DAY 16

“To lengthen thy life, lessen thy meals.” ― Benjamin Franklin


We’re in the second half of the challenge (how time flies!) By now your body is starting to adapt to the fitness program and the soreness should have subsided.

You are probably also starting to see results and notice changes in your body. You can really accelerate your progress by improving your diet. Using the one-week meal plan you got yesterday as your guide, we hope you make time out to plan, shop and organize your meals.

Today, our wellness challenge is on creating the right size meal to avoid overeating. So grab your lemon/lime water and let’s get started.   


Day 16 Wellness Action: Create Your Perfect Plate

The formula for weight loss is to eat less than your body needs to keep you alive. The formula gets a little more complicated though, when you consider that your body will hold on to the weight if you eat far less than it needs because it starts to think that it’s experiencing a famine situation. The way to avoid this scenario is to work on eating a balanced diet that will nourish your body appropriately while still eating less.

This is where portion control comes in.

Assess how much you’re eating (refer back to your food journal if you have one) and cut your portions by 10 – 20%. Cutting back 10% will get you in the habit of reducing your portions while 20% will help you jumpstart your weight loss.

So how can you control your portions? Here are a couple of ideas that can get you started:

  • Use a smaller plate than you’ll normally use
  • Serve yourself your normal portion on your normal plate and then take off a quarter of that food to eat later


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Day 16 Workout: Core’s You Can!

Today’s workout is another core circuit that is designed to work your midsection from a variety of angles. Do three laps of the following circuit resting 1-2 minutes between laps.

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Click here for full written exercise instructions. Once you have warmed up, follow the exercise demonstration in the video below to get started on today’s fitness challenge.


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