Yup, I’m breaking down my personal weight loss strategy for the new year. As most of you know, 2022 brought us identical twin girls! That means I was pregnant and had babies in 2020, 2021 and 2022! Not surprisingly, I’m not feeling as amazing in my body as I want to be!
Before you continue much further into this post, head to the Primal Potential podcast because in episode 1051 I’m sharing all the details about how I set goals, how I track my progress and (most importantly) how I keep my goals top of mind as I move through my busy days. That information is super relevant and important, but since it’s on the podcast, we’re not going to dive into it here.
My time is in seriously short supply with 3 kids under 2, multiple businesses and a non-profit, which means the only approach that will work for me is a simple one! Here it is!
My Personal Weight Loss Strategy
Nutrition is reigns supreme when it comes to fat loss but I don’t subscribe to time-intensive strategies like counting macros, calories, carbs or anything else. Instead, I follow the very simple Golden Rules of Carbs and Fat Loss. Essentially, I save my carbs for either post workout or my evening meal and I watch the quantity, quality and pairing of the carbs.
Here are some episodes where I share lots of info on what that means:
I strength train 4 times per week, for 25-30 minutes per session. I do it at home with dumbbells and kettlebells – no time for trips to the gym in this season of life. Getting strong is critical for fat loss that lasts! If you don’t know where to start, hire a trainer! Even if you work with him/her for a few months, you’ll get the basics and can continue with what you learned on your own.
I get 10,000 steps per day. Seriously – sitting is the new smoking. It’s one of the deadliest behaviors we could habituate. Get up and move. You don’t need to jog or run, just walk at a leisurely pace. Often, I have one of my twins strapped to me in a carrier while I walk on the treadmill after Roman goes to bed, but no matter what, I get it done.
I drink 1 gallon of water today. To be honest, I usually drink more (because I’m pumping/breastfeeding two babies!) but the minimum is 1 gallon. Hydration impacts everything from metabolism to energy, immunity and more! Drink up!
I take 3 specific supplements to support my fat loss goals.
The first is called GBXFit and it’s the first of it’s kind. It’s a quadbiotic (prebiotic, probiotic, postbiotic and phytobiotic) with strains that are proven to support optimal body composition.
I also take Relief+, an all natural anti-inflammatory because most of us have systemic inflammation and inflammation impairs fat loss.
Lastly (on the fat loss front) I take Mood+ which is an all-natural adaptogen blend. It helps my body adapt to physical and emotional stressors because stress impairs fat loss.
If you want to follow along with my journey, I share the most inside the Primal Potential FB group. It’s free to join and an amazingly supportive and informative community!