5 Secrets to Long-Lasting Weight Loss

Let's say you've tried diet after diet, you've done several exercise programs, gone on a retreat and detox, but nothing has worked to keep weight off long-term. Believe it or not, your weight is not purely a numbers game.

5 Secrets to Long-Lasting Weight Loss

Let's say you've tried diet after diet, you've done several exercise programs, gone on a retreat and detox, but nothing has worked to keep weight off long-term. Believe it or not, your weight is not purely a numbers game. Counting calories, footsteps and reps is just one small fraction of the formula. The entire equation is a matter of whole health balance ― digestive, hormonal, and emotional harmony are all required for a healthy, fit body. This New Year join Holistic Fitness and Lifestyle Coach, JJ Flizanes, as she offers her 5 secrets for achieving lasting weight loss in a way you've never seen before.

The Five Secrets:

1. Know and love your gut ―
Digestion is one of the most important functions in our bodies, and we all have unique issues that will either hinder or contribute to weight loss and health.

2. Exercise smarter, not harder ―
Smart exercise is focused, carefully structured exercise that is safe for your joints, effective in building muscle or burning calories, includes a neurological component of control, muscle activation, and is well-rounded to work all muscles over time and increase balance.

3. Balance and replenish your hormones ― When our hormones are depleted or out of balance, it can also cause weight loss resistance. Even with proper nutrition and exercise, the body will not respond optimally because the chemistry is off.

4. Fully embrace and process your feelings ― If we don't learn how to express, release, and then process our emotions, we will be forever susceptible to being triggered and reach for that "thing” that helps us to feel comfort, control, and calm.

5. Get the courage to connect ― It takes courage to be vulnerable when we want to connect with other people, but it also takes courage to be honest and connect with ourselves.

JJ Flizanes is a Holistic Fitness and Lifestyle Coach, Empowerment Strategist, author, and the host of "The Fit 2 Love Podcast.” She is on a mission to transform the meaning of the word "fitness” to include not just the state of a person's physical body, but the emotional, mental and spiritual states as well. She is the author of Fit 2 Love: How to Get Physically, Emotionally, and Spiritually Fit to Attract the Love of Your Life, and most recently The Invisible Fitness Formula: 5 Secrets to Release Weight and End Body Shame which is coupled with a robust online coaching program.

She was named Best Personal Trainer in Los Angeles by Elite Traveler Magazine and has since been featured in many national magazines including Shape, SELF, More, and Women's Health, as well as appeared on NBC, CBS, Fox and LA's number one morning show on KTLA. JJ advocates against "dieting” and uses customized coaching programs that harmonize all facets of internal and external fitness to provide lasting results.