There are a lot of unhealthy things that people do in order to lose weight. I want to focus more on the healthy things that you can be doing to get the most out of your weight loss journey. Let’s take a look at 6 things that will help you with your healthy weight loss.
1 – Don’t try to lose too much too quick. It kills me how many people will spend a lifetime getting out of shape, and the a week or a month before a big event, they think they can reverse everything.
It doesn’t work that way. Set a realistic goal of 2-3 lbs per week. If you lose too much too quick you will end up with more flappy skin than you now what to do with.
2 – Portion Control – As a society we simply eat too much. Plate sizes have gradually been increasing over the years, and we have no problem filling (and emptying) them.
Start using smaller plates. If you go out to eat, chances are that they are going to give you way more than you should be eating in one sitting.
Ask for a to go container right away and put half of your order in their. Not only will it help your waist line, but now you are getting two meals for the price of one.
3 – Water is Your Best Friends – If there is any “miracle supplement”, it is water. A lot of diet pills actually flush out your water, helping you lose weight quickly.
That is going to do much more harm than good. Your body needs water, and lots of it in order to function properly. A nice rule is to take half of your weight in pounds and drink that many ounces.
4 – Make Exercise Non Negotiable – If you are serious about losing weight, exercise is a key part of the journey. This is especially true if you are looking for a tone look when you are done, as opposed to being skinny with a bunch of extra skin.
When in doubt of what to do, go for a walk. Anything is better than nothing when it comes to exercise, as long as you are being safe.
5 – Get rid of the “white”. White bread, rice, and any other grains based products have literally had the good stuff removed, and then they have been bleached to make them white.
Why would you eat that? The first ingredient should be whole wheat. I say it again first ingredient should be whole wheat, NOT enriched wheat, or any other variation.
6 – Sleep – This one is simply. Sleep a minimum of 7 hours whenever possible. Your body needs time to recover from the day, let it.
Beachbody’s 21 Day Fix
is a simple, effective, easy to follow program to help with healthy weight loss. It combines 30 minute workouts with a great portion control system, complete with a nutrition guide to help you achieve the best results.
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