WARNING: This challenge could result in any or all of the following:
Weight loss of up to 10 pounds
Feeling and looking fabulous
More restful sleep
Could be habit forming
Try our 4 Step Weight Loss Challenge for 30 days and transform your body for a lifetime. Our 4 steps are easy to understand, free of charge, accessible to all ages and fitness levels, and effective.
Step 1 – Water.
Drink approximately 2 liters, or 8 eight ounce glasses, of water each day. Feel free to add sliced fruit to your water for added flavor.
Flush The Fat Away Drinkrecipes are great alternatives to plain water. Since processed fruit drinks are high in sugar content, it’s recommended that this type of drinks be limited or avoided completely over the next 30 days. If you do choose to drink fruit-flavored drinks, read the ingredients label and avoid any beverages that contain sugar or other added sweeteners.
Water flushes toxins out of vital organs and carries nutrients to your cells. Even mild dehydration can sap energy. Water is vital for optimal health!
Step 2 – Sugar and Artificial Sweeteners
Avoid all refined sugar and artificial sweeteners. Read ingredient labels on packaged foods to eliminate any foods that contain these. Almost all processed foods have some form of added sugar. This means that whole foods will be the biggest part of your diet over the next 30 days. To understand in full what is meant by no added sugar, read The Sweetest Challenge.
In addition to the 4 daily teaspoons of unrefined sweetener, stevia is also permitted during this challenge.
If there is a food product with an unrefined sugar in the ingredients label, i.e. honey or molasses, there is no way to know how much has been added. Therefore, these food items should not be consumed during this challenge. The only way to know that you have had the allotted 4 teaspoons of unrefined sweetener in one day is to measure them yourself.
Review Other Names for Sugarwhich will help you to become better informed when reading ingredient labels.
Step 3 – Portion Control.
All meals should be eaten on salad size plates instead of traditional dinner plates. These plates are approximately 7″ in diameter.
When eating at a restaurant, ask that your meal be served on a salad plate.
Eat one treat meal each week. Studies show that having one treat meal when working to lose weight will help you stay on track with your eating plan. Just be sure to maintain your portions. What’s a treat meal? Whatever you like.
No alcohol is recommended because of the high sugar content. However, if you must partake, only 1 (4 ounce) glass of alcohol per week is recommended.