No need for excuses if you need to lose 20 pounds or melt away pesky belly fat. Join the club, but I have some ideas for you.
Move your body more
Physical activity, like aerobic exercise and strength training, can help you shed pounds and maintain a healthy weight. Simply walking the dog every evening works if you do it consistently.
The point is to move your body. This burns calories, stimulates circulation, and helps maintain muscle strength.
If you can eat 1/2 the amount of food that you normally eat at each meal, you’ll notice the difference pretty quickly. I personally love leftovers, and can always go back later and finish the other 1/2 in 2 or 3 hours if I get hungry again.
Portions do matter.
Intermittent fasting is all about when you eat. Intermittent fasting is an eating plan that switches between fasting and eating on a regular schedule. Research shows that intermittent fasting is a way to manage your weight and prevent disease.
The most important point about intermittent fasting is that you only eat at specific times. In other words, you stretch the time out between meals. Fasting for a certain number of hours each day or eating just one meal a day a few days each week has been shown to have health benefits.
This is the “putting your toe in the water” of fasting – it’s not actually fasting as much as letting more time pass between meals, so your body burns excess calories and body fat for energy.
Drink more water
Many times hunger is simply being thirsty and dehydrated. If you drink water throughout the day, you’ll discover that you are less hungry between meals, especially if you crave simple carbs, fats and sugar.
Drinking water helps keep your metabolism high, and if you are properly hydrated, water helps your digestion work more efficiently and helps prevent constipation.
Water is 100% calorie-free and it helps you:
- burn more calories
- suppress your appetite
- eat less at each meal
Staying hydrated keeps you young, and everyone wants to look younger.
Our food and living environments are becoming more and more polluted today, and if you don’t regularly ‘clean’ things up, disease has a perfect environment in which to grow. Modern foods, especially drive-thru restaurants and take out meals, are filled with unhealthy fats, and where do you think that undigestible fat goes?
Your belly, hips, and thighs.
A good detox program removes heavy metals and microorganisms, but it removes unwanted fat, too.
Go to my website and download my 10-Steps To Detoxification online program and e-book for free. No strings attached! We’re here to help.
General Weight Loss Tips
- Stop your sweet sugar habit;
- Avoid all diet sweeteners;
- Limit your alcohol, and choose wine over beer;
- Seek support from a health coach and nutritionist;
- Eat a healthy and balanced diet;
- Choose plant-based foods, organic fruits and vegetables, and whole grains;
- Eat lean sources of protein and low-fat dairy products;
- Replace your colas with health drinks;
- Keep portion sizes in check;
- Exercise and move your body daily.
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