17 Characteristics of an Effective Weight Loss Plan

The Hammer Nutrition website has a wealth of information for you to be the best athlete that you can be. While I admit, I don’t use every product that they have, but the supplements that I do use are all Hammer Nutrition products. Hammer Nutrition is there for all athletes. From the beginner athlete right on through to the top level elite athlete. So, I wanted to share a little more of the Hammer Nutrition knowledge that might just help you get to that next athletic goal you might have.

17 Characteristics of an Effective Weight Loss Plan

  1. Reduce current refined carbohydrate intake by 50%.
  2. Increase raw food vegetable and fruit intake by 25%.
  3. Drink a minimum of 10 x 8-ounce glasses of water per day [chose either steam distilled or bottled water that is “chlorine and fluoride free”].
  4. Cease eating after 7:00 PM.
  5. Reduce or omit meats [excluding salt-water and cold water fish] and dairy byproducts.
  6. Exercise activity is conducted at or below 75% VO2 Max Heart Rate.
  7. PERIODIC Short-term weight loss of 2-5 pounds conducted in 20 consecutive days, followed by seven days NO calorie restriction before repeating a 2nd 20-day protocol.
  8. Recommend no more than 1 pound weight loss each week.
  9. Do not go below 1,500 calories per day.
  10. Refer to the Food Guide Asian or Mediterranean Pyramid and Dietary Guidelines.
  11. Focus on limiting fat and processed food intake rather than calories.
  12. Encourage 30 minutes minimum exercise per day.
  13. Include a variety of nutritionally balanced foods.
  14. Minimize hunger, no-starve periods.
  15. Encourage setting realistic weight loss goals and making slow, moderate changes.
  16. Precedes an established lifelong “Lifestyle” protocol, balancing caloric intake with expense.
  17. Remove man-made fats [TFA-Trans Fatty Acids-also know as partially or completely hydrogenated vegetable fats]; found in almost all processed baked goods.

The closer you come to adhering to these guidelines the greater success you will have.

via Hammer Nutrition.

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