This week marks week one of 12-week Biggest Loser competition that Sam has started at his work. They are doing a team-based weight loss challenge that will extend to their spouses as well if they want to participate (this goes for YOU too). The winter months start to take their toll on your fitness level and overall health, so this will be a great way to invigorate your body and to work towards showin' off a little skin in the warmer months (who am I kidding, it was 70 here yesterday - not complaining).
-Cut out all processed foods and sugars.
-Cut out grains.
-Cut out fruit minus a handful of berries a day.
-Cut out drinks other than water (this includes alcohol - sorry).
-Cut out diet anything. Diet drinks or sweeteners actually make you gain weight and are full of harmful chemicals.
-Add in lots of green vegetables. Avoid the starchy ones.
-Eat healthy proteins like grass-fed beef, free range chicken, turkey, etc.
-Drinks lots of water with lemon. Drinking lemon in your water actually speeds up your metabolism.
-Cook with coconut oil and avoid all other oils over high heat. Olive oil is great for salads!
-Try my favorite breakfast: Greek yogurt with nuts, tiny amount of preserves, cinnamon, and a little pinch of organic shredded, unsweetened coconut.
-Exercise should include: walking, yoga, light cardio. Nothing too strenuous. We'll ease in to all of that.
This is a quick way to drop up to 5 lbs. We'll be re-introducing fruit after the next two weeks. Wanna join us? Leave me a comment and I'll be sure to help keep you motivated.
Girl on a bike shot by Alexi Lubomirski for Bazaar Magazine