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Pam’s Weight Loss Story

FRAME-Pam-BnA-Venus-ArticleLike so many of us Pam used to be a long distance runner.  There is nothing wrong with distance running, but it may not be the best strategy for fat loss like most of us thought.

The excess endurance workouts make us fatigued, drive some of our needed hormones down, thus makes us extra hungry and then we overcompensate with extra food.  This hinders fat loss.

Pam has always loved working out, but when she switched her focus to resistance training and diet she found success.

Pam LAF gym

 Pam was one of our Venus Transformation contest winner.  Here is her story in her own words:

“Here I am a personal trainer who is supposed to be helping my clients get fit and I was not fit and a bit fat! I complained to my husband a lot about how horrible I felt. I just really didn’t know what to do and was feeling very low. I was at a high weight for me 159.8 and pulling my hair out.

Then I remembered Venus.

I had purchased ESE a while back and read it and it all made sense but it just wasn’t the right time in my life to implement it. I had listened to Venus podcasts before and thought the whole concept was nuts! I mean, I am a fitness professional- eating below 1000 calories and skipping meals is horrible for your metabolism!

Yes, I fell into so many of the fitness fallacies, it’s not even funny. I got every fitness magazine, email from too many health experts, books by the loads of people in the health field- I thought I knew it all. Well, obviously I didn’t.

So, I bought Venus in August and jumped in with both feet. The time was right for me and I needed to make a change. I kept the first month under wraps. I didn’t want to tell my husband and then have it not work. I remember finally telling him and being amazed at the results and happy to have finally found out what works for me.I feel like I have an advantage over a lot of the other girls in Venus. I have a lot of exercise experience, was familiar with all of the exercises, thrived on the weight workouts and have a bench and weights in my backyard so it was super easy to fit into my day.

Reading the blogs from newbies who haven’t really exercised or aren’t able to do more than a couple workouts a week made me feel like I was so far ahead of the game! And not only do I love working out, I really love the Venus workouts. I love how it’s hard work but not so crazy hard it leaves you wiped for the rest of the day. I was working for a women’s boot-camp style gym for the prior 3 years where we did a lot of box jumps, burpees, jump lunges etc and it was super fun but really exhausting.”

 

Beautiful-Pam-LAF-gym

I never felt like that after a Venus workout. In fact my body felt so great that I lifted almost every day of the last 2 months. And felt better and stronger every single day. 1-2 times a week I even got in double days. My body has always thrived on movement and the Venus workouts really have made a huge difference in my world.

There are so many things I have learned along the way these last 12 weeks.  I was a holier than thou, super judgmental, food snob who needed to relax, stop reading everything regarding health and fitness and just make it happen. Venus put me on the right path. The one I’ve wanted now for so, so long. I finally feel like I’ve got the magic ticket to life long health and fitness. There were a few stumble forwards along the way just like I had heard on so many of the podcasts. But that is life- it’s never just all smooth sailing.

FRAME Pam-Sherman-pretty-after-pictureOn a final note, I cannot really believe how this year has turned out for me. The beginning was so horrible. Death, illness, depression, injury- I was just a huge mess. To have turned almost all aspects around and be in the best shape of my life at 47 is thrilling! Not only did I go through with it, I rocked it and had a hell of a time along the way.

Thank you for this amazing program.
The community is amazing.
The program is phenomenal.
It is life changing.

Pam

Pam is on the left and still enjoys the Venus Lifestyle.

Pam still loves working out even more than ever now.  She enjoys summer vacations and time with her family.  We all have seasons of the year and seasons of our life.  We fluctuate a little as our bodies have these ebbs and flows and seasons.  But that is life.  Because of Venus we know what to do if we want to “work a little off”.   Sometimes we might get a little “off peak” after summer vacations, but it’s no big deal.  We slowly and patiently bring it back, and we KNOW it’s never the end of the world when we take the time to enjoy life a little.

Shampy Sherman-Boughner (the dog), and me with Pam couple of days ago when we recorded today's podcast.

Here’s the audio podcast where you can hear Pam tell her story:

Why losing extra weight is important for a healthy you

Losing weight is one of the health concerns that stays fresh in our minds. Apart from beauty benefits, healthy weight loss has many other benefits. Key among the benefits is improvement of health. Reduction of body weight has far reaching effects on the general health and well-being of a person. Having a weight loss diet plan is one of the ways that people have adapted to manage their weight.

Below are some of the reasons as to why losing weight makes you healthy:

Watch this first https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=youtube_gdata&v=z-nsFre6PXI

1. For a healthy heart: High blood pressure and high cholesterol are among the major risk factors for heart diseases. Reliable studies have indicated that accumulation of excess body fat causes blood pressure to increase. Being overweight also causes the liver to produce excess amounts of LDL(Low Density Lipoprotein) cholesterol. This is sometimes referred to as bad cholesterol as it sticks or accumulates on walls of blood vessels. This results into narrowing of arteries (atherosclerosis) and thus increasing the risk of having a heart attack or stroke. Loss of weight causes blood pressure to diminish and a reduction in the amount of LDL produced by the liver.

2. Avoid type 2 diabetes: Type 2 diabetes is also known as high blood glucose or prediabetes. It occurs when blood sugar level is higher than normal but not high enough for treatment of diabetes. People who have type 1 diabetes can develop type 2 diabetes. Being overweight makes it difficult for body cells to respond to insulin. The fats act as an insulating layer preventing sugars from moving into cells. This results in high blood sugar levels. We can prevent progression of prediabetes to diabetes by losing excess weight and maintaining a healthy weight.

3. Improved fertility: According to epidemiological evidence, being obese adversely affects reproduction. Excess weight and associated excess body fat cause disturbances in the sex hormone metabolism. This may result in menstrual disturbances and thus sub-fertility. Reducing excess weight can greatly reduce the risk of miscarriage and medical complications during pregnancy.

It also reduces chances of high rates of labour induction and difficult labour due to the increased size of the baby. Research has supported the claim that weight loss increases fertility in women. It leads to improvement in ovulation and pregnancy rate and outcome. Watch a video and understand how you can easily and naturally lose weight fast and enjoy the benefits of shedding off some unhealthy pounds.

Essential Tips On How To Drop 30 Pounds Of Fat In Just 1 Month

Majority of women wonder whether it is possible to lose 30 pounds in a month. Following your weight loss program strictly will help you to drop 30 lbs of fat in 30 days. Health dieting and proper workouts can enable you to lose 30 pounds in just one month. It is advisable to consult your healthcare provider, nutritionist and gym instructor prior to starting your ideal weight loss program. You should choose a program that is most ideal for you.

Golden Tips On How To Drop 30 Pounds Of Fat In Just 1 Month

Ideal weight loss program should help you to lose weight easily and quickly. You should be able to maintain your ideal weight even after finishing the program. The following are vital tips that can help you to lose weight in a month without experiencing any problem:

(a) Calorie shift: Fat metabolism is always boosted by decrease in calories. This is usually a robust eating plan that rotates foods in a unique way that increases your metabolism to burn large amounts of fat deposits on a consistent basis. It is an effective process in which you eat four meals daily that make you satisfied and full but never stuffed. Every day you should therefore be calorie shifting to increase fat burning. To get your diet plan for free go and check out my video http://youtu.be/4YA_QPwrSbM/

(b) Superfood shake: In order to lose 30 pounds in one month, you must focus on health dieting. You should therefore feed your body with the nutrition it needs in order to burn more fat and heal your body. It is therefore important to ensure you make a shake everyday using barley grass, wheat grass, spirulina and chlorella.

(c) PGX every day: This product is among the best blood sugar stabilizers that can help you fight fatigue, poor concentration, and nagging headaches. This will help you to drop 30 lbs of fat in 30 days. It is a popular starch neutralizer which basically helps to bind to carbs and sugars in your digestive tract and there-by inhibiting their absorption into your body. It is therefore a crucial secret to fat loss that very few people know.

exercises to lose 30 pounds fast(d) Choose the right exercises for you: Identifying your exercise preferences will help you to specifically focus on your goal towards losing your excess weight. You must have a clear view on what type of routines that best suits you. Your ideal choice can be running, power walking, swimming, aerobics or dance. You can also consider jogging around your neighborhood in the morning. Such routines can help you to lose 30 pounds in a month.

(e) Set your time: Exercising five times a week is enough and therefore there is no need to exercise on daily basis. You should stick to proper fitness routines in order to realize your goal quickly and easily. It is a perfect idea to set your time to have proper exercise. You should not compromise your weight loss goals due to poor time management.

(f) Always start by setting your goal: You should focus on gaining a positive outlook. You should write your goal where you can easily see them, like in your bathroom mirror. When you set your goal, like losing 30 pounds in a month, you can keep yourself more motivated and determined.

(g) Drink adequate amount of water: It is recommended that you drink 7 to 8 glasses of water daily. Water plays a crucial role in boosting the overall body metabolism. Increase in metabolic rate results to increase in fat burning.

In summary, following health dieting and proper exercise can help you to lose 30 pounds in a month. Women who follow the above tips easily drop 30 lbs of fat in 30 days. Sticking to your weight loss program will help you to lose 30 pounds in a month easily.

How to remove cellulite in a month easily

Cellulite are simply fat deposits that form underneath the skin and it takes months and at times, years to accumulate these deposits, however in this article you will learn how to remove cellulite in a month easily.

before I knew how to remove cellulite in a monthThe main cause of the occurrence of these fat cells called cellulite is over-indulgence in unhealthy foods such as fast foods and other fat rich foods.

Cellulite removal is a detailed procedure that takes weeks and at times months to complete and get rid of these deposits. For you to remove cellulite in a month, there are a number of things you need to do.

And this is what cellulite looks like on most women, and this is just a minor case of cellulite belonging to a woman who has simply forgot to exercise for a while.

What to do to remove cellulite in a month

Intense physical exercises 

If you want to banish cellulite fast, you need to undertake intense physical body exercises that include running, jogging, cycling and hiking among other body exercises. These exercises help in melting away the fat cells deposited underneath the skin thus enabling you to get rid of cellulite. There is need to be consistent while undertaking these exercises so as to speed up the fat burning process. In addition to this, consistency in physical exercises helps in preventing the likelihood of the fat deposits recurring once they are burned off. 

Strength training and toning 

Strength training and toning go hand in hand with body exercises as far as efforts to reduce cellulite are concerned. Building up your muscles and toning helps in removing cellulite within the shortest time possible. Though this training is causes great straining , it leads to excellent results within 3-4 weeks. While training to get smoother and healthier abs, it’s important that you should spare one day every week for your body cells and muscles to heal from the effects of this training. 

Review your diet to remove cellulite in a month

foods to remove cellulite in a monthThe main reason behind the accumulation of fat cells in the body and consequently formation of cellulite is over-indulgence in fatty foods. These foods produce too much fats than the body requires thus leading to the formation of fat deposits underneath the skin.

Therefore, it’s important to review your diet so that you only eat food that’s beneficial to your body. You should completely avoid eating foods rich in fats as these foods not only lead to the formation of cellulite but also dangerous diseases like obesity and hypertension. For more cellulite tips, watch this https://youtube.com/watch?v=lwb9EqSj6qk

Drinking enough water (about 6 glasses a day) helps in maintaining your body hydrated at all times and also speed up the removal of cellulite from your body. 

 

 

Tip for losing belly fat fast during and after pregnancy

In this article you will learn how to lose belly fat fast during and after pregnancy.

During pregnancy, most women tend to gain about 25 to 30 pounds. Besides the joy that comes with the pregnancy, they are also faced with trouble of belly and thigh fats. The unwanted fat is formed due to the hormonal imbalances that the body experiences during pregnancy.

How to get rid of stomach fat and love handles during and after pregnancy

There have been discovered numerous ways to get rid of stomach fat and even get rid of love handles. One of the most popular methods that helps lose belly fat is breastfeeding. This is mainly because lots of calories are usually consumed. This however, should be properly managed, alongside taking appropriate diet. Proper diet is not only important to the mother but also to the baby.

how to lose belly fat fast - get rid of love handlesInstead of taking a lot of food at one meal to cater for you and your baby, it is advised that you have regular well proportioned meals every day. Your meals should contain healthy snacks such as whole wheat crackers and fruits. You should also check your protein intake so as to assist you in muscle production.For more tips on losing thigh fat and get rid of love handles, watch this http://youtu.be/tvQJVi8Rdkc/

Your metabolism is also increased leading to burning of the excess fats. It is also very important that you avoid sugary drinks as they can lead to an increase in your insulin. Increased insulin will only lead to excessive belly fat. Instead of taking the drinks, take adequate water through out the day and on a daily basis

When looking after their babies, most women tend to suffer from deprivation of sleep. This is mainly because they experience tiredness and fatigue. It is advised that you should avoid heavy exercises that can exhaust your body and stop fat loss.

As your body gets stronger, you can then begin to take gentle activities and even take short walks to lose thigh fat. You can even opt to taken a fitness course and even lift weight just to lose the extra pounds. This will greatly help attain your previous body figure and shape.

What you get when you buy the Fatloss Factor Program

Lose weight fast books Here’s what you get when you buy the FatLoss Factor Program:
1. FLF Raw Foods diet e-book.
2. The perfect cleanse – videos that will teach you step by step how to do an easy cleanse and transform your liver into a fat burning machine.

3. The quick start Guide – tell you how to start and see results immediately.
4. FLF recipes ebook – a great book full of delicious and healthy recipes. Eat more and lose weight!
5. FLF grocery list – the aliments that help you burn fat
6. FLF Measurment Form – great way to track your daily results.
7. FLF Workouts. There are 3 workouts, Begginer, Intermediate and Advanced. This way you can choose the rhythm you want to lose weight.

8 The Fat Loss Factor E-book. Below you can read the table of contents for this amazing e-book.

Table Of Contents
Principle #1 – Prepare For Success ……..10
Body Measurements ……………..10
Principle #2 – Out With The Old, In With The New …………….13
Program Overview …………………13
Part 1 – Law Of Un-Adaptation …………………13
Part 2 – Get Rid Of Toxins ………………14
Principle #3 – Lifestyle-Un-Diet ………………….15
Functions of the Liver ………………………..17
Phase 1 – Master Cleanse (3 to 10 days) ……………………21
The Cleanse ……………………….21
Master Cleanse Diabetes Mellitus Type 2 Recipe ……………………..22
Phase 2: The Raw Foods Diet …………………………24
Why Raw Foods? ……………………..26
Managing Fruits ………………………..35
Liver Cleaning Foods …………………….35
D-I-E-T – A Four-Letter Word …………………………..38
Simple Carbohydrates …………………………39
Complex Carbohydrates ……………………….40
Glycemic Index ………………………….40
Fiber 40 For Life …………………………..40
Functions And Benefits Of Insoluble Fiber ………………………40
Benefits Of Insoluble Fiber ………………………………..41
Food Sources Of Insoluble Fiber ………………………..41
Functions Of Soluble Fiber ………………………….41
Benefits Of Soluble Fiber ……………………………..41
Food Sources Of Soluble Fiber ……………………..42
Proteins …………………………..43
Good Protein Sources …………………………43
Bad Protein Sources ……………………….43
The Skinny On Fats …………………………….43
Fats To Use ………………………………..44
Fats To Reduce And Avoid …………………………….44
Fat Loss Factor’s 15 Foods For Maximum Weight Loss …………… 44
1. Almonds, Walnuts ……………45
2. Beans, Sprouts ………………..46
3. Green Vegetables ………………………….46
4. Lean Beef, Buffalo, Chicken, Turkey …………………………….. 47
5. Oatmeal ……………………………………….47
6. Eggs ……………………………………………48
7. Nut Butters (Almond Butter, Cashew Butter, etc.) ……………….48
8. Olive Oil, Coconut Oil, Flax Seed Oil, Fish Oil …………………….48
9. Jasmine, Basmati, Brown Rice, Whole Grains ……………………..49
10. Vegetable Juices …………………………….49
11. Colored Fruits, Berries And Vegetables ……………………….50
12. Hemp …………………………………50
13. Whey Protein Powder ………………………….50
14. Wild Caught Salmon ………………………..51
15. Raw Or Lightly Pasteurized Organic Whole Milk, Cheese, Kefir, Yogurt …….51
Fat Loss Factor’s 15 Foods For Guaranteed Weight Gain ……………….52
1. Doughnuts, Pastries …………………….52
2. French Fries, Potato Chips ………………………..52
3. Store-Bought Juice, Fruit Drinks …………………….52
4. Decaffeinated Coffee ……………………………….52
5. Fried Fish, Fried Seafood …………………………53
6. Raw Clams, Oysters ……………………………..53
7. Lunch Meat, Smoked Meat, Hot Dogs, Bacon, Sausage ………………53
8. Alcohol …………………………………53
9. Soda ……………………………..54
10. Diet Pop, Diet Drinks ………………………………54
11. Deep Dish Pizza ……………………………..55
12. Ice Cream …………………………………..55
13. White Bread, Pasta ……………………………55
14. Sugary Breakfast Cereals, Candy ……………………………..56
15. Vegetable Oil, Shortening, Margarine …………………………56
Don’t Deprive Yourself Of These ………………………………………….56
Eat These Foods Together To Pack On The Pounds ……………57
Smoothie It Up ………………………………57
Base For The Shake ………………………58
Fat Loss Factor’s 3 Axioms Of Success ……………………….59
Axiom 1: Holiday Principle ……………………………………59
Axiom 2: Eat Something Raw At Every Meal …………………………….60
Axiom 3: Read Your Food Labels!! ……………………………………..61
Food Companies Fatten You Up And Make You Sick ………………61
“Whole Grain” Is A Marketing Lie ……………………………………..62
High Fructose Corn Syrup (HFCS) ……………………………..62
Trans Fats ……………………………………………62
Additives, Colorings, Flavorings, And Preservatives ……………..63
Sugar Substitutes ………………………………..63
MSG (Monosodium Glutamate)…………………..63
Added Salt …………………….64
What You Don’t Want To See On A Food Label ……………….64
“Is It Man-Made Rule” ……………………………….64
Structured Eating …………………………………..65
Branched Chain Amino Acids …………………..65
Cheat Day ……………………….66
How FLF Structured Eating Helps You Lose Weight ……………..67
Breakfast: The Most Important Meal Of The Day – Or Is It? ………………68
The Issue With Breakfast …………………69
What’s Causing This Hunger …………………………………70
Why Skipping Breakfast Assists With Fat Loss ……………………..71
The Fat Loss Factor Diet Plan Revealed ………………………………73
Lemon Water …………………………………73
Phase 1: Cleanse Your Liver………….. 74
Phase 2: Cleansing The Colon And Liver …………….74
Phase 3: Structured Eating …………………….74
Fasting Success Tips ………………………75
Structured Eating Amd Low Blood Sugar ………………………..75
Pick Your Weight Loss Plan …………………….76
#1 – Steady Weight Loss Calendar ……………………..77
#2 – Quick Weight Loss Calendar ……………………78
#3 – Turbo Weight Loss Calendar ……………………79
The 48-Hour Fast …………………..80
Principle #4 – Wash Away Fat With Water …………………81
Benefits of Drinking Water ……………………..83
Water Success Tips …………………….83
Principle #5 – Good Healthy Supplementation ……………..84
Top 10 Supplements for Healthy Weight Loss …………………….. 84
1. A Good Whole Food Multi-Vitamin/Mineral ……………………….84
2. Omega-3 Fish Oil Capsules/Liquid ……………………..85
3. Extra B Vitamins: ………………………85
4. Greens Powder ……………………..86
5. Probiotics ……………………………..86
6. Fiber Supplement: ……………………….87
7. Protein Powder …………………………87
8. Cayenne Pepper Pills ………………………87
9. Glutamine …………………………….88
10. Chamomile, Yerba Mate, Green Tea, Oolong Tea ……………….88
Principle #6 – Rebuild Your Body & Melt Fat All Day Long ……………..89
Six Work Out Excuses ……………………..89
1. Takes Too Much Time ……………………….89
2. Too Boring ……………………….89
3. Too Painful ……………………….90
4. Lack Of Motivation ………………………..90
5. No Commitment ………………………91
6. Too Intimidating ………………………..91
Reasons Why You Should Exercise ………………..91
Lingo: The Language Of Working Out ………………….93
Proper Posture Defined ……………………………94
The Law Of Adaptation …………………………94
Best Time To Exercise …………………………..96
Exercise: Suck Your Belly Button To Your Spine ………………………97
Suggested Workouts / Times ……………………….98
Changing It Up …………………………….98
Principle #7 – Sculpt Muscle And Trim Fat! ………………………..99
The Dreaded Cardio …………………………………99
High Intensity Interval Training …………………………99
Sample Workout #1 …………………………..100
Sample Workout #2: ……………………………100
Ultimate Fat Blaster ………………………………….101
Bonus Belly Fat Blaster ……………………………..101
Principle #7 Success Tips …………………………102
Principle #8 – It’s All A Mind Game…Relax ……………………….103
Stress And Weight Gain …………………………..103
How To De-Stress ……………….104
Fat Loss Factor’s Five Mindgrowth Keys …………………..104
Elements Of A Healthy Mindset …………………….105
3 Forms Of Exercise That Can De-stress Your Mind ……………………106
Yoga …………………….106
Tai-Chi ……………………………..106
Pilates ……………………………106
Principle #9 – No Breathe, No Life ……………………………..108
Deep Breathing Routine ……………………….108
Principle #10 – Rest Management ………………………….109
Top 7 Reasons To Get A Good Night’s Sleep ………………………109
12 Ways To Relax …………………………110
Principle #11 – Look Your Best To Feel Your Best ………………….111
Top Ten Makeover Tips ………………111
Principle #12 – Turning Your Program Into A Lifestyle ………………….114
Lifestyle Tips …………114
Motivation Tips ………………………..115
Depression/Self Esteem Issues …………………………115
Belly Fat Tips ……………………..116
Addressing Hypothyroidism …………………………..117
Binge Eating, Emotional Food Cravings, And Portion Control ………….117
Appendix ………….119
Tools For A Fat Loss Factor Kitchen ……………………..119
Fat Loss Factor Home Gym Equipment ………………………….120

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