RECIPE: His & Hers Clean Keto Metabolic Boosting Protein Shakes
Losing weight as a couple doubles your odds of succeeding. Joining forces and losing weight with your spouse or significant other means twice the determination and doubles your odds of succeeding at reaching your weight loss goals. So why not invite your husband to lose weight with you? Losing weight on the Quick Keto Metabolic Boosting Plan as a couple has several advantages, but there are a few things you'll want to know.
Here's what you should know about losing weight with your partner/honey.
Recognize Your Differences
Losing weight as a couple, or even with a close friend, may increase your chances for success. Or, it may drive a wedge between you, unless you realize your differences.
The advantages of dieting together include mutual support and inspiring one another. If improving your health is the mutual goal, decisions about what foods to keep in and allow into your house and when and where to dine out are easier for couples whose goals are the same and determined to make changes in order to lose weight.
Sometimes even when you're on the same page about what to eat and when, and making sure you take your daily walks, you and your partner may run into differences that test the bond between you and your discipline.
There is bound to be some issues that pop up. For example, if one of you takes on the role of food police, monitoring every morsel of food the other eats. Or, if you use your friend's/partner's dietary lapses as an excuse to avoid sticking with your own plan, neither of you will make much progress losing weight. Decide to be stronger than your excuses!
Don't Get Frustrated and Blame Mother Nature
One of the most frequent excuses I hear/common drawback to losing weight as a couple is the result of our biological differences between men and women, or comparing your loss with your friend's who happens to have a faster metabolism than yours.
For most couples, comparing weight loss and the numbers on the bathroom scale can create frustration. For females, it's usually because it's easier for men to lose weight and keep it off than it is for us. Men can eat more of what they like than we can and oftentimes we end up eating more, slowing weight loss even further.
Bottom line: most men can eat more than women without giant weight gain, and still lose weight without needing to cut back as much. Men are bigger and have more muscle naturally, which speeds up their metabolism, so they have a higher calorie budget.
This is also true for women friends who are taller, more muscular, or are blessed with a faster metabolism. The sooner you realize and accept that we all need to eat differently and stay focused on your own weight loss needs, you'll lose weight, keep it off, and and become less frustrated.
Frustration occurs when we compare ourselves to others. No two bodies, male or female, are alike. It's that simple. Don’t compare; do what your body tells you to do.
Be Patient and Focus on Yourself
A woman's weight loss, or any weight loss for that matter, may not show up on the scale as quickly her male partner's or friend's. When we initially lose weight, the first five pounds is usually water that we over-retained due to excess carb and sodium consumption.
Men have a higher concentration of water in their bodies, so they tend to shed weight faster. This is also true for many woman's bodies due to age, whether you're pre-post, or in the midst of menopause. Most menopausal women are more likely to see fluctuations in weight because of monthly water weight gain and loss (and so do men in adropause).
If you're female and your diet partner is a man, try not to allow these fluctuating weight loss numbers get you discouraged if he/she seems to be losing weight and melting belly fat faster than you are. Set your own goals and stick to them. Keep your focus on yourself and suggest your partner do the same. You can, and should, still encourage and focus on the good versus the bad and agree to not make comparisons.
Losing Weight Together as a Couple: How to Get Started
The Quick Keto Metabolic Reset works fastest when followed and used on its own, even without exercise. Regardless which weight loss regime your partner decides to follow, set some healthy food boundaries and basic guidelines:
Follow a clean keto, lower fat diet. The Quick Keto Metabolic Reset is clean keto a lower fat and carb version that is healthier and more effective than any other. It replaces bad fat and carbs with healthier ones that accelerate weight loss and target belly fat, while also maximizing eating satisfaction versus full fat dangerous and unhealthy keto that allows bacon, cheese, and red meats.
Look over the Quick Keto Metabolic Approved Food List and highlight the foods you both like for a win-win plan. Taking a proactive approach versus reactive will save lots of time an frustration in the long run that almost always ends of with the woman quitting on herself to please their spouse.
One thing all men agree on is that they want their woman to be healthy and feel good, which manifests a happier person. Ask and you’ll see; open communication and honesty works.
Walk together daily. Do your metabolic power walking together. It not only burns more calories, but it's one of the best ways to stay connected.
Metabolic walking is a neutral pace, so if one of you is prone to walking too fast, adjust your speed, and vice versa, so you both walk at the speed needed to lose weight.
Walking burns the right amount of calories without triggering hunger and cravings after. It doesn't slow weight loss the way overzealous exercise can due to excessive amounts of cortisol being excreted. Metabolic power walking is the best, which is why doctors recommend it for weight control.
Don't over think your exercise. Stick to the plan and you'll keep losing. If you don't, this is another area where women and men are very different. Vigorous activity, weightlifting, and CrossFit is often an exercise in futility for women when it comes to losing weight.
When men increase exercise, they lose weight because their bodies do not encourage them to eat more. Yet, when we women exercise, their body says, "Let's eat!"
Share your feelings/vent and let your partner know how you're feeling. Alerting your partner or friend when you feel a binge coming on can be just the pause you need to avoid it. The anxiety that’s under the craving only lasts two minutes max. YOU CAN stop, pause, and pray instead. A simple “help God” can be just the reset you need.
Move your muscles to change your thoughts. If sharing feelings isn't enough, or you need to remove yourself from the stressors, take a short walk or a bike ride together to take the focus away from food and out of the kitchen.
Make a list of non-food related activities to do together or alone when you have the urge to comfort yourself and drown your sorrows with food. I clean a junk drawer, call a friend, or brush my dog anything non-food related.
- Be aware of your food and mood connection throughout your day. Keep a journal, recording everything you eat, when, how much, and why you ate a specific food, or how you liked it. Make sure to share your feelings and emotions at the time.
To Weigh or Not to Weigh Yourself Every Day
Is it a good idea to weigh yourself every day when you're on a diet? That depends. Research proves that weighing ourselves daily benefits your weight, specifically your waistline. But it may not be for you or your relationship.
Researchers at the University of Minnesota monitored the weigh-in habits of about 1,800 dieting adults and found that those who stepped on the scale every day lost more weight (an average of 12 pounds over two years) while those who only weighed themselves weekly lost only six.
Daily weigh-ins also meant dieters were less likely to regain lost weight allowing them to prevent backsliding as soon as the number on the scale increased, making it easier to get back on track and stop the weight quickly versus waiting until the weight has already been gained back.
- Find the weigh-in style that works for each of you.
- Focus on how your clothes fit and/or how you're feeling rather than what the scale says, if you have scale issues.
- Avoid comparing weight loss with your spouse, partner, or friend.
Losing Weight - Going Solo
Getting support from a diet buddy, especially one you live with, can help carry you through rough patches, like those times you'd rather skip your daily powerwalk or you're craving a bacon double cheeseburger with fries instead. But what happens when you're ready to change for the better, and your partner is not ready to commit, or they break your mutual decision to clean up eating unhealthy habits, or your agreement to walk every day, or exercise more?
Many couples and/or friends tend to eat in comfortable patterns that have developed and been repeated over the years. If one member of the couple decides to stop disrupting this familiar unhealthy pattern, it can be stressful and unsettling for the other. Anytime we change our comfortable eating routines, despite how unhealthy they may be, it can stir up feelings of anger, fear, anxiety, and hurt feelings, no matter how positive the healthy changes may be. You may not realize that what your friend/partner may be feeling is left out of the process, or threatened by your success.
The trick is to stay true to yourself by sticking to your goals while at the same time understanding where they're coming from. Be empathetic without resenting your significant other for not being on board or succumbing to their ways.
You can, and should, invite your friends and/or loved ones to join you in making healthy changes, but don't expect them to do it. Be positive and hopeful, but remind yourself the only person you can change is yourself, so focus on yourself for a change. You'll be happier, which is always contagious.
If you're determined to lose weight, melt belly fat, and get into shape, and your partner or friends don't want to join you, be sure to:
- Be open and honest and ask them to support you.
- Focus on your own progress to stay on track. Don't let your partner's unhealthy habits allow you to lose focus.
- Take responsibility for yourself only.
- Whatever you do, don't nag, preach, or scold your partner to join you. You need your energy for you.
Rather than spending your hard-earned money going out for desserts or treats, spend time together at home and make your own Metabolic Boosting Smoothies! Just stick to the approved add in list (see directions) and try making each other’s favorite smoothie for them. Since most of us equate food with love, make it healthier instead. You would be surprised how much fun you can have and how delicious they can be.
Try These His and Hers Clean Keto Metabolic Boosting Protein Shakes!
His: Combine (1 cup) cold water with (2 scoops) French Vanilla Crème Metabolic Boosting Complete Protein Powder, (½ cup) frozen strawberries. Blend until desired thickness is reached and garnish with a strawberry, if desired.
Hers: Combine (¾ cup) pre-made cold black coffee, with (1 scoop) Clean Cocoa Metabolic Boosting Complete Protein Egg White Powder. Blend until desired thickness is reached and garnish with a strawberry, if desired.
Lisa Lynn, Clinical Metabolic Nutrition & Fitness Expert and Associate Chaplain. Best known for her 18+ years as Martha Stewart’s trainer, who was responsible for Martha’s over-50 amazing physical transformation that caught the attention of Dr. Oz, leading to her many appearances on the Dr. Oz Show. Lisa is not just another trainer; she herself lost 40 pounds and has kept it off, even with a sluggish thyroid and menopause.
- Lisa Lynn