"Our food should be our medicine, and our medicine should be our food."
It's a TOTAL mess out there, isn't it!?
Crazy nutrition/diet apps, fad diets, and crazy advice from friends and family that may or may not hold any credibility...
#BullFrog FiT offers meal plans and training programs that have proved to be successful. Let me work for you and teach you what I've already taught so many others and applied to my own life.
First and foremost - let us talk about some of the fundamentals of the healthy nutrition plan I offer, what makes me different, and why it works so well!
What is more important;
Nutrition or Training?
Nutrition and Training are equally important; they go hand in hand and you'll need both to reach your true potential. Without diet, you're body WILL NOT get the proper nutrients it needs to perform efficiently. Without training, you will not be able to maintain or grow lean muscle, which is a necessity for burning fat. Proper diet and frequent exercise will also enhance your daily life, giving you more energy, increasing longevity, and protecting you from the number of diseases; both mental and physical, that come with a sedentary lifestyle.
“All great achievements require time.”
A lot of people get overwhelmed with the current state they are in, completely dreading how long it will take them to feel physically fit or healthy again. One of the most important lessons to learn before starting one of my programs, is that the results WILL come. It WILL NOT happen overnight, and for some of you, it may even take a year or longer to reach your goal. My advice is simple and a continuation of Maya Angelou's quote; "all great achievements require time, persistence, discipline, and desire to succeed."
My programs are designed to start you off with new lifestyle habits which will literally turn into second nature in no time. You WILL have great results on the 30 Day Challenge if you stick to the plan. "It will be the beginning of your new lifestyle, and the habits formed during the challenge will continue to produce results after completion."
The Importance of Buying Organic Food.
My question to you is simple, do you want to consume chemicals and pesticides within the food that you eat? Of course not!
Buy organic as much as possible to ensure your body is not 'fighting' to digest all of the processed, chemical rich foods out there.
Yes, you may have to pay a little more, but when it comes down to it, can you afford not to eat organic? We have no idea what the long term effects of some of these chemicals are doing to our body systems. I recommend to anyone who decides to join the team and start the challenge, to buy organic as much as possible.
*FUN FACT: A conventionally grown apple may be sprayed up to 16 times with over 30 different chemicals.
We get so used to eating processed foods, that when we stop, we think we are STARVING! You're body realizes that it is missing all of those artificial sweeteners and hydrogenated fats and bleached flours, so it goes into panic mode telling you that you are starving; these are known as cravings, and sometimes referred to as 'withdrawals'. There is a difference between cravings and hunger! This normally happens to 3 out of 10 people on my programs, but the feelings subside after about a week or so, as your body begins to clean itself and adjust to the new, REAL food.
It's a good rule of thumb to stay away from the following foods while you are on or off the program...
- All processed foods (chips, cereal, energy bars, pizza, etc.)
- All sodas and soft drinks
- All fast food including Subway!
- Anything frozen except ICE!
- Candies, Cookies, Sweets
...NOW we can talk about Cheat Meals!
- Cheat Meals -
"You need them for your SANITY and your METABOLISM"
The 'ZigZag Effect' a.k.a 'The Cheat Meal' is a scientifically proven method to lose weight while maintaining lean muscle tissue, and it goes like this... When most people hit a 'plateau' they reduce their caloric intake, which is actually counter-productive for your metabolism; SLOWING it down to adjust for less food! Instead, if you 'ZIG-ZAG' your calories UP by having a CHEAT MEAL, your basal metabolic rate will readjust HIGHER to burn more calories. Not only with this help your metabolism to stay one step ahead of plateauing each week, you won't go absolutely MENTAL and BINGE on everything in sight after your program is complete. Cheat meals also reward you for your hard work each week, and allow you to have the snack or meal you have been craving all week GUILT FREE! An important key to note is unless you keep up on your weight training, your weight loss could be from lean tissue and NOT ONLY fat! So keep working hard and make a goal every week to have a set number of days of resistance training!
So YES- I believe in cheat meals not only as a personal opinion, but as a scientific fact. All of my clients are very happy about their weekly cheat meals and enjoy sharing some of their most amazing cheat meals with me. Cheat meals can be anything like a steak dinner, ice cream, pizza, lobster dinner, or a cheeseburger! I recommend not going off the deep end and indulging in things that are extremely processed or high sugar, but it's your cheat meal so ENJOY! The only rule I have about your cheat meals is: NO ALCOHOL!