By now youre probably very familiar with the typical weight loss tips out there. Exercise more and eat less calories is the health and fitness training mantra! You hear it often because it works. But maybe youre already doing this and just need a few extra tips to quick start your program into overdrive!
If youre sticking to a low calorie, healthy diet plan you need to make sure that one day a week you indulge in the items that are generally off your list. Overall this is going to help you stick to your plan. You wont feel deprived and every time you dream of a thick slice of chocolate cake covered in icing, you can literally count down the days now till you get to fill your belly with such goodness!
Craving ice cream? One scoop generally looks pretty skimpy in a bowl. So try cutting up bananas and strawberries and mixing that one scoop in with it. Trust me, it will taste even better than 2-3 scoops as you wont feel guilty post-eating!
Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Go hearty or go home! Feel free to indulge in a big glass of juice with your healthy oatmeal and toast. After breakfast try switching to water. We tend to associate calories with food and not liquids. But all that sugar in juice and pop can definitely add up. Plus drinking water will keep you hydrated, alert and your metabolism running.
Ever wonder how many steps you take in a day? Stop wondering and find out for sure! Purchasing a pedometer can be a fun way to track your steps and set new goals for yourself. If you walk on average 15,000 steps a day make a goal to increase that to 16,000 and 17,000 and so on!
If I had a dollar for every person who told me they were exercising and dieting right and not losing weight, Id be a very rich person. The fact is, if you were doing those two things right you would be losing weight naturally. If you think youre consuming 1500 calories daily, add 170 to that total. Chances are its closer to what youre consuming. This is why tracking your diet is such a crucial part to achieving your goals.
Add this to your fitness schedule. Walk 45 mins a day. Walking 30 mins a day keeps you from gaining weight, but walking 45 mins can actually create weight loss. Thats an extra 30 pounds you could be losing annually combined with a healthy diet plan!