Tips on How to Lose Weight
So hopefully you read my post from earlier this week, because it works in conjunction with the tips here, but if not you can find it on the oxygen web siteJ
Anyways it’s a new year and I’m sure you want to read another weight loss article! Come on you know you do, there’s something weirdly addictive about them… So after having to lose 40lbs on 2 separate occasions (babies) and reading every diet book I have decided to deliver to you a few tips that actually work.
Don’t eat at night
People tend to eat more then half there daily recommended amount of calories after 5pm, don’t do that or you will gain weight. New research (Women’s health magazine Jan 2013) confirms this, people who ate a 200 cal dinner and 700 cal breakfast lost twice the amount of weight then participants who ate a 700 cal dinner and 200 cal breakfast.
Don’t drink your calories but do drinks lots of water
People have been saying this for years but its actually true, drink only water or unsweetened coffee/ tea. If you can’t do this because waters “boring” then that’s a big red flag right there because it shows how addicted you are to sugar. Eliminate sugar drinks for a couple weeks and you won’t ever go back.
Sometimes drink plain coffee/tea instead of eating.
If your trying to lose weight then you need to reduce your calories it’s a sad fact of life, but drinking something hot takes time and keeps you occupied during a craving, plus the caffeine will mildly increase your metabolism.
Lay off the Carbs
Tried, tested and true reducing carbs will reduce your waistline; basically carbs convert to sugar in the body which signals the release of insulin, insulin is what signals your body to store energy as fat.
Building muscle is a more effective way to torch fat then doing cardiovascular training (cardio) you burn more calories during the actual activity plus you burn more calories immediately after training then you continue to burn more calories all the time because muscle takes more calories to maintain then fat.
Don’t hang out with people who eat badly when you are trying to eat well
Men are the worst culprits, you’re on track eating your tofu and steamed broccoli and “surprise! I brought home Dairy Queen” It’s like this, misery loves company or nobody wants to pig out by themselves so they try to drag you down with them. Unfortunately it’s harder to divorce but at least try to avoid going for dinner or to the movies with bad eating friends/partners when you’re on a diet.
That’s all I’ve got for you this week, take care! Namaste