhaps a combination of destiny and fate, not quite sure, but I’m still learning.

My next challenge: Rebuilding my body after 2 years of dealing with a spinal condition resulting in major surgery. Everyone can have set-backs, but if I wasn’t healthy, I would not have been able to recover as quickly as I have so far. I’m learning that my health is gift and something that is constant and every changing and to have ultimate health is something I have to earn or make sure I am ‘aligned’ with. It’s something I must respect, cultivate, honor, appreciate and be grateful for continuously. I get to decide. And I choose the best I can be.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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!

 

Are You Addicted to Sugar???

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About 5 years ago, I had a client who admitted to me that she had a REAL sugar addiction. I asked her, “How do you kn

ow?” she said because:

I’m constantly thinking of sweets all the time.

I can’t go a day without a drinking at least 1 soda pop.

After a couple of days on a healthy diet plan, I find myself in the super market with a pie in my grocery cart and I say,” Tomorrow I’ll do better.”

 

I’m the type of coach that never judges ANYONE because I know what it’s like to have food addictions. And because I’ve experienced them myself and I’ve worked with so many people who deal with the same issue, I feel it’s time to share the truth about sugar, why people can get addicted to it and what they can do about it.

 

Since the beginning of our existence as we developed in our mother’s womb, we were pumped-up to the sugar hose. Not accusing your mom of being a sugar addict, but most all natural foods and processed foods contain a form sugar so it’s natural to like sweet foods from before birth.

 

Sugars are classified as being glucose, fructose, maltose, sucralose, maltos, galactose, and others from the combinations of these sugars. They are part of the structures in natural fruits, vegetables, whole grains and diary as well as processed foods such as refined carbohydrates like

bagels, breads, pastas, etc. Refined sugar sources are the root of all evil and the cause of most sugar cravings and addiction.

 

Let’s take a step back for a minute…The fact is, we need sugars from an adequate intake of carbohydrates and these sugars are necessary for the complete metabolism of fats to carbon dioxide and water in our bodies and for energy. It was meant to come from natural foods not from all the processed foods Americans have become accustomed too.

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Why is Sugar so Addictive?

Sugar has a powerful impact on the reward centers of the brain. When we eat foods that contain a lot of sugar, a massive amount of dopamine is released in an area of the brain called the Nucleus Accumbens. When we eat these foods often and in large amounts, the dopamine receptors start to down-regulate. This means that the next time we eat these foods, their effect is blunted. We will need more junk food next time we eat in order to get the same level of reward. Sugar and other junk foods, due to their powerful effect on the reward centers of the brain, function similarly to drugs of abuse like cocaine and nicotine.

In my opinion, I think all Americans are addicted to sugar at some level. You may think I’m generalizing, but unless you eat ZERO processed foods then you are not a sugar addict. AND people who eat this way do so because they know what its like to be chained and imprisoned in the sugar dungeon. But the line is drawn when we can’t stop eating sugar.

How Much Sugar Should You Have Daily?

The American Heart Association (AHA) recommends that we limit our daily sugar consumption to 7% or less of our daily calorie intake—that’s about 6 teaspoons (100 calories) for women and 9 teaspoons (150 calories) for men. But that adds up fast. Just one 12-ounce can of regular soda contains 8-10 teaspoons of sugar and 130-150 calories. One glazed donut contains 6 teaspoons, and a half-cup ice cream (the standard serving size, although most portions are much, much larger) contains 4 grams of added sugar!

Despite the claims from health agencies, there still seems to be so much controversy around what is considered a right amount of sugar intake. I think it’s about comes down to how YOU decide to relate to sugar. Here is a simple test to see if you are addicted to sugar.

Below are a series of statements. For each one you must give yourself a score of 0 (you never do it) to 4 (you do it four or more times a week.) At the end add your scores up, to see where you sit on the sugar scale. Please score yourself honestly!

 Here is your score criteria:

0 – Never
1 – Once per month
2 – Two to three times per month
3 – Two to three times per week
4 – Four or more times per week

 Answer each question truthfully:

  1. I find myself consuming certain sugary food or drink even though I am no longer hungry.
  2. I worry about cutting down on certain foods, even healthy organic foods.
  3. I often feel sluggish or fatigued because I overeat carbohydrates.
  4. I find myself searching for something sweet after meals.
  5. I have had physical withdrawal symptoms such as agitation and anxiety when I cut down on food containing sugar (Do NOT include caffeinated drinks: coffee, tea, cola, energy drinks, etc.)
  6. Eating certain food containing sugar, such as cakes, biscuits or fizzy drinks cheers me up.
  7. My behavior with respect to food and eating causes me significant distress.
  8. Issues related to food and eating decrease my ability to function effectively (daily routine, job/school, social or family activities, health difficulties).

 Score Yourself:

Score 0-8 – You are not a sugar addict: You do not have a problem with sugar, and do not need to worry about sugar.

Score 9-16 – You are on the borderline: our sugar cravings are under control, but keep an eye on them, so they don’t stray into higher figures.

Score 17-24 – You are climbing over the fence: Your sugar is getting out of control…you need to seriously cutback.

Score 25 and overYou are a sugar addict: Your reliance from sugar is out of control and you must cut back now, the amount of sugar you consume could be damaging your health.

So how did you do? If your score led you to discovering that you are in the sugar danger zone, what can you do in moving forward?

How to Stop Sugar Addiction

I believe it’s a personal thing, and I don’t think people should suffer. It’s a challenge to lose weight and to have to deal with a sugar addiction at the same time.  I believe in taking baby steps. That’s why it took me 3 years to lose a little over 100 pounds where some people have taken a shorter amount of time. It’s because I had to deal with a lot of food addictions. Some people feel giving up sugar cold turkey is best. Perhaps its all up to personal preference and personality type.

When I was addicted to carbs and sweets, everyday I made sure I had naturally sweet foods in my diet from fresh or frozen fruits. When I first stated out, I ate all the calorie-reduced desserts, but over time, my taste changed after eating more naturally sweet fruits and I no longer wanted the artificial sweetness from low calorie desserts and sugar substitutes.

Getting to the Root

According to Louise Hay, the popular metaphysical healing practitioner, the root cause of craving sweets is that your life is missing sweetness. I mean think about it, there maybe some truth to this. If so, get to the root by changing your lifestyle and incorporating things people and activities that make you feel good about life and yourself.

Sugar by far is a hard habit to break. Thank goodness there’s so many natural ways to get ‘sweetness’ in your nutrition so that you have the good of both worlds.

Let me know your thoughts…

 

 

 

3 Things YOUR FAT Hates!! Part I

 

 

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The first thing your FAT hates is alkaline foods! If you want to inilolate fat, destroy it, kick it to the curb, and make it think twice about showing up on your belly and thighs again than eat anything and everything that is alkaline.

What are alkaline foods?

Food is either acidic or alkaline. Your body loves being in balance. It feels good, has the most energy and health when it’s in balance because it means your immune system, the system that helps you fight colds, flu, illnesses and diseases, is working in peak condition.

When the body gets too much acidic food like the following;

Bread, ice cream, pasta, soda pop, candy, coffee, chips, French fries, coffee creamer, cereal (except oats), cheese and dairy, red meat, rice, sweet desserts, and processed meats like bacon, lunch meats, and most processed foods it goes into fighting mode!! All your body’s health systems HATE these kinds of foods even though your tongue love them…LOL. and will fight back by producing FAT. These foods weaken your immune system making it hard for your body to keep you away from heart disease, diabetes, and cancer. Even allergies and other more common illnesses can be linked to foods like this.

Your FAT LOVESSSSS these foods!!! Your FAT has the biggest house party every time you graze on foods like these and bringing more of its friends (more fat cells) to the party.

So How do You Fight the Fat?

 The first way you can get rid of FAT is to start eating foods that are alkaline. They help heal your body. They have disease-fighting chemicals called antioxidants, vitamins, minerals, and other things called phytonutients, millions of them, that come into your body like a police raid and destroy fat fast!

Alkaline foods like: anything green, spinach, kale, cabbage, etc. lemons, limes, most fruits, whole grains like quinoa, buckwheat, oats, millet, and animal proteins like fish and chicken. healthy fats like olive oil, and seeds like flax seed, grape seed, etc.

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Above is a simple chart you can use to give you a guide. Does it mean you have to only eat alkaline foods? You will get rid of FAT if 80-90% of what you eat is alkaline. Eat acid foods on occasion and you will see the scale numbers drop and your pant size too.

Heres a fast trick…most acidic foods don’t have much color, but alkaline foods have all the beautiful colors of the rainbow…that’s a fast way to know if its alkine.

Does eating alkaline sound BORING!! ?? Does it leave a bad taste in your mouth? Well, it all comes down to knowing how to make the foods taste amazing! Here is on of my most popular recipes my clients and patients just LOVE!!

 

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Egg Muffins

Ingredients

  • (To go 12 muffin full throttle, just double the batch)
  • 1 bell pepper (your favorite color)
  • 3 spring onions
  • 4 little cherry tomatoes/one normal tomato
  • 6 Eggs
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 12 slot muffin tin
  • Optional – these all-go great. Add whatever you want!
  • 2 slices cheese; around 50g (eg. cheddar)
  • Handful spinach/green leaves
  • 2-3 splashes of hot sauce or curry powder
  • Baking paper or muffin cups (only if you don’t have a nonstick muffin tin)

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 200°C/ 350F
  2. Wash and dice the pepper, onions and tomatoes and put them in a large mixing bowl.
  3. Mix 6 whole eggs or 3 who eggs and the rest egg whites and add them to the bowl of veggies.
  4. Optionally add some hot sauce, curry powder…whatever you like. Hot sauce is great!
  5. Spray the muffin tin with oil and pour the egg mixture evenly into the muffin slots. (If you think they might still stick to the pan use some muffin cups or cut out some baking paper and to use as cups – definitely saves time on doing the washing up 😉
  6. If you’re so inclined then layering some cheese over the top of each muffin before they go into the oven is a delicious addition! You can also mix in the cheese to the batter.
  7. Pop the tray into the oven for 25-30 minutes or until the tops are firm to the touch.
  8. Bon Appétit!!

Notes

EQUIPMENT:
Please make sure to use a non-stick muffin tin. That way you won’t have to scrape around after your baking session. You can get a good one for around 10 bucks, easy.

These eggy muffins are amazng! They taste great AND fight the FAT!

Egg muffins can be eaten any time and cover all the bases. You’ve got healthy protein, healthy fats, and loads of alkaline veggies. Your entire family will love these! I like them because if I feel like I want the ‘bad acidic ‘ foods like pizza, I just make my egg muffins like a healthy egg pizza. I put in turkey sausage or bacon and a little healthier cheese like feta to give it a nice cheesy taste without all the saturated fat like a real pizza would have. Everyone in your family will love these, so none of that having to fix several meals to please everyone while you’re trying to lose the weight (fat weight).

 

Stay tuned for Part 2 when I you’ll learn the 2nd thing FAT HATS!!

 

See you next time!

 

Love peace and joy!

 

From My heart to yours!

 

Coach Kam

 

Want Something Different? Write a New Story!

Today is the first day of a new story! Do you want something NEW to happen for you? Then you have to write a new STORY. Our lives are just repeats of the day before until a new story is written. In the summer of 2014 I decided to tell myself a new story. And then, I began the process of creating something from the position of my new story. It’s sort of like childbirth. You have an idea but the idea can’t be BIRTHED until it devlopes FULL TERM. All while it is develping somedays you are scared as hell that something will happen and it won’t come to pass. But, because your desire is so much bigger than the old story, you are driven to make this happen no matter how many times your ideas go unacknowleged in your current reality by other people. It’s because you are not living the NEW STORY. But it’s not your fault! Do you know why? It’s because the new idea (story) has to grow and grow and grow. It has to grow so BIG that it can’t stay inside you any longer!! And that’s when it’s time to give BIRTH to the NEW YOU!! What story have YOU been telling yourself that is keeping you from living your dream? Is it the story your friends and family say it is? Is it the story your customers, co-workers, and the people who share your most intimate self with say it is? How can you live your purpose if you are living in the OLD STORY? In the next few days, my NEW STORY will be birthed and I’m as scared as hell!!! Because it means I will be living a BIGGER ME. But, I have to remember that fear, is F.E.A.R. False Evidence Appering as Real! I’ve gone through lots of ‘birthings’ like this…lol… I don’t know why it frightens me so much at first, but I’ve learned from the past that as soon as I would walk into the new story, immediately doors fly open to support the NEW ME. It’s like I have a band of helpers keeping me lifted up, keeping me safe. What is your story and are you going to begin to tell a new one? If so, I’m sending love and positive energy your way so that you can help the world with all that you are and are becoming. ‪#‎fatchicktocovermodel‬ ‪#‎tellanewstory‬writeyourstorypic