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Tips to Lose Weight Before the Holidays Start
Written by Dr. Kellyann Petrucci
In my last post, I talked about ways to keep winter weight from creeping on. But what if you want to do more? What if you’d like to take off 15 pounds or more before the holidays start? Well, guess what: You can lose weight before the holidays start!
On my three-week Bone Broth Diet, you can melt off extra pounds and inches quickly and easily. (As a bonus, you’ll erase wrinkles, too.) And to get you started, here’s my eight quick-start tips. Read it, get going, and look gorgeous by the holidays!
Check your calendar.
If you can, plan your diet for a time when your schedule is fairly free of big events like weddings or parties. Then pick the best days for your two mini-fasts each week, and mark these on your calendar. Be sure to schedule at least one non-fasting day in between your two mini-fast days.
If you want to make cooking a breeze, schedule in two or three “batch cooking” days, too. That way, you’ll have lots of delicious, healthy meals ready to grab.
Clean out your fridge and pantry.
Make a sweep of your kitchen, and give away or toss out all of the Bone Broth Diet “no” foods. These include sugar, grains, soy, dairy, alcohol, and foods with artificial ingredients. When taboo foods aren’t lurking in your home, they can’t tempt you to cheat.
Restock your kitchen.
Make a trip to the grocery store and load up on good proteins (beef, lamb, chicken, turkey, wild boar, fish, and eggs), veggies, berries, healthy oils (coconut oil, avocado oil, olive oil, and clarified butter), nuts, olives, and unsweetened coconut chips. In particular, buy lots of non-starchy veggies. You can’t have too many of these around. Also, buy lots and lots of bones!
Make a big supply of bone broth.
Bone broth —my “liquid gold”—is the biggest key to healing your body, de-aging your skin, and melting off your pounds. That’s why you’ll want to make sure you have plenty of it on hand before you start your diet. Cook up a big batch of beef broth and a batch of turkey broth or chicken broth for starters. Freeze your broth in small containers, so it’s easy to thaw quickly.
Keep a copy of your “portion control” guide handy.
Let the people close to you know that you’re doing The Bone Broth Diet. Explain how it works, and ask them to support you. Even better, see if you can talk one or two people into going on the diet with you. It’ll be lots of fun to do your grocery shopping and cooking together… and it’ll be even more fun to go shopping for new holiday clothes together after you lose inches on the diet!
Start your journal.
Journaling is a wonderful way to keep your diet on track. Start by listing all of the reasons why you’re committing to your personal transformation—and keep reminding yourself of these reasons every day. This will motivate you to stay the course.
Pat yourself on the back!
It’s easy to say, “I wish I could look slimmer and younger this holiday season.” However, actually committing to this goal takes backbone. So when you lose that extra weight and you look amazing in your sparkly new party outfits, I want you to feel incredibly proud of yourself. Send me a selfie—I can’t wait to see the new holiday you!
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