How does it sound to have a slimmer, healthier you in just 28 days? Summer is just around the corner, and now is the time to make healthy changes. The 28-Day Slim Down is the perfect plan for summer slim. It can also help you feel healthier, happier, and have more energy for those long summer days. 

But first, let’s talk a bit about fat and weight loss in general. 

Did you know that after age 25, women’s body fat percentage increases by as much as 3% per year? By age 70 you could be the same weight with twice as much body fat. Without sufficient physical activity, muscle mass decreases and body fat percentage increases. This is dangerous because excess fat causes inflammation, which is the start of all disease. Cancer, heart disease and diabetes are all linked to high inflammation. To reduce inflammation and put the body back into a healthy state, the fat needs to be gradually burned off. In the process of losing the fat, most of us will gain a fair amount of muscle which helps us keep the excess fat off. The more muscle you have, the better your metabolism works, even after a workout. 

You may not know your body fat percentage at this point, but it’s safe to say that if you are 40 or over and aren’t very active...you have some work to do. The only way to know for sure is to get tested for body fat. You can usually request it at your local gym or contact a local fitness trainer. 

If you are 120 pounds or under please don’t try to slim down. You just need to be more active (try weight lifting) to turn that fat into muscle. Being underweight is also unhealthy. 

If you are over 120 pounds and feel like you could use a slim down, this is the plan for you. It’s easy to follow and you will not feel hungry. You will feel full and have great energy! 

Losing body fat is normally really hard work and it can take time. In order to lose 1 pound per week, you have to eat 500 calories less than your daily calorie count, which is the amount of calories you have to stick to in a day to maintain your current body weight. Women, on average, should be able to lose 1 pound per week on a 1,500 calorie per day diet. If you are more active (working out 5 or more days per week) then you can probably eat 1700 calories per day. If you are less active, stay closer to 1,500 calories, or even 1,200 calories if you want to speed up your weight loss. Again, don’t try to lose weight if you are 120 pounds or under. 

To lose fat, you have to burn more calories than you eat. Working out daily (shoot for a heart rate of 50-70% of your max heart rate) or even just going on a long daily walk is helpful. The more you move your body the more calories you will burn. Taking at least 10,000 steps per day is a healthy lifestyle that lends itself to a slim body. On the other end of the equation, controlling calorie intake is critical. The fewer calories you eat, the more important each calorie is as far as nutrient content. It becomes more important to only take in healthy, nutrient dense calories so that you don’t create nutritional deficiencies. The foundation of your eating plan should be water, vegetables and some low carb fruits. 

Weight loss is simple as far as the theory of the numbers goes, but it can be a challenge to stay healthy while you lose weight. It is something you should do with the guidance of a doctor, or use a plan designed by a doctor. 

Now let’s get back to that 28-Day Slim Down plan. This where it gets a LOT easier. 

The plan I endorse as a physician is the 28-Day Slim Down from Hotze Vitamins. It comes with a Skinny Pak vitamin pack, a vegetarian low calorie protein powder, and a Slim Down guide. 

Taking a few high quality, all natural supplements to increase your metabolism is extremely helpful. A little boost in metabolism tends to make up for both a slower metabolism as well as that occasional cheat day we may subconsciously reserve for ourselves. 

Dr. Hotze’s Bodyworks Plus formula in the Skinny Pak contains Garcinia Combogia, which helps reduce cravings and hunger. This can be helpful to keep from late night snacking which can slow your metabolism all night long. For a lot of people, fixing the between meal cravings for unhealthy snacks can be a game changer. 

Another nutrient that’s really helpful for weight loss is Green Coffee bean extract. Green coffee bean extract is basically unroasted, raw coffee beans. Roasted coffee beans have some antioxidant power, but they lose most of it during the roasting process.  Unroasted (or green) coffee beans have all of their natural antioxidants and nutrients and can be seen as a superfood in moderation. Green Coffee bean has been shown to boost metabolism and improve blood sugar regulation. This helps the body get into a more intense fat burning mode. 

Starting the day with a protein shake will be encouraged during the 28 days, which will help speed up weight loss. A high protein and low carbohydrate breakfast sets the tone for fat burning and for healthier eating throughout the rest of the day. The Pure Pea Protein Powder is a completely vegetarian protein powder that is also gluten, dairy and sugar free. It’s naturally sweetened and has a great texture and flavor. It’s definitely our favorite protein powder.

Within the 28-Day Slim Down Guide, you receive: 

  • An introduction to the program
  • Guidance on what to eat and when
  • A thorough food list of what you should and should not eat
  • 5 breakfast smoothie recipes using the Pure Pea protein that comes with the plan purchase
  • 13 slimming lunch/dinner recipes
  • Ideas for snacks and sides
  • A 28-day suggested meal plan
  • A blank 28-day meal plan 

The most often reported benefits of the 28-Day Slim Down program are: 

  • Fat loss
  • Improved energy
  • Better moods
  • Clearer thinking
  • Better sleep
  • Less hunger
  • Improved self confidence 

The 28-Day Slim Down plan is comprehensive, easy, and the healthiest way to lose a few pounds. You’ll love your food and recipe options, how healthy and happy you feel, and you will also love your fat loss results. Be sure to measure before you start! 

Committing to the 28-Day Slim Down plan now creates valuable benefits for the rest of the year. Right around the corner is summer, and you can see how itt will be handy to be a little slimmer for those months. You will also be happy to be a bit slimmer for back to school, and then the holidays. It’s a spring gift to yourself that you will love you for. 

Maybe it’s the perfect Mother’s Day gift to yourself? 

If you have questions or want to talk to a certified nutritionist before you start, contact Hotze Vitamins today at 1-800-579-6545.

 

Happy Slimming!