Are You Looking for the Real Weight Loss Tips?
Shedding your unwanted weight may be easier than you’ve ever imagined. Diet fads, diet pills, and diet restrictions all seem to take the background to basic food knowledge, healthy choices, and a positive mindset. In order to stay on track, set yourself a realistic weight loss goal, keep a food diary, and visualize yourself thin. Being mentally strong is key to the struggle. Preparation gives us power to make conscious, smart choices.
Let’s start with your at home choices. Clear out any and all foods that contain trans fats, high fructose corn syrup, and artificial sweeteners. Rearrange your food so that your healthiest choices such as whole fruits and vegetables are front and center.
Meals built around high fiber and high protein will help in the fat burning process and also preserve muscle mass. Fiber aids digestion (needed to boot metabolism) and lowers cholesterol. Foods like oatmeal, whole grains, beans and green vegetables are high in fiber. Lean proteins are considered chicken, fish, turkey, egg whites, soy and yogurt. To keep metabolism up 4-5 mini meals enriched with these nutrients are suggested daily.
Ready to eat snacks such as nuts and fruits are helpful to travel with. Remember preparation is power. These snacks help us to feel full and replenish energy throughout the day.
Eating a balanced breakfast is important because it ensures that we won’t be starving later in the day.
Water is mandatory. Throw out all artificially flavored water, sodas, and juices. Our bodies need water to survive, replenish, and refresh. Drinking a gallon a day will help flush toxins and other impurities that do not serve us. Also, adding citrus, mint, and/or ginger has major benefits in the fat burning process.
Portion sizes are all part of your mental control. Reach for smaller plates and take time to enjoy each bite of your meal. Throw out store bought containers and ration in smaller potions. Try replacing starches with more vegetables.
Chewing gum can help curb cravings. Studies show that cravings only last up to five minutes. Just make sure to chew sugar-free gum!
Minimize the alcoholic beverages. They’re loaded with empty calories, and are an appetite inhibitor. However, if you still feel the urge to have a couple drinks, don’t worry, the occasional drink isn’t too bad. Plus, there’s light beer! Sleep is vital for our bodies to function properly. Sleeping 7-9 hours each night will keep your hormones in balance and you feeling refreshed.
Thirty to forty-five minutes of cardio, 3-4 times a week, will not only help increase the amount of weight you lose, but it will also strengthen your cardiovascular system.
Get help. Tell friends and family that you have a plan and are putting it to use. Chances are they will join you on your healthier choices. Inviting someone to exercise with is no doubt more fun, and will make it harder to break that commitment.
Record your daily food intake, exercise, and weekly weight! Celebrate your losses and visualize yourself thinner and leaner.