What a week it’s been here in New York! It’s been cold as a dumpster-filled gristle, with temperatures below freezing every since day since after Christmas! A major snowstorm that can dump up to a foot of snow is expected to hit around these parts tomorrow, but I’m not concerned.. The running joke around here is that the real snowfall total will be whatever the local meteorologists say it will be, divided by two, and then subtracting a few more inches for good measure! 😉
Anyhow, I want to highlight a win by a member of my Permanent Weight Loss Community on Facebook today. FYI, if you’re not already a member, hell’s wrong witchu?! It’s FREE, and it’s for folks who are looking to lose 25 or more lbs, who are looking to either prevent or reverse a chronic condition, and who are looking to avoid weight loss surgery. If this sounds like you, please join us by going to https://www.facebook.com/groups/pwl50plus/.
Now then, last week I did my weekly Facebook Live video for this group, and got a great question by a member. She’d asked how she can get past a weight loss plateau as a vegetarian, and I answered that in length in said video, which you can view in its entirety by clicking below:
In case you’re not in a place where you can view the above video, I summed it up for her like so: She needs to lower her net carbs, and up her fat content!
Say what? Up her fat content? But fat has nine calories per gram, as opposed to carbs or protein, which each have just four calories per gram! What kind of Permanent Weight Loss Specialist are you?!
Actually, a damn good one! Exhibit A, my Before and After picture following this same protocol, through which I’ve lost exactly 100 lbs:
Exhibit B: My SEVEN different fitness and nutrition certifications. Exhibit C: My 10 years in the health and fitness industry. And, just for good measure and personal embellishment, Exhibit D: My extensive research on the subject!
In fact, this month in my Weight Loss Accountability Group (also on Facebook), we’ll be starting a book circle. Our first read? The Big Fat Suprise by Nina Teicholz, exposing the 60+ years of dietary misguidance provided to us by both our governments and our medical communities.
Once my clients have successfully cleaned up their diets, we begin to get a little more meticulous, and track two things: 1) Our macronutrient ratios, and 2) Our net carbs. Net carbs are simply your total carb intake for the day minus fiber. We try to keep our net carbs under 50 each day, and as for our macros, enjoy the visual:
Looks scary, doesn’t it? I assure you, though, it’s not!
It’s not hard to up your fat content at all. Quite the contrary, actually – Even for a vegetarian! Vegetarians are able to eat eggs, so that’s a great source right there. Another are avocados. Another are raw nuts and seeds. And another are different HEALTHY oils, such as avocado oil, coconut oil, and extra virgin olive oil.
My group member has implemented these strategies since last Thursday, 12/28, and look at what her results have been thus far:
*GASP* It’s just not possible! Yeah, it is… So, rather than questioning it, why don’t you try it for yourself??? 😉
P.S. If you’re looking for more information on bettering your nutrition, then you’re going to LOVE both my Food Guide and my Healthy Recipe Book!
The Food Guide will tell you literally EVERYTHING I’ve learned about nutrition – Both on my 100 lb weight loss journey, as well as during the last decade of acquiring SEVEN different fitness and nutrition certifications through two of the most prestigious accreditation bodies in the world.
The Healthy Recipe Book has 72 recipes spanning breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks, appetizers and desserts.
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