The Strengthen and Shape-Up Regimen

Rev up your slow metabolism to slim down, strengthen, and shape up your body now.

The Strengthen and Shape-Up Regimen

The Regimen is the daily checklist that gives you the seven steps to live a better and longer life. If you’ve taken the quiz and realized you struggle with extra pounds and feeling sluggish, customize your checklist with this 7-minute workout and the following protein-cycling plan from Haylie Pomroy, author of Fast Metabolism Food Rx. Find more information on The Regimen here.

Days 1 and 2

Protein cycling involves varying your protein intake every two to three days, allowing your body time to repair and stabilize your metabolism without overstressing it. On the first two days of protein cycling, you should aim to eat low amounts of protein, about 40–60 grams, and high amounts of carbs, a medium amount of sugars, and a low amount of fats. To meet your low protein goal, have no more than 4 ounces of meat (like chicken breast or sirloin steak), 1 cup of cooked legumes, and 2 eggs per day, in addition to the fruits, vegetables, grains, and prebiotics recommended on The Regimen checklist.

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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