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When I first launched this company back in February of 2007 I had all of my articles ‘locked up’ only for my clients. I decided that when I redid my website I was going to ‘unlock’ all of my articles so everyone can read them...
When I first launched this company back in February of 2007 I had all of my articles ‘locked up’ only for my clients. I decided that when I redid my website I was going to ‘unlock’ all of my articles so everyone can read them.
Diet is at least 80% of the challenge. Right off the bat I need you to know one thing: STOP starving yourself! My clients are always delightfully surprised at this. The key isn’t to starve. Actually, that’s exactly what you don’t want to do.
Nothing revolutionary. And that’s exactly why the MBT lifestyle works so well. This isn’t a liquid diet or a cookie diet or a grapefruit diet. It’s extremely sustainable, healthy and very realistic. The basics are simple: We want to eat lean proteins and complex carbs with as many veggies as possible. What does that mean exactly?
The big idea here is to keep our blood sugar stable! Hence why sugar is public enemy #1. Proteins and fats do not have much direct effect on blood sugar but carbs do.
As soon as you reintroduce carbs to your diet you will gain all of the 'weight' you worked so hard to lose, right back.
We have always been told fatty foods are high in calories and can lead to unhealthy levels of cholesterol and heart disease. But fat is also an integral part of a healthy diet, so it is important to know how to get the right kinds in the right amounts. Animal and vegetable fats provide valuable and concentrated energy.
I'm afraid that I will lose weight very slowly with the amount of carbs I'm eating or worse, gain weight!
When you cut all the carbs out of your diet, you will lose a lot of water weight right off the bat, but then gain it all back as soon as you reintroduce carbs to your diet.
What do I always say? Slow and steady! Have patience. Your body might be adjusting to years of yo-yo dieting. Your metabolism needs time to regulate itself. This can take from 30 to 90 days. It doesn't mean that this is wasted time, at all.
The best way to manage purposeless eating is to start finding ways to comfort yourself that aren't related to food. Stop sabotaging yourself and remove fattening trigger foods from your kitchen, dorm room, office, etc.
I never said you can’t eat pasta. It’s about making small sacrifices. Remember: It’s what we do most of the time that generates most of our results!
We are your Mirror!
Studies have shown that when people are about to do something they know they shouldn’t do and are forced to look at themselves in a mirror they hold themselves back.
Choose to be happy!
Choose to be happy by exercising and eating right. Choose to be tired and lethargic by eating poorly and being a couch potato. We’ll help you choose happiness!
– Adam Gilbert, MBT Founder