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Joseph - ITG Operations Director

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Joseph

Joseph

Joseph is Operations Director for ITG, a Certified ITG Coach for ITG Online, and also manages and coaches clients at ITG's flagship clinic, Slim Down St Pete. He lost over 75 pounds on the ITG Diet Plan, 10 inches from the waist and decreased body fat by over 20%.

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Mar
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How Can I Make My Goals More Attainable?

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goal,setting,process,outcome,weight,loss,weightloss,itg,diet,keto,ketosis,ketogenicWe all have goals that we’d like to achieve throughout our lives. When it comes to our health, there are a lot of outcomes to strive toward, and so many ways to get there. Sometimes, creating a goal may seem like a daunting task, such as when we make a New Year’s Resolution to change our diet to lose weight, or to start an exercise program to get in shape. Creating these larger goals can seem challenging, so how can we make them look and feel more attainable?

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Jan
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REBOOT Your Resolution!

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Weight loss is a challenge. Living a healthy lifestyle and developing new habits can be really tough. And New Year's Resolutions aren't usually fun for very long. Last year is now in the past, so let's look forward to the future and reach those goals this year!

Did you make a 2024 resolution to lose weight, get in shape, and change your eating habits, challenging yourself to the max? If you have fallen short of your goals, had a tough time making changes, or just felt like you're at a standstill, a REBOOT is for you.

 

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Dec
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What's Your Resolution?

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whats-your-resolutionReady to reach your goal weight in the new year? ITG is here to help you get there in 2024! Many of us have gained weight these past few years due to the Covid-19 outbreak, being at home more often, and turning to unhealthy foods and drinks during bouts of stress eating. Have you made a resolution to be happier and healthier next year? Are you already on the ITG Diet Plan and need to make a resolution to help keep yourself on track to reaching your goals?

So you haven't started a diet plan just yet and are planning to start one in the coming weeks. We know there are many choices out there. In today's world of quick fixes, pills and shots, bad advice posted all over the internet, and crash diets to lose weight as quickly as possible, it may seem like a very tough choice. From my own personal experience, the ITG Diet Plan is the only one with coaches who will actually educate you on how foods are processed in your body and monitor your progress each week. It definitely was the only diet that really worked for me and allowed me to keep those extra pounds off!

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Nov
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I Fell Off the Wagon! How to Bounce Back

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diet,wagon,itg,diet,weight,loss,weightloss,keto,ketosis,motivation,restart,tuneup,tune,up,diabetes,healthy,living,eating,foodIt happens to all of us. Whether we see it coming or not, it can creep up quickly. You look back over the past week, the past month, or maybe even the whole year and you realize you've been going back to old eating habits. When eating gets out of control and you no longer seem to care about what goes in your mouth. Clothes are getting tight. You have no energy.

You have finally hit that point when you realize it: You have fallen off the diet wagon.

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Oct
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Join the ITG Diet Slim Down Challenge!

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Do you want to look and feel great just in time for the holidays?

Are you ready to get rid of those extra pounds and inches?

Is it time to get motivated to work on your resolution, BEFORE New Years 2024 arrives?

 

Join the ITG Diet Slim Down Challenge!

First Weigh-in: Friday, November 10th

Final Weigh-in: Friday, December 22nd

 

We're sweetening the competition with FREE ITG Foods!

1st Place: $100 of ITG Foods

2nd Place: $50 of ITG Foods

3rd Place: $25 of ITG Foods

All Runners-Up Receive a $10 ITG Gift Certificate!

 

How To Register

Please call Coach Joe at 727-641-1679 or click here to email Joseph@ITGdiet.com to register for the Slim Down Challenge. You must register on or before November 10th, 2023 to participate. You will need to submit your Friday photo by that day. Miss the deadline? Don't worry! We'll have another Challenge you can join soon!

 

During the Challenge 

Your regularly scheduled check-in day with your Coach still applies, and is separate from the Slim Down Challenge. However, every Friday, beginning on November 10th, 2023, you will take a picture of your feet on your scale at home, and text it to 727-641-1679 or email to Joseph@ITGdiet.com. You must submit your new photo every Friday to be eligible. If you will be out of town or unable to weigh at any time, please get in touch with Coach Joe immediately to arrange for an alternate day.

 

Weekly Tracking 

To make the competition fair for everyone, ITG will use "percentage of body weight lost" for tracking, rather than number of pounds lost. The highest percentages lost by December 22nd, 2023, will be tallied and winners announced the following week!

 

Winner's Results 

After all results are received on December 22nd, 2023, ITG will contact the winners for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place. We will get in touch via phone and/or email to give you more information on redeeming your reward! All runners-up will receive a $10 reward code via email!

 

Privacy 

ITG Diet adheres to strict HIPAA Privacy Standards. No photos or personal information will be used or shared with anyone

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Oct
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Step Away From the Candy!

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candy,corn,ITG,halloween,weightloss,keto,ketosisAre you ready to survive Halloween? Are you passing out candy, or taking the little ones Trick 'r Treating?

This is the first year decorating my house for Halloween AND the first time I've bought a massive bag of candy to pass out. As I was choosing what to buy for the kids, I thought of how I was going to make sure I wouldn't eat any of it before the big day.

Here are some of my tips to help you make it through the holiday and still have fun passing out candy!

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Oct
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Eating Healthy While Traveling

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Traveling-For-The-HolidaysSo you’re making the trek to visit family and friends soon? Going on a business trip? Starting to have hunger pangs? It’s a familiar scene in any travel situation: you’re waiting for your connecting flight in an airport near the snack stand, or sitting in a car for hours looking for the next rest stop to grab something, anything, to eat. You’ve been doing very well on your diet over the past couple months, up until now. Traveling makes many of us crave snack foods; it takes us back to driving cross-country for vacation with the parents and siblings, eating an assortment of chips, cookies, candy and soda. The snacks help to pass the time and give us something to do with our hands during a long trip. Whether you’ll be taking a car, plane, bus or a train, there are many temptations to be avoided in order to stay on track with your diet. Keep yourself happy and healthy by following some of these travel tips.

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Jun
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Using the Daily Food Diary

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One of the most important tools your Coach will use each week, whether you are working with them in person or online, is the Daily Food Diary. In order to see continued results and be able to make adjustments, make sure you are filling out your Diary completely.

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Feb
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Hmm... Where Does the Fat Go?

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itg,diet,weight,loss,fat,keto,ketosis,lifestyle,exercise,food,calorie,carb,sugar,fat,storageYou’re losing weight, losing fat, and losing inches off your body. It’s not magic – it’s science! But where is all that fat going?

When you drop pounds, do you sweat it out? Urinate it out? Breathe it out? The answer is… all of the above!

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Jan
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The Reality of Weight Loss

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consistency,key,itg,diet,weight,loss,ketosis,keto,weightloss,graph,chart,resultsHave you had one of those weeks when you feel as though you did everything right, but the numbers on your scale seem to tell you otherwise? Did you see the pounds increase or stay the same? Water percentage and fat percentages rising and falling with no apparent rhyme or reason?

If you are charting your progress, you'll tend to see some strange fluctuations with your weight loss from week to week. What might be happening, and why?

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Aug
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Short on Time? Making Healthy Choices

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bulk,cooking,protein,vegetables,weight,loss,itg,diet,keto,healthy,meal,restaurant,delivery,serviceSometimes it seems that there just isn’t enough time at the end of the day to sit down and enjoy a healthy, home-cooked meal. There’s the planning, shopping, prepping, and cooking – all of that can end up taking a lot of time to accomplish. If you’ve got a busy schedule and can’t always find the time to cook a healthy meal, you may have turned to a meal delivery service, or ordered take-out from a restaurant. You’re trying to stick with healthy choices but are these options going to help, or hurt, your progress?

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Jul
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Survive Those Hunger Pangs!

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ITG Diet Survival KitAre you new to ITG? Feeling extra hungry in the first few weeks? Have you been on the program for a while and have a rough few days of cravings here and there? Whether you're on Step 1, 2 or 3 of the ITG Diet, have no fear - we're here to help you stick to your plan and reach your health and weight loss goals and stay there! We have tons of helpful tips and tricks to help you beat those hunger pangs that seem to come with weight loss territory. You definitely should not have to starve in order to lose weight, so read on to learn more about creating your very own ITG Survival Kit. Help rid yourself of those hunger pangs and stay successful on your plan to reach your goals quickly and efficiently!

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Jun
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Skipping Meals?

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starve, your, distraction, meals, skip, keto, ketosis, weight, loss, fasting, fast, intermittentWe've heard about people using intermittent fasting to lose weight. We've also heard of starvation crash diets to lose weight. While some of these methods may produce short-term results, they don't last very long and aren't sustainable forever. When you're on the ITG Diet, your body is using fat as its main fuel throughout the day, rather than lots of sugar and carbohydrates. What happens if you start to skip meals?

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Jun
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In Ketosis: Are My Workouts Too Intense?

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workout, exercise, itg, diet, itgdiet, keto, ketosis, gluconeogenesis, protein, carbs, sugar, fat, intensity, durationExercise is important when maintaining a healthy weight, especially in Step 3 of the ITG Diet. But what about exercise when you're trying to lose weight in Step 1?

There are a lot of opinions out there about how important exercise is, or is not, when trying to lose weight. It's not as simple as calories in versus calories out though. When you're in ketosis, intense exercise can have a detrimental effect on your weight loss progress and how your body ultimately burns off fats and carbs. It's important to understand why too much intense exercise can slow down your progress.

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Jun
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Ready to Survive Your Vacation?

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Ready to take some time off of work and enjoy some fun in the sun? Planning an excursion across the globe to visit exciting new places? ITG is here to help no matter what Step of the plan you're on!

Remember that just because you're going on vacation, you don't have to sacrifice your diet. ITG Foods are travel friendly and can be packed in your suitcase or carry-on bag when flying. If you are driving, even better! Bring along those ITG Foods and fill a cooler with ice packs and lots of veggies and pre-cooked lean proteins for snacks and meals on the way.

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May
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Surviving Summer Parties

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summer,party,picnic,itg,diet,choices,family,friends,funSummer is right around the corner... and with the beautiful weather comes lots of great summer parties! Cookouts and barbecues, and even birthdays and graduations, revolve around eating, drinking and socializing. Many people enjoy an opportunity to make that great new recipe they found and use these parties as an excuse to try them out. When you show up at a party for 20 people, there is usually enough food to feed an army!

You're faced with all these delicious dishes that you never get to eat, because you are on a diet. What will you do? ITG is here to give you some tips that will help you stick to your diet and survive those summer parties!

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Apr
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If It Makes You Gasp, Put It Back

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If you're working on reaching your goal weight quickly and efficiently using the ITG Diet Plan, you may have been learning the importance of understanding nutrition labels and how to decipher them. Over the years I've spent coaching the program, I certainly have learned a lot about labels myself. Remember, years ago, we were taught how bad fat was for us? "Fat will make you fat!" Starting in the 1980s and continuing throughout the 1990s, "reduced fat" and fat-free foods gained their foothold in our lives. The low-fat diet was born. However, looking back now we can start to see that fat isn't quite as bad for us compared to what was being pumping into these foods to add flavor without that fat: sugar and salt.

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Feb
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Air Fryer Fun - Step 3 Pepperoni Pizza!

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itg,diet,pizza,pepperoni,keto,ketosis,carb,fat,protein,weight,loss,step,3,threeIt's something we all look forward to... the day finally arrives, and congratulations! You are in Step 3 of the ITG Diet Plan, Maintenance!

If you've made it to Step 3, kudos to you for reaching your health and weight loss goals! Now, let the fun begin. Step 3 allows one Reward Day a week when you can, within reason, eat whatever you've been looking forward to all week long.

What fun foods have you been looking forward to on your Reward Day?

If you're like me and many other people, pizza might be up there on the list of priorities. However, normal pizza shop and even frozen pizzas from the store are extremely high in carbs, sodium and fat. They have very little dietary fiber.

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Dec
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Mindless Eating

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mindless-eatingI’ve always had a problem with mindless eating. Whether I was driving for work, watching television at night, or sitting in front of a computer, I always had to have something to snack on. Most of the time – no, scratch that – ALL of the time, those snacks were full of carbs and sugar. It was really easy for me to stop at a gas station or a fast food joint and grab a couple bags of chips, candy, fries, or a milkshake at least once or twice a day. I never thought that I was overdoing it in the snacking department because I was always extremely hungry whenever it came to mealtimes! Without keeping track of what I ate, I got into a bad habit of not even knowing what I was putting into my system.

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Sep
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Why Protein Works for Weight Loss

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protein-works-weight-lossProteins are the building blocks of the body. They are broken down into many forms of amino acids and directed to areas that protein is needed. Your hair, skin, muscles…almost every part of your body needs different proteins to grow, repair and replenish. Many diets to lose weight cut back on fat, calories and much more in an effort to drop the pounds. The ITG Diet is all about lowering your carb intake and upping your high quality protein intake. But do you know the reasons why protein works when it comes to weight loss?

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