10 Weight Loss Tips
1. Eat veggies with every meal
Everyone knows veggies are great. Just the simple action of adding more veggies to each plate helps us consume more nutrient dense food and less calorie dense food. Focus mostly on greens.
2. Don’t snack on grains. Choose fruit or veggies or protein for snacks.
It is easy to consume a lot of grains if they are our chosen snack food. Choose carrots, celery, yogurt, fruit or cheese as a snack instead. If this is difficult for you, try planning ahead by having preportioned snack bags with veggies, or other things.
3. Eat clean real food
Much of the food available is full of substances that make our body want to store more fat to protect us from toxins. You heard that right… Our food supply is loaded with a myriad of toxins and to protect ourselves we store those nasties in our fat. By eating clean we can protect our bodies and our waistlines.
4. Watch the sweeteners
I love sweets but when I’m trying to drop weight I limit them. And if i do sneak something I really focus on portion control. If you are feeling like a sugar addict, which let’s face it, happens to the best of us. Try going 2 weeks without any sweeteners, natural or artificial, removing high glycemic fruits like bananas, grapes, and melons, and limiting your fruit intake to 2 servings per day. When those 2 weeks are over you will feel like a million bucks and won’t be so desperate for a sugar fix before bed every. single. night.
5. Eat food from a plate
Eat your food from a plate. This helps with portion control. Instead of endlessly eating from a bag or bowl you create a stopping point when you have to decide if you really want seconds.
6. Make Dinner the last food for the night
Snacks consumed after dinner don’t get much of a chance to get used and are stored as fat… They also aren’t usually the best food choices we make in a day.
7. Exercise every day
It doesn’t matter what you do just do something. Movement burns calories and strengthens us. It also sets a precident for the day. “An object in motion stays in motion, unless acted upon by an outside force.” The same seems to be true for people. Get up and get going. It will carry throughout the day.
8. Do muscle building workouts
One of the best types of workouts are muscle building. High intensity workouts. As you build muscle your metabolism will increase and help maintain weight loss. It also tones and shapes your muscles. We don’t just want to be thin we want to be fit.
9. Include lots of pro-biotic foods in your diet
Pro-biotic foods help detoxify the body and help us process the food we eat better. This will help us let go of unwanted fat. Not to mention all the other health benefits.
10. Weigh yourself each day at the same time in your routine
I find that weighing myself everyday is good check each day. It helps me adjust my diet so those numbers keep decreasing. I make sure I do the same routine each day before I weigh and weigh at the same time. Your weight will fluctuate throughout the day anywhere from 5-10 lbs, but generally stays pretty consistent when measured like this.