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TGIF! We Are Halfway There!!! #LetsGo

#TGIF!!! Today is day 15 of our February #Keto 30 Day Challenge and it’s time for our mid-month weigh in! We are officially 15 days in and we have 15 more days to go! Let me know how the 1st 2 weeks have gone for you!!! What successes and challenges have you had so far? What do you think you will need to do differently in order to maximize your goal achievement for this month? Here are some ideas that you can implement.

  • Consistent exercise/steps daily
  • Drink sufficient water (try it with 1 tsp of lemon juice and/or apple cider vinegar w/the mother)
  • Cut out sugar
  • Eliminate high carb food
  • Eliminate snacking
  • Get more sleep
  • Reduce stress
  • Believe & confess with your mouth that you CAN do it!!!
  • Get a partner who will hold you accountable!
  • Try intermittent fasting (daily 8 hour eating window of 12-8pm, 10-6pm or whatever works with your schedule)
  • Stick to Keto & IF!!!

Lastly here is a YouTube video on intermittent fasting and how it can help with fat loss.

Let’s get it!!!

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1 #Keto Week Down, 3 More to Go!!! Let’s Get It!!!

Happy Thursday!!!! How is everyone doing??? We are 7 days into our February 2019 #Keto and #IF #30DayChallenge already! Weigh in tomorrow morning and see how much progress you have made! We will be weighing in weekly to monitor our progress. Let me know how things are going.

Also check out this youtube video below from Dr. Josh Axe who is one of the foremost experts in keto, intermittent fasting and in natural medicine. I think its key that we learn these intermittent fasting tips so we can be successful in achieving our weight loss goals!!!

Let’s get it! πŸƒπŸΎβ€β™€οΈπŸƒπŸΎβ€β™‚οΈπŸ‘ŠπŸΎ

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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 πŸ’ͺπŸΎπŸ‹οΈβ€β™€οΈπŸƒπŸΎβ€β™€οΈ!!! 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! πŸ’―

***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!!! πŸƒπŸΎβ€β™€οΈ

https://youtu.be/67Ty4UjIwJ4

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