About this time of year, many people are on with their new years resolutions, yet many have failed to instil the habits that will literall change their lives.
They call it ‘falling off the wagon’. Heres a quick top 10 of your 2012 weight loss Checklist – see if you’re still on it!
1. Don’t Skip Meals – Any Of Them
With your busy lifestyle, you may fall victim to missing a meal or two.
This may slow down your metabolism, possibly leading to WEIGHT GAIN.
Skipping meals may leave you hungrier so you may then OVEREAT.
And you may consume extra calories which won’t help you out if you’re after a lean shape.
Be sure to eat ALL your meals – even if a few nuts here and there. It will keep you from eating a ton of food later on.
2. Drink Plenty Of Water
Water is essential to keep your fat burning firing at 100%.
When your body is dehydrated, it may take more energy to break down food and use it for energy.
And it takes even MORE work to burn off your FAT.
Plus, you simply feel better – and it may help your skin look and feel better.
3. Eat Plenty Of Protein
Protein is a vital nutrient you should include all meals where possible
Including protein may satisfy you longer than just eating a high-carbohydrate meal.
Plus, it takes your body more effort to break down protein, therefore, you may burn more calories simply by having more protein. After all – why did a certain slimming group suddenly decide that its not only the calories that are most important ……but now protein is very important too?
Protein also provides the building blocks your body needs to build lean muscle tissue.
Having MORE LEAN MUSCLE TISSUE may BOOST your metabolism and help you BURN calories – even when you are SLEEPING.
4. Start An Exercise Program
You know that exercise is good for you.
It can increase lean muscle tissue and it strengthen your cardiovascular system.
Exercise can burn extra calories.
Plus, it may keep burning those calories for DAYS AT A TIME. (Just look at the pics from Vicky and Kendra when doing Maximum Metabolism Bootcamp)
If you are just starting out, seek the help of a professional trainer to set you up on the appropriate plan for your weight loss goals.
You know it’s harder alone
5. Don’t stuff yourself
Monitoring your portions may be ONE of the easiest ways to lose weight.
Sticking with smaller portions, and avoiding seconds or thirds, may be the secret to keeping stubborn belly fat at bay.
Use a smaller plate and include lean proteins, and plenty of fruits and vegetables, and you may find your FAT just melting away.
Portion control is a KEY ingredient in the weight loss recipe.
80% full is a good number to stick by. You should also try this (CLICK)
Stay tuned for next weeks other 5 tips !
PS If you like to exercise in the mornings, the Tuesday 9.30am class looks a little more pleasant than the saturday outdoor one…..until the snow clears! Let me know if you want a free trial 😉