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Congratulations! By finding my website, you have already taken your first step towards effective and permanent weight loss. You may be wondering “How do I get started?” By following these four simple rules, many people will be able to reach their weight loss goals. If you have any questions or want to learn more, contact me to arrange a free mini-coaching session.

step 1

Avoid sugar, flour and processed foods. Poor quality foods contribute to weight gain by spiking insulin levels. Eat natural foods that are "from the earth" like vegetables, meat and eggs. This isn't a diet, it is a lifestyle change. Make a commitment to avoid sugar, flour and processed foods as a standard. Eating high quality foods should be your new normal. For more information on this topic, check out our blog post.

step 2

Your body can not burn fat without having water. It is a physiologic necessity. Drinking water is also a great way to curb food cravings. It helps you feel full. Avoid products that are "like water." This means NO flavored water, NO diet drinks, NOTHING with sugars or artificial sweeteners. Don't let 64 ounces of water daily come between you and your weight loss goals.

step 3

Adults need 7 to 9 hours of sleep per day. If you don't get enough sleep, you will feel hungry. When your body is tired, you release hunger signaling hormones that can undermine your weight loss efforts. In addition, people make poor choices when they are tired. Make 7 to 9 hours of sleep per night your standard.

Make an eating plan at least 24-hours in advance. Include what you plan to eat and when you'll eat. This plan will help ensure you make good decisions. When we are hungry, stressed from work, or hurried, we don't make good choices. Having a plan avoids the need for spontaneous decision making. As part of your plan, consider keeping a food journal. Studies show that keeping a food journal contributes to successful and sustained weight loss.

Ready to learn more?

If you are interested in effective and permanent weight loss, contact me today for a free mini-coaching session.