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9 Jul

Burn Fat Fast!

Too much body fat is fatal.

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I don’t know how else to put it.  Unhealthy fat on your body literally robs you of your energy and your destiny.  If you can pinch an inch, it’s too much and it’s got to go girls!

You have to get on a routine that is going to kick start your metabolic rate and increase your endurance this week, not next week when it’s more convenient. It’s never more convenient than right now. You deserve the best health!

Fat Kid! -I had struggled with my weight throughout my adolescence. M first diet was in the first grade!!!!!!

And the cycle sped out o control and I developed eating disorders. I battled bulimia, anorexia and binge eating for a period of time.  My teenage and college years are a blur. I mostly remembered eating and binging.

Cardio Saves Your Life and Gives You Greater Livability

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The most profound information has come from doing body fat testing on over 10,000 people, over the course of three years.  I had an enlightening education on the physiology of fat loss, the true nature of fat burning exercise, and how to have real long lasting heart health. What I think is insignificant.

What I experienced and witnessed is what’s relevant.  I saw one common factor that was crucial to permanent long-term weight loss, cardio! The people that did cardio was happier, had less stress, were more playful, had lower body fat and stayed with exercise longer. Many fads come and go, but the cardio crew proved to have long-term commitment to staying with it. They experienced more vitality and had more joy!

There are many different perspectives on losing weight and working out, do what works for you, but don’t forget about your heart!

Diet Diva –  I tried every diet, every pill, and every gadget you could possibly think of to lose weight.  It was comedy in living color.  I wrapped myself in saran wrap, used a rolling pin on my thighs to get rid of cellulite, almost fainted from heat exhaustion while wearing a full sauna suit walking on a treadmill while drinking diet coke!! I wasn’t even drinking water.

The main contributing factor to my permanent weight loss has been cardiovascular fat burning activity. I still do a minimum of thirty minutes 4-5 times per week with 1-2 long 60-minute workouts.  It is my path to peace, euphoria, joy, long-term health and a lean body!

Here’s some tips for you to get you off to a great start.

 Super Fat Burning Exercises

Fat burning еxerсіses аre the ѕlоw, aerobiс, lоng durаtiоn tyреs оf exercise thаt іnvоlve mоst оf thе maјоr musсle grоuрs. Yоur bоdу wіll burn a higher pеrcеntаge of сalоries from fat wіth lоwer intenѕіtу cardio exerсіsеѕ.

Fat burning exеrсіsеѕ includе walkіng, јogging, stair climbing machines, runnіng, еllіptісаl exercise trаinеr workоutѕ, суcling аnd ѕwimmіng. Thе key faсtor tо kеер in mіnd is thе mоre muscle grоuрѕ уоu usе, the more fat yоu’ll burn.

Diffеrеnt tуре of еxercіses wіll burn mоrе sugаr rаther thаn burning fat. Sugаr burning еxеrcіѕes involvе briеf ѕpurts of mоvеmеnt fоllоwеd bу rеѕt whіch rеѕultѕ іn morе sugаr thаt іѕ used for fuеl inѕtеаd оf fat.

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Sugаr burning еxerсіѕеѕ include sprіntіng, tennіs, raсquеtbаll, baskеtball, and gоlf. Whіlе theѕe arе greаt sрortѕ thаt bеnеfіt уour оverаll fіtnеѕs cоndіtіоn, thеy arе dіffеrеnt tyре оf еxеrсises that wіll nоt burn аѕ muсh fat lіke fat burning exercіsеѕ will.

To burn fat еffеctivеlу, exercise at a modеrаte paсе fоr a lоngеr рerіоd of tіmе. Thе rеsіduаl еffеct оf thiѕ tyре of aеrobiс exercise gіvеѕ yоu the most benefits.

Theѕе аerobіс fat burning еxеrсіsеѕ іnсreasе уоur mеtabоliѕm whiсh mеаnѕ уоu’ll burn саlorіеs lоng after you exercise. People whо exercise оn а regulаr bаsis devеlор more fat burning еnzymеѕ thаn peорle whо dоn’t exercise аt аll.

By dоіng just twеntу mіnuteѕ of fat burning exerсiѕеs you gеt thоsе fat burning еnzуmеs working. So іf уоu are јuѕt ѕtartіng оut, exercise fоr аt lеaѕt twenty minutеѕ аnd wоrk up frоm therе as уour fitnеsѕ lеvel іmprоvеѕ. Try to sеt 3 days a week as your gоal tо wоrkоut аnd wоrk uр tо 5 dауѕ аѕ yоu becоmе more fіt.

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Hоmе gyms are great.  cardio equipment like trеаdmillѕ, stationary bikes,  and еlliptісal exercise trаinеrs аrе реrfеct for fat burning еxеrсіѕеѕ. Thеѕe fitnеsѕ mасhinеs wіll gіve yоu the slow, аerоbiс, lоng durаtіоn tуpeѕ оf exercise thаt work bеѕt tо burn fat.

Thеy arе thе moѕt pоpulаr рieсes for hоmе gуmѕ bесause thеy аllow yоu tо ѕtaу fіt іn аnу wеаthеr соndіtіоn. They arе eаsy tо uѕе аnd соѕt еffiсіent beсauѕе qualitу fіtneѕs еquірmеnt will lаѕt for mаnу years.

If yоu want tо rеduсe bоdу fat, eating рrоpеrlу wіll аlwaуѕ hеlр. But by cоmbining it with fat burning еxеrcіѕes, іt wіll gіvе уоu thе exсellеnt rеsultѕ уou arе looking fоr.

 Choose now and choose fast.

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Get it in gear and don’t look back.  Get in the zone and get your cardio groove on.  Mover forward into vibrant health and maximum sexiness for the summer.

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How Do I Lose Belly Fat

17 Jun

Great question I got last week..

How Do I Lose This Belt Hangover Fat and what do I do about constant water retention?

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2. Prescription For Bloated Puffy Belt Hangover

Most people retain a little water, and it is fairly common. As women, we especially may notice an increase in water retention during the week before their period. It’s fine to stop water retention at home that is minor. Yet if water retention seems major, occurs all the time, and is continually resulting in puffy extremities or excessive weight gain, this can indicate serious health issues. If you suffer more than a little water retention, you should not try to stop water retention at home but should see your naturopath or healthy fit doctor for a thorough checkup.

Here are some great ideas to help stop water retention and reduce bloating and puffiness. Make sure you check with your lean healthy doctor before taking any of the supplements below. They may not be what your body needs.

1. Drink More Water – Water retention is common when you are dehydrated or low on water. The body tends toward conserving water, and will retain a bit in order to keep you hydrated. Drinking 8-10 glasses of water a day helps shed extra water, reducing water retention.

2. Reduce Sodium – Minimizing extra sodium in the diet is crucial. That’s a part of what happened to my beach workout crisis case. She macked out on salty pretzels drank soda and did it while she was flying. She did a triple whammy to her body before a photo shoot. Of course she had to fly, but she should have drank water and bought an apple or orange at the airport to have as her snack while she was flying.

Almost all packaged and canned foods contain some level of sodium. Most natural food sources also have some sodium too, though the amount is usually less. Look for low sodium varieties of foods, especially canned foods and prepared meals.

3. Move – Increase Circulation. Walking, bicycling, stationary biking, tennis are all activities that help pump out water and other fluids that can pool in your legs and ankles. Doing cardio type exercises with lightweight training will make you sweat and release trapped salt.

 4. Sip herbal tea. Parsley or uva-ursi tea can help flush out excess water without any harmful side affects, you can find these teas in most health foods stores.

5. Take Vitamin B6. Taking up to 250 milligrams of vitamin B6 daily helps reduce premenstrual water retention. This nutrient also reduces fluid buildup caused by hormone replacement therapy.

 6. Take Calcium. Researchers at the New York Metropolitan Hospital found that a daily calcium supplement provided relief from premenstrual water retention in three-fourths of the women who took it. If it’s safe for you, take 500-milligrams twice daily, one at breakfast and one at dinner. Ask your doctor whether these supplements are okay for you.

7. Increase Urine Formation – That’s right, Go more! You can release it or retain it. Foods such as cucumbers, asparagus and parsley contain natural substances that increase urine formation. Other vegetables such as broccoli, cauliflower, green beans, cabbage and mushrooms can facilitate water loss in conjunction with a low-carb good glycemic diet.

They require large amounts of water for digestion which helps pull it out from beneath the skin and into the digestive track. Plus they are high in fiber, which is healthy to keep your colon clear. A healthy clear colon will help flatten your belly and get rid of that belly puffiness.

Try these ideas out and experiment with them until you find your perfect formula for getting rid of that awful feeling excess water, bloating and puffiness. Shop around and look for the best prices so that you can continue to eat healthy and improve your modeling potential.

 Finally- If none of these work and if you are on medications go visit your doctor and give your her or him a list of all medications you are currently taking–both prescription and over-the-counter–and ask whether any alterations are appropriate. Switching to lower-dose estrogen in your hormone replacement therapy, for example, could reduce fluid retention. If you’re on steroidal medication, be sure to let your doctor know about your water-retention problems. She or he may prescribe a diuretic.

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4 Jun

WOOOHOOOO!!! WE DID IT AGAIN MY AWESOME FRIENDS! First of all; THANK YOU for pushing my book to the top of Amazons #1 SPOT! I could not have done it without you! The reviews are so kind and rewarding.

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Question from reader..

Hi Victoria, I have been on a body-shaping plan for six weeks now and I have plateaued. Someone said I might need to be drinking more water now, since it has been warmer than usual.  What do you think, could that really help me lose more body fat and gain muscle too.  J My Friends and J, This is such a timely question.  Recently I had someone overheat in a workout due to dehydration.  So thank you for your question, this is the perfect time to address water and it’s importance to our bodies. Drink More, Lose Fat to Weigh Less and Increase Brain Power and Be Unstoppable!  When I fist started dieting, I was a mess. I would do everything I could think of to lose weight but I never drank enough water for my personal metabolic rate and optimum biological state, so I wasn’t losing weight as quickly as I thought I should. I worked out like a maniac and I even cut back on calories and got so light headed I could hardly drive.  In my craziness, I received great revelation! I was starving my body and dehydrating it so bad, that it was holding on for dear life.  I like to think of it as lack conditioning. When you hold on to the things you don’t have enough of, you shut down the flow, progress and everything becomes blocked. Once I got over my fear of weighing too much and increased my water intake to four solid quarts, I started to lose immediately and my muscles began to get tighter and less dimply.  In other words, when I stopped moving in fear and started ingesting more water, my body felt free to eliminate the excess fluid and my weight went down. One week I even lost five pounds by increasing my water intake along with my plan. I was doing an hour of cardio, following my perfect low-glycemic diet, monitoring simple carbohydrates, getting 8 hours of sleep at night and not eating meals after 7:00 PM. I would go to bed at 11:00 PM and get up at 7:00 AM. -If you are not drinking enough water, your body can become deficiently hydrated, known as dehydration, and can manifest in a variety of ways that wreak havoc on your health and your beautiful body. Ongoing dehydration may cause actual disease as the body struggles to maintain itself without sufficient fluid intake. Dehydration can also lead to stored excess body fat, cellulite formation, flabby muscles, poor muscle tone, muscle loss, decreased digestion and organ function, bloating, PMS and water retention. Now that should be enough right there to make you run in the bathroom and jump in the shower and stand under the spout for five minutes! Not drinking enough water can also leads to increased toxicity, joint and muscle soreness, slow recovery time after exercise, injury or surgery. Water works to keep muscles and skin tight and youthful (hallelujah). If you are not losing weight as fast as you would like to and want a quick start to losing weight and healing your body, drink up! Live It Up!   Water is not just a weight loss inducer, and muscle enhancer; it is essential to for life and necessary for life itself. Water is a fundamental factor in our health. It is fundamental to our total existence. It is so easily overlooked each day because there is such an abundance of it. We wash our clothes in it, we brush our teeth with it, we watch it flow into the sink and wind it’s way down the drain while we are washing dishes. After a warm relaxing bath, gallons of this natural healing agent drain away only to be repeated tomorrow. Every single cell in your body requires water. Our human survival is dependent on water. It is been classified by scientists as second only to oxygen as necessary for sustaining life. On average, the quantity of water in an adult body could fill 12 one-gallon containers. That means as an average adult your body is somewhere between 55 to 75% water. Up to 2/3 of your body weight is water, 40 to 50 quarts. Your body is made up of water, other mass such as bone & tissue and matter. Jack and the rest of you magnificent beings, you basically are water. WATER IS LIFE SO DRINK UP! Hot Day CONSUME FREELY! Therefore, you need to consume approximately 2/12 Qts of water daily to be healthy and metabolically cleansed. Since such a large percentage of our bodies are water, it stands to reason why our health and our bodily functions depend on it. Every process in your body uses water as a catalyst. We can exist without food for up to 2 weeks or more, but we can only survive for a few days without water. HIGH PERFORMANCE!  I teach all of my high performance clients that I believe it is the single most important nutrient to take in every day. It is calorie free, it’s fat–free and it helps you feel full. Many of us mistake thirst for hunger. When you are sitting around and thoughtlessly jump up to grab a snack, have a glass of water first. Wait five minutes to see if the hunger goes away. In the meantime, keep busy, don’t focus on a snack, focus on the healing effects of the water you just offered your metabolism. STOP! Buying sodas and expensive coffee drinks for you and your children. They can actually prevent you from losing weight if you drink them instead of water.  Coffee contains caffeine and too much of it can dehydrate you, especially if you live in a warm climate. Stop drinking wine before dinner. It stimulates your appetite and can send you into a low blood sugar state, which can make you irritable, or it can drive you to eat more than you ordinarily would. Ordering sodas at fast food restaurants just because they are cheap or they come with the meal. There is no such thing as free food. There is a price you will be paying later either in poor health, weight gain or low blood sugar anxiety.  So stop teaching your children to drink sugary drinks with their meal, it’s running their health. How Much?When you are working out and leading an active lifestyle, you need a minimum of 8, 8 ounce glasses a day every single day, seven days per week, 4 weeks per month, 12 months out of the year! Get it?? Your body deserves the best fuel at all times. It is your gift to life in our human form. Let’s honor it and care for it with wisdom, knowledge and understanding. The more you exercise beyond sixty minutes per day, the more water you need. Spread your water intake throughout the entire  day, especially on hot days and the day before you are going to participate in a heavy-duty workout.  When you begin your fluid for life commitment, you will be visiting the restroom more frequently. That’s perfect! You are supposed to go more frequently, this facilitates your body’s flushing, detoxing and cleansing process. Every time you go, you get rid of extra toxic weight and unhealthy substances that your body does not need. How cool is that?   Be patient, it takes about two weeks for your bladder to adjust to the new intake. Drinking Tips  Tips on water intake help you lose more weight quicker: Drink clean bottled or filtered water Drink a minimum of 64 ounces per day (2 quarts) Drink an additional 8 ounces per day for every 25 pounds over your ideal healthy weight Keep a water bottle or your designated water-drinking cup in visible sight in all areas of your life. Make sure there is one in the kitchen, one at your desk or workspace, one in your car and one in your gym bag. If they are out of sight, they are out of mind. Personally, I have three distinct water bottles and cups that I use. Right now I have a beautiful 16-ounce crystal blue thermal glass that I have sitting by my computer. I drink one per hour. Each day I write for three hours. If I write longer, I drink more. I also have an elegant crystal pitcher of water with shaped cubes in it that I keep on another table that I use to fill up my thermal glass with. I track the number of ounces I drink per day in my food journal. I also keep an extra water bottle in my workout bag or make sure I keep enough money on me so that I can buy a bottle at the gym. I have two one-quart water bottles in the trunk of my car most times next to my emergency kit. I don’t want to mess up my diet and my health due to a lack of preparation. I am sure you can think of at least ten more ways to make your water consumption more practical and easily accessible for yourself and your family, especially your children. Get them their own special water cup, bottle or glass. Get one for their lunch box. No one can turn down something that is perceived as special. Begin today teaching them the value of drinking water and help them get excited about it. Make fluid for life a priority for you and your entire family. Water is Life! Drink it up starting today! That’s all for now, I have to go to the little girl’s room and lose some weight.  Go out and make something awesome happen in your life this week!

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How To Win At Weight Loss & Life

20 May

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Question about winning!

Victoria, 

I have been battling my diet for a couple of years now. I have been on more diets than I can count. My friends keep trying to convince me to give up and just accept my weight. NO WAY! My doctor has been telling me to lose weight, but unfortunately she is overweight herself and has never really offered me any solution. I can’t live in this fat body any more.

I was reading a magazine and it said dieters regain weight because of genes, hormones, and no self-control.  Is that true? Am I really stuck with a double X the rest of my life or what?

I know that you work with models and famous people and I am neither one of those.  I am just a depressed fat woman who is looking for an answer from someone who once struggled and found the motivation to change her life.  I am tired of battling my weight.  Can you offer me some simple suggestions that will give me a swift kick in the a** ?  D…

Dear D and all my beautiful readers, I hear your frustration, but I can also hear your sense of humor as well.  You are a fun person who loves being around people, but you probably also love to eat and you probably LOVE food.  Most passionate people have drive and motivation, but sometimes it gets misdirected.

You have become frustrated because you have dreams and desires that have not come about yet.  You get frustrated, take that energy and put it into emotional eating and over-consumption and that creates a negative physical effect called FAT!  That fat develops dimples under the skin and lumps around your midsection.  It makes your hips spread and your chins sag.  The effects are physically and visually unappealing which makes you dislike your body and you interpret as hating yourself.

I Tried It All

I totally understand all the confusion and uncertainty surrounding losing weight, dieting and nutrition. I know I was sure confused when I was obese, type 2 diabetic, had hypertension and high blood pressure. I tried every diet on the planet trying to lose weight and get rid of unsightly belly fat.  I suffered from chronic water retention, migraine headaches and I was on the verge of early arthritis.  I lived in a constant state of stress and was diagnosed twice with clinical depression. I was a big hot mess! I was able to get on the right path once I got my thinking straight.

The battle that you are having is not with your diet. The battle you are having is with motivation and living your dream life! You have to get back in touch with the things that motivate you and make you feel alive and on fire! You need to reconnect with who you are and what is trying to come forth from inside.   You need to ask yourself what is your true desire and what destiny am I not moving toward that is in my heart.

You Are Special! 

It doesn’t matter to me whether or not you are a full time mom, model or great grandma, if you want to change, you should start today.  Yes I work with professional models and athletes, but I don’t rate anyone’s specialness based on their profession. I work with them based on their desire to transform their life into something more rewarding to them.  No one can life your life but you! You are special and you have to love and respect yourself.

D, I have worked with thousands of people just like you over the course of my career in athletics, dance/fitness and health.  And over the years I have been asked a myriad of different questions, yet there are certain ones that always arise and confuses everyone.

It’s obvious that you have had your own personal struggle with battling your weight.

You have been looking for some definitive answers about what really works and if you can finally have the body and the life you desire.

Regarding genes and weight loss and regaining the weight…

Dieters regain weight because they are not consistent with the right diet and exercise program. Research now shows that your habits, environment and lifestyle are a great indicator of your success or failure when it comes to building the body you love.

One of the ladies I worked with, during the course of her weight loss journey, began to feel afraid of the possibility of actually reaching her goal weight.  I asked her why she was afraid and basically, the fear arose because of the belief that she would regain the weight back and hate herself all over again like she did in her past programs.

I told her she would not regain the weight if she successfully incorporates the concepts of program that integrate a mind, body, and spirit application.  When your mind is transformed into a new paradigm about self worth, you can experience the freedom of permanent weight loss and all the benefits of creating an ideal lifestyle that reflects your new paradigm.  There is no way you will EVER GO BACK ONCE YOU GET TOTALLY FREE MENTALLY!

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NEW IS NOT SCARY – IT’S EXCITING!

I think this was a true concern of hers, and one many of us have had at one time or another.  Some times what we are really afraid of the “new person” we will become especially when we keep seeing our relatives and thinking we are doomed forever to carrying excessive belly fat or saddle bags on our hips or cellulite on our body lurking out in every crease and crevice. And we secretly know that some relatives don’t want us to change or look better than them.

Change is does not have to be scary.  Your non-conscious mind will have you questioning yourself about change if you let it. You have to be aware of your thoughts at all times and stay in the good vibration zone. When your mind wants to scare you, lovingly tell it to stop, I don’t think that way anymore. Fear is just excitement that hasn’t happened yet. 

Genetics, hormones, and unsupportive relatives will not affect your long-term weight loss success if you stay focused and centered on your personal goals and transformation.

No More Battles 

DON’T LET FEAR CONTROL YOU and stop BATTLING the weight. Just get on a solid plan to regain your dream and then let go of over-eating and under-exercising and get on a good plan.  A battle only wages when there are two opposing sides… Your mind is one side and your heart is another.  Your want certain things in your heart of hearts and you over analyze it with your mind and they start to battle and the next thing you know, the frustration causes you to overeat.  Go and read Your Heart’s Cry on my Divine Prosperity Blog. GO there and print it out and read it, study it and begin to make new plans for living the life you have always dreamed of and then get my Quickstart Energy Program so you can melt that stored body fat away and get on the path of being a new fit and lean woman. You don’t have a to fight anymore!  You are a winner by taking positive action.

Here are some great tips to help you outwit your genetics and break through mental and physiological plateaus so that you can take your health and your body to the next level.

4 Quick tips to get you started to lose weight this week..

1.  Cleanse & Hydrate – Clean out your cupboards and get rid of the bad foods. Drink 8-12 8 oz glasses of water per day EVERY DAY NO MATTER WHAT!!!

2.  Stay Balanced -Eat several small meals and snacks a day (3 – 6) to keep your metabolism elevated and your blood sugar stabilized which helps you cut out snack attacks throughout the day. Don’t go more than 5 hours without eating something healthy. This will help keep your biochemistry balanced. Check out the Quick Start Glycemic list to be sure you eat the right fat burning foods.

 3. Eat Perfect Protein - Make sure that your protein intake is adequate. Your protein needs to be 20-30% of your total dietary intake.  Choose lean protein sources such as white fish, chicken without skin, egg whites, protein powders and protein shakes made out of whey and soy protein.

4 Cut the Crappy Carbs – Watch your intake of highly refined carbohydrates that are sold as fat free products such as fat-free cookies, rice cakes, other fat free snacks and definitely white bread. Try to replace them with heartier grains or legumes such as bran, natural sprouted whole grain breads, beans, lentils, and other unprocessed legumes. They are higher in fiber, protein, and other nutrients and they enter into your blood stream more slowly, providing you with a longer lasting more blood sugar balancing source of fuel.

D, This is only a start girlfriend!  You have the power and with my new “Motivation, Affirmation Quotes Book (wait till Wednesday to get it. I have an Amazon.com promotion going then you can get a complimentary copy!) you will be totally equipped to stay fired up.

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Beat The Low Blood Sugar Blues, Lose Weight & Gain Energy

6 May

 Tire of waking up feeling like crap and not losing weight fast enough? Keep reading!

QUESTION from a reader..

Miss Victoria,I have a serious problem!  I swear I am a sugar addict.  Girl, I get up in the morning and the first thing I eat is designer chocolate. It tastes so good and it is the only thing that gives e energy to get going.

I can’t stop eating and I crave sweets all the time. Everyone keeps telling me how bad sugar is for me, but I can’t seem to stop. I have sweet treats in my car, at my job, in the break room, I run to the vending machine during breaks.

I think if I don’t go crazy from weekly mood swings, then I will end up broke from doctor bills. I have chronic headaches and then I go into a deep depression and if that’s not bad enough, I only like to eat expensive chocolate so I will go on sugar shopping sprees!  I have gained so much weight and none of my clothes fit anymore. What should I do?  How can I stop wanting to eat sugar all the time and get on a good eating plan that will help me lose weight as I get my sanity back?   Kara

ANSWER:  Kara,

Wow!  I can feel your frustration and I understand why you are upset. It’s almost impossible to eat anything tasty that doesn’t have sugar in it.  Practically everything that we buy to eat contains sugar!  Can you believe it?  Even if something says “fat-free”, it still contains a form of sugar called sucrose and glucose.  The reason why you crave sugar so much is because you are eating sugar!!!  I know, it sounds crazy doesn’t it?

Sugar Addiction

Victoria Sugarholic

The problem with eating sugar is that when you eat it, it makes your blood sugar levels go up.  In response, your pancreas, the organ that regulates how your body uses sugar, begins to produce what is called insulin to help control the excess sugar in the blood stream.  The pancreas has another job as well.  It is to create a hormone called glucagon to help get rid of body fat.  If the pancreas is busy making insulin, it cannot make the “fat fighting” hormone, glucagon and then the body stops the weight loss process and you will not lose weight!!!

This is the reason you are not losing after all your dedication. In order to start losing weight, you are going to have to stop eating sugar altogether.  But here is the hard question: How do you stop eating sugar if everything has sugar in it?

The first thing you must do is “decided” you want to change.  You will only see results if you are willing to do everything it takes to get thin, healthy, and free from the control of sweets.  Your goals are to loss weight, look good in your favorite jeans, fit in all your favorite summer clothes that are collecting dust in your closet , should be worth never putting sugar to your mouth again.

Your goals are the positive reasons why you want to stop this habit.  The goals represent your desire and your desire has to be greater than any type of food that contains sugar.

I understand how you feel, because I was once addicted to sugar too.  I always had a bottle of pop in the fridge or a candy bar stashed somewhere hidden so I can get my sugar fix for that blast of quick energy.

Sugar Kills

Sugar can give you a power rush of energy in a flash, which is another reason why our bodies just love sugar.  But it is lethal to our pancreas and our goals.  An upcoming singer I worked with had this same problem.  In addition to not being able to lose weight, the sugar caused serious, life threatening side effects and she had to be hospitalized several times due to her sugar binges and self imposed hyper driven recording schedule.  She had jars of jelly beans, little dishes of miniature candy bars and a portably fridge in the studio filled with those super charged sugary caffeine drinks.

I thought I was going to lose her if she didn’t change her ways.  One of the things I had to do was get her management team, who supplied her with everything she needed including food, to stop purchasing food items that contained sugar.  I know, the very people in our lives who we think are helping us sometimes are the cause of our hardship.  I had to educate her manager and her mother as well on how to change.  I would like to share with you what I did to help her and her mom reverse the deathly sugar addiction she had developed.

First-You are going to have to sit down and have a heart to heart talk with yourself and who ever else is involved in your eating life.  Share with them the information you have just learned about how serious you are about healing your body and taking control of your health.

You all are going to have to become  “sugar cops” and blow the siren on every food item that comes your way by reading the labels and being accountable regarding everything you attempt to eat. This will be easy because most things prepackaged contains sugar, so you won’t be buying a lot of things in a box or bag.

It Takes Two

Decide as a team, group or family that you will not bringing sugar into your work, sports environment, studio or home.  This is a very difficult step and it is the first step.  By not having sugar around, you won’t be tempted to eat it.  If you want to succeed you must SHUT DOWN everything that tempts you and can cause you to fail.

My Appetite Control Secret -I follow a Low Glycemic Index Diet that cuts out sugar, helps you lose weight fast and gives you tons of energy.

What is the Glycemic Index?

The Glycemic Index is a rating system for foods where any type of carbohydrate has a numerical value assigned to it based on its components and how each food affects the body’s sugar levels. The lower the glycemic index, the more weight you can lose. You want to think of always eating Good Glycemic Foods. You can get a free list, the source is listed later in this blog post.

Second- Instead of buying sugar, decide on a sugar substitute.  There are many to choose from.  I know everyone is different so you will have to decide which one is good for you.  Personally I like Stevia. It is a noncaloric herb, native to Paraguay, has been used as a sweetener and flavor enhancer for centuries. The leaves of the Stevia rebaudiana plant have a refreshing taste, zero glycemic index, zero calories and zero carbs. It is 25-30 times sweeter than sugar, and far more healthy.

Third- Find an appetite depressant that works for you and helps you control your cravings. Personally, I use Hoodia.  It is one of the only things that work for me. I have battled a tendency to overeat my whole life. Now I just take care of it so it isn’t an issue.

Because I have to keep my blood chemistry balanced due to my hectic schedule, plus I want to keep my blood sugar at a healthy level to prevent diabetes and heart disease, I take it every meal right before I eat. It is absolutely amazing. It really does take away my appetite.

I also have to continue to drink my four quarts of water a day.  Sometimes I don’t feel thirsty or hungry and I forget to continue the healthy habits to helped me lose weight. I have to be vigilant to stay with what works regardless of all the hype in advertising.

Science Sheds Pounds

I know a lot of personal trainers and medical people try to talk down the benefits of supplements. That is their right and I can respect their views. But I have to say that after ten years and millions of customers, clients and nutritional research I have found that I, and millions of you, need and embrace state of the art products and methods that serve our needs.  Plus, I love the fact that science continues to bring us innovative products and make our journey to a fit and lean body simpler and more effective.

Not only do we lose weight faster, we reverse the negative biological effects that came from a poor diet and no exercise.

YES! With a perfect diet and proper exercise you can begin to restore your body’s youth and vitality! So when you shop, look for those innovative foods on the good glycemic list found in my free app, HOW DO I LOSE WEIGHT NOW.

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Eat For Energy & Exercise

Fourth- Eat 3-4 small meals a day. The meals can include protein, a vegetable and low glycemic carbohydrates. Make sure the carbohydrates such as whole grain breads, are in small amounts, and baked without sugar of course, because this type of food releases sugar slowly and will not make your sugar levels rush up and down.  Don’t eat too much whole grain breads because your will experience similar results as with eating sugar because your “fat-fighting” hormone will be blocked.

 Fifth – Exercise!!!!

According to A. Alain Bertoni, M.D.,. MPH., assistant professor in Public Health Sciences and Internal Medicine at Wake Forest University School of Medicine in Winston-Salem, N.C., states that being active in exercising is a good way to help you lose weight, and fight sugar cravings because your muscles use the natural sugar from the healthy foods you eat and uses it as energy which helps you lose weight.

Feel Good-Do Good

There are several ways you can exercise that fit your time and budget.  If you don’t have time to get to a gym or take a class, home workouts are great.  My most popular home workouts are Cardio Dance Jam and my Power Shaping, total body fat burning workout.  Both are great easy to follow along, high energy DVD’S will not only help you loss weight, they will bring you joy and fun.

Most of all exercise will give you energy and help you feel empowered about getting fit in order to reach you goals. When you feel good, you do good!

Make Space

In order to do something new, you have to release something old.  In order to bring in new ideas and new success, you must release ole ideas and old influences.

Kara, start today, purging your home, work and car of all sweets. Start tossing and throwing everything that contains sugar in a garbage bag that you are going to put in the garbage.  Get rid of every single piece. Do not keep one piece in your company.  You cannot depend on willpower to help you, you have to throw it all away now!

Write out your new foods list and to buy and prepare everything you need to succeed. Kara, take your life back starting today.

Tune into VICTORIA’S BODY SHOPPE GLOBAL RADIO SHOW this week to find out more about the Glycemic Index and how you can use it to drop weight and feel great Fast!

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Victoria Johnson

Your Celebrity Trainer, Best Selling Author, Global Radio Host

I Hate My Scale! Help For Your Weight Loss Plateau

27 Feb

How To Break a Plateau

It’s six weeks after american new year’s resolution and I am starting to get emails asking “How to Break My Weight Plateau”.  I have some ideas for you.   But first of all I want to thank all of you that made my “How Do I Get Abs” book launch on Amazon.com a global hit!  It was amazing, I made it to number 1! I even got a great screen shot of it for my Goals Accomplished wall.  I am getting so much positive feedback. It’s awesome.  I could not have done it without you!

I Hate My Scale! How To Break a Weight Loss Plateau

Check out this excerpt from a Special Science Report

Cutting Carbs Is More Effective Than Low-Fat Diet for Insulin-Resistant Women,Study Finds; Science Daily (June 21, 2010) — Obese women with insulin resistance lose more weight after three months on a lower-carbohydrate diet than on a traditional low-fat diet with the same number of calories, according to a new study.

Time for some new ideas.  If you are experiencing a stall or plateau in weight loss efforts, you are not alone. This occurs from time to time to almost all of us trying to get thinner. However, you first must make sure that you have actually reached a plateau point.

A plateau means that you have gone an extended period of time without losing weight or inches. It’s important to take your measurements before you start your weight loss plan, in addition to your weight. On some weeks it may not seem like you are not losing any weight at all on the scale. But a quick look at your measurements could prove otherwise.

On a higher protein diet you are replacing fat with muscle, which is denser and heavier. You might actually gain a little weight because you are building muscle. The result will be an increase on the scale, but a decrease in your inches. Your body will be smaller and leaner, but you may weigh the same.

Before you start your program, measure your chest, waist, hips, upper arms, thighs and calves. You never know where you may be losing inches, so it’s important to have these measurements to refer to.

It is normal to go through periods where you body is readjusting. Remember that you are reforming the composition of your body and this process will take some time. Check your measurements once a week, just like your weight, and you can track your overall progress.

What Is A Plateau?

There may be periods of 3 to 4 weeks where you have a plateau in weight loss, but a loss in inches. Or vice versa. Using both methods to track your fat loss is the best assurance for an accurate measure of your progress. These stall periods are not a reason to quit or to give up. They are biochemical parts of the weight loss process.

Plateaus may occur more frequently if you are 5 to 10 pounds away from being at your goal weight. By following a low-carb, higher-protein way of eating you have created a lot more muscle in your body. Your muscle-to-fat ratio is higher than ever before, so your body might be resisting losing anymore fat. It may be time to rethink your goal weight. Perhaps your body is trying to tell you something and its time to start maintaining your weight loss rather than trying to lose more.

What Causes Your Scale to Get Stuck?

There are some other possible causes of  plateaus on the road to weight loss. If you’ve gone four weeks with no change in weight or measurements and you are nowhere near your goal weight, you can try a few different methods to get yourself out of the rut. First, make sure your carbohydrate level is in check. If you are eating too many carbohydrate grams per day, your weight loss will stall. Look for hidden carbohydrates in your coffees, alcohol, packaged foods, snacks, dressings and sauces to make sure they aren’t the culprits in your plateau.

 Check your daily water intake. When you are dehydrated, your body will retain water and that can mimic a plateau. Water will also help flush ketones from your system and make more room for new fat burning ketones.

It may be time to eat more.

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Under eating can also be a cause for weight loss plateaus. Make sure not to let yourself go hungry and eat smaller, more frequent meals. Remember, you are on a carbohydrate-restricted diet, not a calorie-restricted diet. Make sure to have some protein with every meal and snack. Never go more than 4 hours without eating something (except overnight of course). Also, eat freely from the acceptable foods. Don’t try to count calories or restrict your calorie intake. When your body gets too few calories, it goes into starvation mode and will hold onto fat cells. AAAHH!!

exercise

Pump It up!

Increasing your exercise level or adding more slower systemic fat burning cardio can help get you through a plateau as well. As your muscles get used to working out at a certain level, you’ll have to increase the duration or the intensity in order to keep challenging your body. Add a new exercise into the mix, or try increasing more reps into a light weight resistance training circuit.  You don’t need to go to a gym to do cardio. You can so it anyplace.

Trying one of these suggestions will most likely get your weight loss back on track. Remember that occasional stalls are normal, but they do not have to last.

See you on the step mill!

Victoria Johnson

Your Fitness Celebrity Trainer

 

 

Two Fat Burning Foods You Can Eat Fast – Vic’s Quick Tip

7 Dec

Vic’s Quick Tip

Here are a couple of foods that my client’s say helps them burn fat and lose weight better.  I have no scientific proof, so I am sharing them with you.

Yesterday I was so busy that I need to stop and grab something healthy, light and satisfying.  I remembered what one of my video diva’s had prepared on the set for her everyday while we were training and rehearsing.

She had lemon, honey and cayenne pepper drinks and fresh citrus fruits made into the most glorious fruit bowl. And by the time she shot the film, she was a tight, lean, sexy, energetic and totally glowing!  And she’s not the only one I worked with doing it.

 Citrus fruit

Fast Fat Burning Foods

So when I was shopping and I saw this delicious grapefruit, bought it with a spoon and went on with my training day. I ate an entire one and I felt so refreshed.  My knowing hunger pangs went away. I felt great.

You can even buy them now in the fresh fruit section of your supermarket little cups already cut and peeled.

These foods are said to have a metabolic thermic effect, (fat burning effect) on the body. Here are four foods to burn fat which are supposed to be effective.

1. Cayenne pepper: Add it to lots of different foods like salads, vegetables, eggs, or any part of a meal.

2. Citrus Fruits: Lemon juice, lemons, limes, oranges, grapefruits and tangerines and pomegranates. Plus they are good if you follow a weight loss and nutrition plan that uses the medially time tested and accepted world wide, glycemic index. I do. I will follow it forever. It keeps my weight down, it keeps my blood sugar balanced and I have so much energy and fun. Plus I sleep better and don’t have mood swings.
Eat up my beautiful friends. Just add them when you can!

Love you- Caio’

Victoria

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