Total 10: Surviving the Weekend

Follow this plan to keep you from succumbing to unhealthy habits on the weekend while your doing the Total 10 Rapid Weight-Loss Plan.

Total 10: Surviving the Weekend

Congrats! You’ve made it through the first week of The Total 10 Rapid Weight-Loss Plan. Use this guide to help you stay on track over the weekend.

Friday

Happy Hour


At the end of the day, having a drink involves a bit of ritual–it’s the act of holding the wine glass that keeps us addicted. This habit is mindful and soothing and doesn’t have to be taken away on the plan.

Get a big wine glass and fill it with sparkling water. Add lemon juice and top your mocktail off with a fresh strawberry garnish.

Detox Bath

Wind down after a long weekend with something other than food. A detox bath will help you get rid of toxins and is a great cravings killer.

Fill your bathtub with hot water–sweating helps with circulation and lymph drainage to get the toxins out of your body. Then add two cups of Epsom salt and a cup of baking soda. The Epsom salt contains magnesium sulfate, which absorbs through the skin and can help with the detoxification process, while the baking soda refreshes and softens your dry skin. Soak for 30 minutes in your tub and enjoy!

Saturday

During the Day

Treat yourself to something that will make you feel good, such as a facial at home, a manicure, a pedicure or a haircut.

You could also reevaluate your closet and choose one outfit that you can’t wait to get rid of when you reach your goal and one that you can’t wait to get into when you lose the weight.

At Night

Instead of eating out, go grocery shopping to make a recipe from the Total 10 Rapid Weight-Loss Plan, like this Total 10 Mexican Bowl.

Sunday

During a Football Game

You don’t have to deprive yourself of the typical Sunday game-watching food. Make a big bowl of turkey chili and buffalo cauliflower wings, and pour yourself a mocktail. All recipes are on the plan and delicious! 

4 Steps to Shedding Your Pandemic Pounds

Forgive yourself, and start walking toward a healthier you.

For those of you who have put on the Pandemic Pounds or added several new COVID Curves, you are not alone. Alarmingly, the American Psychological Association has recently published that almost half of all adults in their survey now have a larger physique. In fact, 42% of people reported gaining roughly 15 pounds (the average published was surprisingly 29 pounds but that included outliers) over the past year. Interestingly, 20% of adults in this survey lost about 12 pounds (I am surely not in this group). Clearly, there is a relationship between stress and weight change. In addition, one in four adults disclosed an increase in alcohol consumption, and 67% of participants distressingly revealed that they have new sleeping patterns.

This past year has brought about what has been called the 'new normal.' Social isolation and inactivity due to quarantining and remote working have sadly contributed to the decline in many people's mental and physical health, as demonstrated by the widespread changes in people's weight, alcohol consumption, and sleeping patterns. Gym closures, frequent ordering of unhealthy takeout, and increased time at home cooking and devouring comfort foods have had a perceptible impact. In addition, many people have delayed routine medical care and screening tests over fear of contracting Covid-19 during these visits. Unfortunately, the 'new normal' has now placed too many people at risk for serious health consequences, including heart attacks and strokes.

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