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Supplements: What’s in my stack?

Supplements are just that; a form of supplementation to help you fill a gap when nutrition cannot meet the needs of your body. The number one way you should be trying to reach your goal is by eating it through food. The problem is that it is nearly impossible to meet the RDA (recommended daily allowance) for certain vitamins and minerals through whole foods. Supplement companies have found a need in the market and have filled it, to make sure your body is operating at it’s highest potential. Our Morellifit Nutrition supplements fulfill your body’s needs on a cellular level, as well as gets you to your goal quicker than with food alone.

Protein: Protein is one of the main building blocks of your body. Even individuals who are required to eat smaller amounts of protein per day need to be supplementing with a form of protein. The quality of amino acids in protein help to build and replenish your muscles, along with lessening the chances of muscle soreness.

BCAAs: Branch chain amino acids are critical to your training whether your goal is fat loss or muscle gain. Amino acids help sustain your workouts so you aren’t fatigued as easily, as well as supports muscle growth and fat loss. Also, added into our BCAAs are electrolytes to keep fluids in balance, keep your body’s ideal PH level, and convert calories into energy. You lose electrolytes any time you sweat and they MUST be replenished. Not doing so can lead to dehydration and mental confusion. L- glutamine is also a crucial amino acid, which controls hunger and helps with muscle growth. This is a great reason to drink BCAAs all throughout the day and even at night to control hunger and keep you from having cravings.

Optional supplements:

Greens: No one gets nearly the amount of greens they should have in a day. Your body is also not able to fully break down certain foods, therefore you don’t absorb all of the nutrients. One way to make sure you get all your greens in is by taking a greens superfood supplement, such as Detox Organics.

 

Krill Oil: Essential fatty acids are crucial for the cellular development of your body. Most people understand the importance for your skin, hair, and nails, but without these fats, your cells will not regenerate to their full capacity. Krill oil also helps with fat loss, as well as decreases your chance of developing depression. They have also been proven to lower cholesterol as well as lower the risk of heart disease.

⚡ Related: Learn Why Krill Oil is Better Than Fish Oil

As you look to taking supplements, look at not only the basics, like protein and BCAAs, but to the supplements that could help you fill in some of the gaps you might have in your diet. If you try your best, but simply cannot eat that extra cup of broccoli, then the greens could be beneficial to your diet. The same is true if you are not a seafood person and need to get a dose of beneficial fish oil into your diet.

Once again, I am joined by Brian Johnson at Fresh Box in Scottsdale, Arizona. If you are unfamiliar with Brian, he is a nutrition expert from Houston and has worked with countless celebrities all over the world to help them reverse various diseases.

I am asked all the time what type of water is the best and how much people should be drinking to stay properly hydrated, and Brian is here to help me answer some of those questions.

Stay tuned after the video to find out:

  • If you have toxins in your body
  • How water can affect your diet
  • Ways to make sure you are getting enough water

Are There Toxins and Acid in My System?

Next to air, water is the most important thing that keeps us alive and when we are dehydrated our body becomes more acidic. The same thing applies when we are eating processed foods, breathing dirty air or drinking bad water…our bodies become very acidic. When our bodies become more acidic, all of our toxins get stored within our fat cells. When you begin to drink more water and become hydrated, your body raises its alkalinity levels and begins to push out all of the acidity. When we are toxic, our bodies will store subcutaneous water to dilute the acidity. So right there are some of the benefits of drinking alkaline water.

⚡ Related: Learn How to Tell If Your Body is Filled with Toxins

How Does Water Affect My Diet?

Depending on how many vegetables and what else you are eating daily basis, you may want to drink alkaline water. Of course, you will want to pay attention to how the water makes you feel. How do you feel before you drink it and how do you feel 30 minutes after drinking it?

Water and hydration are very important, and as mentioned, most of us aren’t as hydrated as we think we are. If you are thirsty, you are already dehydrated. Also, our body often times confuses dehydration with hunger. So, drinking more water, especially if you are dieting, can help to curb food cravings, as your body may really be needing water, rather than food.

Hacking Hydration: How Much is Enough?

We’ve all heard the idea that we should be drinking 8 glasses of water a day, no matter who you are, but Brian and I both agree that the amount of water you need to be drinking varies person to person. It depends on who you are and how active you are. If one day you are more active and sweat more, you lose more water and so it only makes sense that you would have more water to replace than on a day when you weren’t as active. Again, pay attention to how you feel. When you are hydrated, you should notice a difference in your hormone function, how you sleep, and your stress and energy levels.

If you found this information helpful and would like more information from Brian, let us know in the comments. Also, let us know if you have any questions and we will work to answer them. If you are interested in making sure you are getting your fill of daily vitamins and minerals, as well as eating for your fitness goals, check out our custom meals plans.

⚡ Related: Learn How Much Water You Should Have on a Daily Basis

If you like what Brian is doing, check out more over at www.thinkgreatloseweight.com. And if you want to get your own nutrition handled once and for all, check out one of our Custom Meal Plans.

I want to talk to you about something very important. Lately, there has been some different energy around here and that is because of self-awareness. I’ve made some of the hardest, most critical decisions I’ll ever make in business so that I can advance this company. I’ve had to admit where I am weak and be able to recognize my strengths and go all in.

Self-awareness is critical and when you break it up, it basically means awareness of self. But how do you build that awareness? Being self-aware is simply being conscious of being… being conscious of your thoughts, emotions, and body…  being conscious that we are not our thoughts, our emotions or our bodies, but rather these are the things we experience life through. So, in this blog, I want to talk to you about the simple things that you can do with self-awareness in order to advance your company and your life.

Continue reading after the video to learn:

  • How asking for feedback matters
  • Why you need to be aware of your reputation
  • What you can do to make yourself stronger

When was the last time you took a look at your day or your week and thought, “I could be more productive during ‘this’ time or doing ‘this’ task”? When was the last time you thought, “I could work out a little bit harder” or “my nutrition could be a little more dialed in” or “I could have handled that conversation a little bit better”? These are things that you should be consistently asking yourself.

Why You Should Be Asking for Feedback

I want to share with you how I am applying self-awareness in this business in order to over-deliver content to each of you. I’ve asked for feedback from you guys, good or bad and whether that feedback was good or bad, it was good. Feedback of any kind is good, no matter what the content of that feedback is. I want to know what you’re thinking, because good or bad, if I know you’re thinking, I can make the appropriate changes. If I can’t make those changes, then I can’t over deliver and give you what you need. This is the same concept that you should be applying in your business or your personal life.

For example, I asked for feedback on our Snapchat and got a lot of positive feedback, so I wanted to make the changes necessary to improve what we were doing and bring you more of what you love.  As we reassessed what we were doing, we wondered if we could bring you more of what you want using fewer Snaps, and the answer was yes. So, we tightened it up a little bit and made them even better. Without self-awareness, we would not have been able to make those changes.

Because things are happening very, very fast, you have to be quick and nimble in order to manipulate the world around you. Tomorrow, there could be a new social media platform that takes the world by storm and you must be quick and able to adapt to the next big thing. It is all about hitting trends. I hit a trend on Instagram and it exploded. I hit a trend on Periscope, it exploded and now we are exploding on Snapchat, a place we were sending traffic before Snapchat was even a ‘thing’…and now we get 35,000 opens.

Why Your Reputation Matters

Whether you want to be good within your business or your personal life, it all starts with being self-aware. If you want to be really good at something, it is about repetition. Anyone who is great at something has done it over and over and over again. After repetition, the next important thing is routine. We all know how grumpy and agitated we can be when our routine is broken.  Self-awareness is key and how you become more self-aware is to be conscious of yourself, be conscious of your thoughts, taking a step out and realizing you are not your mind.

Then, through repetition and routine, you become really, really good. Once you’ve done this, the overarching is to simplify it all. Then continue to simplify again and again, just as we have done with Snapchat. Being self-aware can get you where you want to go. These days, for me, I want to know how aware you are and if you are paying attention to what I have to say if we are in a conversation. I care about how aware you are because the more aware you are, the more you will be aware of what changes need to be made on a daily basis and so that you can adapt, and the more successful I know you will be. If you want to be in this organization, you must be aware of what is going on in this world, around you, and in your relationships.

⚡ Related: Learn How To Improve Your Relationships Through Self-Awareness

So remember, the key is self-awareness, and the first step should be a self-audit, to take a look at what is going on and be present. Once you become self-aware, you can start to determine your fears, what you are good at and what you are not good at.

Supplement Your Weaknesses

The biggest pivot of my career happened this past week. I brought people in and gave up a big piece of my company, and you know why? I did this because of self-awareness. I realized that, while I may be great at a lot of things, I suck at things too. I suck at systems and I suck at managing people. Over time, I realized that there are things I am not good at through being self-aware, so I brought in people that are really good and really passionate in the areas that I suck. Now, through being self-aware and by realizing the things that I am not good at, I know we can take this company to the moon, as I am able to double down on my strengths and build the community, leading people, creating content and marketing. I am able to do the things that I love because I have people that I trust that can take those weaknesses away from me.

Be self-aware and remember that, no matter what it is, it is going to take hard work, repetition, routine, and simplification. This is what I tell my team. Simple works. If it can work for me in all aspects of my life, then it can work for you in any aspect of your life you choose to apply it to. Whether it is your workout routine, your nutrition and eating, or just your business or work, becoming self-aware is important. And as I have learned, you can always create repetition, routine and look for some place to simplify and improve your life.

I’m back at Fresh Box, my favorite place in Arizona. If you haven’t checked out Fresh Box yet, I highly suggest you do (enjoyfreshbox.com). I have them deliver my meals every day and I love them!

Once again, I am joined by Brian Johnson, who is here to unleash all of his tools and secrets. Today, we are so excited to talk about the 5 foods that celebrities eat to help them look and feel ten years younger.

Top 5 Foods to Look Younger

  • Kimchi – How many of you have heard of kimchi? The truth is, your digestion is dramatically important and 85% of your immune system is located in our gut. Probiotics are vastly important to help your immune system and to help your skin stay nice and clean, and nice and young. Kimchi is a form of probiotics that contains ginger, garlic, and fermented vegetables. In fact, the Korean government actually uses kimchi and gives it to its government workers because they know it kills bird flu.Your immune system will thank you if you eat kimchi and so will your digestion. You will notice a difference in the amount of waste you excrete out of your body, which is very important. Less waste means less toxicity and less acidity.
  • Avocado – This is the second highest detoxifier and is vastly important. The omega-9 fats are specifically amazing for our hair, skin, and nails.
  • Cucumber – This is actually your most hydrating vegetable. Cucumber is also your second highest source of silica, which is responsible for reversing the onset of osteoporosis, most commonly found in women.
  • Pomegranate Seeds – These seeds are important because they are your third highest anti-oxidant (açaí being the first and purple sweet potatoes being second), making pomegranate seeds great for your heart and great for your complexion.
  • Broccoli – Your third highest detoxifier, and we tend to throw away the most important part: the stem. The stem is a potent source of glucoraphanin. Make sure you fully cook the broccoli, as when raw, it has the ability to slow down your thyroid, which you want to avoid, especially if you already gave existing thyroid issues.

Hopefully, this provides you with the information you can use. These foods are the best of the best and what all of the Hollywood stars are going to look and feel ten years younger. You can also sign up for one of our Custom Meal Plans and let us take the guesswork out of your nutrition.

I have known Brian for a year now and here why I trust him. Brian Johnson is 38 and began his interest in nutrition when he was 7. He has invested over 80,000 hours in this and works with the best of the best. He teaches people how to integrate nutrition, such as this, into their daily lives, teaching them how to work right, rather than work hard. When you understand why you’re doing what you’re doing, and you understand how to cater these things specifically to your lifestyle and how to integrate them, it’s not a matter of if, its a matter of when. Brain teaches and empowers people to feel good, have amazing energy and to show up at their best.

If you liked this information, please do us a favor. Like, share and leave a comment below and we will work gather to answer them. If you want more collaborations like this and want to hear more from Brian, let us know so we can make it happen!

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I’ve noticed a lot of people online have been posting about cardio and while I am not saying that there isn’t a time and a place for the elliptical, I want to make sure that I really shed some light on cardio and what we’ve been told. When you go to a gym, you’ll notice that they have very few machines and a ton of cardio equipment. So, today, I want to talk to you about cardio and why it really isn’t the best for fat loss.

Stay tuned after the video to learn:

  • If you should be giving up cardio
  • The best type of cardio for fat loss

Should You Give Up Cardio?

If your goal is fat loss, cardio equipment is not the answer. Now, I am not saying that if you are really overweight, that you shouldn’t start with cardio, and I am not saying that cardio isn’t right for some people. What I am saying is, if you are able to do high-intensity interval training, which is the best form of cardio for fat loss specifically, then that is what you should be doing.

When you go on a treadmill or an elliptical, you burn calories while you are doing the work, but once you get off that piece of equipment, you stop burning calories. When you are doing a form of high-intensity interval training, what happens is your body goes into O2 debt, or excess post oxygen consumption (EPOC), or the afterburn effect. High-intensity interval training was originally developed for sprinters and is proven through studies that have been conducted all over the world that show that it is the best for fat loss due to the afterburn effect. As you are working out at high intensity, your muscles start to fatigue and they fill with lactate, known as lactic acid build up. Once you stop working out, your body begins to repair and recover, going into O2 debt, working hard for the next 16-24 hours to repay it that debt. While this happens, your body is burning calories, making high-intensity interval training the most effective for weight loss.

Better Cardio for More Fat Loss

I created HIIT MAX™ because high-intensity interval training is so effective in comparison to cardio. If you know my backstory, then you know I come from the world where I was told that cardio was the key. 3-4 years ago, I was doing cardio, but I wasn’t seeing the results. Then I started doing high-intensity interval training, without really knowing what it was, as I started to string exercises together in my living room. Soon, I started losing weight really fast and for the first time, I could see my abs and muscle definition that I had never seen before. This is why I created HIIT MAX™, which has now sold over 112,000 copies in the last year and a half because of how effective it is at melting away the fat.

⚡ Related: Learn How HIIT Can Help You Lose More Weight

Now, I combine high-intensity interval training with weights, which is something I strongly encourage. The foundation should always be some form of strength training, but because not everyone is ready for strength training, high-intensity interval training is the answer.

When you do high-intensity interval training and then come back to the treadmill, you’ll find it to be much easier as your body will be much better equipped to handle LISS (low-intensity steady state).

When doing high-intensity interval training, or any training for that matter, you want your body to remain in an anabolic state and this is why I recommend carb cycling, like we do on our Custom Meal Plans, especially if you are looking to put on lean muscle. What carb cycling does is cycle your body between a catabolic state (where you are burning fat) and an anabolic state (where you are building lean muscle).

Also, when doing high-intensity interval training, what you do in an hour on a treadmill, you can do better with 15-20 minutes. Not only are the exercises more fun and customizable, you are accomplishing more, in less time. The idea behind high-intensity interval training is to do exercises at high intensity followed by exercises of low intensity or rest.

So, if you are doing cardio to lose weight, stop. If you are doing it because you enjoy it or because you are training for a marathon, awesome! But, if you are doing it solely for fat loss because you think it’s the best option out there, this is the mindset change I want you to have. If you make the simple changes and put HIIT MAX™ first, you will start to see results.

Levl, which premiered at the 2016 CES (Consumer Electronic Show) in Las Vegas, is the newest gadget for the fat burning world. This device is a breathalyzer that can actually detect how much fat you’re burning just by analyzing your breath.

This device comes in two parts, a docking station and a tube for you to breathe in. Once you breathe into the tube, place it into the docking system, which will then show you on the front of the dock how much fat you are burning. A corresponding app that you download goes into greater detail of what is going on, such as just how many calories you are burning at that time. This is a great way to keep track of what your body is doing and how efficient it is being.

This is an incredible device and the way it works is just as amazing. It works by analyzing levels of acetone, a proven method for detecting fat burning. The way Levl works is by detecting the amount of acetone contained within your breath, which is an indicator of how many calories you are burning and whether or not you are in a state of ketosis. We fuel our bodies by consuming carbohydrates, which is turned into glucose. When we have burned all of our carbohydrates, our bodies turn to burning fat instead. Acetone is created through the process of ketosis, a time in which your body is burning fat, so the more acetone in your breath, the more fat you are burning.

Until now, we have had to rely on blood and urine tests in order to know how much fat our body is actively burning, but this device allows for a more convenient and more personal review of our body’s efficiency. This can be used alongside our Custom Meal Plans to create a better diet so you can more easily keep track of what works and what doesn’t, and plan your meals accordingly. It can also be used with our training programs, such as HIIT MAX™, Weights for Women, or our Custom Training Programs so that you can maximize your results!

For more information on the study Levl uses for their product: Anderson, J. C. (2015). Measuring breath acetone for monitoring fat loss: Review. Obesity, 23(12), 2327-2334.

Today we join Brian Johnson here at Fresh Box, in Arizona, which is my favorite place to get meals. Today, we are going to talk about the top 3 detoxifiers that you can get right from your grocery store.

Brian is an expert on nutrition, specifically on reversing diseases. He gets to help people with diabetes, Parkinson’s, cancer, AIDS, and all kinds illnesses. His gifts are understanding what foods do, and we’re going to share exactly what you can do from your local grocery store to massively boost your immune system for under six bucks. Here are our top 3 detoxifiers in order of importance:

Top 3 Detoxifiers In Your Kitchen

Asparagus – The top detoxifying food. As you’ve probably noticed, when you have asparagus and you go to the restroom, its smells a little bit more pungent and that’s because it is pulling the toxins out of your kidneys and your liver. It is also a diuretic, which means it is going to help you get more water out, so make sure you are staying hydrated.

Avocado – This is your second highest glutathione containing food. What most people don’t know about the avocado is that you can take the avocado seed, blend it up in your blender (I recommend a 3 horsepower blender, like a Vitamin or Blendtec) and make a powder from it. This seed is one of the most potent soluble sources of fiber that you can use to help with heart disease reversals, by clearing out the plaque, dropping cholesterol and dropping blood pressure.

Broccoli – The most important part of the broccoli is the part we most often throw away: the stem. The stem has glucoraphanin, a vital nutrient used to help reverse illnesses.

(BONUS) Shiitake Mushrooms – Massively important, as they contain beta glucans, The macrophages in our immune system have receptor sites specifically for beta-glucans, which can boost your immune system 500-600%. These mushrooms can help to drop your cholesterol and dilate your arteries, so it is great for getting blood flow.

Add these into your nutrition program and watch how healthy you feel!

I know what you’re thinking. Perhaps you don’t have a specialty grocery store, like Whole Foods or Trader Joes, but these are foods you can get anywhere, such as Albertsons, HEB, or even a farmer’s market, which is the best place. There is nothing exotic in this list, so you will be able to find them wherever you go and nothing is overly expensive. And even though it doesn’t exceed six bucks, how much is your health really worth? Often times, people only start to worry about their health once they begin to lose it and by then it is often too late. And trust me, being sick is much more expensive than the six dollars to take care of your health. If you want help staying on a nutritious diet, check out our Custom Meal Plans and we can get you set up with one of our expert nutritionists who will set up a plan designed specifically around you and your needs.

Brian is from Texas, but if you love the information here, we will bring him back as many times as needed. Please don’t forget to share and leave us some comments below. Brian and I will work together to answer them.

And as always…be patient, stay the course, and let’s get fit together!

How many of you have heard of S.M.A.R.T. goals before? (Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Relevant and Time-based) If you haven’t, here is a quick review…

  • Specific – Set a goal that is specific.
  • Measurable – How will you know when it has been achieved? Is it measurable?
  • Attainable – Is your goal within your reach?
  • Relevant – Is it suited to your life?
  • Time-base – do you want to achieve it this year? Five years? Before you die? This puts some urgency on it.

Let’s take these S.M.A.R.T. goals and add some NLP™ tactics to them. I spent 7 weeks in LA learning about NLP™, also known as Neuro-Linguistic Programming. This NLP™ Training course was given by the Clarity Institute. With this, you learn to communicate better, not only with others but with yourself. The solution always lies in the questions you ask yourself. There is no problem that we cannot solve ourselves. The issue is that we can’t solve the problem with the same level of consciousness that created it, so we get frazzled. We have this problem and we’re trying to find the solution to the problem, but we’re so flustered that we can’t find the solution. The solution isn’t going to happen there. The solution is going to happen when you take a step out, when you relax, when you focus on your breath and you get present, you get out of that level of consciousness and into another level. That is when you will start to create solutions for the problems.

⚡ Related: Learn How to Set Goals to Lose Weight

Now, I’m going to talk to you about goals and how you can start achieving them using Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP™). There are 8 things that I am going to teach you that are an absolute must if you’re going to be successful setting S.M.A.R.T. goals. If you go to google or the web and search, you’ll see S.M.A.R.T. goals all over the place. I’ve seen entrepreneurs, thought leaders, and so many other people over the last week get on and record a video of S.M.A.R.T. goals. S.M.A.R.T. goals are nothing new, but what NLP™ does is it brings you something more concrete, and that is what I want to share with you.

People pay thousands of dollars for this type of goal setting information and I know that it will be profound for you because it was profound for me.

8 Intangible, Critical Components for Successful S.M.A.R.T. Goals

  1. State in positive terms: Ok, so the first one is something we know. You’re not going to state a goal that is negative, but let’s dig deeper. Describe the present situation and compare it to the desired future goal. So where you are now? Where do you want to be? What is it that you want? State it in a positive way.
  2. Specify the goal, sensory-based: Sensory-based is touch, taste, smell, hear and see. You have to be able to apply sensory based evidence to your goal What will you see, hear, taste, smell or touch when you have it? What steps, or stages, are involved in reaching this goal? This employs more of your brain and your nervous system.
  3. Specify the goal in a way that you find compelling: Be honest…if your goal isn’t really compelling, are you going to want to go after it? Does it make you want to get out of bed and go attack it?
  4. Quality control and ecosystems: Is the goal right for you and those around you? Are you factoring in your family and does it work around your family? What about your job, your career? Does it work within the ecosystems and the perimeter of your life? What will having the goal give you that you do not have now? Is your goal achievable and does it respect your health and your relationships?
  5. Self Initiated and maintained: This one is often overlooked. Is the goal within your control? Is the goal self-initiated and maintained by you? For example, my goal is to have my CSCS by the end of 2016, as long as long as they still offer the education. Notice how I add, “as long as they still offer the education”? This is because if the education were no longer available, I would automatically fail my goal since this is out of my control. State the goal in a way that ensures you are in control of the result, as well as the maintenance of the goal along the way.
  6. State the context of the goal: Where? When? How? With whom will you get this goal and can start to visualize this. If my goal is to lose 10 pounds in a month and drop two dress sizes and I am putting that into contextualization, I would ask myself, who am I with? What does it look like? Apply the sensory-based evidence. What will I see when I lose 10 pounds in a month?
  7. What resources are needed?: What resources do you need in order to achieve the goal? Who will you have to become? Who else has achieved this goal? Have you achieved this goal before? What prevents yours from moving forward or obtaining it now?
  8. Evidence procedure: How will you know when you’ve achieved your goal? What will let you know that you have attained that desired state?

I’m not saying that you shouldn’t shoot really high or have crazy aspirations, but your goals fall in line with those crazy aspirations. Use your S.M.A.R.T. goals that you created with NLP™ to reach those crazy aspirations.

Now, set one goal for today using the 8 things that I just described. Whether the goal is for your diet, workouts, business or personal life, get really specific with it and let me know what it is. I want to know what your number one goal is. If you’re serious about it, don’t create excuses not to do it and by the end of the day, set aside time to set one major goal using the philosophies that I have just given you.

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So, you’ve been working out for a while now and have changed your lifestyle to a more healthy way of living. You have seen the pounds come off as you are rewarded for all of your hard work when suddenly, you hit a plateau. No matter how hard you try, you can’t seem to get past a certain point or you can’t get rid of that stubborn belly fat that just refuses to go away.

Everything you have been doing has worked up until this point, but now you find you’re self-stuck and frustrated. Don’t worry, it happens to everyone as our bodies simply get used to what we are doing and adjust and this can slow, or even stall your progress.

Hitting a plateau can be very discouraging if you don’t know how to move past it and it’s something that we all experience at one point or another. After all, we are happiest when we are making progress and improving, but when stop progressing, we can lose our motivation and become frustrated.

If you want to get through it, the first thing you must do is reevaluate what you’re doing. Look at your eating and workout habits so you can figure out why your weight-loss has stalled. It also gives you the chance to make appropriate adjustments.

If you hit a plateau and you can’t get past it, it means that what you are doing isn’t working anymore, as your body has adjusted to it. Being able to identify what needs to change or exactly how to tweak your nutrition or workouts can be a challenge for anyone, but once you are able to implement the correct changes, you are back on track to obtaining your goals. At times, it can almost seem like trial and error as you try to figure out what needs to change, what is still working and what parts are no longer benefiting you.

3 Tips So You Can Break Through Your Plateau:

  • If you haven’t already, add some HIIT (high-intensity interval training) to your routine. This can help you burn more utm_medium calories after you’re done working out.
  • Drink more water. It can be easy to overlook the amount of water you intake and this can have an impact on your metabolism.
  • Eat more veggies in your diet. Not only are they good for you, but they will help you feel fuller and curb your appetite.
  • Make sure you have a support system that holds you accountable. Having someone to support and is there to keep you on track will keep you from skipping workouts, especially if you are workout out with them.

⚡ Related: Learn How to Break Your Weight Loss Plateau in 7 Days

This is where turning to experts and getting advice can really help. Our coaches are trained to identify what works best for your body type, whether it is through creating custom nutrition or custom training. This takes out all of the guesswork in trying to get over your plateau on your own.

There is nothing worse than feeling like you are working hard and not seeing results. It can be incredibly discouraging and make you want to give up altogether. But, don’t give up and reach out. You don’t have to do it alone.

 

Do you ever find yourself wanting to give up or asking yourself, “What am I even doing this for? Why continue?”

If you have, you are not alone. We get it, especially when it comes to sticking to your meal plan or sticking to your workouts. Sometimes, we tend to lose focus and we find ourselves lacking the motivation we may have had in the beginning.

When you first start out, you have that drive in you. You know what your goals are and you want them bad. You want them now and you are ready to do anything to get there. Give it some time, and that drive can start to fade as you realize it takes the time to reach your goals and they are not instantaneous.

Would you believe me if I told you we’ve all been there?

No matter what level you are at in your fitness journey, whether you love working out or are only a casual gym goer, whether you have been doing this for years or you are just starting out, we all want to be better and improve our lives.

Everyone wants to be better than they have been, and better than they are now, but sometimes, gaining the motivation needed to push ourselves further or to even get moving can be difficult.

Lack of motivation is something that we all deal with at one point or another and there are two main culprits. And as it turns out, these two these are the things we talk about the least.

When we lose motivation it is either because of we 1) get bored and so we no longer have the desire to continue, or 2) we aren’t seeing the results we wanted when we wanted and so we get frustrated and lose the desire to continue.

5 Ways to Stay Motivated While Losing Weight

  1. Change Your Routine: If you are completing the same workouts and same routine over and over again, it is really easy to get bored and lose motivation as the workouts become more of a chore, rather than something to look forward to. And you know what? Your body feels the same way. This could also be preventing yours from seeing the results that you want.Both your mind and your body adapt to doing the same routine and the same exercises time after time. This is why it is important to switch up your routines so that you stay interested. Every day should be something different so that you stay interested.
  2. Try New Food: Just as your workouts can get boring, we understand that your nutrition can get boring as well. When you eat the same thing over and over again, it can get boring, so make sure to switch it up. Be sure to follow us on social media, as we are always giving new recipes that you can add to your meal plans and keep them interesting and fun. Also, be sure to tell us what types of foods you want to see on your meal plans.
  3. Get Support: Sometimes we get times we get tired and lose motivation because we have no one backing us up. While we are always here for you at Morellifit, to help you achieve your goals, sometimes you need more. Sometimes you need someone you is physically there for you. Make sure you let your family and friends know of your goals so that they can cheer you on and be there for you.You can also get a workout buddy, who will be able to be there and make sure you get to your workouts. Someone you is in it with you and knows every struggle you are making. They can help to motivate you when you are feeling frustrated.
  4. Create a Plan: By having a plan, whether it be on a Custom Meal Plan or a workout plan, can help to make sure that you are organized and have a schedule to stick to. By getting on one of these plans, you can also make sure that you are doing the best you can for your body, whether it is by getting the right nutrition or by getting the right workouts in. Too often, we aren’t seeing results because we are not dialed in on our workouts or nutrient…through no fault of our own. Sometimes, it’s hard to know what little changes and tweak need to be done to get you to where you want to be. When we stop seeing results, we lose motivation.
  5. Get Information: Learn as much as possible about what you are doing. When we don’t know the details of what we are doing or why we are doing something, it can become frustrating. This is why it is important to learn as much as possible, so you can make the right decisions for yourself and when you do lose motivation, you can remind yourself why you are not only doing what you are doing but why you are doing what you are doing the way you are doing this. Get information by reading as much as you can. You can also follow us on Instagram (@morellifit) or Snapchat (@morellifit), where we are constantly trying to motivate you, keep things interesting and teach you how to stay healthy.

When you lose motivation it is so easy to become frustrated, especially if you are just beginning and are not sure what you are doing. When starting out or trying something new, we often lack the detail and advice needed to do things correctly, which can either lead to frustration due to a lack of understanding or a lack of seeing results from improper execution. When we get frustrated, we lose motivation.

Use these tips to stay motived and reach your goals!

 

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