In our weight-loss program it is recommended that you eat your first meal within the first 60 minutes of waking up. This is important because this first meal will provide fuel for your body to carry on throughout the day. If you do not eat within the first 60 minutes of waking up it will adversely affect the hormonal and chemical systems of your body. Your body will actually think that you are starving and as such you will tend to store the calories consumed throughout the rest of the day as fat. If you are not a breakfast person you may just eat a cup of sugar free yogurt and a cup of fruit or one of our Meal Replacement Shakes. Now remember just eating fruit alone is not recommended. You must have a small portion of protein for breakfast in order to set your body in fat burning mode for the day. This is why the Meal Replacement shake is ideal.
After breakfast I would recommend that you eat a meal or snack every 3 to 4 hours.
It is also recommended that you do not eat past 7 PM or 8 PM. This is because the mobility of the stomach tends to decrease significantly after 7 PM. Therefore, the majority of the calories consumed past 7 PM are usually stored as fat on the body. If you must eat past 7 PM I would ask that you eat vegetables and a very lean protein. Do not eat starch carbohydrates containing any type of flour or wheat.
In addition to your recommended diet / nutritional food program I would ask that you try to eat 2 pounds of vegetables daily. I would suggest that you eat 1 pound of raw vegetables and 1 pound of cooked vegetables. Raw vegetables include leafy green vegetables, lettuces, spinach, celery, cucumbers, etc. One or two large salads during the day will make it easy to consume a pound of raw vegetables daily. I also recommend that each every day you have with you a Ziploc bag filled with celery, carrots, cucumbers, peppers and any other types of vegetables that you enjoy. Now if you do get hungry during the day just open up your Ziploc bag and you can eat as many of these vegetables as you would like.
7 to 9 hours of sleep are recommended each every night. This is because your body actually metabolizes or burns your fat while you are sleeping. So if you do not have an adequate amount of sleep you will not burn as much fat and you will not lose as much weight as you should be losing on this program.
A common side effect of the medication is constipation. If you do experience constipation Miralax is recommended as well as sugar-free Metamucel.
It is also recommended that you drink approximately 64 ounces of water every day.
The following teas are recommended to assist with your weight loss: Yerbamate assists in metabolizing fat, Green Tea assist in metabolizing fat and Eleotin. Start by just drinking one cup of tea a day of any of the three teas listed. You can add more cups of tea if you would like.
Instead of skipping a meal have – Herbalogica Meal Replacement Shake – You need to eat to lose weight.
Foods to Avoid:
Stay away from all types of cream in your coffee because cream has a tremendous amount of calories. Avoid all types of sugar. As long as there is any type of sugar in your body your body will not burn fat. Avoid dried fruit as it contains empty calories and a tremendous amount of sugar. Fruit juice purchased at the store must say no sugar added. I would prefer that you only drink freshly squeezed juices. Alcohol is to be avoided. Alcohol adversely affects your liver and other systems of the body and can actually inhibit the fat burning systems of your body for several days. Do not eat any type of food containing wheat, flour or rice past 7 PM. Slim fast is not recommended contains lots of sugar.
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