Ditch the Flab
Know what you put into your body – What if you knew exactly what ingredients went into your favourite foods. Most junk food contains refined white sugar, many chemicals, and vegetable fat. Check out the ingredients beforehand and the less sugar, salt, and fat included, the healthier the food. Better yet, make your meals from scratch.
Stay off a diet – It is so easy to follow a healthy diet full of proteins, carbohydrates, fibre, and Essential Fatty Acids found in oily fish, butter, and nuts if everything is consumed in moderation. Try not to starve your body by reducing one of the essential food groups like complex carbohydrates or fats – these give energy and are important to protect the internal organs. There are too many fad diets that promise fast weight loss but the best way to lose weight over the long term is to cut out junk food, sugar, salt, alcohol, and fried foods. Try to eat healthily 80% of the time and have a balanced diet full of fruit and vegetables.
Exercise regularly – Regular weight training and cardiovascular exercise is the perfect way to raise the basal metabolic rate naturally. Adding just one pound of lean muscle tissue will burn an extra fifty calories per day, and weight training helps to burn fat for up to forty-eight hours afterward.
Have one cheat day a week – That day is the one where you can eat your favourite foods. Following a healthy diet 100% of the time may be difficult for many, but eating healthily 80% of the time or six days of the week may help you stay on the right track.
Visualize the slim or muscled you – Changing the mindset and visualizing is extremely powerful and can help many people ditch the flab. The key is to believe that you have already lost weight. How would it feel when you are at your perfect weight with muscles in all the right places and a lean, fat burning body? It is possible through visualization and affirmations. Affirmations are powerful words that are spoken 20-30 times per day. Examples may be, I am now muscled, toned, and healthy now, or I am at my perfect weight and happy now.
Juicing – Fruits and vegetables rid the body of toxins and supply every essential nutrient. Juicing is big business and there are varieties of juicers available for everyone’s budget. Vegetables juices are a great way to start the day. Unbelievably, most vegetables contain up to 90% water. Even a banana is 80% water. Eight large carrots will make around a pint of juice. Add peppers, radish for an extra kick, and a few celery sticks and you have a fat free juice that will shift the fat and fill the body with vitality.
Eat regularly – Try to eat every three hours to raise the metabolism. When food is consumed the body undergoes dietary thermogenesis where calories are used up to digest foods. If you hardly eat throughout the day believing that is the way to shift fat your body will start to store more fat because it is being starved of nutrients. Eat more and take advantage of the calories burnt during digestion.