January 2014 Edit
In the Savvy Team, we offer a variety of protocols depending on your needs, goals and weight management history. The program discussed here is our ‘Rapid Fat Loss Protocol’. It’s a simple program that teaches you strategies that transform your size, shape, weight, energy and overall well-being … in as little as a few weeks.
Remember when you could eat everything you wanted and not gain weight? That was your body’s systems working optimally. Have you ever put on weight in those odd, hard to budge places?
What this lovely lady is holding is a model of how much bulk 2.5 kilos of fat has, what it actually looks like. Gross hey! Every kilo of fat gone means you lose a significant amount bulk. Just imagine the difference having just one of those gross blobs of fat (2.5 kilos worth) off your body. How would that make you look and feel? Would you like to lose a kilo of fat every two to five days?
On all our programs we help you lose fat and gain muscle, but on the Rapid Fat Loss program you do it quickly, and without any strenuous exercise. Why is this so important for you to know? Because fat occupies more space (volume) in the body, whereas muscle has a high density and as it increases it gives you a leaner appearance. Plus scientists are saying that the more muscle you have, the longer you’ll live.
Instead of just losing some weight and then putting on even more fat, we are going to help you tackle the reasons why your body has put on this extra fat, and deal with them. Not only that, we will walk beside you, guiding your path as you follow simple strategies to realign your body so it releases those bulges, weight and fat forever, leaving a slimmer, sexier, happier and healthier you.
In ‘normal’ circumstances, our bodies balance themselves with temperature, energy production, and all the hormones. That’s how it should work with our weight too, but throughout our lives our systems can get out of whack.
There are a variety of reasons, obstacles if you like, for the lack of success in weight loss, but the end result is usually unexpected and unwanted continued weight gain. What if you dealt with these issues so that over the long term, you could actually get and keep, the results you want?
There is a way to deal with these underlying causes, and we teach you that when you do our free Rapid Fat Loss program – it’s a weight loss program with a difference. When you understand the reasons your metabolism gets disrupted and what to do about it, suddenly, you can take back control and voila!
You can do it in short, effective bursts, or you can go slow and steady. Whatever way you decide to go about it, all it takes is some understanding, our simple strategies, and we help you chose the program that best suits your needs. You multiply your efforts with the encouragement of our community, and our support and guidance.
It’s exciting when the results you want, begin to occur. We love it just as much as you!
Let’s take all the mystery away. Let us make it simple and easy for you to follow. We have helped thousands of people discover their real self, but before we introduce our unique program …
Let’s Look At Fat.
For many years we’ve been saying that not all fat is created equal. Eating good fats is great, having a healthy balance of body fat is too, and this is especially so for women. But there’s no getting around it – some fats are still bad for us, and putting on too much of the wrong type of body fat can play havoc with our health and wellbeing. Read on for some before and after photos and their stories.
Losing weight isn’t hard, but did you know that muscle is more dense than fat? While one pound of fat and lean muscle weigh the same, their composition varies immensely. Muscle is much denser than fat, which means muscle occupies less space (volume) in the body compared to fat. So on our program when you release all that bad fat means you will not only lose weight, but you will tone up and slim down very quickly on this program. Check out the stories below for examples of this.
But as we’ve said, while there are fats which we could stand to lose for our health, there are some fats are healthy and we need them.
Nutritionist Alix Woods, explained the difference between the types of fat our body has for the Cosmopolitan, so I thought her explanation was worth sharing: “We have four main types fat in our bodies,” explains Alix. “Each has its own molecular structure and health implication, so knowing which is which and what they do can help us manage our health better.”
Alix compared your body fat to an organ, like the heart, lungs and skin. “It stores energy and manages hormones, especially metabolism, meaning that the types of body fat you already have affect how much more you store, and where. In general, darker fats are the ‘good kind’, while light, or ‘white’ fats are what accumulate in the body when your diet and lifestyle aren’t right for you, and cause longer term health issues.”
1. Brown Fat
This is the ‘good’ fat which provides cellular energy. It actually feeds on droplets from the white fat, so helps keep your weight down. Brown fat, also known as brown adipose tissue (BAT), is responsible for our core temperature and is found in the back of the neck and chest areas.
As well as being a ‘fat burning’ fat, it may also help keep diabetes away.
The good news is that we can increase the healthy brown fat by eating healthily, taking the right supplements and making lifestyle changes. And other elements, such as being exposed to cold temperatures stimulates the transformation of white fat to brown fat.
2. Beige Fat
Alix said that beige fat is actually a combination of white and brown fat and is found along the spine and collarbone. With exercise, the hormone, irisin is released, which converts white fat to beige fat. Certain foods, in particular grapes, can also help with this ‘browning’ process.
3. White Subcutaneous Fat
White Subcutaneous Fat is what stores calories. It produces adiponectin, a hormone which helps the liver and muscles to manage insulin. As Insulin is the glucose or sugar-controlling hormone it’s super important for our energy levels. It keeps blood sugar stable and keeps white fat stores in check.
A problem arises when there is so much of this white fat (and subsequently adiponectin secretion) that the metabolism slows down. When this happens, we start to gain excess weight – especially around the hip, thigh and tummy area – which is often the most difficult to lose.
4. Subcutaneous Fat (SF)
This is just under the skin, and is the fat that’s measured to determine body fat percentage. It’s found all over the body, but particularly on the back of arms, thighs and bums. This fat also produces oestrogen hormones in both males and females.
If there is excess oestrogen it becomes the dominant hormone, causing toxic weight gain that increases the risk of obesity, CVD disease, diabetes and cancer. You want to avoid excess SF around the belly to prevent long term health risks like diabetes, heart disease and obesity.
5. Visceral Fat
This is the more ‘dangerous’ fat that’s found deep around abdominal organs. It may feature as a ‘big belly’, or more seriously as an enlarged liver – caused by the blood draining from the visceral fat around the organs, getting dumped there. This in turn causes an increase in overall blood cholesterol, along with inflammatory chemicals that may lead to heart disease, type 2 diabetes and cancer.
This is why abdominal fat – fat around your middle – is a worrying sight of excess visceral fat in your body. However, in healthy proportions, it’s an essential fat for overall health, to cushion and protect our organs and help keep our core temperature stable.
Whew! Now that’s a lot of fat for some people! By ridding the body of your ‘bad fat’ with this program, your shape will change for the better.
So how do we lose the bad fat?
Excessive visceral fat stores occurs as a result of endocrine imbalance due to toxin exposure and a lack of nutrients in the body and this begins to cause all sorts of health problems, so the first obvious step would be to look at where this exposure might be occurring, and do something about it. Scientific discoveries have shown that any fat that has been there a while will become toxic, so it’s especially important to look after the liver.
Step 1 – Detoxify
Detoxification is necessary to make sure that all your bodies systems are working to their full potential. Your body is comprised of a complex set of interconnected systems such as the nervous system, respiratory system, digestive system, cardiovascular system, immune system, and musculoskeletal system, which work together to keep you alive.
Over the years we have clogged up our intestines, induced fatty liver, weakened our kidneys, reduced our stomach acids and played havoc with our hormonal system, especially insulin. Get rid of the fat and many old health challenges can disappear. You can read more about the endocrine issue here.
Step 2 – Reduce Calories
“The life threatening, unhealthy ‘deep’ organ or visceral fat (such as belly fat) is lost first when you go on a diet that reduces your calories to below your daily requirement and your body starts to make energy from the fat it has stored,” Alix explains.
“SF is more challenging to lose, and in excess it may be seen as unattractive. The body keeps it in reserve in case of any emergencies, like starvation or for recovery. It’s an ancient, evolutionary tactic, but of course in our modern lives this rarely, if ever, happens.” Alix also notes that “a general rule with weight loss is the less weight you have around your tummy, the sooner the more stubborn subcutaneous fat stores will ‘melt’ away. So seeing a reduction in that area is the first step.”
Step 3 – Move
Movement increases results. It’s well known that exercise is promoted as essential for weight loss, but in fact using any form of physical activity to get more movement is what is important. Walking for a half an hour a day if you lead a sedentary lifestyle, will not only have you feel better, but you will increase the speed of weight loss, and improve your health. Strengthening all of the systems of your body makes a massive difference in getting healthy and staying that way. Because staying healthy also means protecting those vital systems below the surface, movement is necessary as it improves and strengthens all the systems of the body.
The term ‘physical activity’ describes any kind of everyday activity where the body’s movement works on all these systems and this burns calories. The more you move, the more calories you burn and the faster your weight loss occurs. Examples of daily physical activity would be sweeping the yard, walking the dog, vacuuming, and walking upstairs, and on our progra,m we recommend a gradual increase in your physical activity for best results.
Real Life Stories
Here’s what Nadia said:
“I’m so grateful to have had the opportunity to follow the Savvy Teams Wellness Programs. I have been struggling with ill-health for 30 years, and after all this time and tens of thousands of dollars spent, to come across such amazing support and guidance (and most for free), and these pure and natural products that work miracles, I cannot tell you how much you and your programs have changed my life. So I just wanted to share my story so others could benefit too, so here it is: Thyroid Issues, HRT, Obesity, Depression all GONE: How ‘Being Savvy’ Changed My Life!
“Hi Linda and Corey, I’ve lost 5 kilos in Detox, and now a total of 12 kilos and 70 cm after a month” ~ Holly
“A few things to tell: I usually suffer from constipation – I have been everyday, sometimes twice, since starting the program.
My bladder was disensitised with the birth of my child who is now four and after much physio etc; it has only been better in the last few weeks.
I have had a constant rash on my upper arms and my face – said to be staff (it has now disappeared). It is the week before my period and I’m not suffering from PMT, in fact I feel quite good.
At the beginning of this year I was feeling really old – bladder not working, someone telling me I needed metamucil, that I have an intolerance to full cream dairy, and wheat or gluten, I have also not been able to exercise because I pulled a tendon in my foot.
I suffer from depression most of the time and under a doctor’s supervision. Yet when I began on the Savvy Team’s recommended nutrition for my general health late last year I was able to ween myself off the antidepressants I was on surprisingly quickly, however I occasionally still went downward at a rapid rate and had to increase some of the supplements, especially with PMT. So I decided to do the Rapid Fat Loss Program.
Before beginning to look at dietary changes I was 81.5kg, and in only 3 weeks into a half-hearted attempt on the program I was down to 76.4kg! And I can say that I definitely wasn’t dieting in those three weeks. Yes I did start drinking more water. I previously only drank one to two glasses a day because of a lifetime of bladder problems and having to work caused all sorts of difficulties.
So I got my water intake up to about 1 litre a day over the first 3 weeks, which was huge for me as I never have drunk water. I also took the Savvy Team’s recommended supplements daily. Over the last two weeks I have not felt any of the problems I have suffered with for so long.
I feel like my body is actually working. SO I got excited and decided to take the next step.
I started the program for real on Monday. Just by doing all of the above and following their food suggestions I lost another 2.4 kg in the next 3 days!
Thanks for the all congratulations on the Savvy Team webinar, it was lovely to be able to join and share my story – I have never felt better than I do now. I feel like I have been given another chance at a healthy and nutritious life. Thank you Linda and Corey for this amazing program.”
Holly has now completed the program, and has lost a total of 12 kilos, and 70 cms!
Her high school friends have never seen her look so slim, even during her teenage years she struggled with weight problems, and problem skin. Her skin is now beautiful and clear, and she is repairing the scaring with a specific skin care program.
A great side benefit: Holly is finding is that her friends are handing on all the clothes they can no longer fit into. She’s loving it!
“A big “Thank you” to Corey and Linda, for this great program. When I first started on my first Savvy Team nutritional regime, I began to get so many benefits for my health, it’s almost unbelievable – and that’s over seven years ago now!
I even did a weight loss program with Corey and Linda in 2005, and at the time I lost a considerable amount of weight which I have never put on, but have never been able to budge the last of my tummy fat.
Since starting on this Rapid Fat Loss program I have lost 4.2 kilos – that was just during the three weeks I did it. It’s so exciting to see (and feel) that the rolls around my gut have almost gone.
What’s even more exciting is that I’ve lost 7cms off my bust, 7 cms off my waist and 4 cms off my hips and I’m starting to feel so vibrant. When I total the number of centimetres lost on my body on the areas we were told to measure, it comes to 27.5 cms.
My husband Vic did the program with me, and he has lost 7 kilos and a total of 20.5 centimetres off his body. He is thrilled at the difference. We are looking forward to repeating the program later in the year to get rid of the rest of the bulges.
Once again, thank you.”
ED: Thank you Joan, it’s wonderful to have so many happy end results.
“I am thrilled with the result I achieved from this Rapid Fat Loss program. I not only lost 5.5 kilos (my goal was 5 kilos) but I also trimmed down over 40 cms in total.
From my bust, I ‘lost’ 11.5cms- all the “bra-fat”, 5 cms from my chest, 8 cms from the waist, 5.5 from my hips. My left thigh was 2cms bigger than my right and at the end of the program, they were both 48.5( down from 55 cms & 53cms). My upper arms were also different to start with and now they too are both 23.5(down from 25.5 cms & 25cms).
An added bonus is the feeling of well being and energy that I now have.
I feel years younger. I’ve gone back to my Bikram (Hot Room) yoga to tone up and enjoy my seniors weekly exercise class. I thoroughly recommend this program to anyone who wants to look and feel great.
P.S. I’m truly grateful for all the encouragement and support my Savvy Team support person gave me. She was in touch with me every day and that helped me a lot. Thanks Alice!!”
“I have always had trouble loosing that last 5 kgs … so seeing this 5 kgs gone was my goal for the Rapid Fat Loss program.
Well, while I only actually released 3.6kgs this turned out to be perfect, which was because the program ended up reshaping my whole body.
I released a total of 26.5 cms, 2.5 cms off my chest, 5 cm off my bust, 4 cm off my waist, 5.5 cms off my hips, 2 cm off my thighs, 2.5 cm off my upper arms and 5 cm off my lower arms.
I was just amazed at how much my body was reshaped, my body is the shape it was 20 years ago. I feel great and look great and since finishing the program have kept the weight off as well.
All I have to do now is tone up. I can highly recommend this program whether you want to release a little or a lot.
“I lost a total of 20 kilos after just two easy 21 day rounds on the Rapid Fat Loss program, and I’m feeling fantastic! And I did it around a busy family, a husband who works away and three primary school children.
I got more anymore energy as the weeks went by, and the low calories diet was so much easier than I had expected.
Doing this program has taught me to be more careful of portion sizes, and also helped me know what foods to avoid. This has been of invaluable benefit ever since.
I’m really excited to think I can help others do this too …”
ED: Rachel has been the inspiration for several of her friends also take on the program.
We look forward to hearing how she is going helping others get on top of long term weight loss by applying the simple steps of reducing chemical exposure, and increasing nutrition for long term weight management. Well done Rachel!
“Those of you who have been on diets before may feel like me . . . that they either do not work or once you come off them you put all the weight back on again when you return to normal eating.
If this is you … then I can tell you that the Rapid Fat Loss program is for you!
Mine is an incredible journey that started with an exciting detoxification stage … now who would of thought you would lose so much weight just from detoxing!
The next three week is an intense phase where you really get the amazing results – it’s stricter, but you see fast results, so that makes it easy to stay on! Then lastly it’s an easy simple a matter of balancing yourself at your new weight.
Being a person who was not hugely overweight, I found it virtually impossible to lose any weight at all and did not think this would work either.
However, I lost 12 kilo’s in total, not only reshaped the whole body but moved from an approx. dress size of 12 in some areas and some in 14 and other areas and am now a size 10 all over! This is unbelievable for me and anybody thinking of doing this program should give it a go as you will be amazed at your results as I am.”
“I had put on a lot of weight over the past year, and had resorted to wear baggy clothes to hide the bulges.
But having done a very short combined program (just 21 days) the bulges have gone. I have lost just over 6 kg in total, mainly from my waist and from my thighs. I love my new shape!
And I can fit into all my clothes again with ease. I had been thinking I’d have to give them away and buy a larger size. I am really surprised how well I have felt throughout the program.
Even though people had told me it would be fine, I didn’t really believe them. I did;t believe I could continue to work on restricted calories.
But I have found the program very easy to follow and haven’t felt tempted to do the wrong thing. And I’ve had lots of energy, even when on our restricted diet.
I lost some weight in the preliminary detoxification phase, which was a surprise as I have used all the Savvy Team recommended products for years, but obviously larger doses might be necessary these days.
And then phase two was REALLY exciting, as the weight just seemed to drop off me. And stabilisation has been successfully achieved and I fell good too. I have been eating really well. with an abundance of good healthy foods, and yet have maintained the lower weight.
Having the support of team members, in particular, my friends Linda and Kay has made it a very enjoyable experience. I’m just glad that I took the plunge and gave it a go.”
We Offer Several Powerful Sustainable Weight-Loss Programs
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Our ongoing philosophy of individual responsibility has us provide new ways to make health care accessible and affordable, delivered in a safe and efficient way to individual families, and we we work closely with you to achieve the results you want.
This video from a live session and broadcast via our Facebook Page will give you an overview of how we can help. We have since added the Body Transformation Challenge to our regimes.