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Why People On The 56 Day Diet Get Frustrated!

I am sure you have heard a lot about the 56 day diet. Truth be told I am a fan, it is based on non-processed foods, it emphasizes protein, it is pretty epic. I have several clients who have done it and then came to me some who are currently trying it. Overall good stuff!

Now the common frustration I hear from clients and others who have used it is… “I have stopped losing weight and I am doing exactly what it says”. In short, they get frustrated with the 56 day diet because they end up hitting a plateau and don’t lose any more weight and like any rational person they want to know why.

In my opinion, the reason they stop losing weight is because they continue to eat the same amount of food (calories) and they aren’t tracking how much they are eating. Yes, those calories are a much better quality of calorie, but to lose weight you must be in a caloric deficit, you must be taking in few calories than your body needs.

If you eat 3,000 calories of broccoli or 3,000 calories of ice cream you will gain weight. But I will bet you can’t eat 3,000 calories worth of broccoli, that would be really hard lol.

If that’s the problem, what is the solution?

Simple, track your food in the Free App Myfitnesspal. Continue to eat the same foods, but track how many calories you are consuming over the course of a week and find the average amount. If the average amount was 1,500 calories and you didn’t lose any weight lower your calorie count to 1,400. If you lose weight, AWESOME, keep going. If you don’t drop some more calories.

Another idea is to eat the same amount but start working out. When you workout you will burn extra calories which will put you into a caloric deficit which will make you lose weight. Bonus tip, if you only have 30 minutes, skip the cardio and lift the weights…SO MUCH MORE EFFECTIVE!

The process is simple, not easy…if that makes sense ;-).  

Go be awesome!

KELLEN LAKE – Trust…but verify ;-).

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PSS – See a yummy recipe below ;-).

Coconut Macaroons

Ingredients:  

  • 2 large egg whites  
  • ¼ cup honey  
  • ¼ teaspoon sea salt  
  • 2½ cups unsweetened coconut flakes

Directions:  

  1. Whisk egg whites to stiff peaks with a hand blender.
  2. Gently whisk in honey and salt.  Fold in coconut flakes.
  3. Place bowl in fridge to chill for 30 minutes.  
  4. When ready to bake, Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.  
  5. Fill a melon baller with batter (firmly packed)  
  6. Release batter onto a parchment paper lined baking sheet, and bake for 10-12 minutes, or until macaroons are golden brown.
  7.  Cool for at least an hour.  Serve and enjoy!
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