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Rick’s 21 Day Cleanse Journey – 51 pounds down so far!

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I’ve seen some truly amazing and inspiring success stories over the years.

Rick M. recently took the Chef V 21 Day Challenge and lost 22 pounds! He’s continued to lose weight and gain momentum since then was down a total of 51 pounds when we heard from him last.

Here’s a snippet of his awesome review posted to our Yelp page:

“I noticed that there is a lack of 21 Day Cleanse reviews, compared to 3 day, 5 day, and 7 day reviews. So I feel obliged to share my experience.

This is not the first time I have done a cleanse, so I have others to compare it to as well. In a nut shell: CHEF V ROCKS! Thats the simple version. The long version is that the 21 Day Cleanse is worth every penny, it is a challenge, and it is positively altering!

So far, I am down a whopping total of 51 LBS, due in part to Chef V’s 21 Day Cleanse! From day 1 to day 21 of the challenge, I lost a total of 22lbs….and I continue to lose weight. This cleanse has aftershocks.
(BOOOOOOOM!)”

Check out these results!! Way to go Rick!

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Snacking Sucks For Weight Loss & Health

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When I created my Intermittent Fasting Cleanse, I didn’t just do it because it was a health phenomenon.

Sure, Intermittent Fasting is a trendy diet. But I’m a certified nutritional therapist. And as such, I don’t just pay attention to health trends. If you want to both lose weight and improve several key health markers (for example: lower blood pressure, insulin and blood sugar levels), there’s one simple rule to follow while you’re doing my Intermittent Fasting Cleanse: DON’T SNACK!

I look at what the research says to see if any particular nutrient, supplement or diet can be backed by science.

You’ll be glad to know there is a growing body of evidence (like this) that proves intermittent fasting is super effective for improving health, regardless of how much weight you lose.

Now, I may have told you early on that it’s ok to eat as much as you need to and have a snack during your 8 or 12-hour calorie-consuming window.

The truth is that according to what the latest research says, you really should never ever snack. Obviously, if you have a late night snack after your 8-hour calorie-consuming window ends, you’re breaking the fast and all the weight-loss potential of intermittent fasting is lost. You are no longer using your body’s stored fat for energy.

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Burn Fat In Between Meals

But here’s why you should try your best to not snack even during your 8-hour feeding time….

You see, after you eat a meal, your pancreas releases insulin to bring sugar into your trillions of cells to use for immediate energy. And whatever sugar your body doesn’t use for energy gets stored in fat cells as body fat.

Now what do you think happens if let’s say you eat a turkey sandwich for lunch and then two hours later you feel hungry and have a snack?

What happens is that your insulin levels do not return back to normal; they remain high. So now, there’s no way for your body to use its stored fat for energy.

That’s why even during your 8-hour eating window, I really want you to try your best to not eat anything in between the time you have the Organic Green Drink/Protein Shake/Detox Soup in the morning and a lunch based on my Healthy Eating Guidelines.

Same goes for in between lunch and dinner. Get those insulin levels back down so your body can burn its own fat for energy!

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Cravings Kill Fat Loss! Chef V’s Intermittent Fasting Cleanse Eliminates Desire For Snacks

Essentially, on my Intermittent Fasting Cleanse, you’re only eating two meals a day (lunch and dinner).

In addition to saving money on food (you won’t be buying snacks and eating 3 large meals), my Intermittent Fasting Cleanse will help you lose weight because it will kill your cravings for nighttime eating.

But here’s an important thing to consider about cravings. They aren’t just physical. Rather, they have a powerful cultural and mental component. In other words, when you feel hungry at night, it’s not necessarily because you’re actually hungry. It’s more so that in our modern western culture, we’re conditioned to sit on our coach late at night, get our Netflix on and eat a bag of popcorn.

That’s why I knew I had to come up with something in my Intermittent Fasting Cleanse to kill cravings.

And that’s where my recipe for the electrolyte drink comes in to play. It’s really important that you don’t forget to have this drink either before you go to bed or shortly after you wake up (or better yet, drink it during both at night and in the morning).

The electrolytes will keep your energy high. When you’re feeling energetically buzzed in a good way, you usually don’t feel the need to have junk food.

So if you want to lose weight and improve your health, follow my directions to a “V” (ha ha, get it?) and just say no to snacking.

Feel free to email me with any questions. I’m here to support you all the way!

Love,

Chef V

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Five Star Reviews, November 2018

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Pashelle: Chef V Green Drink Success

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Check out Pashelle and her Before and After photos above – she is a real inspiration to me.

Here’s what she says:

“Thank you so much.  I work about 13-14 hrs a day in the wardrobe department of a television show. It is so easy to eat junk all day.  Me and the driver (Tim Piro) of my wardrobe trailer committed to the 3 day cleanse and we feel amazing.  Day 1, was the toughest day.  Day 2,  I saw the difference in my everything. And Day 3, was an introduction to my New Self. We Thank you Chef V!”

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Heartwarming Success Story: K.I. Lynn

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Doing Great, K.I. is losing weight with Chef V

I hope you’ll take the time to read K.I. Lynn’s wonderful post about her successful and continuing weight loss – her will power and determination to live a healthy life is inspiring to me and I know it will be to you also. I am so proud of you,K.I.! – Veronica Wheat, Chef V

From bestselling author K. I. Lynn on Facebook:

LONG post ahead. I hope you’ll read.

I haven’t updated any of my weight loss because I wasn’t really seeing it, but today, I did. Plus, I hate people seeing me like this.

When I left my job it was not because my books had done so well I was going to write full time. In fact, I was just beginning to edit Breach. I left as just a pause, one that ended up being needed, because within a few weeks I hurt my knee and my beloved grandmother passed away. The next year, I released Breach and my hubs said “Ok, you don’t have to go back to work.” BTW, in that time I’d had to have surgery on the injured knee.

Between the surgery and writing full time something happened that I did not expect.

I gained weight.

It wasn’t a lot at first, but it did scare me when I passed the highest I’d ever been. Then I cried when I passed the number I said I never would.

Each year, I gained more weight. All the travel and stress and another surgery and needing something quick and easy started to add up, and in 4 short years, I’d put on around 100 lbs. That’s a lot of weight!!

I felt terrible about myself. I hated going to signings because I hated how I looked and felt. I didn’t FEEL good.

The biggest thing about weight loss that people don’t understand is that it’s not about WANTING to lose weight, it’s about having the MOTIVATION to lose weight. Wanting can lead to depression as you stare in the mirror, and you lose any desire to eat healthy.

Earlier this year I’d finally had enough. I didn’t have the motivation, but I was sick of it all. Olivia Kelley-Santos had told me about her green drink that she drank that made her feel good, so I went on and saw they had a 21 day detox and I said “That’s what I need. That’s the push.”

I needed to purge all the bad stuff from my body and start fresh. I already knew I want to do low carb. Low carb, not Keto. The box full of everything I needed came in mid-March, right in the middle of working on Welcome to the Cameo Hotel.

The detox did exactly what I needed it to do, and I lost about 20lbs in a few short week. It gave me my motivation, so when it was over, I continued on eating healthier.

I try and stick to a max of 40 net carbs a day. As many of you know, I am a cheese fanatic, and cheese is life and in about every meal. It’s what keeps me going and on a healthier way of living.

For weeks, I watched the scale go down, little by little. I saw a stall, but moved past it. I avoided temptation, and if I did fall, I had only a very small portion.

Then, in July, it happened – I hit my first milestone.

50lbs gone

Elena M. Reyes came to visit and there were some signings, but I managed not to gain any weight. For my birthday I splurged for almost a week eating anything I wanted, because for my birthday, that was all I wanted.

However, that splurge came with consequences. I had the taste for carbs and sugar again. I got back on my diet, but I found I was caving to cravings with little arm bending.

So here I am, doing a small 3 day cleanse with the green drink to get me back on track. I’m down 54lbs in total, and hope to be down quite a bit more by Wild and Windy.

I have goals, and one of them is to get this 100lbs off by the end of the year. I think I can do it. There are more goals after that, but for now, my eye is on the prize.

Just going to keep swimming. 🙂

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Success Story: Marc’s Weight Loss Cleanse

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Today, at 10:30 AM, I am just starting my 9:30 Green Drink. This plan is very doable – weight loss!!

Day 1 was tough because I couldn’t drink everything on the schedule. At 7:30 PM, I was having my 5PM tea and decided to stop for the night. Never felt hungry!

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Cleanse Day 2

I don’t think I ever realized how much 16oz equals in kale and collard greens. This is incredibly filling and takes me 15 min to drink.

Cleanse Day 3: weight loss!

I got on the scale this morning and I’m down 7 lbs!!!!
Now finishing my morning tea and am already behind schedule for my green juice and ultra shake.
I don’t know why I’m not hungrier/starving!!

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