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When you think of winter, do you think of comfort foods, delicious drinks, and warm, cozy clothes? I know I do! And with those things comes the risk of some extra weight gain. Enter the Amino Acid diet! This is the perfect time of year to order the drops and begin loading and then kick the new year off with starting the diet.

In addition to completing the Amino Acid diet, add these tips for extra weight loss and motivation.

1. Find someone who WILL help hold you accountable and make it fun! Reward yourself with a new shirt or shorts (depending on where you live!), day trip to a new location, or a fun activity with friends if you are able to keep the goals that you have set. Let’s be honest, for ladies especially, new clothes are the upside/downside of weight loss.

2.Be realistic. There are times that we all slip back into old habits. A new lifestyle takes time and patience to build. Forgive yourself and move on.

3. Keep your goals in mind. This is the time to decide your goals and determine how you will meet them. Make a list of foods that would be acceptable to eat during your Holiday based on the Phase of the plan you are in. You can also eat a small meal before you go. This will help to eliminate initial cravings and allow you to focus on one or two small food items that you can enjoy.

4. Our 21-day Amino Acid program is a great way to stay on track during this time of year. We also offer meal replacement shakes that are tasty and a quick way to feel full and satisfied!

                                              

The meal replacement shakes come in 4 delicious flavors - Chocolate, Vanilla, Strawberry, and Banana. During Phase 3 of the Amino Acid diet, you can add different fruits and vegetables to the shakes to add some additional nutrients.

5.WATER!!!Water is essential for our health and can help us meet our weight and fitness goals. Drink at least 2 liters of water each day. This will help curb cravings, you’ll feel full longer, and you will see multiple health benefits in addition to weight loss including clear skin, fuller hair, and more energy- all pluses during this busy time of year.

6.Relax – we know that stress adds weight, can affect our sleep, causes skin irritations. . . the list could go on and on! Take some time for yourself. Go to a movie, take a nap, go for a walk, call an old friend. Any of these things can help relieve stress.

7.Gratitude – I previously shared a post on gratitude and have linked it here. Did you know that listing 3-5 things that you are grateful for each day can actually rewire your brain for positivity?! A positive mind can overcome so much more than a mind that is bogged down with negative feelings and emotions.

During this winter season, we encourage you to try these tips as you embark on the Amino Acid diet!

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