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Our January 2019 #Keto Diet and Fitness #30DayChallenge Starts Today!!! Let’s Get It!!!

Welcome to our January 2019 #Keto and #IF #30DayChallenge! I know you are ready to get this year started off Healthy and STRONG 💪🏾🏋️‍♀️🏃🏾‍♀️!!! We will eat a Ketogenic diet that includes eating clean with no processed foods & no added sugar or starches. The macros for the Keto diet include 75% fat, 20% protein & 5% carbs.

You can utilize the MyFitnessPal app to keep track of your daily macro intake. This means eating moderate amounts of lean protein, generous amounts of healthy fats including nuts and seeds, coconut oil, olive oil, avocados, grass fed butter and more. We will also eat vegetables & low glycemic fruit such as blueberries, raspberries and strawberries!

If you want to take your fat burning regimen to the next level eat your meals during an 8 hour window(12-8, 1-9 or 2-10). The benefits of intermittent fasting is life changing and I am a witness as I’ve lost weight, my cholesterol numbers are normal and I no longer have pre-diabetes!!! Our other goals for this challenge is to exercise (3-5 days weekly), eliminate/reduce stress in your life and commit to getting at least 7-8 hours of sleep daily! In addition I recommend you switching to eating organic and/or Non-GMO food. Below are labels that show you how you can identify foods that are organic and/or Non-GMO.

As always consult your doctor before beginning this or any other diet or fitness regimen.

For motivation on your diet and fitness journey follow my blog at:

www.monicaakerele.com

Let’s get it!!!

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Happy Healthy New Year 2019 – Our Keto #30DayChallenge Starts Tomorrow!!!

Happy Healthy New Year Everyone!!! I’m so excited about starting this January 2019 Keto diet and fitness #30DayChallenge with you tomorrow (January 2nd)!!! Many of you have called, texted, or messaged me on Facebook about starting this challenge and I’m so excited about you being a part of this awesome #30DayChallenge group. With that being said this is going to be an ACTIVE and EFFECTIVE year of goals being met, health issues ceasing because of the decision you have made to eat clean, intermittent fast, exercise, eliminate stress in your life and committing to getting more sleep!

If you are still on the fence about starting this challenge do what you can. Start small by committing to exercising at least 30 minutes or more per day for at least 3-5 days per week and by eating clean (eliminating sugar, starchy carbs and all processed foods).

Let me know if you are with me by responding to this post or by sending me a personal message by saying, I’M IN! Click on my blog website link below for the full Keto 30 day challenge details!

http://www.monicaakerele.com

2019 is going to be OUR healthiest year ever!

Let’s get it! 💯

***As an important reminder please consult with your medical doctor for approval before starting this or any other diet, 30 day challenge and/or fitness program.***

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Your December 2018 #Keto #30DayChallenge Starts TODAY!!!


Welcome to our December 2018 #30DayChallenge! I’m excited that you are taking this #Keto and #IF challenge with me! I know this is the time of year that is the hardest to stay on track for a number of reasons from holiday parties to family gatherings and the holiday blues that some of us may experience. For these reasons and more we have to be intentional about sticking to our plan for this month by remembering our WHY!

We will continue to eat a #Ketogenic diet that includes eating clean with no processed foods & no added sugar or starches. This also means eating moderate amounts of lean protein, generous amounts of healthy fats including nuts and seeds, coconut oil, olive oil, avocados, grass fed butter and more. We will also eat vegetables & low glycemic fruit such as blueberries, raspberries and strawberries! In addition if you want to take your regimen to the next level eat your meals during an 8 hour window(12-8, 1-9 or 2-10). The benefits of intermittent fasting is life changing and I am a witness! This month I lost 13 pounds, my cholesterol numbers are normal and I no longer have pre-diabetes! Our other goals for this challenge is to exercise (3-5 days weekly), eliminate/reduce stress in your life and commit to getting at least 7-8 hours of sleep daily! In addition I recommend you switching to eating organic and/or Non-GMO food. Below are labels that show you how you can identify foods that are organic and/or Non-GMO.

If you are on the fence about starting this challenge do what you can. Start small by committing to exercising at least 30 minutes or more per day for at least 3 days per week and by eliminating all processed foods & added sugars.

Let me know if you are with me by responding to this post or by sending me a personal message by saying, I’M IN! Click on my blog website link below for the full Keto 30 Day Challenge details and to follow my blog. As always consult your doctor before beginning this or any other diet or fitness regimen.

www.monicaakerele.com

We have 30 days left in 2018 so let’s finish it WELL! MAKE it get GREAT, HEALTHY and ACTIVE!!!

Let’s go!!!

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TGIF Check In – Intermittent Fasting News!

Happy Friday!!!! How are you? All is well here! I just wanted to have a #TGIF check in and see how things are going and to share an informative article on Intermittent Fasting that I ran across this week. I truly believe and know from experience that Intermittent fasting is an effective tool in weight loss and diabetes prevention/reversal. As I’ve shared before, I was well on my way to becoming diabetic but when I incorporated the intermittent fasting protocol of eating only between the hours of 10-6pm or 12-8pm as well as eating clean with no snacking, sugar, processed foods nor starchy carbs, it totally shifted my HbA1c numbers as well as my weight.

Let me show you how effective it is. Many of you know that I traveled to London/Paris this past June. Please believe I throughly enjoyed myself calorie wise and could not resist indulging in the pastries, crepes and chocolate… Need I say more? Well when I came back I had a great awakening when my feet hit the scale lol. I knew immediately that I had to get back on track. It’s been a week since I’ve returned and I’ve already lost the 5 pounds I gained in Europe. How? Intermittent fasting!!! Check out this article from Harvard Health on how this is even possible.

Let’s go!!!

https://www.health.harvard.edu/blog/intermittent-fasting-surprising-update-2018062914156?utm_campaign=shareaholic&utm_medium=twitter&utm_source=socialnetwork

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What May Be Hindering Your Weight Loss?

Happy Monday Motivation Day! We have reached the midpoint of our April 30 Day Challenge!!! Weigh in tomorrow to see what progress you are making. I would love to hear how the Keto and Intermittent Fasting is working out for you! There are times when you have to make adjustments to what you are doing especially if you have reached a plateau or if you have some serious insulin resistance that is trying to hold on to your fat reserves. Check out this video from Dr. Eric Berg. He gives some great tips that will help you to overcome any weight loss plateaus you may be experiencing. There are 5 things I know will help you to get over your weight loss plateau:

1) Reducing carbs – Eliminating sugar, potatoes, bread, and pasta, reducing fruit intake especially high glycemic index ones like pineapples and mangos.

2) Consistent Exercise

3) Getting adequate sleep – 7-8 hrs daily

4) Stress Reduction

5) Intermittent Fasting – Eating Window of 8 hours or less. Most people stay within the 10-6pm timeframe or 12-8pm.

Check out Dr. Eric Berg’s quick video link below for more tips!

Let’s get it!!! 🏃🏾‍♀️

https://youtu.be/67Ty4UjIwJ4

For motivation on your diet and fitness journey follow my blog at www.monicaakerele.wordpress.com.

Also follow me on Twitter @MonicaAkerele for even more motivation!!!

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How Badly Do You Really Want It?

Happy Tuesday!!! Today is day 19 of our #30daychallenge!!! This means we are in the home stretch with 11 more days to go in this March 30 day challenge and in the 1st quarter of 2018! How are things going? Are you on track to meet the goals that you set for yourself at the beginning of this year/month? How is exercising going? Have you been consistently getting a workout in at least 3-5 days a week? Are you having a hard time getting started on remaining consistent? Try setting a non-negotiable target of at least 8,000-10,000 steps a day or at least 30 minutes of #exercise per day. This plus implementing a Ketogenic diet (or whatever your dietary preference is i.e, Vegan, Whole30, Paleo) consisting of eating clean, organic or Non-GMO low carb vegetables/fruit, protein & healthy fats (no sugar) is essential. This plus integrating an intermittent fasting eating window of 12-8pm has helped me meet and sometimes exceed my weekly weight loss goal of at least 2 pounds per week.

My question to you today is how BAD do YOU really want the RESULTS you are seeking? Are you willing to lay aside all excuses and get it done? Are you willing to try new strategies (Keto, HIIT and/or Intermittent Fasting (IF 16 hrs daily) to see if it will help you to get over your weight loss plateau? Do your research (Start here – https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/intermittent-fasting-guide ) and consult with your doctor to be sure it is safe for you to do. Lastly here are some tips to getting consistent exercise in daily.

1. Make exercising a priority, do what you have to do for you! Aren’t you worth it? YES YOU ARE!!!

2. Work out 1st thing in the morning before you go to work or right after!

3. While watching your must see TV walk/jog/run in place, do sit ups, push-ups, stretching, lift weights…etc.

4. Move whenever you get the chance, force yourself to take a walk break at work on your lunch or on your 15 minute break.

5. Get a workout partner and hold each other accountable to a work out time & place.

6. Get a Fitbit device (Check out their website to discover their devices http://www.fitbit.com ) and join a community of other people trying to meet step goals! Let me know when you do so I can add you as a friend & challenge you to daily step challenges through the Fitbit phone app.

7. Just DO SOMETHING! Even if it’s just for 10 or 15 minutes a day be consistent & gradually increase your workout time in increments of 5 minutes each week. Make it a goal to eventually get to 30-60 mins of exercise per day for at least 5 days a week.

You CAN do it! I believe in you! Make the last 11 days of this challenge great, healthy & active!!!

Let’s get it!!!

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1st January 2018 Weigh in Day!!!

It’s our 1st weigh in day! Weigh in and see how much progress you have made! Also watch this keto success video from Dr. Eric Berg for more inspiration to stay on your keto & fitness journey!

Let’s get it!