We all want to know what can we do to make our health lifestyle and weightloss better. Today I’m sharing my tips and must do’s to succeed. These are general guidelines. Of course you can get super specific with your plans but I say the easier it is to do the more likely you are to stick with it. That’s how you will find a lifestyle.
1. Avoid Getting Sick
Missing workouts because you are sick and eating junk because you feel pathetic don’t make for a sexy body. This time of year it is CRITICAL you are doing the following:
- Take a daily dose of glutamine first thing in the morning. It helps boost your immune system.
- Take vitamin C twice a day and never miss your multivitamin.
- Drink one gallon of water a day to keep your body flushed out of toxins.
- Wash your hands before leaving anywhere! Don’t take nasty viruses to your car.
- Keep hand sanitizer in your purse for emergencies and always wipe off the shopping cart before using.
- Eat two servings of fruit everyday.
- Get seven hours of sleep daily.
2. Eat Smart Quantities
The way you structure your food has a lot to do with how good your body looks. The down and dirty? Breakfast is the biggest meal of the day. You will burn off breakfast because you have all day to do it. As the day goes on your meals should get smaller and smaller. That last meal (the snack after dinner) should be no more than 150 calories. Just like you have all day to burn up breakfast you have all night to store up fat. Eat no more than 150 calories after your dinner if/when you snack.
3. Carbs During the Day – Fats At Night
The easiest way to structure a menu is to have a 1:00 pm cut-off. Eat your carbs before 1pm and your fats after 1pm. Protein is eaten with EVERY MEAL. Green veggies are limitless.
The only time it’s OK to have your carbs at night for FATLOSS is when you exercise at night. Have a little bit of carbs after your workout. Your body will burn those up in no time. I suggest rice, baked potatoes, sweet potatoes, or whole grain bread.
4. Move Your Butt
I’m not talking about workouts. These are a given. I’m talking about your daily life. Get your butt up and do things. Housework, dog walks, parking far away, etc., all of this goes into an active lifestyle. For some of us who are extraordinarily sedentary all day (your’s truly), we have to find ways to get extra activity. I sit on a laptop and work all day via the internet. A couple of times a day I make sure to get up and walk our dog for 20 min. or so. I also try to play one active game with Logan a day. We hop, crawl around, swing, etc.
5. Reconsider Your Splurge Meal
Some of us do well with a splurge meal. We see a good boost in our losses and mental clarity with them. Others find a splurge meal just makes it hard to lose weight. Look at your results and consider giving them up for a few weeks. If you see your weight go down…there you go. It might suck but no one said life was fair. Some of us just can’t take a cheat every week.
6. Eat a Little Less on the Days You Don’t Workout
That’s pretty easy to do. You don’t do your shakes and you can skip a bedtime snack. Problem solved.
7. Warm-up Before You Strength Train
Want to burn an easy 100 calories during your workouts? Start each strength session with 10 min. good cardio. Hit a machine or jump rope…doesn’t matter what you do as long as you are in a good 65-75% working range before you start lifting. You should be slightly sweaty. That will not only burn calories doing it, but it gets your heart pumping for the strength session and helps you burn more calories than you would going in cold.
There you go ladies. Easy tips to implement and make a big difference in what you are already doing.