I’m all about the speed.
Fast fat loss beats slow every time and there are reasons.
When I start a new client off we always address the ” Big Rocks”. Because I know my client is going to need to have some small victories on the scale and in her clothes really fast to keep her commitment.
The Big Rocks are those things in your diet that when we eliminate or get you a healthy substitute we see dramatic changes in your body quickly.
I call soft drinks and fast food the Big rocks. When you move the big rocks first you start feeling better and seeing results faster. You need those types of small victories in the beginning to get traction and to stay on course.
By simply eliminating soft drinks(full calorie and diet) I can guarantee a quick 5 to 10 pound loss in the first 10-14 days. This is the kind of result that can get you pumped and help you stay on track during those crucial first 30 days.
The fast visible results gives you momentum and confidence. Two things you need now to stay on track toward your bigger goals.
To transition off soft drinks I recommend you first make sure you’re getting in at least 8 glasses of 8 ounces of water a day. It’s more than you think it is. That’s your first step, make sure you’re hydrated.
If you can drop soft drinks cold turkey, more power to you! But some people can’t.
I recommend using Green Tea or Mio-water enhancer as soft drink substitutes to help the transition away from soft drinks.
See it goes beyond just how many calories are in the soft drink. Because as you know some of the diet drinks have “0” calories. We’ve known that the sweetness of the drinks and the chemicals in the drinks were causing people to literally eat more. Now the research is starting to catch up to what we’ve known all along.
Here’s some recent research came out of England.-The full article: Two Sugary Drinks a Day Can Dull Taste Buds, Study Claims.
From the Guardian London– “The research suggests that within a month those who drink sugary beverages are left with a dulled sensitivity to sweet tastes. This leads to an increased preference for high-calorie and sugar-laden foods, creating a “vicious cycle” as consumers look for their next treat…..”
The researchers first worked with obese individuals. “These obese people rated their perception and enjoyment of sweet and salty tastes. The obese participants tended to rate identical drinks as less sweet than the lean ones did.”
They then asked the lean recruits to drink soft drinks for two weeks. They found that after even as little as two days drinking soft drinks and taste was dulled.
Dr Hans-Peter Kubis, of the University of Bangor, said the dulling of taste buds can lead to a “vicious cycle” as consumers of sugary drinks tend to more sweet and calorie-laden food to compensate. The compensation isn’t eating an apple either. The foods craved are high calorie snacky foods.
This vicious cycle is what you want to avoid. And getting soft drinks out of your diet can go a long way to killing the overereating cycle.
I agree getting soft drinks out of your diet can be a challenge. But the payoffs are dramatic. When you dump them it makes all of the other adjustments easier to make.
I’m going to leave you with this video.
Get ready because this very proper lady in it gets surprisingly hardcore against soft drinks.
She get’s really passionate, almost militant about why you need to get these out of your diet. And…..I like that.