I struggled for years to maintain or lose weight on my own, through exercise and watching what I ate, or depriving myself of certain foods, with little or no lasting results. My wife suggested that we make an appointment with Karen Kelley at Trimm-Way Weight Center.
With my 1st visit, I knew Trimm-Way was the right program for me. Karen made it very easy and comfortable to talk about weight loss, eating, and exercise.
I lost 16 lbs. in 90 days and 5 inches around my waist, and it is all due to Karen and the Trimm-Way program. I never once felt like I was missing out or depriving myself with Trimm-Way. I have gained a lot more energy and I feel amazing. I’ve never in my life looked as good as I do today.
Karen was amazing — she’s extremely kind and knowledgeable. She helped me to make better choices with my diet — pointing out out where I need to cut back and or increase what I was eating, taking the time to review recipes and meals. She even reviewed restaurant menus to help me to choose foods that would help me to reach my goal while still enjoying what was on offer.
After many years of being unable to attain my fitness and weight goals through fitness classes and suggested diets, I found Trimm-Way Weight Center.
After just 90 days of following the Trimm-Way program, I surpassed my goals for weight loss and fitness goals. My body fat is as low as my fitness competition days.
Karen Kelley and the Trimm-Way program are amazing. Karen Kelley coached me on how to make better food choices, without depriving myself. Not only did I loss 14 lbs., but my husband lost 16 lbs. and he has much more energy and no longer needs to nap.
The Trimm-Way is a lifestyle choice — you learn how to eat properly and make smart, tasty food choices. You will learn to listen to your body and walk away from temptation and that extra plate of food. Portion control will become second nature on the Trimm-Way.
One of the added bonuses is Karen’s help in reviewing restaurant menus when you are planning a night out, so that you make wise choices. Karen will also review potential recipe choices, as well as share some of her favorites recipes, to make sure they conform to your new lifestyle.
Excuses for skipping a workout fall into 3 categories. First, there are the Legitimate excuses like the flu, back spasms, Mom needs help, dead car battery.
Then there is the category of Utterly Crazy excuses for not working out, such as these:
I had a massage yesterday, and I don’t want to mess that up.
I don’t have any workout clothes to match my mood.
I can’t sweat because the heat makes my eyelash extensions fall off.
I’m going to an awesome party and don’t want to be sore because I plan to do a lot of dancing.
My appetite goes up after I exercise, so I need to take a break so I’ll eat less.
Finally, there’s the category of Poor/Lame excuses, but we like to tell ourselves they are legitimate — Avoid these and say: “NO MORE EXCUSES!”
It’s too hard.
I’m too busy.
I’m too tired.
I’ll do it tomorrow.
My body sucks.
I can’t go to the gym until I get in shape. (Don’t let muffin top, bloated tummy, wobbly thighs, etc., become excuses!)
Check out these 10 Commandments of Weight Loss!
1. You are what you eat.
• Your body is continuously making and renewing its cells.
• Cells influence the chemicals produced and required for proper brain
2. Food is a drug.
• Foods can affect your mood and energy levels.
• Foods high in carbohydrates can make you feel worse, just 30 minutes
• Foods high in protein can make you feel great, even hours after
3. Diet influences everything in your life.
• Your overall health.
• Your ability to think quickly and clearly.
• Your energy level.
• Your weight.
• Your appearance.
4. Society bombards us with bad messages about food
• Do you want a supersize meal, fries with your burger, bread first,
another drink, appetizer first, dessert?
• We reward ourselves with food, whether for positive or negative
activities in life.
5. Teens, young adults and the elderly have the worst diets.
• Food habits developed when young are hard to break and can
influence brain development.
Call Trimm-Way today and learn how brain foods can help you lose weight!
Keep a daily food diary.
Wait 5 minutes if you’re thinking of something to eat that’s off your diet. Instead, drink a glass of water.
If you’ve bought some food that you know is a tempting weight-gain diet-breaker for you (for example, peanut butter, dark chocolate), move it out to the garage, and make it to hard get to, so you won’t be so tempted. At least, store it out of sight, out of reach.
Do 5 minutes of exercise before you eat a meal, like jogging in place or wall push-ups, to speed up your metabolism.
If you’re at a plateau weight-wise despite efforts to diet and exercise, try adding 15-minute cardio sessions for a few evenings each week — this will speed up calorie burning throughout the night and into the next day.
Before you drink wine or a cocktail, drink a glass of water so you aren’t drinking because you’re thirsty.
Avoid eating starchy carbohydrates (bread, chips, popcorn, pasta, potato, rice) when having a cocktail or glass of wine, because the alcohol will speed up the conversion of the carbs to belly fat! Eat protein and vegies instead.
Detox is a popular word these days! Juices and smoothies can be used to boost your liver function. The liver is a hard working multi-tasker — give your liver the attention it deserves so it can function optimally, and try this recipe!
Karen’s Daily AM Smoothie:
1/2 large Fuji or other sweet apple (or a whole small apple)
2 stalks celery
1/3 cucumber, skin-on
1/4 red beet
1T chopped beet stems
1 slice lemon, peeled
1/2” slice of ginger root, peeled
3 mint leaves
1 handful (2 oz.) kale
1-1/2 cup water or more depending on desired consistency
(Note – This requires a high-powered blender like a VitaMix)
Cut fruit/vegies in chunks/pieces, put the bigger items into the blender first, adding the rest on top with the water, and pulse/blend/pulse/blend like crazy. Pause if your blender starts to overheat, and add water if it seems overwhelmed. Smoothie will be quite thick. Makes about 2 big glasses. Store leftovers in a mason jar in the refrigerator for the next day.
Look for the cleanest food on the menu. Select the lightest meat or fish, so that the added butter/sauce is not fat on top of fat.
Fish: Choose the shellfish or whitefish (at 400 calories/lb.) rather than salmon or trout (700-900 calories/lb.)
Meat: Choose the chicken breast (at 500 calories/lb.) rather than steak (filet mignon is 1,000 calories/lb.)
Onion soup (small bowl): 150 calories. But cheese on top makes it 350 calories, and with French bread it’s 420 calories
Escargot: 6 pieces w/ garlic butter is about 250 calories