For the majority of us, losing weight has been a goal we have had at one time or another. however, the idea of quickly shedding those extra pounds has lead too many of us to try out that new “quick fix diet” that turned out to be a crash diet that caused our hormones and body to fluctuate until we couldn’t take it anymore and quit, but there seems to be no pain lost when we see others who get roped into the more extreme fix of getting surgically snipped and tucked to get rid of those unwanted pounds.
We have all been there, or, are there now. But there is no need to run to your phone to order the next “miracle pill” this time around! Shedding those extra pounds can happen. And it doesn’t have to take you months or years to do it, and do it right.
While we all have different combinations of genetics, body structures, eating habits and exercise patterns there are a few small fixes that we all have to make to start to burn away that extra layer of unwanted fat. Here are a few of the most effective tips that are used in most every professional diet plan to help clients lose weight:
- You have most likely heard the saying “abs are made in the kitchen” and yes, this is actually true (partnered with a good exercise program, of course)! But what too many of us don’t hear is that “your dream body is made in the kitchen”. While we all might not want to have a ripped six pack or rock hard abs, the process of getting defined abs isn’t much different from the process your body needs to go through to effectively tighten and tone any-and-all areas of your body. You won’t need to eat a strict body builders diet, but if you want to lose weight fast and make it count, starting with what you put into your body is the best change you can make to start seeing the changes on the outside of your body that you want. Most of us aren’t able to suddenly cut out all the fatty, sugary, salty, or otherwise-unhealthy foods that we eat daily, but starting with changing 1 meal a day from processed/fast-food to a diet of lean protein, a vegetable and a small amount of natural carbs will make all the difference!
- Many of us have schedules that have us in an office and our cars from the moment the sun comes up until the moment the sun has begun to set. It is no wonder that so many of us find ourselves snacking throughout the evening, all the way up until we fall asleep, but this must STOP. The problem is mostly what we are snacking on once we are finally finished with our days and are at home relaxing. Once our bodies are exhausted and begin losing steam, our bodies start sending us cravings for processed snacks that are made up of unnatural carbs, sugars and salts. If you’re going to snack in the evenings, switching to a piece of fruit, vegetables, or a healthy carb-alternative such as plain rice cakes with a little peanut butter on top, can make all the difference between gaining or losing a few extra pounds.
- Questionably the easiest and most effective way to lose pounds fast- stick to water! sugar-filled sodas and drinks are responsible for lack of natural energy throughout your day, low immune health and ADDING ON POUNDS. Make the switch to only drinking water and within 1 week you will already begin to notice that your body has begun to transform.
- CARDIO! what more do I need to say. Cardio is kind of the ‘Hail Mary’ when it comes to dropping weight fast. By our own government regulated health standards it is suggested that adults should be getting AT LEAST 150min. of exercise per week! Well, here is your chance to kill two birds with one stone and make sure you are not only on the track to living up to a the health standard of physical activity but to lose weight in the process. Spend 30minutes a day, 5 days a week hitting the gym and getting your heart rate up and you will not be able to keep the pounds from fall off!