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Bring sexy back, moms!

March 6, 2014

Ah! The good old days. Remember them? No, I don’t mean before the kids came along, and bond payments and school fees and credit cards, blah…I mean back when your body had the perfect size curves, you looked great in almost everything you threw on them and even YOU thought wow when you looked into the mirror. No matter what you ate or how much of it, no one noticed. Lots of things change as we get older and wiser, but the most depressing has got to be the increase in numbers on the bathroom scale. Kudos if you reached 30 and didn’t gain a thing.

However, what if I told you, you CAN get back the weight of your youth and that you CAN look and feel fabulous again. Even as a mom in her 30’s and beyond. Having a good-looking body is not a destination, but a way of life.

Our nutritional adviser, Fallon Finlaysson, shows us exactly why having a well-balanced diet (No wait, let me rephrase), a well-balanced eating plan rather, is the very thing that will help you reach your dream weight, help you to feel good about yourself again and live a longer, happier, healthier life. If for no one and nothing else, do it for your kids. They need us to be around for a long time still.

Fallon shares the facts on how this is possible, while also motivating you throughout the program. Stop binge dieting and make this program part of your daily routine for sustainable results!

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Fact 1.
Weight loss is all about energy.
Energy in Vs. Energy out.
– Consume fewer calories than you burn, after which, your body uses energy stored in fat. That ladies is when you lose weight.

Tip1
High Fibre
Fibre is your best friend.
It’s nutrient dense and low in calories. Therefor you feel fuller for longer without the added calories.

Motivation
If you cheat, it’s not the end of the world. Start fresh tomorrow, but never give up!

Fact 2.
The amount of calories you need to consume per day is 1500 – 2000.
For WEIGHT LOSS, aim for 1400 – 1700 per day.

Motivation
Rather than getting onto that wretched scale, we all hate so much, get a tape measure and instead measure your upper arms, waist, hips, upper thighs and butt. If you’re losing centimeters, those curves are returning! Measure yourself at least once a week. Get onto the scale at least once a month.

Tip 2.
Calories are sneaky!!! Familiarize yourself with those hidden calories even if it means reading the back of every food container and10MostFillingCaloriesLightFoods packaging. Example:
1 glass of red wine = 160 calories
latte = 300 calories
cream based salad dressing
shop packaged fruit juice
‘health’ snack bars
Energy drinks like Powerade, energade etc.

Don’t be so easily fooled.

Fact 3.
Your Metabolism slows down as you get older, especially once you reach 40. Fewer calorie consumption can prevent weight gain.

Motivation
Dress to impress! This will boost your confidence, make you feel good about yourself and this, in turn, will spark your determination to reach your goals.

Tip 3. Carbs
Say NO to “White” foods! Otherwise known as carbs – white bread, sugar, pasta, flour and potatoes. Make these Enemy nr1 and your slimmer curves will return sooner than you expected.

Fact 4. Break the fast!
Never skip breakfast! You need to ‘break the fast’ and boost your metabolism within 2 hrs of waking in the morning!

Tip 4.
How to make a tasty and super low calorie vinigrette
-half a cup of apple cider vinigar
1 cup olive oil
quarter cup honey
3 cloves garlic
half a chilli
half an onion
salt & pepper
Blend together and voila! Delicious.

Tip 5.
Water Water Water! 1.5l – 2l water a day keeps the kilos away!

Motivation
Healthy eating together with an active lifestyle will ensure the extra kilos falls and stays away!

To a happier, healthier, sexier YOU!
Fabmom xoxo

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