Losing Weight The Basics

I just returned from my 8 week postpartum doctors visit. Ugh, I’ve got some baby weight to lose! Over the years my weight has been up and down. During my senior year of high school I gained 25 pounds. Lost it. Gained my “freshman 15.” Lost it. Had my first baby, gained 40 pounds! Lost it. Now after baby #2 I’m struggling to find the motivation to do it yet again! Instead of focusing on feeling overwhelmed I’m going back to the basics.

Start small and keep it simple. While I love some of those fancy fitness trackers (FitBit, Up, Garmin, etc.) you don’t NEED them! The concept of weight loss is to burn more calories than you take in. Choose one lifestyle change below and incorporate it into your week. It only takes 30 days to develop a habit.

1 pound of fat = 3500 calories. To lose a pound per week you need a calorie deficit of 500 per day. To determine how many calories you should eat use the “rule of 10” to find your BMR (basal metabolic rate.) Multiply your weight in pounds by 10. For example: a 150 pound woman would eat 1500 calories each day.

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Eat breakfast if you don’t. It will jump-start you metabolism, balance your hormones, energize, and turn on your brain. Studies have shown that people who eat within 2 hours of waking weigh less than people who don’t!

Keep a food journal. You are far more likely to be successful if you track what you eat. Some studies conclude you are twice as likely compared to those who don’t! Increasing awareness and learning “better” foods to eat will absolutely blow your mind! If you’re a big Starbucks fan (like me) I’d recommend sitting down before you google those nutritional facts. I really like the app My Fitness Pal.

Move. Do more than you did yesterday! Park further away than usual, take the stairs instead of the elevator, go on a short walk- increase your distance week by week. Again make SMALL changes and eventually they will become a habit.

Be accountable. I can’t stress how important this is! Find someone (besides yourself) to keep you in line. A friend, spouse, workout buddy, join an online group (there are many,) meet with a personal trainer if your budget allows. Invest in yourself! It’s money well spent.

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Homemade Body Wraps

Do homemade body wraps actually work?

There are many sites out there that claim to offer DIY alternatives to the ItWorks body wrap. I’ve seen several different combinations of the following ingredients: bentonite clay, cayenne powder, green tea, seaweed powder, aloe vera, coffee grounds, cypress, fennel seed, goat’s milk powder, apple cider vinegar, ginger root, juniper berry, olive oil, Preparation H, honey, and list goes on!

Next they suggest, you slather the mixture on your skin and wrap with saran, garbage bags, or a foil thermal blanket and wait. Some sites even went so far as to recommend wearing a PVC type of sweat suit and then wrapping yourself up in a heating blanket for an hour after applying the homemade concoction! I don’t know about you, but I do not have most of these ingredients just laying around at home. Nor do I have the time to mix, boil, heat, and cool. Not to mention the clean up afterwards! These homemade wraps aren’t comparable to our wraps.

So why waste your time and money?

Our wraps are easy to use, no mess, and inexpensive! The Ultimate Body Applicator helps tone, tighten, and firm in a manner that produces lasting results and without water loss! Our product has hundreds of customer testimonials. Check out the before & after pics below.

Before and After Wrap Before and After wrap 2

Before and After wrap thighBefore and After wrap arm

*Individual results can and will vary. These descriptions are not intended to make claims that these products can be used to diagnose, treat, cure, mitigate or prevent any disease. These claims have not been clinically proven or evaluated by the FDA or any regulatory or governmental agency.

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