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Published on January 16, 2013 by   ·   No Comments
Sharon Jane

Sharon Jane

Oh, the beginning of January, you know what that means right? It means every gym and stadium is super packed, every diet book is flying off the shelves, and every supplement company is trying to push their latest “fat loss pill.”

Why?  Because losing weight and exercising is one of the top New Year’s resolutions…every year!

I absolutely love seeing people make the decision to make a positive change in their weight and their health and love seeing people adopt a new healthy eating and exercise plan.

Here’s what I don’t love.

I don’t love, or shall I say hate, diet pill companies that promote their “magic” potions and pills as the easiest and best way to lose weight and keep it off. I know hate is a strong word, but what upsets me the most is many of these companies take advantage of well-meaning people who want to make a positive difference in their health and sell them products that may not work or (even worse) do more harm than good by damaging their metabolism.

I am going to make a bold statement here and say that if a “diet” programme requires you to purchase their pills and shakes to make the diet work, you should be very, very cautious (and probably look for a different programme).

I can tell you with 100 per cent certainty that all you need in order to successfully lose weight and keep it off is wholesome, natural food…and that’s it! Oh, and water, of course. But you don’t need any magic pills or shakes to drop the excess fat off your body and keep it off for good.

That is why I teach my clients and my readers exactly how to use REAL, delicious and wholesome foods in order to boost metabolism, feel energized, and lose tons of fat at the same time.

If you’ve been following my articles for some time, or if you’ve just started, you’ll quickly see that I am not a fan of pills and keep my supplement recommendations to an absolute minimum. Real food is always BEST.

But there are a few supplements (just a few) that I do take myself sometimes.

I would say that, by far, one of the most important supplements I take  is a high quality Vitamin C supplement

“Sharon if you’re not a fan of pills, why is this one so important?”

Let’s put it this way…. If you have excess fat on your body you want to lose, if your joints ache in any way, if you feel fatigued during the day, if you have a family history of diabetes or heart disease, you MUST take in a sufficient amount of Vitamin C

Our bodies cannot survive or function properly if they don’t get enough essential vitamins. Our bodies need vitamins  but cannot make them on their own so we must get them from the foods we eat.

Fruits high in Vitamin C includes guava, apples, tangerine, lemons, oranges, African cherry (agbalumo), pineapple, pawpaw, watermelon.

Now, you tell me, after quickly reading the fruits listed above, which ones do you think people are consuming the most? Aside from fruits, I also recommend  the following:

First, I highly recommend you make organic eggs, croaker and sardines, and walnuts a regular part of your healthy weight loss plan.

Second, I highly encourage you to supplement your eating plan with enough vegetables  too. One of my very favourite fruits is water melon ( I think it’s the fruit in season now) . My love for this fruit is not only for its quality and purity, but also for its anti-oxidant properties not present in some other fruits. The good thing is that this fruit is very low in saturated fat, cholesterol and sodium. It is also a good source of potassium, and a very good source of Vitamin A and Vitamin C. Remember that moderation is the key. You must not overeat.

If you were going to take just one supplement each and everyday, this is your best bet. Not only will it help your body naturally burn off unwanted fat, it will enhance your heart health, balance your blood sugar and minimize joint pain.

If you want to make a true difference in your weight, health and energy levels in 2013, make sure put Omega-3 or healthy oils on the top of your food list and complement them with  powerful proteins and low carbohydrate foods,

At Body Confidence Fitness Club, we are prepared to help you achieve that body type you desire. We are coming up with a lot of programmes  for our clients in 2013 and I am sure you will benefit from them if you key in early enough.

It’s the special combination of these components I have developed that will fast-track you to fat loss:

1.  Detailed meal plans for every meal, every day for 14 days + 7 days of bonus meal plans.  Every once in awhile, you may just need a break from thinking…thinking about what you’re going to make, thinking about what might be tasty to eat, and thinking about what would be the best choice for you to lose weight in minimal time. We shall take the guesswork out and give you every meal, exactly as it should be eaten and prepared.

2.  We have manipulated certain foods in just the right way to decrease inflammation and maximize your metabolism. Something we do with our one-on-one clients when they want to see results fast is eliminate certain foods that may be causing inflammation inside their bodies and stalling weight loss. I have already done that in the Body Confidence meal plans, without having you feel deprived or eating boring tasteless food. We have been creating meal plans like these for more than 5 years and have really gotten good at making every meal taste delicious without including those foods that may be causing inflammation in most people.      3. We have included a simple, yet effective exercise programme that can be done right in your own home. Many exercise programmes do not take into consideration that we all have jobs, families, and lots of responsibilities everyday and we cannot spend hours at the gym each day. We made it easy for you by incorporating my favorite exercises I do at home into one exercise programme. You’ll never have to work out two days in a row (and you’ll still drop fat)!

Body Confidence programme does not use unsafe or unhealthy tactics to accelerate weight loss. That is just something we would never do.

But by using safe strategies in a specific way, you can see the pounds drop quickly in the next 21 days (or 28 days if you use the BONUS meal plans). To add to your “winnings,” I’m putting together a health section just for Body Confidence Gym members. For a limited time, send any questions to me at or send me a personal message at www.facebook.comBodyConfidenceFitnessClubI’ll answer the best questions  and I’ll post it in the  members’ area, just for you! I hope you’ve gotten a better understanding of what The Body Confidence programme is.

This year 2013, become healthier, happier and more productive by meeting your fitness goals.

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