Be honest. Does swimsuit season make you a little sick to your stomach?
I know the feeling…shedding your winter clothes for lighter swimwear isn’t exciting, it’s scary!
No one should have to struggle with the paralyzing feeling that their body isn’t good enough. Sometimes, there’s just a few pounds of stubborn fat that keep you from feeling confident and free.
This summer, it’s time to take a stand.
For 10 years, I’ve been coaching women of all body sizes on how to improve their bodies, their health, and their lifestyles. Over the 10 years, I get asked ONE question more than any other…
“How do I lose fat?”
It’s a simple question, but there’s so much misinformation online that finding the truth is really tough.
The thing is, losing fat is simple if you the right plan.
As a Certified Nutritionist and Personal Trainer who has undergone my own transformation, I can tell you having a body that you feel confident in is possible, and it can happen faster than you might think.
How fast can you see visible results?
To answer the “How do I lose fat” question, I spent years developing and refining a free 15-day fat burning plan that gives you all of the fat-burning hacks I use daily.
Why is burning fat and getting that summer body important?
It sounds a little superficial…until you dive into the health and psychological benefits!
A “summer body” is so much more than looking good in a bikini. The most important benefits of a summer body are increased energy, improved health, and the feeling that you are capable of anything! A great looking body is just a nice side effect.
My 15-day fat burning plan is based on what I like to call the Three Pillars of Fat Loss:
- EPOC (You’ve probably never heard of this, but it’s the key to fat-burning exercise!)
- Proper Protein Intake (Protein is not just for meatheads anymore.)
- Your Own Cheering Squad (You need a coach and a support group to keep motivated and inspired. )
EPOC – Mega Calorie Burning Exercises
Let’s cut to the chase, we’re all busy and there’s nothing worse than wasting time. Especially wasting time working out with no results to show for it!
When it comes to exercise, you want to burn the most amount of calories in the shortest amount of time.
A lot of exercises you see on TV or at the gym are time-consuming and completely ineffective for fat loss.
So what kind of exercise is effective? Is it spending hours on the treadmill? No!
I’m here to tell you, the fastest results don’t come from spending hours and hours of mindless exercise.
The best and most effective way to get fast and awesome results is to make your workouts high intensity and include resistance training.
Take a study published in 2014 for example. They compared high-intensity interval training (HIIT) with steady state cardio (traditional cardio, like jogging) and found that HIIT not only burns more calories during exercise but also burns more calories and fat AFTER exercise.
Not only is resistance training challenging, it helps you build lean muscle and burn fat. That’s right! You might have thought lifting weights and building strength will make you bulky, but it actually helps you burn more calories.
The answer is EPOC!
After a heavy bought of resistance training, your body increases it’s rate of oxygen intake. This increase in oxygen intake can last for hours and EVEN days after your workout. Because your body is using more oxygen, your body increases in energy (calorie) expenditure and fat oxidation. This phenomenon is known as excess post-exercise consumption (EPOC).
Some fitness professionals call EPOC the “afterburn effect” because your body has to work hard (burn calories) to clear lactic acid and build it’s oxygen stores back up.
Now, if you’ve never done any resistance training, don’t worry! If you keep reading, I’m going to guide you step-by-step and give you the perfect resource to get started with resistance training from home with very little equipment. It’s easy to do booty blasting workouts from home like this one I posted on Instagram:
I like to think of muscle as the fountain of youth. It keeps us healthy, active, and looking our best!
Proper Protein Intake
Getting enough protein can help you lose weight naturally.
We need protein for building lean muscle as well as many other vital functions. Protein also helps us burn fat and keeps us full.
As important as protein is, you probably don’t get enough…
If you’re not eating about 1 gram of protein per pound of bodyweight each day, you’re not getting enough protein.
Let’s say, you weigh 150 pounds. That means you need 150 grams of protein!
Here’s a visual of what 150 grams of protein looks like:
It’s tough to get the protein you need from whole foods, and that’s why you need a protein shake in your diet!
My protein of choice? IdealLean!
I spent years looking for the “perfect” protein powder and was always disappointed. Everything out there seemed to be made only for men or had extra fats, carbs, sugars and unnecessary fillers.
I designed IdealLean to be the perfect protein shake specifically designed for active women looking for stellar results. I took out the stuff our bodies don’t need like extra carbs, fat, and sugar and kept in essentials that women do need!
- 20g of pure whey isolate
- Folic acid
- Vitamin D
IdealLean helped me succeed as a national level figure competitor so I know without a doubt it will help you reach your fitness goals!
The cool thing is, you can make just about anything into a high protein food…even dessert!
Here is one of my favorite protein-packed desserts you can try out today!
- 1 scoop vanilla IdealLean protein
- 4 TBSP unsweetened shredded coconut
- ¼ cup unsweetened coconut almond milk
- ½ Dark chocolate chips, melted
Mix protein powder, coconut, and coconut milk until well blended and thick. Freeze in mini muffin tins for 2 hours. Dip in chocolate coating.
Your Own Personal Cheering Squad
The number one thing that gets overlooked when it comes to successful fat loss? Social support!
Whether it comes from your spouse, close friends, coach, or kids, having the support of those around you can either facilitate your ability to make a change or hinder it.
Social support increases your accountability. When you have someone to be accountable to besides yourself, you’re more likely to stick with your goals and follow through!
With my 15 day challenge, you’ll be joining thousands of other women who have similar goals as you. You’ll get to be inspired by their stories and progress and have that social support that is so vital for success!
15 Day Summer Body Countdown
Now that you know the principles behind fast and successful fat loss, you need a program that maps out exactly how to take action and the support to keep you accountable.
That’s why I’ve created my free 15-Day Fit Body Challenge! In this program you’ll get:
- Free Training and Coaching
- Support from me your coach, and our AWESOME online community
- Free Meal Plans That Are DELICIOUS
- Free Workouts That Are Challenging and EFFECTIVE and Burn Fat
- Free Access To Get Your Questions Answered
Over 285,000 women have joined my 15-Day fit body program and seen awesome results! I designed this program with women in mind, women like you and me!
This program is perfect for:
- Busy moms with limited time looking for more energy and better health.
- Women with busy demanding jobs wanting to feel more confident.
- Women who just want to lose those last few pounds before summer and get lean.
- ANYONE wanting to lose weight, feel better, and build confidence!
This challenge is really more than just sculpting a nice looking body for summer. I’m confident that with my 15-Day challenge, you’ll learn how to fuel your body with the right foods, build beautiful lean muscle, feel healthier and more energized, and gain the confidence you need to transform your life!
Sign up for my challenge today and start a journey to transform your body and your health!