Mark Macdonald, the founder of Venice Nutrition, created a weight loss program called Body Confidence, which is promoted through the 350 centers of Venice Nutrition in America. The key to this weight loss program is maintaining stable blood sugar levels as this can inhibit the process of fat storage and maintain lean muscle. Once your body achieves this balance, it can change into a real calorie burning machine.
In order to keep your blood sugar levels stable you need to have meals at regular intervals, make sure that you follow proper nutrition ratios, balancing protein, fats and carbohydrates for every meal and avoid consuming too many or too few calories.
This diet plan is similar to the Zone Diet and a variety of menus are available with different amounts of calories to suit different activity levels and requirements.
Body Confidence also encourages you to set both short and long term goals, focusing on body fat percentage and not on weight to reprogram your metabolism. Foods recommended include salmon, tuna, chicken breast, egg whites, whey protein, low fat cottage cheese, oatmeal, brown rice, spinach, broccoli, asparagus, apples, banana, strawberries and blueberries.
Exercise is also very important, it is what activates your muscles to burn fuel. Fat burning cardio with aerobic exercise should be performed at a low intensity for longer periods of time, while high intensity cardio should involve short periods with intense exertion. Other recommendations include strength training and core exercises.
There is also an online program, personal consultation available at one of the 350 Venice Nutrition centers in the United States or via phone.