Maximus 1234, Author at Maximus 1234 Food Plan

How’s Your Relationship With Your Body?

It’s essential to have a close bonding with your body. You need to know your body, at every situation, event, or experience of life

All your health and happiness in life can only be found if your body is in a healthy state. So the point is, how’s your relationship with your body? Do you take care of it, or you simply drag it through the process of life…? Come let’s find out the answer for it with BEN RICKWOOD – The Food Coach

Your body is your most loyal, lifelong companion and so it becomes very crucial to check what you are putting inside it. Habits like healthy eating and exercise are something that must come first and foremost on top when it comes to taking care of your body. 

If you are wondering how only by eating smartly one can achieve a healthy and fit body then here are some real-time examples for your reference:- 

Carly Graham

6 Weeks 17lbs weight loss

Carly Graham

The fad diets had to go so Carly signed up to learn how to eat. This way she can take it with her after signing off and keep applying it. The accountability of sending meals over has really kept her on track. Asked a lot of questions along the way, showing she’s really keen to get results and keep them. Still going but what a result so far! I am love love loving this plan it’s so good to have someone to be accountable to!!! It’s so easy to follow and the weight is literally falling off me I’ve been overweight my whole life and tried every fad diet going ……..finally I’ve found a plan that works over the moon!

Marina Maycock Toppin

4 Weeks 0.5 Stone Weight Loss

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Marina Maycock Toppin

Originally signed to the 4 week plan but has extended. Finding the whole set up of the plan really works for her. The simplicity, accountability and support has helped her to stick with it. Already seeing results too !! I have tried so many diets the past few years, haven’t worked, I would just cheat! This I have stuck to and not only can I see results on the scales but also in my body shape.
Absolutely love it!

Do you want to know one more secret of healing your body?

Then always remember the secret is, the time you make a conscious connection with your body, the healing process starts within the body. Your body needs attention just like any other relationship. If you don’t make a conscious connection with your body, then you will never know, how amazing your body could be …!!

All the real success with life can come with a healthy body & healthy mind and if you want to experience the same then come and join 1234 FoodPlan for 4 Weeks 

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6 Ways to Stay Motivated to Eat Healthy

Thinking of ways to keep motivated?

Weight loss is a real challenge if you’ll only think about it and will do nothing to melt it down. It’s not going anywhere until you stand up and say it loud enough to yourself “Yes, I can do it” 🙂 And so to keep you motivated in the mid of July we are all set with some pro tips… keep reading to check out :-

  • Start Fresh 

It’s a new day – not only for the calendar but also for you so start with a clean slate as you moved to healthier eating habits.

  • Plan Ahead 

Plan your day well in advance especially for exercise, cooking & grocery shopping. Once you’ll start scheduling time for all your task it’ll become easier to stick to your routine. The process will also help you in avoiding eating unhealthy or skipping exercise routine etc. 

Also, you’ll be better equipped to make healthy meals and snacks at home when the foods you need are handy.

  • Reward Your Success

No matter how big or small your goal is what matters is to celebrate those moments. Yes, whatever it is, when you achieve your goal, reward yourself with something small. 

PS: just be sure it’s not a food-related treat 😉

Sometimes we need nothing but time for and with ourselves to sort out our minds. So go for a walk in the woods with your dog or maybe near the beach. This will surely be a therapeutic walk 

  • Write it down 

Yes, jot down all the jumping thoughts in your mind and sit relax. If you keep a food journal, you can look back at what you’ve eaten. If you are on your weight loss journey then make sure to follow a pound loss chart, and record all your weight loss systematically.

  • Try New Recipes 

Look for healthy recipes online and in newspapers and magazines. Try the ones that appeal to you most. Breaking up your routine with new recipes keeps your healthy eating food plan interesting.

Apply Portion Control Skills to the Food You Eat

Controlling food portions doesn’t necessarily mean eating less food, but rather developing an awareness of how much you’re eating and the nutritional value of that food.  It is always suggested to stick to one portion at a time as it helps you attain a healthy balance of nutrients from all the different food groups. 

Now you must be wondering how can you determine the proper portion for meals and snacks?  

Getting a food coach can make the difference 

Food planning seem like a chore to most people, so as a Food Coach, Ben help’s his clients with it :) He has been a personal trainer for 25 years and is now a full-time Food Coach as well. He is known for helping hundreds around the globe via online consultation to achieve their healthy weight loss goal.  

portion Control

People often confuse portion control with weight loss, but in actuality ensuring your daily food intake is correct has great benefits.  

Few tips to measure and control portion size:-  

  • Use Your Hands as a Serving Guide 
  • Use Your Plate as a Portion Guide 
  • Use Smaller Dinnerware 
  • Start All Meals With a Glass of Water 
  • Take It Slowly 
  • Don’t Eat Straight From the Container 
portion control
1234 FoodPlan Client Weight Loss Journey

Many people have experienced Maximus 1234 FoodPlan personally and have learned about portion control from an expert. You can take a tour of our website to see more about the 1234 FoodPlan concept and read about some of its success stories

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5 Reasons why you should plan your meals

Make life easier by taking care of what you’re eating ahead of time. While meal planning can be considered a chore to add onto your “to-do list,” this is one chore that should be at the top of that list! Here are 5 reasons why you should start planning your meals a week in advance:

Improve your nutrition

Meal planning is the best way of having food with the right, well-balanced nutritional values throughout the week. Planning your meals ultimately allows you to take control of your nutrition needs. Whether you have to stick to a lower sodium diet or want only to eat whole grains and veggies, you can plan for it! 

Make healthier choices

When you shop hungry, you are more likely to throw junk food into your cart. And so, making healthier yet tastier choices is very important. Especially when you are aiming for weight loss. In the 1234 Food Plan program, we help people learn about how to make healthier food choices.

Here’s an idea for making a grocery list by Ben Rickwood, the Food Coach. It’s just an idea of what you need in the first couple of weeks of your 1234 Food Plan.   

meal plan

DISCLAIMER: You Don’t have to buy everything on the list. it’s just an example of ingredients that you may need ahead of your meal plan.

Eat quality foods

Eat less, but always remember to eat quality food. A home-cooked meal is always better than takeaways or home deliveries. It has more nutritional value than junk food. Hence look for healthy and tasty recipes and shop for their ingredients well in advance to make correct meal choices. 

Save time

Your set grocery lists will prevent you from wandering around the grocery store aimlessly and your meal plans will save you from having to think about what to eat every day. 

Stress-Free

When you have a food plan in your hands you remain stress-free. The daily chaos of “what to cook for breakfast or lunch or what’s for dinner” thought that plagues our mind with constant stress goes away when we have pre-planned our meals and grocery shopping list. A two-week seasonal meal plan may be enough variety for your family.

To get more grocery listing and healthy recipe ideas join us for 4 weeks and see the difference in your lifestyle.

If you have completed the food plan package of 8 or 12 weeks then we would like to invite you for M+ Subscription for more fun and advance facilities. 

Why it’s important to invest in your health, as well as your wealth.

Physical fitness and longevity are essential ingredients in living a happy and active life. Taking care of your health should be your priority along with your other investment portfolios.  

People are preoccupied with things such as making money and pursuing other material goals at the expense of their quality of life. What they don’t realize is that, all the money in the world cannot help you if you neglect your health. 

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Living a healthy lifestyle is not difficult –  in fact one can do it without giving up any of your favourite activities.  And this is what people learn after joining Maximus1234_FoodPlan. Once they complete their 8 to 12 week journey with 1234 they get to learn about: 

1.Better eating habits
2. Portion Control
3. The importance of walking and exercise

And all this gives them a better perspective towards life. Check for our SUCCESS STORIES and find out what our clients have to say about the 1234 Plan    

Client testimonial

The M+ App subscription is another advantage to those who have completed their 8 or 12 weeks initial subscription and want to continue the course with their Food Coach. 

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Walking- Count Your Steps to Health!!

Walking! It’s simple! We were born to do it! Not riding, swimming, or rowing. One foot in front of the other. It’s easy, achievable and it gets you moving and increasing your activity levels which is key when trying to lose weight. It’s the perfect partner to reduced portions in my opinion.

Walk tracker

If you’ve a negative association to exercise through an experience or you just feel you are not in the right shape to try exercise or it’s just down to confidence then walking is the best way to start your exercise journey. It’s low impact, great for the joints, not too strenuous where the body will ask for food in return for energy expenditure. The rate of improvement in your performance through distance, speed, or times is rapid which is extremely motivating.

Most people when they have built up to a frequency of at least 5 walks a week will then naturally progress into wanting to do some other exercise to supplement their walking.  By then their fitness and confidence has improved well beyond what they thought was possible. Getting out into the fresh air is like medicine for the brain, you can do it on your own or with family. So many of our client’s comment on how walking with the family has brought them together through spending time and achieving which is the best feeling ever! It’s just one foot in front of the other! Get out there and get moving man!

10 Health Benefits of walking everyday

Walk for weight loss

1. Easy to do.

2. It’s free!

3. It’s not high intensity so will not make you hungry.

4. The perfect partner to reduced portions.

5. Fresh air is like medicine, get out there and breathe.

6. It’s easily achievable.

7. Can be done anywhere, anytime.

8. Can be done on your own, with a partner or family.

9. Time the walk or go for distance.

10. Give it a try!

Walk Walk Walk…!!

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Healthy Alternatives to Beer & Wine

From enjoying the pool to hosting a barbeque, summer is the perfect season to enjoy. Many even love to host a beer and wine party to beat the heat. But do you know, this carefree beer can severely affect your health? Don’t let your toned body turn into something less expected by the season end.

There are many healthy alternatives to beer and wine. Some of them are:

Gin 

Gin & Tonic

Thanks to the demand for the non-alcoholic drinks, there are vast options for booze-free drinks on offer. Surely, alcohol-free gin is one of the best choices among them.

You can buy gin and tonic water separately, but sometimes you just love to open the fridge and have a drink that’s already prepared. There are cans that contain a balanced ratio of gin and tonic, along with a mild taste of le

Sparkling juices

These sparkling beverages tend to make your summer celebration special with the best flavours and taste. Sparkling juices are prepared by the same fermentation process that is used for making sparkling wine. This makes a great alternative to wine or beer as they have the same bubbles.

Simply screw off the cap, put in a straw, and you have a healthy drink that can be enjoyed on the beach, at a party, or during an outdoor function. You can make the drink more interesting by pouring it into a wine glass.

Also Read: 6 Health Benefits of Drinking Wate

Wrap up

Apart from above, there are many more options that you can enjoy in place of wine and beer to cool off this summer. These alternatives are the best means to relax, socialize and celebrate during any season.

Enjoy your alcohol-free party! Happy summers!

Why Walking Is Your Secret Weapon In Weight Loss

When it comes to staying fit, we opt for rigorous workouts. But do you know walking is the best way to get in shape? Walking is a low-impact, easy, and accessible workout for almost any age group or fitness level.

But how come walking is better than other workouts while burning calories? We have painted the 3 reasons claiming that walking is the secret weapon in weight loss:

Fights against obesity

Obesity

 Surely portion control and proper food plan for weight loss fight against obesity. But apart from these swift walking can protect you too.

Obesity is a reason to many problems including heart disease, diabetes, and even certain cancers. As per studies, daily walk fights against obesity and manage your weight. Have a short walk after every meal.

Pro tip: Use the stairs instead of the elevator.

Aids weight loss

Weight Loss Journey

Walking can help to shed extra kilos from your body. It not only boosts the amount of energy but also makes your muscles leaner by burning extra calories.

30 minutes of brisk walking can help burn some calories a day. Of course, the more you walk the more calories you’ll burn.

Some sources even claim that in order to maintain a stable weight one should walk at least 150 minutes per week.

Prevents weight gain

Weight Gain

As per studies, walking 2,000 steps a day will limit your weight gain. Spend just 30 minutes every day to prevent weight gain. In order to lose weight more effectively, increase your distance and speed to burn more calories.

Moreover, slow walking does not burn a lot of calories. If you want to work hard, make every minute count. Walk on a tough path; for example, walk up a hill or stairs to burn more. Make it more intense by adding weight.

Besides, keep a close eye on your food. Avoid eating junk food. Learn more about the health benefits of drinking water.

Is Walking The Only Best Exercise For Burning Calories?

Weight Loss Transformation

Walking is one of the various workouts that help to lose extra inches. Along with a daily walk, one should follow a blend of exercise and the right quantity of food.  

Excess of everything is bad. Overdoing it can boost the risk of soreness, injury, and burnout. If you’re new to physical activity, you must start with short walks and slowly build up to longer walks.

Along with the walk, exercise is also important to keep the weight off. So keep walking, but make sure you also do some physical activity and eat right.

Conclusion

Apart from losing weight, walking offers various health benefits to people. Some of the other benefits are: 

  • Blessing for heart
  • Good for skin
  • Lowers blood sugar level
  • Boosts immunity & energy 

Walking is free exercise. All you need to have a sturdy pair of walking shoes & track pants.
Happy Walking!!

6 Health Benefits of Drinking Water

Water is one of the basic needs of the human body. Drinking water daily keeps you hydrated and makes every system of the body function properly. Apart from hydration, it plays an important role in portion control. Having a glass of water before a meal will make you feel less hungry.

Surprised? There are many more benefits of drinking water. Herein, we have painted you the list of 6 Health benefits of drinking water:

Weight loss & portion control remedy

Portion Control

Following a proper food plan is important to shape your body. But apart from the food plan for weight loss, drinking adequate water makes the process faster and shows desired results.

Water aids in controlling portions of food and makes you feel fuller. This means eating less- all with zero calories. Moreover, water increases your metabolism which means burning more calories on a daily basis. Isn’t it a magic liquid?

Helps digestion

Portion Control

Water creates saliva in the mouth that helps us to digest our food. It also keeps the mouth, nose, and eyes moist that limits friction and damage. Insufficient amount of water causes dehydration. This can slow down the digestion power and can cause constipation.

Water is the best remedy to fight against all digestion problems including an overly acidic stomach, heartburn, and stomach ulcers.

Besides, having water before and after a meal will break the food you eat more easily and hence making digestion effective.

Excellent for skin

Skin Care

Water is a blessing for the skin as it makes it look younger and brighter. It hydrates skin cells making your face look fresh. Besides, it replenishes skin tissues, moisturizes, flushes out impurities, improves circulation, and increases the elasticity of your skin.

Hydrated skin is less sensitive to skin disorders. Remember to drink and eat your way to excellent skin.

Good for the brain

Mental Health

The brain is mostly made up of water. As per sources, even mild dehydration can have a severe effect on the functionality of the brain. Water helps the brain in a number of ways such as:

  • Boosts concentration and focus
  • Maintains a balance between mood and emotions
  • Aids memory function
  • Circulates blood and oxygen
  • Prevents headaches

Treat kidney stones

Kidney health

The kidney is the most important organ of excretion system. An adequate amount of water aids the smooth function of the kidney and also prevents kidney stones.

As per studies, water can prevent the formation and removal of kidney stones. In addition, enough water in your system prevents constipation.

Promotes cardiovascular health

Portion Control

Insufficient water can lower your blood volume forcing your heart to work harder to pump the reduced amount of blood and oxygen to cells. This makes normal daily activities like walking exercise, talking, etc quite difficult.

To avoid such situations, drink 6 to 7 glasses of water every day.

Conclusion

Apart from the list above, there are many more health benefits of water. Water is important for every part of your body.

Make sure to have enough water each day to boost your overall health.

Eat Your Way to Excellent Skin – Join Food Plan

Someone rightly said,” You are what you eat.” This saying indicates that to keep your skin fit and healthy, you need to eat good food. Right food provides all the essential nutrients to your skin and keeps it soft and blemish-free. Include vitamins, vegetables, and follow 1234 Food Plan to make your skin look younger and healthier.

Skin doesn’t only require lotions and creams, but one needs to feed it with healthy food items. Herein, we are suggesting some of the best foods for your skin:

Add enough vitamin C in your Food Plan:

Food Plan

Incorporate vitamin C in your diet to make your skin look flawless. Vitamin C not only boosts the immune system but also promotes radiant skin and heals blemishes. The best sources are Kiwi, lemons, broccoli, guava, oranges, strawberries, and more.

Vitamin C makes your skin smooth and gives skin a youthful glow. Moreover, it reduces redness and gives a tone complexion.

Don’t crash diet:

Some dermatologists believe that years of repeated dieting can harm your skin. While gaining weight, your skin stretches and while losing your skin shrinks back. The frequent expansion and contraction in weight will harm your skin. This imparts a lean and a weak look to the skin.

Such crash diets are often short in vital vitamins and minerals. It is recommended to follow food plan and practice right portion control for healthy weight loss; otherwise, your skin may have to face harsh results. 

Eat enough vitamin E:

Vitamin E is a blessing for all types of skin. It promotes skin growth and prevents any damage. Have vitamin E food items such as almonds, avocado, hazelnuts, pine nuts, sunflower, and corn oils.

Vitamin E also protects your skin from harsh sun rays and heals your sensitive parts such as feet and lips against any damage. 

Have six to eight glasses of water a day:

Drinking water is one of the best things to keep your skin hydrated. It also feeds your skin with vital nutrients and gets rid of toxins. Experts suggest having 6 to 8 glasses of water a day. 

You may include fruits, juices, and milk to count towards your total. Water is the best way to get perfect skin. It gives your skin a natural glow and shine.

Opt for omega-3:

Incorporate omega-3 and omega-6 fats in your diet. These vital fatty acids cannot be prepared by the body itself therefore must be taken through the diet. Sources of Omega-3 are fish, linseed, chia seeds, walnuts, and rapeseed oil. 

It boosts the body to produce skin-friendly compounds to treat skin problems such as eczema and psoriasis. Moreover, it also protects your skin from sun damage

Eat plenty of zinc:

Best sources of zinc include fish, lean red meat, whole grains, poultry, nuts, seeds, and shellfish. It has many perks. Zinc works as the best antioxidant for skin and protects the skin from UV light, pollution, and other skin-agers. Moreover, it heals and boosts skin. 

In conclusion:

Eat right and feel good from the inside out. Eating healthy will help in achieving the perfect radiance and will boost your overall skin health.

Happy Eating!

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