I’m counting every calorie I put in my body, I haven’t had pizza or ice cream in like 2 years and I’m running so many miles every week I could change my name to Forrest Gump.

So why in the “F” am I not getting results???

This was me back in the day. I was working so. damn. hard. Yet my body just wouldn’t change.

Now when I look back I realize most of the things I thought I was “supposed” to do in order to be fit + healthy were actually working against me.

It’s taken me years and a lot of trial & error, but I’ve learned the real deal when it comes to transforming the body.

If you’ve ever felt confused about what works, or like nothing you do gets you the results you want, then you’re in the right place my friend!

Over the next four weeks I will be going over where to start when you want to change your body. The first steps to a Body Transformation.

LIMITING-FACTORS

I’ve been at this fitness + nutrition thing for a while now and there are TWO limiting factors that keep most people stuck.

I’ve even based an entire system on transforming these two areas, so that people can finally start to get the results they deserve.

This system is called the M+M Method. And no, you don’t sit around eating candy all day, if that was the deal I’d be a gajillionaire.

It’s a method based on the TWO THINGS we must reset in order to begin a body transformation. The M+M Method is where we should focus to jumpstart our body so that we can finally start seeing results.

WHAT IS THE M+M METHOD?

Very simply, here it is…

Reset Your Metabolism + Reset Your Mind = Total Body Reset

In today’s post, we’re just going to focus in on the Metabolism Component.

METABOLISM

  • Listen, if your metabolism isn’t working properly, you are REALLY going to struggle to get results.

  • If you want to transform your body, YOU MUST FIRST BALANCE YOUR METABOLISM!

  • This is why, if all you’re focusing on is counting calories, you’re probably not getting the results you want.

I have created FIVE steps to resetting the metabolism:

  1. Understand How Your Metabolism Works

  2. The Foundation

  3. Eat Smart

  4. Move

  5. Tame Your Stress Monkee

Today we’ll be going over steps 1 & 2

UNDERSTAND YOUR METABOLISM

What is the Metabolism exactly??

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Releasing hormones, breaking down food, moving muscle… it’s all part of your metabolism.

WHAT YOU NEED TO UNDERSTAND:

  • The metabolism is a HUGE subject.

  • Luckily, there is a starting point where we can all begin. Then we start making tweaks.

  • The metabolism doesn’t care if you want to drop 10 pounds. Its main focus is to keep you alive. If it feels the slightest threat, it will do what it can to protect your “precious” fat stores.

  • The Eat Less, Exercise More model (that most everyone turns to when they want to lose fat) actually causes stress to your metabolism from TWO angles:

  • Eat Less = Your metabolism thinks you might be about to starve (Metabolism tells the body, “Hey! store some fat!! We’re about to starve!!”)

  • Exercise More = Your metabolism thinks you are continually being chased by a hungry tiger (Metabolism tells the body, “Hey, stop everything and raise the blood sugar!! We’re about to be eaten by this tiger!!)

  • Eat Less, Exercise More can work for a short period of time, but usually only for 4-10 days, after that you need to change up your approach.

  • There are TWO KEY Metabolic hormones that determine how well you burn fat OR how easily you store fat.

  • These hormones are insulin and cortisol. We really want to focus on regulating these little critters first because we have a lot of influence on them through diet and lifestyle.

THE FOUNDATION

There are TWO things you must be doing for any of this to work. These two things are your foundation and where you should be starting if you truly want to balance your metabolism.

Ready to hear this?

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You MUST…I mean seriously, you MUST be getting enough sleep and you MUST be drinking enough water.

  • Without enough water your metabolism cannot do its job. This means without enough water, your metabolism will be a slug.

  • Lack of Sleep:

  • Your metabolism cannot fully reset overnight

  • Your hormones get disrupted (including the hormones that cause hunger, stress hormones and fat storage hormones)

  • Thyroid will downregulate

  • Your blood sugar is raised which results in fat storage

  • OH- and by the way… while you’re sleeping your body will eventually tap into fat for fuel… if you sleep long enough, you will LITERALLY burn fat while you sleep!!

Okay, I think I’ve given you enough to ponder for today.

I want to let you know that you can always start over and you can always become different. Believe in yourself and believe that you CAN change your body and your health.

It’s not too late and you’re not stuck.

Be sure to come back next week for PART TWO. We’ll be chatting all about the role of nutrition in resetting your metabolism and I”m going to give you a couple of tips that just might change everything for you.

If you found this info valuable + you want to go deeper with me, I have a brand new program that is coming out really soon.

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See you next week my friend!

XO

Alicia

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