90 Day FAQ’s Page – coming soon!
HOW SOON WILL I START SEEING RESULTS?
The top two questions I get from clients starting a program are, “What results can I expect?” and “How Fast will I see results?”
Results will vary depending on a number of factors including dieting history, age, and certain health issues. Assuming you are following the program and doing everything correctly, you will generally begin to notice significan results within the first week to 10 days.
Believe it or not the scales are NOT the first thing we look to in making sure you ar getting results. This may shock you, but when I started working with a coach she NEVER weighed me or used that as a measurement. I do use the scales though, but they are not the ONLY measure of my progression or success. There are a number of other indicators that show you are getting results:
- Feeling & Looking Leaner in the Mirror
- Improved Energy throughout the day
- Clothes feeling looser
- Fewer cravings (for sugar)
- Ready to eat at meal time
- Lower body fat percentages (if you have a way to measure this)
The LAST thing we look to fore measuring results is the number on the scales. The WILL move, but there are so many other factors affecting the scale. If the goal is to reduce body fat they will move if you are doing things correctly. Remember, you didn’t get where you are in a a day, and it won’t take long before you begin to enjoy the results. This is not a “diet” of deprivation, but you are learning to eat correctly and reprogram your body for life!
I remember clearly the month I started doing resistance training along with this plan. The scales did not move. However, I went from a size 6 jean to a size 4. What did that indicate? I was burning FAT and increasing my lean body/muscle mass. (One pound of fat is about three times bigger than a pound of muscle). It was a good month! However, if I had been going by the scales alone I would have felt I hadn’t made progress.
WHAT WILL I BE EATING ON THIS PLAN?
This works because it stabilizes your blood sugar in a way that allows your body to release stored fat. There are three factors that, when implemented together correctly, will easily achieve that. These three factors are:
- Meal Intervals or how often you eat. You should eat every 3-4 hours to encourage fat burning.
- Meal Ratios: There are three Macro-Nutrients: Protein, Fat & Carbohydrates. You MUST eat all three each time you eat.
- Meal Sizes: This is the total number of calories eaten at each meal.
WHY DO I NEED TO EAT EVERY 3-4 HOURS?
Your body needs to be fueled as it goes … you need just enough carbohydrates to keep your blood sugar from going below 80 mg/dl without releasing glucagon, which is stored in your muscles. If you go too long between meals, and consume too many calories at once, your body releases insulin and you store those calories as fat. If you eat the right portions and right ratios of protein, carbohydrate and fats each time you eat, it encourages your body to use stored fat for energy and will preserve your lean body mass (muscles).
IS THIS A LOW CARB DIET?
This is not a “low carb” ketogenic diet. As a matter of fact, we specifically do NOT want you going into ketosis, which is what the body does when it does not have enough carbohydrates for fuel.
You will eat a small portion of carbohydrates, along with protein and fat at every meal.
Our central nervous system (part of which is our brain) can only use glucose for fuel. Our body cannot make glucose by breaking down our fat stores. Therefore it breaks down lean muscle to create the fuel it needs. Too much carbohydrate restriction will cause:
- Low energy and brain fog
- Cravings for sugar
- Loss of muscle mass which will eventually slows metabolism.
Eating the right ratios of all three macro-nutrients throughout the day will stabilize blood sugar which will allow the body to:
- Release and burn body fat for fuel
- Protect and increase lean muscle mass – which will increase metabolism.
- Reduce or eliminate cravings for sugar
- Improve your energy levels throughout the day
- Break through plateaus … which will happen.