Diets (of any kind) DON’T WORK!
But here are some of the best fat burning tips to live by for success WITHOUT having to starve.
It shouldn’t be hard to get rid of excess body fat, and if you just follow a few of these tips I’m about to give you, which are super easy to add to your daily routine by the way, you’ll be thinner and healthier in days.
So, get ready to say goodbye to belly fat forever with the tips below…
SNACK, BUT SMARTLY!
Grazing between meals used to be a big NO-NO. But nutritionists now advise eating healthy snacks throughout the day to satisfy hunger or cravings instead of risking a junk food binge later on.
The best options are protein packed snacks, like cottage cheese and fruit (pineapple is great), turkey wrap with lettuce and low fat cheese, or simply a meal replacement drink with some complex carbohydrates mixed in.
TURN OFF THE TV
Did you know that eating in front of the television can lead to mindlessly taking in an additional 40% more calories than usual?
Also texting, driving, or any other distracting activity can also result in excess calorie consumption and waistline expansion.
To beat this calorie hording habit, eat something you have to have on a plate and sit down, even if you have to eat solo.
STEP ON THE SCALE ONCE PER WEEK
Some experts recommend stepping on the scale daily, but I think that can cause more harm than good; as a person’s weight can fluctuate day to day as much as 2 to 3 pounds.
Seeing your weight go up and down will be defeating if you hang on that practice everyday.
The strategy I tell my clients to do is to step on the scale once every seven days, as this will give a better realization as to if true fat loss is happening.
If clothes getting looser and the scale doing down 1-2 pounds per week is happening than you know you are getting fitter.
STRENGTH TRAIN THREE TIMES PER WEEK
Performing regular workouts each week will help maintain lean muscle which will in turn help your body burn fat automatically for you.
The more muscle you have, the higher your metabolism will be, so you’ll burn more calories as you go through your day, even when you’re sleeping.
PHONE A FRIEND
Not because you’re on “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?” but because you need to take your mind off of a certain food or craving.
Catching up with your friends and eliminating your cravings, which studies show only last about 5 minutes, will help you in both areas of living a healthier lifestyle.
EAT A BIG, BALANCED BREAKFAST
Breakfast is and always will be the MOST important meal of the day. Making sure you get your carbs, protein and some fat will keep your blood-sugar levels steady and prevent hunger pangs later on which might make you have cravings later on, studies have shown.
I’m not making this up. Choose something that will satisfy your tummy and taste buds – like egg whites, whole-wheat toast, and some fruit.
WATCH THE ALCOHOL
One innocent-looking margarita or cosmopolitan can add up hundreds of calories that won’t quench your appetite.
Treat yourself just on the weekends and cut back somewhere else or stick to a glass of wine (preferable red), light beer, or vodka and soda. Three drinks that each has about 100 calories per serving.
MAKE FRUITS YOUR BASE FOR CARBOHYDRATES
Fruit has no fat and is mostly water, so it’ll fill you up while leaving less room on your plate (and in your stomach) for high-calorie foods.
Don’t worry about fruit’s carb count — they are the good kind of carbs and also have lots of healthy fiber.
GET MORE SLEEP
I know, easier said than done many times. But getting to bed just 30 minutes earlier and waking up 30 minutes later than you normally do can help you make better food choices, researchers report this too.
Also, when you’re well-rested, you’re less likely to snack out of fatigue or stress.
VISUALIZE YOURSELF FITTER AND HEALTHIER
When working out, imagine a mental picture of yourself looking and feeling fitter and healthier.
The visual motivation will keep you focused on your goal weight and reminds you of what you want your body to look like when all the ugly body fat is gone forever!
Hope these help. Wait, I guarantee these help!
Take 3 of these tips and start implementing them today and you’ll start looking and feeling slimmer by tomorrow.