Tips To Help You Speed Up Your Metabolism

Here I am, offering another fabulous video series. This one is all about metabolism. And this is video #1!

On this video you will learn what the heck is metabolism, how it affects your weight management and 5 tips that keep my clients’ metabolism nice and high and their weight nice and low.

Women as young as 24 and as old as 53 have the same amazing results following these 5 simple tips. Check them out!

So tell me, which of these tips are you willing to try first? Which one has helped you so far?

Let me know, in the comments below!

How Do You Get Rid Of Cellulite?

Can you really get rid of cellulite?

This is the age-old question for the roughly 80% of women out there suffering from pesky cellulite (and for the men who have to hear the regular complaints!)

The short answer is YES! I believe you can.

The long answer is, this is a very complex question and the answer can vary from person to person, depending on your diet, lifestyle, genes, even your level of toxicity (which varies from person to person).

I also started practicing some beautifying routines that I’m sharing on today’s video with you. Check them out and let’s put them in practice and get rid of the cellulite once and for all!

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I still have cellulite (yes, I hate it too) but I have a LOT less than I did years ago when I was still eating foods that are considered to be “okay” but we all know deep down are not that “okay” for us.

Patience and perseverance are KEY! You must try these for a minimum of 8 weeks before you start seeing results. Give them a try and let me know below how is your progress going!

The Food For Thought Summit Coming Soon!

For the last 4 months, I’ve been working on a little project that I’m really excited about and now I’m ready to share with you!

It’s called Food For Thought: The Mind, Body, Spirit Summit!

From April 14th-18th, I’ll be interviewing top wellness experts (doctors, nutritionists, therapists, coaches, best-selling authors) on how they manage to sustain a healthy lifestyle. All interviews will be available online at the Food For Thought website.

Since I know you’ve been searching for practical ways to live a healthier, more active lifestyle, the Food for Thought Summit is here to help you!

The #1 reason why people struggle to keep a healthy lifestyle is overwhelm. There’s just too much information out there! This summit will help you cut through the clutter, learn ways to stay motivated and create your own personal wellness revolution!

Click Here to check out the website and more details!

As a loyal member of my community you have immediate access to the summit and the Facebook Group Absolutely FREE!

SHARE this post with your friends so they too get FREE access to the summit.

Intermittent Fasting For Weight Loss And More

Intermittent fasting is all the rage, people talking about it left and right.. But what the heck it is?

This is not really a fast and it is also no (technically) a diet, but rather a WAY OF EATING.

In simpler terms: it’s making a conscious decision to limit your meal to certain limited hours of the day. Watch this video for a detailed explanation of what it is, how to follow through with it and find out whether or not, this is the right diet regime for YOU!

In the comments below the video tell me: Do you think you would try it? Do you think it would be effective in your weight loss and/or detox goals? Why or why not?

Let me know in the comments below!

How To Curb Sugar Cravings In 3 Easy Steps

SUGAR! How much we love thee sugar! You have had a long-standing love affair with Oreos, ice cream or the “healthier” dark chocolate or vegan cookies, even though you know that stuff is not good for you.

Every morning you wake up with a new will: to stay away from sugar. By night time, you’re once again totally hooked. You’re ready to stop the temptations but feel like you have no willpower. And the truth is that you do not!

Learn WHY and HOW TO CURB sugar cravings in 3 easy steps! Check out the video below!

Remember, repetition is key. It will take you at least 21 days to learn this new habit so you must commit to your 3 steps on the video and follow them every day.

Hope you enjoyed the video. SHARE with your friends all over the net!

6 Diet Habits That Are Keeping You FAT (And What To Do About Them)

Shedding extra layers of fat and maintaining a healthy weight requires a bit of planning, a strong will and enough discipline to carry you to your goal.

Dieting is not just about knowing what to eat and how much should you eat.

It also involves learning how to eat and engaging in activities and lifestyle activities that compliment your dietary choices.

But what if some of your new dietary habits are making the process of losing weight harder? And what if other daily activities act against your weight loss efforts?

Identifying and moving away from these “fat diet habits” can be help you trim down your waist and learn what works on a long-term basis.

 

Fat Diet Habit #1 – Drinking Empty Calories

You may think that diet soda, vitamin water or light beer won’t add up to your caloric intake. If so, you are unfortunately, mistaken. The artificial sweeteners in soda and other diet drinks cause blood sugar and hormonal imbalances that increase cravings for more sugar, refined foods and fats.

In addition, people who drink diet soda tend to have worse eating habits than those that eat healthier meals. It seems like one bad habit leads to other bad habits so perhaps staying away from soda will help you make other healthier choices.

Alcohol, even the light kind will stress out your liver and slow down your metabolism. The liver regulates metabolism so if your liver is sluggish and stressed, you will have a hard time getting your metabolism up and running the way it needs to during the weight loss process.

 

What To Do About It – Drink Plenty of Water

Your body is 70% water. Not 70% soda, or coffee, or juice or vitamin drinks. Water. When you’re thirsty, drink water. If you crave something with flavor, have herbal teas (cold or hot). Sodas, and sugary juices have no place in your diet, especially when trying to lose weight.

 

Fat Diet Habit #2 – Eating Salty Snacks

Do you remember that advertisement about potato chips that said that you couldn’t eat just one? There is a reason for that. Sodium tells your brain to crave and ask for more so once you start eating salty foods, it will be very hard to stop.

Salty foods cause water retention, increase your blood pressure and with it, your chances of having a heart attack or a stroke. It’s a big no-no!

 

What To Do About It – Compliment With Spices

Salt is not the only condiment used to enhanced the flavor of food. In fact, there are dozens of condiments and spices available today that are great addition to any dish or recipe.

So head on to the market and stack up on spices like turmeric, sage, rosemary or cumin (just to name a few). If you must use salt, get raw sea salt or kosher salt and use it sparingly when cooking or when seasoning foods already in your plate.

 

 

Fat Diet Habit #3 – “Indulging” Once a Week

Indulging and overeating, even if only once a week, can seriously undermine your weight loss efforts. In today’s society, where portion sizes are out of control and empty calories abound, it will be very easy to lose control and end up adding up most if not all of the calories lost in just one day.

I’ve actually seen this happen with my clients numerous times.

 

What To Do About It – Reward Without Pigging Out

Be honest with yourself: can you indulge in one meal per week? If the answer is a hesitant yes, don’t even go there. The reality is that you need to work at it to stick to new healthier habits and instant gratification is not part of the equation.

If you can honestly indulge on only 1 meal per week (that’s only 1 of a total of 21 meals per week), do it, in moderation. Make sure to savor every bite thoroughly (i.e. do not swallow or binge eat) and enjoy!

 

Fat Diet Habit #4 – Not Sleeping Enough

No matter how busy you are, the reality of the matter is that you cannot survive long without sleep. Lack of sleep causes your metabolism to slow, premature aging and an increased risk of dozens of conditions from aches and pains to depression. It also encourages you to overeat, as your body is looking for sources of energy to help you stay awake.

Plus, if you’re exhausted, it’ll be very hard to head to the gym, isn’t it?

 

What To Do About It – Sleep

Sleep helps you increase your metabolism, rejuvenates, restores and heals your body. Listen to your body and intuition and make any necessary changes to add an extra hour of sleep to your routine, especially if your body is obviously craving it.

Even if you’re a busy mom with 2 jobs and a house to run, you’d be surprise how easy it is to find a bit more sleep time, especially if you get your family and loved ones involved and helping you with this.

 

Fat Diet Habit #5 – Not Getting Nutrition Assistance

Most of us grew up eating what was in front of us without ever questioning if it was good or not. We blindly believed our parents, who were extremely well-intentioned but also learned very little about what’s the best stuff to put in your body and why.

 

What To Do About It – Be Curious

Today, almost every urban area in the world has nutritional and health experts, from dieticians and nutritionists to health and fitness coaches, ready to help you figure out what works best for your body and guide you through a successful weight loss plan.

There is a plan and a style for every taste and every budget. Do your research and get knowing about the right fuel for your body.

 

 

Fat Diet Habit #6 – Eating Processed Foods

Refined flour (like in breads and most pastas and cereals), sugar, fat, salt and most dairy have little to no nutritional value. Eating foods with any of those ingredients literally makes no sense. You might as well be chewing on sugar paper or fried, doughy plastic.

They add to your waistline and provide no value other that a few seconds of instant gratification. It’s really not worth it.

 

What To Do About It – Stay Away From The Center Of the Supermarket

You should visit the center isles of the supermarket, to get deodorant, soap and toilet paper. Very few of the “foods” in those isles is worth anything to you. When shopping for grains, pick only whole grains. Most of what you need is in the produce section (that’s right: fruits and vegetables) and the periphery.

 

3 Surprising Diet Habits That Are Keeping You FAT (And What To Do About Them)

Shedding extra layers of fat and maintaining a healthy weight requires a bit of planning, a strong will and enough discipline to carry you to your goal.

Dieting is not just about knowing what to eat and how much should you it.

But what if some of your new dietary habits are making the process of losing weight….

….HARDER?

And what if other daily activities act against your weight loss efforts?

Identifying and moving away from these “fat diet habits” can be help you trim down your waist and learn what works on a long-term basis.

Check out the video below to find out more!

Now tell me, which ones of these “diet habits” do you engage in the most?

Which one are you most likely to tackle and modify next?

Let me know by leaving a comment below!

3 Reasons Why Your Weight Loss Resolutions Won’t Work

I know what you’re thinking….

The title is negative and mean-spirited.

My intention is not to make you lose motivation or inspiration while you’re trying to get healthier and lose weight.

But the truth of the matter is that most people out there include getting healthier and fitter and eating better as part of their top goals for the year and most of them don’t quite accomplish it.

But why?

Is it lack of discipline? Are you feeling deprived and unsatisfied so it becomes too hard to keep up your new routine?

Find out here the top 3 reasons why your weight loss resolutions and goals won’t work out for you and what to do about it.

Leave a comment below and let me know which one of these ideas are you most likely to implement ASAP!

If you’re interested in a program that will help you lose weight and feel great while cleansing the body of toxins and excess pollutant, check out www.CleanFoodsDietMethod.com.

 

Healthy Foods To Lose Weight

Are you looking for healthy ways to lose weight?

Americans spend a whopping $30 billion per year on diet products, many of which don’t even work.

$30 Billion!

A better way to get real weight-loss results? Go grocery shopping.

Dozens of foods, from kale to kelp, that can help you fight hunger, kick your candy addiction, boost your metabolism-and ultimately shed pounds.

And some of these Superfoods deliver health bonuses too.

Here are my Top 10 favorite and best foods to lose weight fast!

Which of these Superfoods are you most likely to use in your weight loss efforts?

Which ones have you already used successfully?

Let me know in the comments below!

How To Stop Sugar Cravings

Do you have sugar cravings?

If so, you’re not alone. Most of  us have or have had serious cravings for sugar (especially the refined, crappy kind) at one point of another.

In a society that eats refined sugar by the pound, having regular sugar cravings can become a serious issue that may lead to obesity, diabetes, heart disease and more.

Some research has indicated that sugar cravings are actually a form or addiction and a few doctors and scientists out there consider sugar to be toxic.

(Yikes!)

How do you actually stop sugar cravings?

Check out the video to learn more.

So tell me, how much sugar do you currently consume?

Are you ready to kick your sugar cravings to the curb?

Which one of these tips are you most likely to implement TODAY?

Leave a comment below and let me know!

 

10 Must-Have Items On Your Healthy Bucket List

Are you as sad as I am that summer is almost over? I’m trying really hard to hold on to the last few warm days of the year :(.

OK, on to today’s topic.

Do you have a Health Bucket List?

How about a list of health/weight loss goals?

In my experience, these are the Top 10 Things everyone should have in their “HEALTHY BUCKET LIST” in order to ensure that all other “Bucket List” health items get accomplished.

 

 

How many of these do you have in your bucket list?

Add the rest to your list and SHARE this video with your friends, so they too can reach their health and well-being goals!

Water And Lemon: Simple Routine That Makes A Huge Difference

If you have space for only one HEALTHY ROUTINE in your life right now, let it be this:

Drink A Glass of Warm Water With The Juice Of 1/4 Lemon Every Morning!

This is a very simple, easy-to-do routine that most people enjoy and I think you will too.

The benefits are amazing: from balancing  your pH, to cleansing your liver and from aiding digestion to clearing your skin.

Check out the video below to learn about the benefits of drinking WATER WITH LEMON each morning.

 

 

In the comments below, tell me which one of these benefits is going to get you to try this morning ritual.

Or, if you’re already a lemon water junkie, what specific benefits have you noticed?

 

Is It Possible To Lose Weight In A Healthy Way Without Crash Diets?

Can you lose weight in a healthy way without crash dieting?

The Answer is YES! But Wait!

If you’re looking for a way to lose a ton of weight in a few days, you are in the wrong place.

Quick Fixes Don’t Work… And  You Won’t Find Them Here!

But, it is definitely possible to lose weight consistently in a healthy way. I’ve personally coached dozens of people through this process, some losing as many as 20 lbs. in 21 days (though the more typical results are 10 lbs. in 21 days).

That’s 10 pounds in 3 weeks! IMPRESSIVE.

Check out the video below to learn the 6 basic guidelines that have helped tons of people lose weight and feel great!

 

 

Have you tried some of these before? Which ones have been helpful for you? Leave a comment below this video. Thanks!

 

About Jovanka

Jovanka Ciares is a former entertainment executive turned Wellness expert, detox specialist, nutrition educator and author. She is the creator of the Wellness Smackdown™, a proprietary detox and weight loss program for natural weight loss which was featured on the first season of ABC’s “My Diet Is Better Than Yours”...

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