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What is a Macro?

What is a Macro?

What is a Macro? Now that you signed up with me to change your lifestyle to Keto, Paleo or Carnivore, you need to learn how to calculate Macros (macronutrients). Each macronutrient yields a certain number of calories. One gram of protein yields 4 calories. One […]

Testimony of a Life Changed!

Testimony of a Life Changed!

My client’s words, her testimony can be yours! “Connie has been such a joy to work with. Her support is unconditional. If I ever have a question or don’t understand something, she is there to answer any questions, I may have. She has supported me […]

What is Insulin Resistance?

What is Insulin Resistance?

You have been yo-you dieting or been fed wrong information and trying every diet out there and it has only caused your metabolism to slow down. You were told to eat 3 meals and 2 snacks a day to keep metabolism moving or you totally don’t eat then binge eat at night mindlessly.
You even incorporated exercising daily for hours trying to make the scale budge, but your metabolic rate slowed down despite the exercise.
This is why the theory “Eat less, exercise more does not work long term” but resting metabolic rate will go up while you exercise. You just won’t be able to keep it up. You will create a “failure” attitude and that something is wrong with you and you just cannot figure out the problem.
What happens every time you eat, insulin goes up and sends messages to your brain and body to store fat. Carbohydrates turn to Glycogen in liver and then the liver stores the fat. — fats, proteins and carbohydrates — is broken down during digestion into proteins, micronutrients and glucose. The body uses the proteins and nutrients in cellular metabolism, immune function, and cell replacement. The body uses glucose as its basic fuel, which is carried by the bloodstream to individual cells.

Have you heard the term “Insulin Resistance” I did not until my research and several books took me there and that was the key to fit the lock to open the next door to my new happy fulfulling lifestyle.
I had interrupted sleep throughout the night, waking up dragging my feet, napping daily by 2pm to 3pm with severe mental fatigue, weight gain all over even though I was at gym daily at 7 am doing aerobics with weights. I thought I knew how to eat right since I have been a Certified Nutrition Consultant for 12 years and helped so many people but I was stuck at least for a little while. I blamed hormones.

Insulin is a hormone too. Over 80 million Americans suffer from insulin resistance, and it appears to be a disregarded topic by medical professionals. It’s actually pre-diabetic. A prescription drug one of the most highly prescribed one is often given when this can totally be reversed with proper nutrition. Women who are insulin resistant are at a higher risk of obesity, diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease, high cholesterol, breast cancer and poly-cystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) and infertility. It has also been implicated in Alzheimer’s disease in men and women.

Well personally my body was stuck, resisting any method I tried to released the stored insulin in my cells.
When we eat, the food is stored as fat.
However when we do not eat: Such as FASTING: Your body is now forced to burn the existing sugar (glycogen) that’s trapped in your cells to be released. In case you are wondering, you will not be burning muscle that is a myth which I will blog about in great detail.
Fasting insulin levels fall..energy comes from stored fat and sugar in your body.

However, you must flip the switch from sugar and carbohydrate burning to Fat Burning mode and you will do this without any medication or supplement!

This is the hardest but yet the best step you can do when you learn how to flip the switch and keep the switch on fat burning!

First you must invest in a consultation with me and I will help guide you with the necessary protocol to get you through the stages from sugar burning to fat burning! It will be worth every penny, I will guide you, give you the proper tools to open the door to unlimited power and useful energy and give you freedom from the tummy bulge, the afternoon slump, the interrupted sleep and get you back on the road to wellness!

You will be taught how to get into fat burning mode safely with food for at least 2 weeks, then we incorporate Intermittent fasting. Intermittent Fasting is something I practice daily. Personally, I eat lunch and dinner in a 6 hour or 8 hour window and do not eat the rest of the time. I have been in ketosis (fat burning mode) through this entire time because of the proper food choices.

Fasting is also like a Detox for your organs. It removes all the stored glycogen to get to that stubborn layer of fat surrounding your organs, liver, gallbladder and kidneys especially.

You will not be in starvation, your body is using your own stored fat. This also increases your oxygen and your energy will be soaring, nor-epinephrine increases and your resting energy expenditure goes up burning more energy if you should fast through Day 4…but we won’t scare you with that now..Many athletes use this approach to reach Autophagy which will be described in another post. Actors like Hugh Jackman aka Wolverine use this method to get into his great physique to play his role as this raises your Human Growth Hormone naturally without one needle.

So I strongly suggest if you want to invest in something to get you on the path to health and wellness and stop the insanity of paying all these weight loss centers and depriving your body and feeding it chemicals and preservative-filled food, then your next step should be to invest in a consult with me, the Messenger of Health. My protocol has ability to heal from the inside out, reversing insulin resistance, eczema, hypoglycemia, irregular sleep patterns, and it does not destroy metabolism, but increases it, and you will not be hungry.

High Fat and Low Carb Eating aka Ketosis

High Fat and Low Carb Eating aka Ketosis

What is a Ketogenic diet?  It is a new lifestyle approach in which you change your diet depleting it of carbs, and your glycogen levels drop and you enter into a state of ketosis—a process in which your body burns ketone bodies to avoid draining […]