Thursday, March 29, 2012

5 Ways To Help You Loose Weight

Swimsuit season is coming in hot, so it's time to kick it in high gear and get rid of some excess body fat.  I know I titled this post, "5 Ways To Help You Loose Weight" but please don't focus on the actual number you see on the scale.  If you can just focus on eating healthy and controlling your portion sizes, this will be much easier and way less stressful for you, and you are sure to see results sooner than later. :)  If you have any other tips that have helped you shed that unwanted body fat, please share! 

Make it a great day! 

1- Eat Breakfast
Eating breakfast is so important for more than just weight loss goals.  It helps your mood so you feel happy, it helps your brain so you can think more clearly and it helps give your metabolism the boost it needs to get going for the day.  Breakfast is one of those meals that you can get away with eating good healthy complex carbs and feel no guilt from doing so.  I always try to include a complex carb, some protein and little good fat in my breakfast.  One of my favorite go-to breakfasts is a little bowl of oats with 1 scoop of vanilla protein powder, chopped nuts (usually cashews or almonds), a little almond milk and a few raisins or craisins.  Another one of my favorite breakfasts is 1-2 fries or scrambled eggs on top of 1 piece of whole wheat toast and salsa to top it off.

2 - Eat Smaller Meals More Often
If you take 3 normal size healthy, well balanced meals and split them up into 5 or 6 little "snack" meals and then spread them out throughout the day, you would be loosing weight in no time!  Eating smaller portions more often really boosts your metabolism and allows your body to use everything you've consumed for energy instead of storing it away as fat.  When you eat smaller meals, you have to make sure you're eating balance meals so they you'r body ins't ingesting all these empty calories and then telling you it's hungry 2 seconds later.  

3- No Bread After Breakfast
Since whole wheat bread is a complex carb it takes your body longer to digest it, which is why your able to get away with eating complex carbs in the morning.  After breakfast though, if your looking to loose weight quicker, skip the bread and complex carbs.  Go for the veggies and lean proteins!

4- Eat Enough Protein
Eating protein not only helps keep you full longer, it also is the key component in repairing and maintaining your muscles after you workouts.  And we all know that having muscle is incredibly important in helping you loose excess fat.  

5 - Stop Eating Out!
Eating out is one of the deadliest things you can do to sabotage your weight loss goals.  I know that restaurants have become a little more healthy but the food is not near as fresh and doesn't have near the amount of nutrients in it as it would have if you bought it yourself and prepared your own meals.  Plus, when you buy your own food and prepare your own meals you are forced to plan out your own menu.  When you plan out your own menu you are setting yourself up for success because you can now control exactly what gets brought into your home and ends up on your plate.   

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