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Less Cardio for Weight Loss

Did you know that even if I do lesser cardio than before that l am still fitter and leaner than ever?

This may sound unbelievable, I know.

We have been led to believe that it’s healthy to do hours on the treadmill.

That we should run for miles to get a toned physique.

That we should spend most of our exercise time doing cardio.

Another problem with cardio is that women tend to be compulsive with cardio.

We become addicted to it.

The truth is, it’s not healthy for your body’s metabolism.

When you’re doing high intensity cardio over long periods of time, you burn off glucose, which is sugar.

However, when you’re burning off sugar, you’re actually craving sugar.

You’re training your body to use sugar as fuel and this can lead to more and more intense sugar cravings.

Cardio can also burn muscles when you do it for too long.

It doesn’t burn off fat.

What our bodies need are intense bouts of cardio followed by slow walking or resting.

These are called Intervals.

An example of this is when you do a 1 minute sprint followed by a 2 minute walk.

You can also do a 2 minute run followed by a 4 minute walk.

It’s always a 1:2 ratio, meaning every spike you do, you do twice as long in the relaxations.

When you do intervals, you spike your heart rate during the bursts of cardio and lower it when you do the relaxation.

This tells your body to hold on to the muscle and get rid of the fat.

You can spend less time on cardio.

You actually become leaner because you get to keep the muscles and not burn it.

What you’re doing is to train your body to burn fat, which means you’re going to be craving fat.

That’s when you know that you’re on the right path.

Your body should be craving fat and not sugar.

Try it and let me know how it works for you.

Let’s be Fat Burning Machines Together,

Love and Light,

Andréa

 

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Fat Melting Recipe “Ahi Tuna Salad”

Ahi Tuna Salad

Do you want to give your otherwise boring salad a wonderful twist?  This Ahi Tuna Salad is packed with protein, healthy fats and ton of flavors! It’s a complete nutritious meal that’s so delicious you keep coming back for more.

Ingredients
1 tbsp. coconut oil
½ tsp. dill weed (fresh if possible)
½ tsp. lemon pepper
¼ tsp. cayenne pepper
1 ahi tuna steak
1 tbsp. Lemonaise or other mayonnaise alternative (see ingredients below)
2 tbsp. chopped red onion
2 tbsp. chopped celery
¼ c. slivered almonds
1 roasted whole bell pepper (red, orange, yellow, or green)

Directions:

In a medium frying pan, heat coconut oil over medium heat.

Mix herb and pepper mixture and sprinkle liberally on both sides of the ahi tuna steak.

Cook the tuna steak until desired texture is reached or for 3 minutes per side.

Place cooked tuna steak in a bowl and mix well with the Lemonaise, onion, celery, and almonds.

Fill the roasted bell pepper with the ahi tuna steak mixture and serve warm.

Mayonnaise Alternative

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Ingredients
1 cup silken tofu and add a dash of water
1/2 tsp apple cider vinegar
1/2 tsp yellow mustard
2 dashes hot pepper sauce
1/8 tsp dash white pepper
1/8 tsp paprika
1/8 tsp salt

Directions:

Blend all ingredients well and adjust seasonings to taste.

Refrigerate after making; saves up to 5 days.

 

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Power of Positivity

Positive Beliefs Lead to a Positive Life

Do you find yourself constantly wondering if what you’re doing is serving you?

Are you always in state of self-doubt?

Does it seem like happiness is too elusive?

Then it’s time to pause, breathe and change your beliefs.

Fill your mind and heart with positive beliefs.

Make time to sit down and write down a list of your new positive beliefs and how these will benefit you.

For example, you can write “I love to exercise. It keeps me energized, youthful and vibrant. ”

Before going to bed and upon waking up, set a few minutes to read your list.

Close your eyes and imagine yourself DOING and BECOMING your positive intentions.

Constantly being reminded of these beliefs will bring positive changes in your life.

It gives you the power to frame your mind and only do things that serve you.

Day by day, you will see a transformation in the way you think and feel.

It will translate on the outside and you will attract the positive forces to come in.

You will slowly unload the baggage of the past.

You will realize that it no longer matters and what’s important is NOW.

Believing that you can do anything you put your heart and soul into is one step closer to achieving your goals.

It may be losing weight, having more energy or being happy with yourself.

If you start and end your day with positive beliefs, then anything is possible.

Take control and steer your life in a positive direction.

There’s no better time to do it than NOW…

Always Looking at the Bright Side,

Love and Light,

Andréa

 

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Fat Melting Recipe “Creamy Avocado Spinach Salad”

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Creamy Avocado Spinach Salad

This is a delicious and creamy salad that is packed full of the healthy fats that fill you up, eliminate cravings and actually help you lose more fat. 

Enjoy!

 

 

Ingredients:

1 bunch spinach
2 tbsp. creamy avocado dressing*
4 cherry tomatoes (quartered)
1 tbsp. green onion (finely chopped)

 

Directions:

Thoroughly wash the spinach and place in a large mixing bowl.

Add the Creamy Avocado Dressing and toss well (this helps limit how much dressing is used and evenly coats all the spinach.)

Toss in the tomatoes and green onion and tomatoes and enjoy.

 

* Creamy Avocado Dressing

2 avocados
1 shallot, chopped
1 tbs apple cider vinegar
1 lime, juiced
Salt and pepper to taste

 

Directions:

Blend all in food processor; refrigerate after use. Great for green salads and wraps.

 

 

 

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Stop Feeling Guilt and Shame

All of us, at some point in our lives, have felt awful and guilty right after giving in to our cravings.

For years, I was going through this cycle of giving in and feeling the shame and disgust.

After I saw how my face and body continuously bloated, I realized that this was not the way to live.

I listened intently to what my body was saying.

I realized that our bodies are constantly communicating with us.

It is telling you when it is sending out craving signals.

It is saying, “Hey, I am missing a vitamin. I am missing a nutrient.”

I have a great tip that worked for me tremendously and you can do this too.

Write down your cravings in a journal.

When you feel the craving come on, write down what you’re craving.

Then ask yourself the most powerful question: “Why am I craving what I’m craving?”

Your answer will reveal a ton.

You will find out whether you really want the potato chips or is it something deeper.

Perhaps you just want something crunchy in your mouth but not necessarily the chips.

Being aware of the root of your cravings makes you empowered to manage your it.

Just remember that if you give in, forgive yourself and move on.

This will get you back on track faster to continue on with your healthy and natural weight loss journey.

Try this and let me know how it works for you.

Sending You a Vibration of Awareness and Empowerment,

Love and Light,

Andréa

 

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Bring In the New Year with Confidence

New Year = New Beginnings

It’s a time to start over.

It’s a time to forget the past.

Like so many women, you may have made excuses for why you don’t get in shape at the present moment.

One of the biggest things I hear women say is “I will love my body when I am a size…”.

And I wonder… Where is the acceptance?  Where is the love?

The many diets, extreme exercises and radical cleanses just didn’t seem to work.

Your body still felt like it’s broken.

That there is absolutely no hope to get the body that you deserve.

Believe that that’s about to change.

There’s no better time to start feeling confident than NOW…this new year.

Body confidence gives you the motivation to continue on this journey.

Start falling in love with your body and realize how amazing it is right now.

Enough of the negative body talk, the shame and the guilt.

Face the mirror and say “I love my body and I’m about to love it even more.”

Your mind, body and spirit will lead you to begin writing your own success story.

It’s a New Year.  Start accepting and loving your body as it is right now.

Wishing You Abundance of Health this New Year,

Love and Light,

Andréa

 

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Stay Fit and Healthy This Holiday Season

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A holiday blessing (for you)

It’s an honor to send this blessing to you and your loved ones this holiday season…

“May the breath inside of you fill you up with eternal peace.

May you find the bliss of health, vibrating through every one of your cells.

May you find tranquility in the quietest moments, where there lives only a divine connection to your highest Self.

May you feel this vibration of light and freedom radiating through your entire body.

May you shine your light onto yourself and every being that you find along this sacred path of your life’s journey.

May you remember why your soul chose this moment (and every moment) to remind you of why you are here, and gently edge you closer to your highest awakening.

May you share this profound sense of knowing, where there is nothing to prove or hide…

May you be this source of silent strength with every one you encounter.”

I’m wishing you and your family and every being that you love this sacred blessing of peace.

Happy Holidays!~

To the light within you,

Love and Light,

Andréa

 

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Andrea in Oxygen Magazine

The ups and downs of this journey of losing weight have been more intense than climbing Mt. Everest (the tallest mountain in the world).

If you would’ve told the “me” 15 years ago who was overweight, depressed and hated her body that at 37 she would start a new career as a fitness model, I would’ve thought you were smoking some mind altering substance.

But here it is… the latest edition of Oxygen magazine with me in a full-page spread.

C.R.A.Z.Y.

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I’m not saying that this journey is all glamorous and beautiful. I spend many nights alone, facing my demons and working through my feelings instead of stuffing them with food.

The food addictions still call my name.

I don’t know if they will ever go away.

And yet, I’ve found ways to channel that voice that wants to devour an entire pizza and apple pie (my favorites!)…

I write a lot more today than I did back then. I communicate about my feelings and thoughts before they become too overwhelming.

I watch the inner voice that wants to tell me, “I’m not good enough”…

When she wants to knock out my voice of strength and grab the wheel, I gently remind her that her voice is heard, and that I appreciate her perspective…

Instead of blaming or getting angry at her, I listen, and then tell her she is loved and valuable.

I thank her for her perspective because I see her intention that she wants to make me stronger.

Once that voice is recognized and validated, she no longer wants to drive the wheel of my choices, running us off a cliff.

She is content to sit in the passengers seat and navigate or simply relax and enjoy the ride.

The truth is, there is a part of me that still feels like I’m that same overweight, sluggish, depressed and angry girl I was in my teens and 20s…

I don’t want her to go away!

I embrace her.

She is a part of me.

She is still inside of me, and I love her for all the pain she has showed me.

Without the shadows, we never see the light.

Without this journey, I wouldn’t be celebrating today.

The highs mean nothing without the lows.

And the view from Mt. Everest isn’t the same if you take a helicopter up to the summit …

Verses walking up the mountain step-by-step.

Enjoy the view along the way.

This is your journey.

To Your Weightloss Journey,
Love and Light,

Andréa

P.S. It has been a dream of mine for years to be in Oxygen magazine because it is the #1 fitness magazine for women in the world.

The women that are represented in this magazine are fit and lean, but still very feminine and toned. I wonder if they will ever know that I used to be overweight?

Can you tell?

 

 

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Women’s Health & Fitness Magazine Cover

This is so weird to say this… it has been a dream since I was a little girl to be on the cover of a magazine! And now, at 36 years old it has come true.

I trained hard, removed all toxins from my diet (including sugar, alcohol and chemicals) for 6 months in order to get ready. On the day of the shoot, I showed up leaner and more toned than I’ve ever seen my body. What an incredible journey this has been.

* Of course, these results not typical of everyone who buys our products, individual results will vary based on dedication, body type & more.

AndreaAlbrightCoverInsert1Most people don’t believe me when I tell them I used to be overweight. I get it. Until they see my “before” photo, they want to stay stuck in the mindset that if “you’re born fat then you stay fat” … but this simply isn’t the truth.

I love proving to women that you can do anything you put your mind to.

So what’s YOUR goal? You can achieve it. Believe in yourself and never give up!

 

 

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