Is your pillow making you fat? Probably -- if you don’t spend enough time with it. Sleep depravation may cause us to eat more, and to eat unhealthy foods – especially those that are calorie dense. Lack of sleep affects hormones such as leptin and ghrelin which control our hunger levels.
Burn & Build Body Lifestyle
THE QUICK FIX LASTS FOR AN INSTANT –
THOUGHTFUL CHANGE LASTS A LIFETIME
1 Train your mind
Ah, it's your biggest muscle. Put it to work and get it on board to plan your workouts and help you to make healthy choices. If you can visualize yourself as the person you want to be transformed into, nothing will stop you from getting there. The guide book accompanying your Detox Kit will help you connect your mind and body during the 14-Day Detox. Take our Personal Vitality Survey and see if you want to improve your results.
2 Use a pen
Write your goals and visions down. Think of it as your personal business plan. Then condense it to a few words and keep it with you at all times. We keep ours on a card in our wallet so we have to see it and confirm it every time we pay for something. You can track your daily activity in the Detox Guidebook in your Kit. It's "old school" wisdom for making your Detox more successful. You can read Rick's Personal Detox Journal for insights into typical and not so typical days.
3 Figure out what rocks you
Some of us love weight training, yoga, bicycling, swimming, or running. Sometimes we love hauling rocks and landscaping our yards. We love sex. Use what you love doing to get and stay in shape. Make your plan around it and be consistent. Exercise during your Detox. Even a dedicated walking program will amplify the results of our Program. If you workout intensely, you'll want to continue working out at a more moderate level.
4 Invest in fitness like it’s your 401k
If you’re getting in shape for summer — great. But what happens in the fall? Or next year, or ten years from now. Commit to the long term; make choices that will support you for the rest of your life. It’s called the Burn & Build Body Anti-Aging Lifestyle. Invest in it daily. You'll find that you are creating new eating and lifestyle changes effortlessly during the 14-Day Detox. By doing the Detox twice a year, you solidify and increase your gains (or fat losses) and keep your body healthy. You want it to be healthy, strong and fit when you choose to retire!
5 Eat often and well
One meal a day will make you fat. Coffee and a muffin for breakfast will make you soft. Eat enough sugar and you’ll need anti-depressants. Learn about food. Eat five to six small meals during the day and always have some protein on your plate before noon. Power-up with a Protein Lean Power Food drink for your snacks, or at breakfast with fruit. The Detox Program Guide Book will provide you with food choices that you can use for a lifetime. See our Lifestyle Section for inspiration and details.
6 Shop with a list
Our Detox shopping list includes—Almonds, oatmeal, brown rice and buckwheat cereals, organic eggs, turkey, chicken and fish, sweet potatoes (especially white sweet potatoes), organically grown fresh vegetables, berries and organic fruit that’s in season, olive oil, coconut and goat’s milk yogurt, and super grains like quinoa, amaranth and millet. Our “ice cream” of choice is made from coconut milk and is sweetened with agave instead of refined sugar. The coconut milk ice cream really isn't in the Detox Program... so save that for when your done to celebrate. Meanwhile see our Lifestyle Recipe Section for Protein Lean puddings, vegan gluten free scones, cookies and other Protein Lean recipes.
7 Drink up
Our bodies are composed of somewhere between 55 and 78 percent water. About 20 percent of our water intake comes from food, so you have to make up the difference with the real thing. Drink spring or filtered water. Save the tap water for your shower. Water will help your body process toxins and clear your liver and kidneys more quickly. Make sure you drink at least 8 glasses of water a day. Drink more water if it's hot or you exercise intensely.
8 Count the black and white sheep
Get enough sleep. Get enough quality sleep. If you’re working out, this is where your muscles recover and grow. Loose enough hours of sleep and you’ll propel yourself down a path of tired overeating and aging. You'll increase your Detox results and lose more body fat when you sleep enough. Try getting 7 to 8 hours of sleep each night for the 14 days that you are on the Detox and see what happens.
9 Think outside of time
Don’t ever blame anything on your age. Pick on something else, something you can change. If you can’t change it, you’re stuck. Think like a warrior, you want your obstacles to be opportunities – not blocks. By committing to a Program like the Burn & Build Body 14-Day Anti-Aging Detox, you'll begin reversing your biological age and increase your personal power.
10 Stay inspired
Find someone to encourage and help inspire you. They’ll hold the transformed image you have of yourself even when you forget. Check in with us frequently as a reminder and stay committed… soon you’ll be inspiring someone else. "Like" our Facebook Page for inspiration, and to be a part of our health conscious family.
LIVE LONG AND POWERFULLY