Feel Better - Look Better - Have More Energy - My Top Actions List to a Healthier Body

Oct 3, 2021

 by Leon Beeloo

A lot of clients who come to me and join my program do so primarily because they want to look better, feel better and have more energy.

For some that means dropping 10 pounds, for others that means dropping 50 or more pounds. Each person has a story, each person is an individual and each person has a path forward that won’t look like anyone else’s.

Look better, feel better and have more energy. Sounds good right.

Does that mean you have to become a “health nut” to achieve this goal?  How much work is it really going to take to “get there”?  Also, once you do get there…then what??

One thing I can share with you straight away is that the process of getting healthy does not involve sacrifice, restriction, deprivation or anything painful.

Also, the process that helps you lose the first 10-pounds isn’t going to be the same as the one that helps you lose the last 10 pounds as the leaner you get, the more “work” and adaptation is required.

Luckily though, most people want to look better, feel better and have more energy, and accomplishing this really takes a few small, positive adjustments, consistently applied over time. Through this intentional approach most clients will see noticeable improvements.

According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's National Center for Health Statistics, the average body fat percentage for women in the US is 41% and 28% for men.  The averages for both men and women are considerably higher than what is considered a healthy range of 20%-32% for women and 18-24% for men.

So our goal is to Look Better, Feel Better and Have More Energy.  What we know is that when we are outside the healthy range our quality of health is lower, our energy levels are tanked and we have a higher risk of metabolic syndrome and other illnesses.  Really no upside here except that it’s pretty easy to be in this state in terms of it takes very little work.

If you find yourself in this zone (Women >35% body fat and Men >25% body fat) but you don’t really know where to start to improve your body, follow these initial steps.

Do More:

  • Mindful eating practices. Eat more slowly until satisfied at 60% of your meals.
  • Include 1-2 palms of protein dense foods in 2 or more meals per day
  • Include 1-2 fists of veggies in 2 or more meals per day
  • Intentionally Exercise 3-5 times per week, any activity you enjoy, at any intensity level.

Do Less:

  • Start reducing the number of processed carbs (it comes in a box or a bag)
  • Drink fewer caloric beverages (soda, alcohol, juice etc)

That’s where you start.  A few simple adjustments to diet and exercise. If you apply these changes consistently, you can start seeing and feeling results without having to track your calories or anything else.

Once you have built these new habits, you can start to add to them.  A few additional modifications to your lifestyle, your diet and activity will help you burn even more fat.

Do More:

  • Eat slowly and only until satisfied at 75% of your meals
  • Include 1-2 palms of protein dense foods in 3-4 meals per day
  • Include 2-3 fists of veggies in 2-3 meals per day.
  • Exercise 30-45 minutes every day
  • Strength Train and/or train with intensity 2 sessions each week, working hard, progressing your weights etc.
  • Sleep at least 7-hours each night
  • Practice stress management and self-care techniques daily.

Do Less:

  • Limit desserts and processed carbs to just 3-5 times per week (within reason)
  • Limit caloric beverages (soda, alcohol, juice) to 3-5 per week

Your goal of course is to find your Happy Place.  Where you Love the Skin you Are in. Your energy levels are high, and you are consistently being asked… You Look Great, What Have You Been Doing?”

You got this, you can do it.

As a Coach, I can help support and guide you through all aspects of the process. From how to tweak your current diet to workouts that both burn fat and build muscle.  Complete the form below and I will reach out to you to set up a no obligation, no sweat strategy session to see if our program might be a good fit for you.