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5 Sneaky Foods TO Lose Belly Fat & Flatten Your Tummy!

27 Jun

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How To Lose Belly Fat and Flatten Your Tummy and  Tighten Loose Skin! 

And See How one of my clients dropped over 100 pounds!lose-belly-fat

Is unexplained fat spilling over your jeans and you just can’t seem to lose it. Maybe there’s a sneaky little hormone that you aren’t aware of that’s packing on the pounds! It actually increases when you’re stressed. Find out how to control that hormone, lose weight and maybe even tighten your skin as you lose. 

 Does stress affect your weight loss efforts?

A Big Fat Yes!

*My favorite way to jumpstart my fat burning is to cut up grapefruit and sliced cucumbers and put them in my Fruit Infuser Water Bottle. I have put together the absolute most awesome recipe guide that gives you a ton of recipes and ideas to help you lose fat, improve your skin tone, improve digestion and shower yourself with LOVE! It was my lifesaver when I was struggling to lose my last ten pounds.

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Detox…Beat Bloating & Flatten Your Stomach!

20 Jun

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7  Tips To Beat Bloating, Flatten Your Stomach & Tighten Your Thighs So You Can Rock Your Party Dress

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Hello Dear Friends!

This is a question from a loving fan that I am answering for all of us who seem to suffer from this issue too sometimes. We have to get ready for the holidays!

 

Question:

Dearest Victoria,

You are so special to me.

I live in Russia. I have learned so much about myself from reading your newspapers you send to me in email every week and your DVD’s have taught me how to have rhythm, how to dance and how to laugh at myself instead of criticizing.

I did not know all these tings about what to eat and how to train as a woman. I am forever grateful to you. I have totally changed my body and as you teach “attitude”.

I have reduced 2 dress sizes and my legs don’t wiggle any more when I walk in a skirt.

I have so many new dreams and ideas now. I think I am going to start modeling part time along with my full time job. I like what your blogs have taught me about abundance. There is no reason to limit my future. SO thank you.

Here is my question; I have totally changed my diet and all you advice in diet has worked like miracles. In Russia, that is very hard, but now I have it all organized and budgeted so it is much easier now.   I suffer from puffiness and retain water. What can I do when I am starting to get puffy and bloated? It feels awful and I don’t want to lose modeling jobs because of it.   Liliyana

THANK YOU Liliyana!

I am so touched that you find life changing ideas in my newsletters and blogs. I write from the heart. I stop everything I am doing to write to you and my other adorable readers. Life is so short and we don’t have time for negative limiting beliefs of others poisoning our thoughts and actions.

What You Do Is What Counts

I try never to let anyone get to me so much that I get down on myself. I don’t need anyone dogging me out because they had a bad day or they are disappointed with their life.   Our life is what we make it. That is why I sign off with a positive action to take each week. Words are just the beginning, what we do; counts, what we do matters and what we create is what we will have.

I am also very proud of you for organizing your eating and training schedule so much so that you are going to use your physical gift to increase your income which will increase your standard or living and stimulate the economy where you live!   Now Let’s get to your problem.

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Six Effective Ways to Reduce and Prevent Cellulite (Fat) Fast!

30 May

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Keep Reading to Get Your Tight Body Smooth Skin Cellulite Reducing Tips!

Here Are Six Effective Steps to Fight Cellulite, Break Down and Get Rid of Lumpy Fat Plus Ideas to Help You  Get A Flat Stomach!

 

Smooth and Firm Sexy Thighs!

Do you want lean sexy thighs, tight flat stomach and nice smooth round butt? The same principles apply for your abs. So no mater where yo u are storing a little too much energy (fat is need energy) try these tips along with a great workout plan. The sooner you start, the quicker you see results!

If you have dimples in places other than your adorable face, and you don’t have the same notoriety or fan club that these two adorable reality sex bombs have, you may want these cellulite reduction tips. Reducing cellulite is a sure way to the path of thin thighs and tight buns. I know there is much controversy about what cellulite is; it’s fat, plain and simple. It requires the same amount of work, discipline, diet and training to lose dimply (cellulite) fat as any other fat on your pretty body.

OMG.. Have you seen this?

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BEAT The BINGE – GAIN SELF-CONTROL and WIN!

14 Dec

Reader Question:

If I overeat or eat the wrong foods at one meal and have “blown it”, are my weight-loss efforts futile? I seem to binge eat so often and I feel totally out of control. What can I do?

Answer: First off, here is some information from the National Institute of Health on the topic and I will offer some suggestions as well.

Binge-Eating Disorder – Community surveys have estimated that between 2 percent and 5 percent of Americans experience binge-eating disorder in a 6-month period. Symptoms of binge-eating disorder include:

Recurrent episodes of binge eating, characterized by eating an excessive amount of food within a discrete period of time and by a sense of lack of control over eating during the episode. The binge-eating episodes are associated with at least 3 of the following: eating much more rapidly than normal; eating until feeling uncomfortably full; eating large amounts of food when not feeling physically hungry; eating alone because of being embarrassed by how much one is eating; feeling disgusted with oneself, depressed, or very guilty after overeating.

Marked distress about the binge-eating behavior: The binge eating occurs, on average, at least 2 days a week for 6 months.

The binge eating is not associated with the regular use of inappropriate compensatory behaviors (e.g., purging, fasting, excessive exercise).

People with binge-eating disorder experience frequent episodes of out-of-control eating, with the same binge-eating symptoms as those with bulimia. The main difference is that individuals with binge-eating disorder do not purge their bodies of excess calories. Therefore, many with the disorder are overweight for their age and height. Feelings of self-disgust and shame associated with this illness can lead to bingeing again, creating a cycle of binge eating. To learn more ways to hep you go to: “HOW DO I LOSE WEIGHT NOW?”. See how Margarite dropped two pant sizes fast!

Treatment Strategies – Eating disorders can be treated and a healthy weight restored. The sooner these disorders are diagnosed and treated, the better the outcomes are likely to be. Because of their complexity, eating disorders require a consistent comprehensive treatment plan involving monitoring, nutritional counseling and, when appropriate, medication management.

The primary goal of treatment for bulimia is to reduce or eliminate binge eating and purging behavior. To this end, nutritional rehabilitation, psychosocial intervention, and medication management strategies are often employed.

Achieving Biochemical Balance – Establishment of a pattern of regular, non-binge meals, improvement of attitudes related to the eating disorder, encouragement of healthy but not excessive exercise, and resolution of co-occurring conditions such as mood or anxiety disorders are among the specific aims of these strategies.  If you are totally out of control please seek medical advice right away.

I have found that when we usually a weight loss program we will drastically drop our calorie intake too quickly. Some even drop below 1,000 calories a day and that can be dangerous if done long term.  However, many fad diets and diet clinics will dip far below the maintenance caloric level, and that can put the body in starvation self-defense mode depending on your starting body weight.  Individuals who drastically cut calories below 1,000, or their caloric maintenance level, frequently develop binging habits.  Don’t feel bad if you have been on binges. At least half the individuals that regularly diet, including fad diets, engage in active binging.

A binge is not necessarily a form of weakness or will power, but rather it is associated with an imbalance correlated with a low-caloric diet.  Not only does a low calorie diet put the body in a starvation defense, but it also affects the thyroid by, slowing down the metabolism, in turn, storing more fat.  AAHH!  That is the complete opposite of what you want.

The body’s defense in correcting the imbalanced thyroid takes place through binges that makes the thyroid active once again.  After a binge,an excess amount of calories has been ingested, and out of guilt and punishment, we starve ourselves again.  This type of behavior is a form of yo-yo dieting and leads to even more weight gain.  

 To combat binges, take control over your eating habits.  This is where mental strength and focus can help you.

You must supply your body with brain fuel to function and low glycemic foods to balance your blood chemistry.  A binge is not a sign of weakness, but is a result of a disruption in the thyroid.  Allow yourself the maintenance number of calories a day for your body, and grant yourself a cheat day to keep the thyroid and metabolism active and functioning properly.  Starving yourself will not result in weight loss, but eating consistently right will.

Effective Tips and Techniques to Gain Control and WIN!

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1. Fuel Up – Balance Blood Sugar. Always eat breakfast. Breakfast is the most important meal of the day because it sets your metabolism for the day, and makes the body start burning calories.  Eating breakfast, complete with low glycemic complex carbohydrates and protein will prevent a binge later in the afternoon or evening.

2.  Evening Eating Plan. Keep your last meal three hours before bed, preferably a serving of protein and a serving of vegetables, to keep insulin levels low.   High calories and/or excessive starchy complex carbohydrates have a greater chance to be stored as fat, as well as prompt midnight cravings.

3. Eat 5 to 6 Small Meals a Day. Space them out.  Constant small meals, prevent hunger and decreases carbohydrate and sugar cravings.  Smaller, more frequent meals will keep you full, and signals your body that it is not starving.  Constant fueling will prevent binges.

4. Use Protein Power. Have a serving of protein and a serving of good complex carbohydrates with each meal.  The added protein will keep your insulin from shooting sky high.  Consistent levels of increased insulin are linked with binges, due to the carbohydrate cravings it causes.

5. Tricky Tactics. Rotate your carbohydrates to manipulate your body, and to keep your metabolism working for you.  The carbohydrate rotation method will help curb binges since it allows the body to feast on good carbohydrates to a certain extent, yet not to where will be storing them as fat.

6. Fat Equals Full.  Increase good fat intake such as nuts, natural peanut butter, olive oil, flaxseed oil, etc.  The added natural fat will help blunt binges because it provides the body essential elements to keep things in balance.

7. Quench The Desire.  Drink more liquids. Water is an important nutrient for proper body functions, as well as a natural appetite suppressant.  More water in equals more water out.  Many times what you think is hunger is really thirst.  So drink a glass of water slowly before you at anything and start doing something you need to do and see if you still want to eat everything in sight after ten minutes.  Many times you will see your desire subside and you will have the strength to stay on your program.

To help you reclaim your power today and restore control begin with this philosophy. What you think about comes about is always in operation in our world.

I was a total binge-purge eater through my high school and college lifetime. I tried programs and what I call self-discipline groups, but never found total release from the destructive disorder. I had to have a complete paradigm shift. I had to give up the Messiah syndrome, the martyrdom or sacrificing myself for everyone else, program.  I had to reprogram my mind and release the things and people I could not carry, change or support any longer. I put my energy and focus on saving me first.  I learned how to take care of my personal desires without guilt shame or feeling selfish.  I did it. And that is what has allowed me the privilege of becoming a great success and now I can give from my overflow of joy and peace and prosperity. It was one of the greatest gifts I gave myself.

What You Focus on Expands

If you think about what’s wrong all the time, you get defeated, hopeless and you go for the ice cream to soothe your soul.  A better way to reprogram your thinking is think about what you want. Think about what is good and possible. You can read more about this in my “HOW DO I LOSE WEIGHT NOW?” PROGRAM.

My client, Rosa, was invited to a wedding where the food at the reception was served buffet style. There were so many tantalizing foods, and all her choices were good ones, she just happen to go back to the old habit of over eating and felt guilty afterward.

When we met, she shared with me that she felt awful afterward and decided to just go ahead binge crazy and eat what ever she wanted the rest of the evening since she felt she had blown it.  I shared with her that a better response to the over eating would have been to make the next meal lighter or to eliminate the next meal completely if it over extends her the daily caloric limit.  She still would have lost weight for the week. Also, making up for the extra calories can be done with an extra workout session.

Eating food not on our plan should never stop us from continuing the day in excellence.  It is part of the learning process we go through to be victorious over our eating patterns that have not served us well and learning about strategies we can implement better the next time.  Now, yes, one piece of candy or one serving of a high-fat food source can diminish our weight loss efforts for the week.

Never Quit –  In the End..Your Will Wins!

That is why we work hard to make every effort to succeed.  However, we don’t let a temporary set back send us over the edge.  We jump back up, pick up our exercise shoes, put them on, and continue down the road toward weight loss victory.  The main thing to always remember is to never quit.  You may stop temporarily, but never give up. You can begin again as often as you need to. Once you understand that getting fit and lean is a mind game, you are on your way. Go to: “HOW DO I LOSE WEIGHT NOW? “

With Hugs and Smiles!

Victoria                                                                                                                                 Fitness Celebrity, Amazon.com Best Selling Author, Video & DVD Queen, Professional Trainer, International Speaker

I’m So Stressed…Give Me Something To Eat NOW!

9 Nov

How many times have you felt that since the holiday season started?  I’m talking about a full fledge snack attack. 

I felt it yesterday when I trying to finish a project and everyone kept interrupting me!  They were all joshing around I was trying to meet a deadline.

Plus I had about five more urgent tasks on my to do list!  AAAHHH!!

It was so aggravating. I wanted to grab something sweet and crunchy to eat and go hide someplace. Even better, I thought about going to the marketplace that has all kind of candy and taste one of everything.

Snack Attack

You know what I’m talking about don’t cha?

I didn’t do the thing that would blow my nutrition program to hell and make my jeans tight. Instead I stopped, took a breath, put on some calming music, grabbed a cup of tea and took a moment to chill!

If I had not changed my physical state, I would have reverted back to my old obese days habit and started making PB&J sandwiches, nachos, and anything else I could find in the kitchen.

I emotionally ate myself into an obese person with more dimples than an orange peel.  I had no self estrem and I was living my life based on the opinions and paradigms of others. I had no idea that I didn’t have to be overweight and broke living from month to month.

It took a complete mental makeover, but I did it. I lost over sixty pounds, quit emotional eating and developed strategies that gave me purpose bigger than my appetite or frustration.

How about you? When the desires for emotional eating rise up in your solar plexus, stop.. think..shift your energy and focus on something that makes you feels better.

Check out my Timeless Body Program. It is so powerful. It changed my body, my finances and literally my life!

Here’s what it did for Carolina;

“I lost twelve pounds the two weeks on the program and I did not diet. Her formula for making choices is unbelievable. You have to try it. You will never say hate your body again. Everything in my life is related and I never understood that until now. No wonder I couldn’t attract love, I could only attract that which is like me! AAHHH!! I Thank the Universe and Victoria for this priceless teaching. “  Carolina

Have an awesome rest of the week. Start thinking about how you can make next year, your BEST year ever!

And don’t eat it unless you really need it for your health.

Love & Hugs!

Victoria

Your Celebrity Personal Trainer

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

2 Nov

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.

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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

Beat The Binge To Control Holiday Bulge

19 Oct

PARTY SEASON IS HERE!

Holiday Cheesecake

This is the beginning of the season of eating and drinking fests disguised aka holiday celebrations.  What’s one to do with all those yummy appetizers and luscious desserts?

Or as I like to call them appe-teasers? 

I used this photo becuse I love Holiday Cheeseake. But I only eat it once durign the entire season.

Everywhere you go someone is tempting you with something that will surely make your body bulge in every direction.  It’s so hard to turn down granny give you some more even when you say you are stuffed lovey bunny.

If you don’t want to have to borrow a super size outfit for New Year’s Eve, you need some strategies to survive this sparkly decorated food season.  I have some ideas for you.

Believe me, I will be right there with you saying no and using my toolbox of tricks to make sure my body doesn’t for into bulge mode for the western New Year’s Eve.

How to Control Your Overeating Tendencies

Pure willpower seldom works when it comes to controlling what you eat. Instead of trying to play Zen-master and tap into your inner willpower, use some of these tips instead.  You wont beat yourself up later for giving in and you wont have to spend an extra hour on the treadmill.

 These four strategies are simple to use and will have a profound impact on your eating habits.

1. Eat Slower

The body has a built-in system for detecting when a meal is “finished.” One of the tools your body uses to measure when a meal is about done is time.

 Did you know that if you took 20 minutes to eat a burger, you’d probably feel more full than if you took 5 minutes to eat both burgers and fries?

Eat slowly. In fact, when you’re establishing the habit, try setting a goal for how long you want to take to finish a meal.

By eating slower, you give the satiation center in your brain more time to send a signal to your stomach that you are fulfilled and full.   you feel like you’re eating a lot of food, even if you’re not. You’ll get full while still eating less.

2. Turn Off and Tune Out Distractions While Eating

One reason a lot of us overeat is that we’re simply not attuned to our body’s “full” signals. Our bodies may be telling us that it’s had enough food, but we just don’t hear or even worse, LISTEN to the signals.

One common reason for this is because of outside stimulus. If you’re watching the latest episode of The Crazy Unmarried Housewives of Suburbia Drama Queens show or chatting with a friend on Facebook while eating, it’s very difficult to hear your body’s messages.

 To stop bingeing, over eating and overstuffing yourself, try eating with no distractions.

I know it sounds crazy, but try it.  Actually set a place at the table, use a smaller plate and bowl, cup or glass and sit with self-dignity and honor.  Enjoy your SELF and your just simply take the time to nurture and nourish your body.  Pay attention to your body’s signals and listen when your body tells you it’s full.

Your body is actually a very well tuned device, designed to be able to self-regulate how much nutrition and calories it takes in. If you reduce distractions and learn to listen to its signals, that alone could change your eating habits.

 3. Eliminate Appetite-Stimulating Foods

For the rest of the western year, try eliminating all foods that chemically stimulate your appetite. Try it everywhere you go; at work, at home, visiting friends, family or frenemies,

What foods are these you ask?

First there is simple sugars food, foods that are high on the glycemic food index. Basically, any food that’s considered a “junk food.” This also includes fast food, microwave dinners, chips, candies, sodas, etc.

These foods are deliberately engineered to be mildly addictive, spike your blood sugar which then causes it to crash like the Titanic and that sends you into a never-ending eating cycle trying to get to a place of centered again. HA! The only thing that does is increase the center (midsection) of your body with life robbing belly fat!

Those foods also interfere with your body’s natural appetite and “full” signals, in addition to packing on massive empty non nutritious or body healing and nurturing calories.

4. Drink That Water Baby!

Often times when you feel like you need to eat, it’s actually your body’s signal for water. Do you know that the average person is walking around dehydrated? It not only sends miss-interpreted signals, it makes your skin wrinkly, causes more cellulite and reduces circulation which can cause varicose veins, constipation, dry eyes and a host of other yucky afflicting female stuff.

If you’re perpetually dehydrated (as many people are), your body might “believe” there’s not enough water to go around and constantly send signals for water and food.

Instead, try drinking 8 to 10 glasses of water a day for 2 weeks. You’ll be surprised at just how thirsty you are once your body realizes there’s enough water to go around.

If you really weren’t hydrated enough and you start hydrating your body, you’ll quickly find that your appetite will drop, you’ll start losing weight and you’ll have more energy in general.

There It Is!

These four techniques can help just about anyone to control overeating. Pick the one(s) that appeal the most to you and put them into action today.

I want you to have a fabulous holiday season. I want you to head into the New Year motivated, healthy, fit and sexy!  I want you to be the talk of the New Year’s Eve party.

I want you to have fun without tugging on your clothes, or wearing a blazer or sweater trying to cover up your muffin top or too much hang-over! The only hangover you should have is the day after New Year’s Eve because you partied you’re a** off

Caio!

Victoria, Your Personal Celebrity Trainer

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