7 Reasons You're Not Losing Weight

Follow these nutrition and training tips to drop more LBs.

1- You're Not Eating Enough 
2- Portion Distortion (learn to control Your portions.
3- Condiments ( Choose Wisely) Look for the natural ones ( no added sugars or salt)
4- You're Drinking Your Calories (Stop drinking "bottle drinks" Do not believe what you read..its a Marketing trick. Ditch them- Go always for Natural).
5- Excessive Cardio with no strength training its a waist. So step it up a notch. Combine your exercises. 
6- You're Not Strength Training?? why Not? Strength Training will melt  your fat & tight your amazing curves. Besides helps you prevent injury in the long Run.
7- Not Planning Ahead?? Why Not?  Learn how to manage your time schedule. Respect your health & body. At the end its only one life you Live with that Body.

TIPS to a CLEAN START & lose the weight.
1-      Add Colors to your MENU:
To Get the vitamins & minerals for a healthy body, “we need color”. Yes guys, look for oranges, red, pink, and golden tones. With vegetables find the best dark colors, green, red, color roots & squashes. These foods provide nutritional sweetness to help cravings; they provide vitamin C, great radicals, amino acids, potassium & fiber. Dark blue & purple foods, such as blueberries & raspberries are great source of the best antioxidants, which counter cell-damaging free radical molecules. What that mean? This foods tend to luck your youth.
2-      Get to Basics:
Instant Oatmeal may be a quick breakfast, but it usually leaves you hungry a couple hours later. Even better: less-processed steel-cut oats, which have more fiber & tale longer to digest, so you stay fuller. Bring half of a fruit in your breakfast and you are good for at least 3 hours. Portion control is you best friend. Eating every 3 hours is your best choice since you burn more calories believe it or not. Hey guys, but we are talking here about eating good foods, no take outs! You want yourself looking the best, you have to treat your self with the best sources you can find in a budget.
3-      Make Changes slowly:
Yes it takes time for your body to adjust. Give your taste & digestive system time to adjust to this new way of eating. “even though we’re making positive changes, dramatic shifts in diet can have unpleasant side effects, including bloating, headaches or skin breakouts” Slow process with the best foods is the best answer.

People has ask me How I lose my weight and keep a great healthy weight. I simple answer. I stick by low Gycemic Index Foods. You can Google this word in the Internet and it will give tons of good choices in menus.


 Olive OiL is a natural juice which preserves the taste, aroma, vitamins and properties of the olive fruit. The beneficial health effects of olive oil are due to both its high content of monoundaturated fatty acids & its high content of antioxidant substances. Olive oil offers protection against heart disease by controlling LDL “ bad” Cholesterol levels while raising HDL “god” Cholesterol levels.
We’re told that an apple a day keeps the Dr. away, right? WHY? Eating apples protect our bones, the flavanoid called phloridzin that is found just in apples increase bone density. Also studies found that the quercetin in apples may protect brain cells from the kind of free radical damages that may lead to Alzheimer’s disease. The pectin in apples lowers LDL”bad” cholesterol. Studies had proved that the nutrients found in apples had prevent breast cancer, Colon Cancer, Liver cancer & diabetes management. In weight loss studies had proven that people that include apple in their diet lost more weight while dieting.
So, 8 glasses a day keeps the fat away? WHY? Water suppress the appetite naturally & helps the body metabolize store fat. Incredible as it may seem, water is quite possibly the single most important catalyst in losing weight and keeping it off. Water has been considered to be the “Magic Potion” for permanent weight loss.
*FAT FREE YOGURT or/ Almond Yougurt:
Fat Free Yogurt Is an excellent source of bone-build calcium, it is believe that the bacteria cultures (lactobacillus/ L.bulgaricus) & Streptococcus thermophilus, that are used to make yogurt, carry their own heath benefits. Yogurt helps boost body’s immune –system function, and possible even help to fend off cancer. Yogurt Fantastic bacteria helps to maintain you with a tolerant hunger and helps to melt those unwanted extra rolls that we have in our waist.
 People who eat a regularly low portion of nut snacks during the day they have lower risks of heart disease. They are high on fiber, antioxidants, plant sterols & the best Good FAT ever (OMEGA3).
Remember that portion control is the KEY of weight lost!    Xoxo AM.

How to jump start your “Diet”?, but I better Personally like to name it: “Nutritional Regimen”


I know, It is hard. You tell yourself that its time to get in shape, its time to lose some weight, you need to feel better about yourself. But you don’t know where or how to start this journey. I have been there, believe me.
Now this is how I did it. This information may be very useful if you want to take charge of your life & health again.
1-    Stop for a moment and think about what you want to accomplish. Remember that getting in shape and losing weight dent happen over night. It takes time and a lot of courage. So be truthful with yourself.  No more whining  and crying because you feel uncomfortable with the way you look, fight for it and bring your best brave positive attitude to really accomplish this challenge to the top.

2-    Now its time to get off your butt and get active. You can even start small. Work in your cardio first , and then add strength training. I discover ZUMBA and it was like a match made in heaven. Forty five minutes of a fun cardio  class and then step up to the game with weight training routines. Trust me, it will make a  big difference in your body faster. 
3-    Ok so, exercise is not the only key here. A nutritional regime “diet”  takes a big part of your jump start.  A great appropriate nutritional regime gives you metabolism to keep on going. As far as a habit are concern, you should always start with a Breakfast. If you are a NO breakfast person, you are in big TROUBLE here… Read careful and accept that this is the true. Your body is deprived of food during the night (essentially and over-night fast), which causes your metabolism to slow down. If your cells don’t receive sufficient nutrient post-fast, they will adapt- functioning less efficiently on smaller amounts of food. This actually enable your body to store MORE FAT TO USE DURING TIMES OF NUTRITIONAL DEPRIVATION (like when you are asleep). Eating six small correct meals a day keeps your body’s fuel supply consistent, and your metabolism revved up. Because your metabolism naturally slows down in the afternoon and evening. It’s important to avoid eating late at night. Don’t Skip meals be consistent. Body can function if you don’t eat your proper nutrients.
A)   You need the right carbohydrates. Personally LOW GLACYMIC worked magic on ME.  This regimen is full of the right carbohydrates that really make you feel full with small portions and the best of all they are the best to burn.  Now listen.. The bad Carbohydrates and fats are automatically the ones that convert in BAD fat and get store in your CURVES.
B)   Fat is unfortunately a BAD WORD in your MIND, but you have to listen carefully, The right nutritional fat get burn in a flash with your workout. But the key here is to eat the RIGHT one. 
 Low glycemic nutritional fats in small portions are the best. They work like fuel for your day to day life.
C)   Protein takes a big rule in your new life change. The right protein helps the muscle build some strength that you need for you to able to keep working out and functioning with great metabolism and super energy.  Low glycemic  Nutrition is the one that help me in my journey. For the best protein in your “diet” preferably go with white meats like fish “salmon is the best because is HIGH in OMEGA”, Chicken & turkey. I personally consider the red meat a big NO in a right jump start because it takes more than 64 hours to digest it. But a real good portion once every 2 weeks for some individuals is good.
4-    One of the big keys in my  personally  great achievement was that I made sure that I took a  really good care on drinking my appropriate vitamins along with fantastic antioxidants TEAs to complete my day to day regimen.  They are the best!
5-    Your meal plan should follow like this( this is my personal one, you can adjust yours with the right meal appropriate for your body metabolism):
a)    Breakfast: Half of a fruit for example Apples, berries, melon, grape fruit “ hey but this should be just half” OK . Bring at least 8oz of fat free milk or yogurt. And just of this… But just ONE OK: 1 portion (1 cup) of Wheat( bread) one slice, granola (one cup)or cereal(one cup).  
b)    Snack: half of fruit with 8oz  of fat free milk, or yogurt
c)    Lunch: Right protein no more than 6oz, 2oz of write whole grain(low glycemic), 4oz vegetables (low glycemic), 2oz of the right Low glycemic carbohydrates. & half of a low glycemic food.
d)    Snack: half of fruit with 8oz  of fat free milk, or yogurt
e)    Dinner: Salad with the right low glycemic protein 6oz.
f)     Snack: half of fruit with 8oz  of fat free milk, or yogurt
Remember this: You have to eat every 2 to 3 hours in between.  This way helps maintain your digest system active burning more. Strange to understand but totally true.
Anything you do, you should always ask your Dr. for a proper advice.

Hope this information helped you in  your new JUMP START! Xoxo AM

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Mini FIT- Cookie Snack-Recipe:
1 cup Whole Grain Rolled Oats or Whole Oatmeal.
1/2 cup of vanilla protein.
1 large banana (extra ripe)
2 tbsp all natural peanut butter (I use crunchy!)
1 egg
Stevia or natural cane brown sugar (to taste... I usually use about 1 tbsp..)
(Options- You can add all of some)Handful of dark chocolate chips. You can also add Dry fruits : Cranberries, Raisins, Dates.
Handful of shredded coconut ( Options) almonds, walnuts, pecans.
1 tsp baking powder
**Mix all together, Half spoon onto baking sheet, bake at 375 for about 8-10min.**

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Lemon water does more than hydrate the body so here I will mention a list of the many health benefits of lemons and why they are my best friend!
*LEMON Balances Your PH!!-Optimal hydration benefits, they Alkalizes the body,& aids the detoxification process.
*Improves digestion!!- They are a great source of acid.
*Boosts Immune System!!-Lemons are both antiseptic and antibacterial.
*High on Vitamin & antioxidants!!-Great source of minerals potassium, calcium, magnesium and phosphorus.
*Help in Weight Loss!!-Breaks down fat and accelerates weight loss.
* They Clears Skin!!.Lemon juice gives a glow to the skin and can help fight the signs of aging.
*Reduces Inflammation!!- Helps reduce inflammation and it calms down any irritation completely.
*Energy Boost!!- Drink hot water with lemon instead of coffee, & you’ll notice there is absolutely no more crash time!
Conclusion… LEMON CAN BE YOUR BEST FRIED… SO, Drink Onn.. Cheers!
Article was written by Arodis Machado.

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