Are you struggling to lose weight? Has your weight loss slowed down? Are the scales not budging? Speak to anyone who’s been on a health and weight loss transformation, and they’ll tell you that at some point things slow down, maybe even stop or go backwards.
What I’d like to do is give you some tips/ideas on how to optimise your weight/fat loss results so you can reach your goals.
In the quest to leave no stone unturned, here are 10 key questions I want you to ask yourself:
Are you drinking enough water?
We all know the importance and benefits of being properly hydrated. But are you actually doing it?
It’s extremely important to drink at least 2-3 litres of pure filtered water each day. And on hot days or when exercising drink more!
Also, if your following the B-Fit 21 Day Weight Loss/Cleanse Plan … the plan itself which includes the Healthy Starter Pack both do an amazing job at helping your body cleanse away toxins, but it’s your job to flush those impurities out by drinking adequate water.
Are you pooping every day?
Constipation can hinder weight loss results. Rather than carrying around extra pounds that build up in the colon, regular and complete bowl movements are important in managing your weight.
In a future blog, I’ll cover the importance of healthy pooping but for now make sure you get sufficient fibre from your diet and drink plenty of water.
For added gastrointestinal support and regularity use Fibre Plus.
Are you consuming too little or too many calories?
I am not an advocator at all of calorie counting but rather that you pursue good health as your primary goal through consuming whole, natural foods. Weight loss will naturally follow as a by-product of this.
However, extremes of too little food or too much food is equally not good for your health, metabolism or waist line. So be honest with yourself and exercise moderation.
Are you leaving too much time between meals/snacks?
I’m very pro eating little and often – approximately every 3-4 hours. This will keep your blood sugar stable and prevent your body from slowing your metabolism down to conserve energy which in turn hinders your weight loss goals.
If you do happen to leave it too long at least choose a healthy, balanced snack rather than dive into the cookie jar.
Are you making healthy food choices?
Obvious question, but are you?!
Many of us may be absent-mindedly hindering results by consuming excess sugars and starches. Snacking on sugar spiking, low fibre foods, or having a handful of this and that throughout the day which will slow things down. Be mindful and pay attention to what you put in your mouth.
Are you sleep deprived and stressed?
Either of these issues can cause your stress hormones to be out of whack leading to increased fat storage especially around the tummy.
Make sure you check out my 2-part mini-series on sleep here for great tips and advice.
If you are under a lot of stress and/or not sleeping, I recommend you also check out one of my favourite supplements called Nutricalm. It contains vitamin B complex and vitamin C. Both these nutrients become very depleted when the body is under stress and there’s a lack of sleep. Nutricalm also contains chamomile which is known for it’s soothing and calm properties.
How often are you cleansing?
For some of you, you may be cleansing too often and for others, you may not be cleansing enough. The goal is to keep your body guessing.
I recommend you cleanse every 3 months using the B-Fit 21 Day Weight Loss/Cleanse Plan. This is perfect for a deep cleanse and to really shift excess fat.
The plan includes 21 days of delicious meal plans, recipes, weekly shopping lists, fat burning exercise videos, nutrition, lifestyle coaching videos and the Healthy Starter Pack.
Are your foods agreeing with you?
Food allergies and sensitivities may be playing a role in slowing weight loss results. Pay attention to what foods you are eating and whether or not they are agreeing with your body.
Are you maximising your meals?
If not, consider adding a scoop of Pea Protein to your shakes to help boost your metabolism. Extra protein also keeps your appetite satisfied longer and promotes maintenance of muscle, a key element for busting through those plateaus.
Are you exercising enough?
If not, get moving. Exercise is so important for our general health and makes a huge difference to weight/fat loss. Daily exercise will build lean muscle and this in turn revs up your metabolism. Incorporate strength and cardio training for optimal results.
After reading all this are you truly committed, disciplined and consistent in following your plan? Are you doing all you can? Be honest with yourself.
Discipline can make a huge difference and together with patience, strength and self-belief you will get there. I promise.
If you need a little help figuring this all out, you know where I am. I’m rooting for you.
Love Gaynor x