101 Ways To Lose A Pound: Pick, Follow, Repeat

101 Ways To Lose A Pound: Pick, Follow, Repeat

22 Lifestyle Tips To Lose Weight

The small things you do day to day can have a huge impact in successfully losing weight. Add these 22 tips, collected from famous fitness trainers, to your daily life and see long time results.

80. Cut out one thing at a time. I know it’s tempting to undergo a complete diet overhaul when resolving to shed fat, but the pounds are much more likely to stay off if you take the process slowly. Stick to changing behaviors slowly. Instead of cutting out all junk food completely, maybe have it only after a workout.

81. Spend time around like-minded people. If you want to really lose weight and keep it off, you need to spend time around people who will support your goals, not sabotage you. Whether they’re food pushers or unintentionally influencing your bad behaviors, those who don’t have your best interests in mind will ultimately drain your efforts and steer you down the wrong path.

82. Slow Down. An attitude of gratitude goes a long way in helping to fully digest your meal. While eating, put your fork or spoon down in between bites and take your time. Your body needs some time to register that it is full and if you just inhale your meal, you’re likely to overeat.

83. Guzzle water before your meal. While it’s not recommended to drink much while you are eating, having a big glass of water about 10-15 minutes before your meal may clear up confused signals. Often times we are not really hungry but dehydrated.

84. Cut the crap. Right now, take a look in your cupboard. If you have more than three items with more than three ingredients, clean up your pantry. Limit snacks to whole, natural foods such as almonds, almond butter, fruit, oats, veggies and items with ingredients you can pronounce. The occasional chips are fine.

85. Keep a food journal. Aside from the benefit of being able to see your food habits in order to  improve them, keeping track of what you eat also tends to make people naturally eat healthier.

86. For added benefit, share your food log. Have an accountability partner – someone who is also trying to lose weight perhaps – and email each other your food and exercise logs daily. This may seem embarrassing, but when letting yourself down isn’t enough of a motivator to stay on track, often letting someone ELSE down is.

87. Find an eating schedule that works for you every day, and stick to it. Some people do best eating three large meals each day, others feel most energized with six small meals. Find a schedule that fits into your life and makes you feel good, then make it consistent, even on weekends.

88. Eat more veggies. Prioritizing veggies is a sure-fire way to feel full while dialing back on overall calories.

89. Replace ‘end of the night’ snacking habits with something else that feels self-nurturing – reading, journaling, meditating, taking a bath, listening to music, massaging lotion into your skin, foam rolling, or even preparing food for the next day can all make you feel relaxed and well taken care of without calories.

90. Always carry healthy snacks with you. Non-perishables like nuts, dried fruit, protein bars, even veggie sticks and peanut butter or hummus will keep you from hitting the vending machine, or getting so hungry you order a huge lunch or dinner later.

91. Take a good probiotic daily. Having a healthy digestive tract means you get to absorb more of the nutrients from your food, plus it helps prevent bloating and constipation, both of which can make you hold extra water weight.

92. Begin a walking regime. Take some time to simply walk around the block, or if you live in an urban area, to your destination. All those little steps can add up to some big mileage.

93. Increase your non-workout activity levels. Try adding bike rides to your day, take the stairs, and move as often as you can.

94. Add fasted cardio before breakfast.  A low to moderate intensity steady-state cardio session on an empty stomach is a great way to burn fat without impairing recovery.

95. Keep a fitness log. Following and tracking your fitness program is key to seeing progress. Seeing your intervals, speeds, weights, reps, etc go up from week to week is motivating and empowering, plus it ensures you’ll work smarter and see better results.

96. If your lifestyle or career includes a lot of socializing out at dinners or drinks, start scheduling workout ‘dates’ with friends, co-workers, or even clients. Replacing a happy hour with a spin class is a huge fat-loss win, plus you’ll surround yourself with like-minded people, which will help you stay on track.

97. Combine your resistance training with short bursts of high-intensity cardio to increase your post-workout calorie burn. Try doing one set of a lower body exercise (like lunges) followed by an upper body exercise (like push-ups) followed by a 60 second “hill sprint” or 20 burpees. Repeat 3-4 times, then move on to a different set of lower/upper exercises, with the same cardio burst.

98. Find a hill. Now sprint. Then slowly jog or walk back down and sprint up again. Hill sprints are notorious for scorching the fat off your lower body – and what’s more, they go by much quicker than leisurely jogs.

99. Watch the sugar. The more sugar you consume, the more you’ll crave. I’m not saying you should cut out the sugar completely (though that may not be a terrible idea), but you should save it for special occasions.

100. Get your zzzz’s. Sleep is necessary for the body to repair and restore itself. Numerous studies show it is a crucial factor in weight loss and health.

101. Sometimes even sleep is not as restful as it can be. Try a guided relaxation practice, to ensure your body moves into a state of deep rest and repair.

101 Ways To Lose A Pound

guest
0 Comments
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments