We are three weeks into January and already, “new year resolutions” are slipping back into old habits. Are you still “on” the diet or exercise program you promised yourself? I know it’s hard and I understand human behavior.
I’m proud of my 20 or so patients who started the new year deciding to do a “21 day Cleanse” with me. The great thing is we are actually having an easy time staying on track and everyone is reporting terrific weightloss and improved energy.
Here are a few tips and strategies to implement:
#1: Implement Better Calorie choices…
I simply include celery, cucumbers and tomatoes as FIRST CHOICE SNACKS. Doing this “displaces” other higher calorie snacks that I may have eaten if I had not first PLANNED to snack on the veggies.
This helps us avoid excess food calories.
#2: Switch Carbohydrates…
I replace potatoes with mashed cauliflower (or mashed broccoli). Another example is not eating bread – period! Instead of rice I use quinoa or lentils.
That switching strategy removes high-density carbohydrate foods with LOW density carb foods with high nutrient and fiber value. This create a natural drop of caloric intake, again – giving my body a reason to tap into my body’s fat stores to burn fuel.
All I really need is consistency. My patients are doing simple body weight exercises for 10 – 30 minutes each day. Get moving!
If you are interested in my 21 Day Cleanse please call the office at 310-444-9393 and speak to August.