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At the time of year where we should be celebrating with the ones we love, too many people feel anxious over the holiday season. Weight gain, inability to control their food decisions, and feelings of deprivation are all too common, meaning that it is difficult to enjoy the social occasions and holiday gatherings the way you otherwise would.
This can also lead to the 'f#$% it' mindset, where you make a conscious decision not to worry at all about what you eat, resolving to pick up your good habits again in 2024.
There's a better way.
With less than 49 days until 2024, there's plenty of time to make progress on your fat loss goals AND enjoy the festive season. It doesn't have to be one or the other.
Join Mondays Matter Christmas Edition. It is a shorter version of my comprehensive programme that encompasses education, community, a 4 week training programme and access to the best information and expert people in the business of physical and emotional transformation.
Mondays Matter Christmas Edition is a 4 week programme that uses protein sparing modified fast (PSMF) days to help accelerate fat loss within a diet that forms the foundation of your forever approach. This will be the last diet you ever need to go on.
Over the course of the programme you will regain control around you food choices as you transform the way you eat, rather than letting your food control you.
The programme utilises key strategies to help get some quick wins, plus embed the strategies required to help you stay on track and find the right mix of food, meals and time restricted eating (TRE) that you can use long term to maintain your weight. Those strategies are:
- Fasting without Feeling too Hungry
- Metabolic Reset Meals
- Higher Protein to Support Fat Loss
- An Abundance of Vegetables to Regulate Appetite
- Metabolic Training Plan
- Mondays Matter Workbook
- Mondays Matter Journal
- Advanced Preparation to Save Time
- Contact, Community and Accountability
Probably one of the best things about Mikki's programme is that you not only eat better but you learn so much and become so much more aware of why you eat things, and also why the timing of eating can be important to optimise your results. I love that Mikki gives amazing email replies - I always feel as though she has a real interest in me specifically, and I'm not just a number or someone who pays her bills
I joined Mikki’s online community when it was first established, not only is she a wealth of knowledge - her recipes, shopping lists and meal plans are all easy to follow, time saving and best of all delicious. I recommend it to anyone looking to improve their health or even to gain some variety in the kitchen. Thanks Mikki for all your help, continue doing and making amazing things.
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Fasting without Feeling too Hungry
Protein sparing modified fasts (PSMF): Fasting is increasingly utilised as a tool to help drop body fat, however in some instances, there are concerns that the lower overall protein load in this scenario can cause accelerated muscle mass loss. Muscle is ESSENTIAL to preserving metabolic rate (i.e. the number of calories you burn every day to exist) and good amounts of muscle mass are associated with longevity. PSMF helps combine the best of both worlds. Maintain protein intake on these days, reduced caloric load on that day, accelerate fat loss BUT not feel too hungry. On these days, you will consume predominantly lean protein-based foods, minimum 30g at each meal. There are two PSMF days each week.
Time Restricted Eating (TRE)
The only way to lose body fat, whichever way you spin it, is a calorie deficit. Regardless of whether you are keto, paleo, vegan or follow a consistently low calorie diet, anyone that successfully loses body fat does so because they burn more calories than they take in. Time restricted eating (TRE) of between 8-12 hours can allow you to regulate appetite hormones and stabilise blood sugar. As such, we eat between 8-9h on a PSMF day and on other days we keep to a 12h window (i.e. between 8am-8pm).
Metabolic Reset Meals
During the plan you will have the option of Metabolic Reset Meals to help regulate appetite and give you a psychological break from actively restricting calories. While people fear that this will stall fat loss, in fact the psychological break from dieting, combined with a 'reset' of appetite hormones, allows you to continue your fat loss plan for longer than you would otherwise. We have these scheduled AND at times to suit you to allow for your social calendar.
Higher Protein to Support Fat Loss
Protein is a key nutrient to support fat loss - it takes longer to digest (keeping you fuller for longer), it regulates blood sugar levels (helping avoid cravings) and takes way more calories to digest than fat or carbohydrate - significant when creating a calorie deficit as every little bit counts. If in doubt, turn to (lean) protein.
An Abundance of Vegetables to Regulate Appetite
Our stomach has receptors that let us know we have eaten enough food when they are stimulated, and this is related to food volume. For some people, this is a more important regulator of appetite than for others. Most vegetables can be eaten freely without fear of overeating calories, and as such I encourage you to eat your fill at each meal to ensure you feel satisfied on non PSMF days. We will discuss which ones are best to fill up on.
Metabolic Training Plan
A 5 week strength based plan created by Darren Ellis (who is our resident strengh training expert) is also included. Fat loss maintenance (and health and longevity) requires the preservation of muscle mass. Resistance training is THE way to build and preserve muscle, protecting your basal metabolic rate (BMR) which is naturally reduced as you lose weight. Darren is also on hand to help support you throughout the eight weeks.
Mondays Matter Workbook
This includes all of your go-to information, including meal plans, shopping lists, discount codes, suggested brands/items and supplements and FAQ related to Mondays Matter.
Mondays Matter Journal
A journal to track your progress, including your non-scale victories, sleep, exercise, mood, energy, and a place to keep notes from Zoom calls and favourite recipes/meals.
Advanced Preparation to Save Time
Tips for advance preparation, and cook once, eat twice meals - so while some preparation is key, you're not always in the kitchen.
Contact, Community and Accountability
Weekly emails, ability to message me 24/7 ( I see and respond to all of these) and zoom sessions (that will be recorded and available) with me to help support you for the four weeks.
"Mondays Matter is a way that I can continue to eat for the rest of my life, and it's actually really easy for me now"
"I know that I wouldn't have gotten through the program without the group and without Mikki, and I wouldn't be sitting here saying, hey, if you need or want to change your body composition, to build some muscle, to lose some fat, to get some energy, to get rid of some aches and pains to do any of the things that food can do for you, then Mikki's program is something to have a look at"
"I'm 59. I'm 60 this year. I didn't wanna get to 60 and suddenly think, oh my God, I need to lose that five kilos. I wanted to just take action now. And I like what Mikki said about, look, just do it. There's no perfect time, you've just gotta make a start"
"So for me, Mondays matter helped in keeping my weight stable in helping me reduce my Size from 14 to 10 which is a great achievement for me. The best thing, I've ever done"
Wall of Love
I am passionate about maintaining good health and well-being through a whole food approach to nutrition, regular exercise, and a focus on optimising lifestyle factors that influence our ability to cope with the demands of everyday life.