The secret to permanent weight loss isn’t a magic pill or exercise routine. It’s called “PFC Every 3.” Essentially, it’s eating balanced portions of protein, carbs and fat every three hours. This keeps your blood sugar stabilized, your metabolism churning, and triggers stored fat and toxins to be released.
ZEN Brand Ambassador expert Mark Macdonald sums up this tricky balance:
“Every time you skip a meal, your blood sugar drops and you burn muscle, and that slows down your metabolism. And every time you overeat, your blood sugar spikes and you store fat. Nutrition should be used to create internal balance. This is what separates maintaining stable blood sugar from dieting.”
So how do we maintain that optimum level of blood sugar? PFC Every 3! Your body can only process a certain amount of food at once, which is why it needs to be consistently fed. Mark refers to the body as a “refuel as it goes” machine.
“The most important thing is you should be ready to eat before a meal (never starving), satisfied after a meal (not full), and then ready to eat again approximately three to four hours later,” he says. “This is a clear indicator that your blood sugar is stable and your body is in balance.”
ZEN Project 8™, co-created by Mark, is a nutritional program that simplifies weight management and teaches habits for leading a healthy lifestyle. Its three phases (DETOX, IGNITE, THRIVE) are centered around PFC Every 3. Each phase consists of six small meals a day with each meal a balanced ratio of protein, carbs and fat.
Remember, three of your six meals are more like snacks — little boosts of fuel to keep your body’s metabolism going. ZEN protein shakes are perfect for 2–3 small meals a day. And Mark recommends always having your Mobile Readiness Food Kit (MRFK) ready to go, since the main reason for blood sugar crashes is missing meals.
Examples of an MRFK:
- String cheese and apple
- Protein bars
- Beef or turkey jerky with nuts and fruit
- Ready-to-drink ZEN protein shake
- Greek yogurt
- Cottage cheese or lean low-sodium deli meats with nuts and fruit
- Hard-boiled eggs with fruit
Six meals a day may seem unrealistic at first, but once you make it a permanent part of your daily life, you’ll notice these amazing results:
- Weight loss
- Increased energy
- Better sleep
- Less stress
- And the list goes on!
Exercise also needs to be an important part of your PFC Every 3 regimen. Mark recommends 30 minutes of exercise, four days a week. Stable blood sugar releases stored fat and exercise burns that fat. Always eat before you begin any workout to ensure you’re burning fat and not muscle.
When you stabilize your blood sugar and optimize your exercise, you can achieve any health goal. Let PFC Every 3 take your body to the next level!
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