Are you making these fat burning and nutrition mistakes without realizing it?

It’s highly likely.

You see, making any kind of progress with your nutrition and fitness can seem totally overwhelming.

There is so much information out there – in magazines, online, in books, on TV – telling you how to eat, how to exercise, how to detox… and it’s all completely contradictory:

One month the fitness magazines will tell you to eat 6 small meals a day and to do only cardio five times per week.

Then the next time you pick a magazine up, you’ll see confusing stuff about how you should be fasting and weight-lifting three days a week.

And those are on the good days!

Other times you’ll see the extreme advice:
Go on this juice fast for 14 days and lose 10 pounds!
Eat this super food for fat loss, glowing skin, better sex and crazy energy!
Do our supermodel workout and drop 5 dress sizes!

It’s ridiculous.

Completely un-achievable

and unsustainable.

My goal with Felicia Starks Fitness has been to help women all around the world learn how to start building practical and sustainable, smart nutrition habits.

Armed with a simple approach to nutrition and eating, many have been able to compliment their food choices with smart exercise mistakes.

But before they can do that, they have to overcome ‘The Roadblocks’.

‘The Roadblocks’, as I sometimes call them, are the three most common mistakes I see women making when it comes to nutrition.

If you can’t overcome these mistakes, and avoid them, you’re destined to be stuck with yo-yo results, and a figure you can’t predict.

And over the course of your life, this can lead to big health problems.

As you read through the Roadblocks aka “Mistakes”, makes sure that you aren’t making them, and if you are, listen to the advice for overcoming them.

By removing The Roadblocks from your life, you’ll be able to use your nutrition to support your lifestyle, supply you with endless energy and give you confidence in your body…so you can #lookgoodstarknaked!

Mistake #1:
Severe Under Eating of Protein

Protein is vital when it comes to transforming your body. It helps you to lose fat, build lean muscle, and feel full and satisfied between your meals.

Protein is in lean meats, eggs, and dairy and several non meat options as well for my vegan and vegetarian friends.  Many women hear about protein and automatically think of bodybuilders scoffing down protein shakes – but this isn’t what you need to be doing.

Forget that. If you’re anything like most women that come to me for help, you probably need more protein.

Include protein at every meal to accelerate fat loss, to stop cravings and ‘extracurricular’ snacking, and to help increase your muscle tone.

Mistake #2:
Only Focusing On Exercise To Transform Your Body

Did you know that focusing on exercise over anything else is going to set you back?

Truth is, it’s really easy to get caught up in the ‘eat less, exercise more’ mentality. But that can become a vicious cycle – like I’ve experienced myself in the past, you just end up eating next to nothing and spending hours in the gym with mediocre results…..at best.

This is great way to damage your hormones (when done long term), get injured and crush your immunity. And that leads to a stressed out, poorly nourished body with no energy.

So instead, focus on what you eat – it’s 80% of the battle. (That darn 80/20 rule you can’t get away from)

Your body is highly responsive to food, so what you eat largely determines your body composition.

When you start focusing on your food, your exercise takes on a support role, because you don’t have to spend so much time ‘working off’ your food. (Ding,ding!)

Mistake #3:
Being Taken Advantage Of By The Food Industry

The food industry is a multi-billion dollar empire.

They rely on marketing foods to you in such a way that makes you think it’s a healthy, nutritious option that won’t ruin all your hard work…

But in actual fact, they’re incredibly clever at disguising the truth.

Thanks to lax regulations about food advertising, foods can be marketed as ‘all natural’, ‘healthy’, ‘sugar-free’, ‘fat-free’, ‘gluten-free’ and more healthy-sounding buzz words.

But in truth, they’re just hide those ingredients away under scientific-sounding names so you don’t recognize them…..in the end, you are the one suffering the sneaky consequences.

One of the rules I share with the ladies that attend my Total Body Fitness Camp :

“Stick to the outside of the supermarket.”

It’s where all the fresh food is. This is the stuff you want to center your diet around – lean meats and eggs, fruit (no more than 1 or 2 servings a day if fat loss is your goal) and vegetables, with some of your favorite delicious spices thrown in for good measure.

And everything in the middle?

It’s not for you… even if you’ve found yourself picking food from there before.

Now, there’s something else you should know.

If you can see that you’ve been making these mistakes… it’s not your fault.

The highly profitable fitness and food industries have done it to you, saying you need complicated approaches.

Why?

Because in these industries, there’s a simple rule:

“complicate for profit, simplify for results.”

And profit is what matters to them.

But now that you know the mistakes that most women make, you can avoid them.

Dismantle the bad habits, and you’ll be left with a much healthier approach to life — and your nutrition.

And your body will show it.

Until next time, take care of yourself and each other,

P.S. If you are looking to hit the reset button and really figure out the keys to developing healthy habits, please go register for my FREE 7 Day Healthy Habits Challenge! Click here to learn more and register!

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Interesting title, huh?
I always wondered how the people that were always in great physical shape/fit, managed to stay that way pretty much  year round….and year after year!
Like were they going in for a “nip and tuck” every 6 months?
Well, until, I decided to start competing in NPC competitions in 2014, I had no clue.
Believe it or not, wasn’t until this year that I took this lifestyle really serious, let me explain what I mean.
I knew what it took to drop the fat in 8 or 12 weeks for a competition…cause I had done it 2 years in a row……what I didn’t realize, is that your mindset and lifestyle has to change in order to KEEP THE FAT OFF!
 
How many times have you seen one of your friends go through a total transformation (sometimes for a special event or their upcoming bodybuilding competition), only to see that a few months later, the weight is creeping back up?
I  have seen it and have been THAT ONE who gained shortly afterwards!
So I often say that many times, it’s easier to lose fat than it is to maintain it, do you agree?
Getting and staying fit truly is a lifestyle.
Have you ever wondered how fit people stay fit and not pack on pounds and cellulite as we age?
Since I’ve figured out how to maintain the fat loss after years of failing miserably,  I figured, I’d enlighten you on what I discovered are the 3 BIGGEST KEYS to KEEPING THE FAT OFF….. and believe it or not, you can ALL do these today :)

Key #1: We Push Ourselves

Not only do we people make time to go to the gym, we challenge ourselves during each workout.
It doesn’t take much effort to simply go through the motions while exercising, but in the long run, you’re really cheating your body out of great results when you don’t push yourself.
Ever heard the saying…don’t settle for good when you can have great? Yes, it applies here too! Exercise should make you sweat, make your muscles burn, and leave you with a feeling of accomplishment.

 Key #2 : We Drink Water

Fit people drink lots of water. And not just in addition to other drinks, but instead of the other stuff.
Water is my main drink, while other drinks are occasional treats. I have a saying that I tell my clients, don’t waste your macros or calories on drinks!
Calorie-filled drinks are one of the quickest ways to consume extra calories that quickly turn into fat.
Those drinks often lead to salty cravings and then next thing you know, you’ve down a few “drinks” and a whole bag of pretzels or chips…which also leads you down the “yellow brick road” to lots of cellulite on the booty and hips :(

Key #3: We Don’t Eat and Watch

Fit people know that eating in front of the T.V. is mindless eating. When your attention is on your entertainment and not on your food, you’ll be less tuned in to what and how much your eating. Eating in front of the T.V. is also very habit forming. Ever notice how you crave munchies just as a result of sitting in front of the T.V.?

There are many more keys to keeping the fat off, but these are three of my favorites.
I’ll leave you with a quick fix tip- Eat before or after your entertainment and keep that water flowing!
Until next time, remember why you started, stay great and stress free,
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P.S. If you are looking to hit the reset button and really figure out the keys to developing healthy habits, please go register for my FREE 7 Day Healthy Habits Challenge that begins on September 12th!  Click here to learn more and register!

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The kiddos are back in school, you’ve have a good little break so now it’s time to buckle down and get focused on your health!

 

Grab your workout gear, get some room in your favorite space in your house and let’s workout together!

 

Here’s a list of the moves we’ll be doing:
Pushups
Squats
Butt Kicks
Tricep dips
Curtsy Lunges
Jumping Jacks
Dolphin planks

Work 45 seconds rest 15 seconds then go to the next move.
60 seconds rest in between the rounds. Complete 3 rounds

Click the picture below to get your workout started!

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After this workout, go register for my free 7 day healthy habits challenge!

 

Thanks for watching and please comment below if you found this workout helpful!

 

To your Amazing Health,

 

Felicia Starks

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