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February 17, 2012 | Posted by: Gene & Joyce Daoust | Posted in: 40-30-30
Getting Rid Of The Holiday Weight & Staying On Track

If you’ve been having trouble getting rid of the holiday weight gain and sticking with your first-of-the-year diet, review my top five tips I share with clients to keep them motivated and on track.

1. Keep it Simple

2. Eat on a Regular Schedule

3. Reduce Starchy Carbohydrates

4. Don’t Drink Your Calories

5. Rely on Balance Bar

1. Keep it Simple

When following The Formula’s 40-30-30 meal plans, avoid spending a lot of time calculating carbohydrate, protein, and fat grams. Rather, use the meals we have prepared and personalized for you. It’s best to choose one or two meals you like from the breakfast, lunch, snack, and dinner categories and make them often. I make the orange smoothie nearly every morning and have tuna, salmon, or chicken salad with an apple for lunch. Balanced meals become easier to stick with when you like them, they are easy to make, and they have you feeling balanced and hunger-free for four hours at a time. Once you have mastered making your favorite few meals, you can choose from a wider variety of meals or begin to design your own. Balanced meals can become a lifestyle when you remember to keep it simple.

2. Eat On A Regular Schedule

40-30-30 Formula meals should be eaten every four to five hours to help maintain steady blood sugar, eliminate hunger, and keep you in your fat burning zone. You may need to adjust your meals according to your schedule. For example; breakfast at 8:00 a.m., lunch at noon, a snack at 4:00 p.m. and dinner at 6:00 p.m. is ideal for my schedule. Meals are four hours apart, with two hours between a snack (smaller meal) and dinner. You can simply adjust meals to fit your schedule or add a snack whenever necessary.

3. Reduce Starchy Carbohydrates

If you want to see the fastest fat loss, follow The Formula Fat Flush program. This program is ideal for those who want to accelerate fat loss to near genetic maximum rates by eliminating starchy carbohydrates and replacing them with medium to low-glycemic carbohydrates. Your 40-30-30 balanced meals will contain plenty of high-fiber foods that are easy to prepare and taste great. You will experience even tighter control of insulin and glucagon and begin to burn unwanted body fat even faster.

4. Don’t Drink Your Calories

Avoid getting stuck in the habit of drinking unwanted carbohydrate calories from juice, soft drinks, sweet tea, coffee drinks, lemonade, beer and alcoholic beverages. Cut way back and eventually eliminate these high-calorie beverages completely. Create new beverage habits with pure water, green, white or black unsweetened tea. If you drink a beer or glass of wine, have it as part of your meal and limit your consumption.

5. Rely on Balance Bars

Balance bars are a convenient tool as a snack or before exercise, when you don’t have time to make a balanced meal, They contain the 40-30-30 ratio of carbohydrate, protein and fat with vitamins and minerals and can keep a sweet tooth in check. I recommend using one or two per day. Gene and I have been using the Balance Bar for more than 20 years.

Joyce Daoust is a Certified Nutritionist and national best selling co-author of:

THE FORMULA, A Personalized 40-30-30 Weight Loss Program.

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