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    Mark Lost 100 lbs With These 8 Simple Rules

    Mark Lost 100 lbs With These 8 Simple Rules

    Follow Mark on Instagram @marksmellybell

    Mark Bell is a dedicated athlete, entrepreneur, and family man. After suffering from a major injury, Mark decided that it was time begin his next chapter and make a change. Fast forward to today, Mark has lost over 100 pounds and completely transformed his life by following these 8 simple rules, and you can too!

    1. WALK -
    Move! At least 3x/day. During your lunch break? Instead of that smoke break, maybe it’s 5 minutes out and 5 minutes back.


    2. FASTING
    I recommend, if you’re new to fasting to do it every other day! Just want you to adapt to the feeling of being hungry.


    3. MEAL PREP - personally, I’m not a fan of prepping my meals but that’s why I use @iconmeals. I’m less likely to cheat or make bad decisions when food is already prepared. Side effect: less money spent out at the bar or restaurant.


    4. EAT VEGGIES - “but but but people’s Coach, you said veggies are bad!” No no no. I think that people too heavily rely on them for nutrition, BUT if you’re in a caloric deficit and HUNGRY you’re less likely to reach for chocolate if you’re stuffed to the gills with heavy green veggies. It will fill you up. My only caveat to this, you must finish your protein before you finish your veggies... I don’t wanna hear “I’m too full to finish this chicken”


    5. KEEP PROTEIN HIGH — I personally choose protein leveraging. Example: before my meal, I’ll enjoy some protein like a chicken breast before my actual meal. I’m less likely to binge on the fun stuff like carbs or fats because I’m full. Every person should be getting 1g/ per pound of body weight MINIMUM.


    6. CUT CALORIE DRINKS - smoothies, juices, etc are marketed as “healthy” when all too often they are pumped with processed sugar, etc. People will rely on these and ignore protein & proper nutrient from other sources of foods. Ditch the juice and drink some water. I use @drinklmnt in my water to ensure I have enough electrolytes so I’m hydrated during my workouts.


    7. KEEP IT SIMPLE - keep your habits so simple, so easy that they are hard to say no to. Example: pop on the stair master for 5 minutes before and after my workout. That’s simple enough, right? Simple = repeatable. Compliance is the science!


    8. OCCUPY YOUR MIND — get after something you love to do. A hobby like lifting is something I’ve been doing since I was 12. So it’s my go-to

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    Stay connected with Mark on

    IG: @marksmellybell
    Facebook: @marksmellybell
    YouTube: Mark Smelly Bell
    Website: https://markbellslingshot.com/ 

    Todd Talks: Don't Make a Resolution!

    Todd Talks: Don't Make a Resolution!

    I hear so many people talking over the past couple of weeks saying, "2020 wasn't their year because there's so many things going on. The world is so screwed up.” 

    This is why this didn't get done...

    This is why I’m out of shape…

    This is why I haven't had success in business...

    I don’t want you to make a New Year's Resolution for 2021, I want you to make a change! Switch your mindset from “these are my resolutions”, to “This is what the change is”.

    Change your lifestyle to make it impactful, to make it long lasting, and to obtain everything and more that you want.

    Make yourself 1% better everyday!

    Let’s say you're out of shape and you’ve been using the excuse of the coronavirus or quarantine. The truth is you haven't been eating what you should be eating. So, you just have to make that little change! It doesn't mean you flip a switch, and overnight you're eating is perfect. But you do have to make an intentional decision to make small changes.

    Maybe that's eating ONE good meal every day for the first week. You know you need to eat more protein and drink more water. I want you to be intentional, taking actionable steps to bring yourself forward. It’s time to update, upgrade, and level up your lifestyle. 

    Don't just make it a resolution. We’re striving to make a long-term impact in 2021. You need to change as a person and build upon a solid foundation.

    When they pour a concrete slab, does it just dry in two seconds? No, it takes time to dry, then they build the next layer - putting those four by fours down. 

    The point is, build upon it. Make yourself 1% better everyday! For me, I’ll be making changes to my four key areas: My faith, my family, my fitness and my finances.

    Some of you don’t have a family, so you’ll need to work on your relationships, work on being better. I challenge you in 2021 to grow your network, to level up, to surround yourself with people that are doing the things that you know you need to do.

    And the diet..

    This is one of the most important things, because it helps you out in all other areas of life. You feel better, you look better, and you're mentally stronger. You want to be at your best to make impactful changes. 

    It's not going to happen overnight. But I guarantee, if you are intentional about lifestyle change, you will see success in 2021. And that's what I want for you!

     

     

     

     

    Stay connected with our CEO, Todd Abrams.

    Want to be featured by ICON Meals? Submit your stories to info@iconmeals.com or send us a DM on IG or Facebook!

    5 Tips To Stay On Track This Thanksgiving by Shaun Standridge

    5 Tips To Stay On Track This Thanksgiving by Shaun Standridge

    Thanksgiving is around the corner and for many, this time of year is an opportunity to enjoy tasty food with friends and family.

    For others, this time of the year can be difficult to stay focused on their goals and a time full of guilt and anxiety.

    It doesn’t have to be like that!

    Here are 5 tips to help you enjoy your Thanksgiving while staying on track!

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