Have you ever watched a football game where both teams are competing touchdown for touchdown, then suddenly one team creates a turnover and everything changes? The team who creates the turnover gains momentum and soon a 7-point deficit turns into a 21-point lead and a lopsided victory. Momentum is the game changer whether in football or weight loss. Get momentum going and everything gets easier. If you are new to the weight loss journey or thinking of starting today I want to provide you with a TWO-WEEK CHALLENGE that will help you build momentum and get started on your weight loss journey.
Reduce Carb Intake
Reduce your carb intake for two weeks. Learn to count net carbs and lower your total net carb intake below 100 grams per day. Reducing carb intake is the key component of fat loss. Measure your waist and hips and check your progress. It starts the ball rolling!
Start a consistent strength training program for two weeks. Increasing muscle mass improves metabolism and helps you burn more fat while resting. Nothing increases overall metabolism and provides a longer fat burn like strength training. Be consistent 3-5 days per week!
Eat More Vegetables
Eat 2-3 cups of vegetables a day for two weeks. Broccoli, cauliflower, zucchini, squash, spinach, and any other food classified as a vegetable. For those of you who are just starting the changes to your diet, I’m not worried about types of vegetables. Just eat vegetables every day for two weeks!
In addition, put cheese on everything. Do everything you can to add fat to your diet.
Start an interval run/walk program for two weeks. The key to an interval program is to work hard for 30 seconds to 1 minute, with a 1-2-minute recovery between the work intervals. Complete 4 of these work/rest intervals if you’re just starting and increase one per week until you reach 8-10. Do this 2-3 times per week. Doing 4-5 intervals per day will make a difference in two weeks!
Drink More Water
Drink 48 oz. of water per day for 2 weeks. Eliminate soda and sweet tea and concentrate on drinking water. Carry a bottle with you all the time and drink up. Make sure you add some type of no/low carb electrolyte drink mix to your intake, and yes that counts as part of your 48 oz.
Take the Challenge
Take the two-week challenge and get the momentum rolling in your favor. Once you start losing fat and see the changes in your body. More changes become easier and before you know it, a NEW YOU are staring back in the mirror. Two weeks, 14 days and start the momentum!