In working with more than 10,000 patients over the past 8 years, there are weight loss secrets that many women do not know or are simply never told! So many women I have seen sit frustrated that heroic efforts at the gym or flat out starvation do not seem to shift the tide of weight gain.
Let me tell you a little secret—most weight loss plans and fitness regimens are designed to be one-size-fits all. This “one-size fits all” mentality is one of the main reasons I wrote the Super Woman RX—to help women understand their similarities yet uniqueness. I have found after seeing so many women that each of us falls into 1 of 5 power types. And knowing your power type is critical to lose weight, have energy, keep your libido high and have lasting health!
Christine Lost 6 Inches in 3 Weeks
Take Christine for example, she came to see me prepared with a detailed list of questions. She spoke confidently, telling me that she was having a lot of bloating and digestive discomfort, was having painful acne on her face, and was feeling irritated and tired at work. “I always used to have plenty of energy, and last week I even snapped at an employee,” she told me. Christine’s diet included regular sodas, eating out a lot, and vending machine snacks, so I wasn’t surprised when she told me that her stomach hurt after she ate. I could tell right away that Christine was a Boss Lady, and the Power Type test I had her take confirmed my inkling, and I got her started on the Boss Lady 3-Week Plan.
I have Boss Ladies start on a detox plan that uses smoothies—Christine loved these. “Not only did they make a fast, easy breakfast, they are so satisfying that I didn’t miss soda or going to the drive-thru,” By the end of the first week on the Power Type Plan, Christine said that her bloating and digestive issues had disappeared. She also told me that she was no longer tired during the day, and was sleeping longer and more consistently at night. By the time she had completed her first 21 days on the Super Woman Rx Plan, she reported that her skinny jeans were feeling loose around her waist.
“On the plan I quickly lost 5 pounds, two inches from my belly, an inch off my arms, and more than three inches from my hips.”- Christine, 29, Addiction Prevention Program Manager
Why a Power Type Matters for Weight Loss
So many women try to do what works for everyone else—their friends, mom, sister, co-worker….and are shocked when it doesn’t work! Your body is unique and requires a unique plan for healing and lasting weight loss. It is the whole reason I began power typing women so they could see how their health and personality types require different treatment plans. For example, women who are the Earth Mama Power Type, have to balance their pH or it is nearly impossible to lose weight. For others if they ignore their sluggish thyroid and adrenal fatigue, their cortisol soars and keeping weight off the middle is tough.
In my new book, the Super Woman Rx, you’ll find five separate and complete 3-week plans that address your eating, fitness, mindfulness, and more for better vitality, happiness, and health. These plans are designed to fit the five superwomen I meet again and again in my practice. You can find out if you are a Gypsy Girl, Boss Lady, Savvy Chick, Earth Mama, or Nightingale and get the personalized plan you need complete with recipes, suggested supplements, fitness plans and lifestyle modifications.
In the meantime, no matter which power type you are, here are four quick things that can make a world of difference when trying to lose weight.
#1 Timing is Everything
Despite arguments otherwise, when you eat really does matter. We know that long periods of not eating triggers hunger that is difficult to satisfy later, while eating later in the evening is harder on the digestive system. Pace yourself and watch your intervals of eating. Consume the majority of your calories early – I tell patients ideally before 6 pm – and don’t leave the house hungry. Eat a healthy breakfast with a good amount of fat and protein, and pack your snacks to eat in 3-4 hour intervals, so you are never caught salivating at the nearest fast food joint.
#2 Gut Smarts
Your digestive system determines your metabolic rate. SO many women miss this. Digestive symptoms, including reflux, constipation, abdominal pain and bloating are all signs of a digestive system gone awry. You cannot lose weight with an unhealthy gut regardless of how much you diet or exercise. Add probiotics and digestive enzymes to your daily regimen and look for foods that may be affecting your digestive process.
#3 Stress Less
I know this one well. Stress and extreme stress disrupts cortisol, the stress hormone which then affects insulin, the other hormone for weight loss you need to know. I often describe it as a light switch that gets turned on and suddenly your waist expands, your arms feel fuller and you don’t recognize yourself. Watch your stress and try to minimize it, even if you are in the midst of a tough time. Devote at least 20 minutes per day to calming your nervous system down using meditation, journaling, drawing or just laughing. Schedule down time to create some boundaries between the stressors, preventing your stress hormones from becoming erratic.
#4 Sober Up
Many of my patients never realize how many calories they are consuming through alcohol, which is ultimately just more sugar. Skip the night cap, drink water and save the alcohol for the weekend. Once my patients are able to follow this, the weight often melts off.
Sure, a diet might tweak your calories based on your gender, and your personal trainer might show you how to track your heart rate based on your age, but remember, you need your individualized plan that suits your unique needs.
The proven plans and strategies found in the Super Woman RX will help you take charge of your own health. You can take what I’ve learned by studying and practicing all of the best systems of medicine from around the world and biohack your own health in a way that is personalized just for you!
If you’re ready to get results based on your power type, then pre-order the Super Woman RX now, and join me for free in my upcoming course! I can’t wait to help you get the results you’ve been looking for—don’t wait though—only 2 days left to get all the bonus gifts!
Don’t Know Your Power Type?
Take the Power Type Quiz HERE!