The New Beginnings Plan will provide you with all the tools you need to live eat well and enjoy a healthier lifestyle. Follow the information below starting with “Stop the Sugar” then work your way through all the phases of the eating plan. The eating plan is designed to complement the New beginnings home-work out, see link.
Stop the Sugar
Do not have foods that contain added sugar (excluding those included in the eating plan) – you will feel truly amazing for doing this,
Take a daily probiotic – Gut health is incredibly important; when stress, diet, or medications throw your system out, taking them can help restore the balance. Why not try Bio-kult probiotics Multi-Strain Formula
Do your best to drink 6 cups of water a day and on days when you are exercising drink at least 1 additional large cup of water.
Phase 1 – Setting Goals
Phase 1 is to set yourself an achievable weight reduction or exercise goal, for example do you want to reduce your weight for an upcoming event? Or have you always wanted to do a 5km run? Or do you simply want to be healthier and feel better?
Write Down Your Goal
Whatever your goal you must write it down; unless you commit to your goal on paper it is only a wish or a dream. You need to write down what your goal is, why you want to achieve it and set an achievable time frame to accomplish your goal and ensure that you are doing this for you.
Try and be as specific as you can, what dress size would you like to be and by when? or where you do want to do that run and when? Why do you want to be healthier?
For information and methods to help you set and achieve your goals, see the link below
Intermittent Fasting Phase 2
Phase 2 is Intermittent Fasting (If you have a medical condition, you should consult with your doctor before trying intermittent fasting), for this fast we are using the 16/8 Method which involves fasting every day for 14-16 hours, and restricting your daily “eating window” to 8-10 hours.
Within the eating window you can fit in 3 or more meals, doing this method of fasting can be as simple as not eating anything after dinner and skipping breakfast. For example, if you finish your last meal at 8pm and then don’t eat until 12 noon the next day, then you are technically fasting for 16 hours between meals.
Phase 2 Meals
- Lunch Day 1 – Creamy Berry and Cauliflower Smoothie, See link to recipe SMOOTHIES
- Dinner Day 1 – Portuguese Style Chick Pea and Egg Salad, See link to recipe DINNERS
- Lunch Day 2 – Hot Chocolate Super Healthy Smoothie, See link to recipe SMOOTHIES
- Dinner Day 2 – Buddha Bowl, See link to recipe DINNERS
Why Do Intermittent Fasting?
When you fast several things happen in your body on a cellular and molecular level, For example, your body adjusts hormone levels to make stored body fat more accessible. Your cells also initiate important repair processes and change the expression of genes see this link for more Information
Phase 3 – Eating Plan & Food Diary (5 Days)
For phase 3 complete the 3 day eating plan and the 2 day food diary, see links below;
Phase 4 (28 days)
Follow the “Your 28 day schedule” this includes eating and exercise guidance,
Choose your 5-day eating plan from the selection below
Click on the View More button to view or download a pdf of Menu A including, the menu, the shopping list and all the recipes
Click on the View More button to view or download a pdf of Menu B including, the menu, the shopping list and all the recipes
Click on the View More button to view or download a pdf of Menu C including, the menu, the shopping list and all the recipes
Phase 5 (21 days)
Follow the “Your Next 21 day schedule” for healthy eating guidance,
Now you have completed all 5 phases you have the tools you need so moving forward you can follow “Your Future Well-being” information and keep a “Well-being Journal” to help you keep making those healthier choices
If you are struggling to stick to the plan follow the tips below to help you stay on-track:
When you feel tempted by unhealthy food ask yourself these questions;
- What price am l paying?
- Does this food nourish me?
- What price am l paying for indulging in poor food choices?
- If l eat this food what will l have to give up in order to meet my goals?
- What foods can l eat?
Come up with your own list of healthy foods
Take a photo of the tempting unhealthy food and send it to Anthony with the word no or yes to the choice you have made.
When you feel you do not want to exercise asked yourself these questions:
- What price am l paying?
- Is there a different form of exercise I would like to do?
- Will l feel move motivated when l have worked out?
Come up with a new schedule, times and days l can exercise
If you did not exercise write down why and email me
Meditation is a truly brilliant way to boost you mental and physical well-being, if you haven’t meditated before try using the Headspace app.