This week has been AMAZING! I’m still losing weight and my body fat percentage is slowly coming down which is ENCOURAGINIG! I’m reassuring myself that slower is better, but it’s hard not wish it would come off faster.
Here’s the latest results:
Starting weight: 174.7lbs
Current weight: 167.0lbs
YEAH! I lost 7.7lbs
My Mommi 3-in-1 Prenatal Protein Shake is really helping! Last week someone commented on our Instagram post that they read about taking a Multi-Vitamin daily can help with weight loss. So, I decided to do some research on it. I found a lot of studies suggesting that this was true, so I thought I’d share them with you!
This article in EATING WELL shared a study about women taking a Multi-Vitamin that lasted for 6 months and showed that people who just added a Multi-Vitamin to their diet increased their weight-loss. This is what they said:
“One plausible theory as to why multivitamins might help promote weight loss, suggests Tremblay, is that when your body is low on vitamins and minerals, your appetite fires up—prompting you to eat more to replenish the nutrients you’re missing. By staying topped off with nutrients, on the other hand, it may be possible to keep a runaway appetite under control.
Nutrition experts say it’s best to get nutrients from food, but when dieters cut back on calories they are more likely to miss the mark on some nutritional requirements. So although a supplement on its own won’t melt the pounds away, it can help ensure that vitamin and mineral deficiencies aren’t contributing to extra weight.”
In Womens Health Magazine they shared the 7 supplements that melt fat, here are a couple, and GUESS WHAT? Mommi 3-in-1 has these!
How It Melts Fat: Study after study shows that vitamin D helps to ensure body cells listen and respond to insulin, a hormone secreted from your pancreas. One of its jobs is to help glucose get into body cells, which burn glucose for energy. How well insulin pushes glucose into cells is called “insulin sensitivity.” The more sensitive your cells are to insulin, the better. The less sensitive they are to insulin, the more likely the calories you eat will end up in your fat cells.
When levels of D are low, levels of parathyroid hormone (PTH) rise. Higher than normal levels of PTH trigger a series of reactions that eventually lead to fat cells converting sugar into fat and hoarding fat rather than releasing it to be burned, explains Michael B. Zemel, PhD, director of the Nutrition Institute at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville.
A lack of vitamin D may also interfere with leptin, a hormone that signals your brain to stop eating. Your body doesn’t know when it’s full, so you continue to eat.
How It Melts Fat: Calcium is a mineral that works in tandem with D to help you shed fat. Calcium is stored in fat cells, and researchers think that the more calcium a fat cell has, the more fat that cell will release to be burned. Calcium also promotes weight loss by binding to fat in your GI tract, preventing some of it from getting absorbed into your bloodstream.
How It Melt Fat: In addition to keeping hunger in check, eating protein at every meal helps to keep body composition–the amount of fat relative to muscle–in better proportion. Along with calcium and D, protein helps you to preserve muscle mass as you drop pounds. A recent study out of the University of Illinois found that women who consumed protein twice daily lost 3.9 percent more weight than women who consumed less of it on a diet. They not only lost more weight, they also got stronger as they did so, with their thigh muscles alone ending up with 5.8 percent more protein at the end of the diet than before.
OMEGA-3 FATTY ACIDS (DHA)
How They Melt Fat: omega-3s enable weight loss by switching on enzymes that trigger fat-burning in cells. They also help to boost mood, which may help reduce emotional eating. And omega 3s might improve leptin signaling in the brain, causing the brain to turn up fat burning and turn down appetite. Fatty fish like salmon (which are also high in vitamin D) are one of the richest sources of this fat. Other foods, such as some nuts and seeds, contain a type of fat that can be converted into omega-3s after ingestion.
Mommi 3-in-1 has helped with all my cravings and my weight loss. People keep asking if Mommi 3-in-1 is good for you if you aren’t pregnant or nursing — well I’m neither and it has been GREAT for me! I have always believed that every person should take a prenatal vitamin daily, whether you are pregnant or not, and now after my experiences and the studies I have read, I am a BIG supporter of this! So don’t forget to use the coupon code LOSEITKRISTI to SAVE 20% off your order and help boost your weight loss goals!
This week I did interval sprints with my sister Kim who is in town visiting with her cute little family. We got on the treadmill and for 10 minutes we did some intense sprinting. We would sprint for 20 seconds jump off and rest for 10 seconds, sprint for 20 seconds and rest for 10 seconds. We continued this pattern for a full 10 minutes. The sprints are a VERY HARD, FAST run. I got my speed up to 9.2. My sister says she typically does this for 20 minutes, and I’m working my way up to this. I definitely could only last for 10 minutes this time. I can’t wait until I can last for 20 minutes. This is my new warm-up before I do my strength training. It really gets my heart rate going and will help with my continual fat burn when I’m not working out. I definitely recommend adding this to your workout routine.
I’d love to know what your favorite workout is and how it’s working for you! Please comment below or email me, [email protected] to share!
I still have 27 pounds to lose to reach my goal, and I can’t wait! Make sure to keep following my progress. I love the community and support from our AMAZING circle of moms. Also, look for extra special deals when I reach my certain milestones!