December is here! There are only 31 days left this year. If you made a weight loss goal at the beginning of this year, it is still possible to finish strong!
To help you lose the last stubborn pounds of fat for good, we’ve designed a meal plan for this last month of the year to help you focus on accomplishing your goal. Whether you had a goal this year or not, you can still join into this challenge to build a new habit of eating light and healthy.
This calendar is laid out for 31 days. The first 25 days are the weight loss phases and the last 6 days are maintenance. However, by the 25th day, you'll be able to enjoy your time with friends and family while reaping the rewards of feeling accomplished and giving yourself the best holiday gift ever - better health and energy levels.
This calendar is made for you! Stay focused, stick to the plan, and believe. You can achieve your best health by making small changes today!
Are you ready to get started? Download our December calendar for ‘25 Days of Almased’ and keep reading for more details.
25+ days of Almased
But first a selfie!
The first day is easy - it’s just preparation! First, take a selfie of yourself in front of the mirror or have a friend take your picture. You will use this picture to evaluate the changes you’ve made on day 25. Then, solidify your understanding of the benefits of Almased by reading our Almased Can Speed Up Metabolism blog.
Next, write down what changes you’d like to experience in 25 days, e.g., “ I would like to lose at least 5 lbs during the 25 days of Almased” or “I want better control of my sugar cravings.” Remember, be realistic. Lastly, determine what you’ll need for the 25 days of Almased and go shopping!
You can find Almased at Walgreens, CVS, GNC, RiteAid, Meijer, Harris Tetter and many local health food stores. Check out our store locator for the closest store near you.
Day 1 - 7
During these days, you will follow the “Starting Phase” from our 14-Day Figure Plan. You will drink Almased as a meal replacement for all three of your meals. Also, drink 4 cups of homemade vegetable broth or low-sodium veggie juice along with plenty of water throughout the day.
How to Mix Almased
Mix 8 unpacked level Tbsp Almased in 1-1/2 cup non-fat milk or non-dairy milk. Add 1-2 tsp of flavors or spices, such as vanilla extract, ground cinnamon, and cocoa powder. For more directions on how to mix Almased, go here. For recipe ideas, go here.
Day 8 - 24
Days 8 through 24 is an extended version of the “Reduction Phase” of the 14-Day Figure Plan. You can expect to lose fat and inches during this phase. Drink Almased as a meal replacement twice daily and eat one healthy, sensible meal.
Here's an example of what a sensible meal consists of:
Using a 10" plate, fill 1/4 of it with lean proteins like chicken, fish, or beans. Fill 1/4 of the plate with whole grains such as quinoa, brown rice, whole-wheat pasta, or 1 slice of whole-grain bread. Then fill the last 1/2 of your plate with colorful veggies. You can even use cauliflower rice or zucchini spirals as part of your meal.
You’ve completed ‘25 days of Almased’! It is time for a celebration! But not so fast, we want to maintain what we've achieved! Read on...
Day 25 - 31
For the next few days, you will be on the “Stability Phase” of the 14-Day Figure Plan. As you begin to wean off of the Almased meal replacements, you will be incorporating more healthy meals into your daily diet. You will drink Almased once daily as a meal replacement and eat two healthy meals.
You've made it just in time for New Year's!
You’ve completed ‘25+ days of Almased’ challenge! It is time for a celebration while you begin your new “Life Phase.” You will be back to eating all three meals again, but this time, you will use the new skills you learned to make healthy and well-portioned meals. Drink Almased once daily to sustain your weight loss and curb your appetite.
To see your results, take a selfie of yourself or have your friend take a picture of you and compare it to day 1. Notice the changes in your waistline and your appearance - how your skin looks and feels. Take account of how much more energetic, happier, and healthier you feel.
If you’d like to share your wonderful experience with Almased, submit your story here. Your story may be featured in Almased’s social media pages or an upcoming email newsletter.