How To Master Your “Biological Body Clock” to Eat, Sleep, and Lose Weight

by Belinda on February 13, 2017

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If you’re like many women you’re frustrated with not getting the results you want (and deserve). Every day I hear from beautiful ladies around the world struggling to find the magic formula to a lean, defined and toned body.

Here’s the thing..

It’s not nearly as hard, as difficult or as elusive as you think right now.

Today I’m going to show you how to solve the puzzle of your biological clocks.

And how just by getting in sync you can start losing weight and feeling great again.

Why should you pay attention to me?

Because most of my life I never exercised, I ate rubbish, was full of cellulite and flabbiness and I know what it feels like to hit rock bottom. This was me in my mid 30’s (before) and then in my late 40’s (after).

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I understand how the roller coaster of weight loss and gain makes you feel. I know how those hormonal changes sap your energy and frustrate you.  I know what it’s like to have “tried it all”…please don’t give up – keep reading!

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Your Biological Clocksimagespace

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From the time we are born our bodies are programed to run according to our biological clocks.

These clocks control how our body works and how efficiently we do things.

When we work in harmony with our biological clocks we can dramatically improve our weight loss success, health and wellbeing.

So what’s the problem?

Our everyday, stressful lifestyle means that instead of being connected to our natural cycles – we’re disconnected.

It’s like pushing things up hill – everything feels like a struggle.

Let me show you how get in sync so you can lose weight easily to feel and look great.

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The Master Biological Clock 

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The “master clock” keeps everything in synch. Together with environmental and lifestyle choices it determines how fast we age.

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Our Hormonal Clock

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After peaking in our mid-20s, female fertility starts to decline. From the age of 35-50 there is a 35% reduction in estrogen and 75% reduction in progesterone and testosterone. This means women often are experiencing hormonal changes a lot earlier than we’ve been led to believe.

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When estrogen drops this reduces our energy levels (brain and body), increases hunger, slows metabolism and makes us prone to gaining weight especially around the tummy. We can experience bloating and tend more easily to sprains and strains (estrogen is an anti-inflammatory). When progesterone drops this affects our sleep and makes us more prone to feeling more anxious. When testosterone drops it affects energy and fat metabolism.

If you’re gaining weight (especially around the tummy and what you used to do (diet wise and exercise) isn’t working anymore…then it’s time for a rethink!

What To Do

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  • Avoid Strict Dieting
  • Avoid Over-Exercising & Heavy Training
  • Moderate Your Alcohol
  • Manage Your Starchy Carbohydrates
  • Do Female Specific Shorter Workouts

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Our Monthly Cycle

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As women we tend to have this “suck it up” attitude when it comes to our monthly cycle ignoring the natural ebbs and flows (pun intended).

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Estrogen is our feel good and energy hormone. From Day 7-14 estrogen levels are higher. During the second half of our cycle progesterone rises and estrogen drops which means lower energy, carb cravings and moodiness.

If we work in harmony with our monthly cycle we can achieve better weight loss and fitness success.

What To Do

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  • Follicular Phase: Focus On Fitness Progress (higher tolerance for pain and highest maximum strength capacity).
  • Ovulation: Go For Your Personal Best
  • Luteal Phase: Focus on Consistency, Managing Carbs & Avoid Alcohol
  • Period: Recharge, Reassess & Set Goals For the Coming Month

Bonus Info: Prior to your period, water retention causes a lowered tolerance to alcohol and variations in hormone levels cause women to become intoxicated faster. If you are on the pill usually all hormones are lower but estrogen is higher relative to progesterone (so you may experience more consistent energy levels).

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Circadian 24-Hour Clock

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Circadian rhythms are physical, mental and behavioral changes that follow a 24-hour cycle, responding to daylight and darkness.

What To Do

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  • Get Sunlight Early In The Day
  • Follow A Body-Clock Eating Plan (see below)
  • Time Your Exercise To Your Energy Levels
  • Avoid Computers At Night
  • Get To Bed By 10pm
  • Stick To A Routine

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Eating By Your Circadian Clock

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The circadian cycle regulates the hormones, enzymes and cell receptors that are responsible for metabolizing and storing carbohydrates and fat

Consuming the exact same food in terms of calories and macronutrients (carbs, protein and fat) can lead to very different weight loss results (blood sugar control, triglycerides and even cholesterol levels) depending on when these different foods are eaten during the day.

In the morning, insulin works more efficiently to clear our blood of the sugar produced from a higher carb meal burning more body fat.

And at night, insulin works less efficiently resulting in higher blood sugar levels and increased amounts of fat storage in response to higher carbohydrate meals.

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What To Do

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  • Never skip breakfast & include slow burning carbs.
  • Eat most of your calories and starchy carbs during the day.
  • Have a smaller dinner of lean protein, healthy fats and non-starchy (high-fiber) carbs.

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The Big Picture For Your Best Body

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If you’ve been struggling for way too long, trying to lose weight and get a lean, defined and cellulite free body, it’s not your fault.

I’ve done the work for you by developing a proven lifestyle change system, my Get Lean Program that thousands of women around the world have successfully used to transform – to achieve their best body.

You’ll receive personalized coaching, support and motivation via my Get Lean Coaching Forum and Facebook Community so you know everything is exactly targeted to getting results you want.

You’ll receive a 90-Day Eating Plan so you can relax and lose weight without worrying if you’re eating the right foods. The recipes are suitable for the family also, easy to prepare and yummy.

You’ll have access to over 100 Female Specific Workouts targeting all the trouble zones. The workouts can be done at home or the gym. Many are bodyweight only and require no equipment.

Once you get on track with your eating and the right workouts for your body – you can relax and focus on enjoying the changes rather than feeling stressed about losing weight.

Even if you think you’ve tried everything I guarantee my work will open your eyes to how easy this really is. Think of it like a blueprint for your own ultimate body. Yes, it still requires some work but I’ve made it as easy as it can possibly get.

Imagine enjoying your food, never being hungry and being able to maintain your ideal weight easily. Imagine looking forward to working out, full of energy, totally in the zone and seeing changes on a weekly basis.

You can read some of the results from my Get Lean Program here:

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This could by YOU! It simply requires being open to change and rethinking your approach.

So go back over the list in this blog now and make some notes about what you are going to do differently starting tomorrow!

Bel xo

P.S. You can watch the complete 50 minute Facebook Live Show on this topic here.

P.P.S. If you’d like a realistic, down-to-earth and doable road map to getting in great shape then please check out my Get Lean Program. It’s a 12 week complete transformational program that literally takes you by the hand and walks you step by step to losing weight, getting rid of cellulite and building lean, body toning muscle — in a healthy and sustainable way. You deserve the best that life has to offer and I’m here to help you make it happen!

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Tanya Harron May 15, 2017 at 3:10 am

I live in Ireland. Im 50. Ive always trained and am relatively fit. However 50 is destroying me. My skin tone is loose. Saggy skin appearing. Tiredness. Low moids. Flushes. Depression. Im still really trying and do classes weekly.but im struggling

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Belinda May 15, 2017 at 3:33 am

Hi Tanya, I understand and you’re not alone with this. Watch the last video on this page re hormones. I think you’ll find it helpful. There are many things you can do to feel better. Big Hug, Bel XO

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