Losing weight is not easy. It’s not easy for you, it’s not easy for me, for your friends or even for other fitness professionals. It is an emotional process, it is physical, it is time consuming. But you know what? It can be fun if you know what foods to eat and how to workout so that it doesn’t feel like a chore.
Best Tips To Losing Weight
Today we are doing the top 5 count down for best tips to losing weight.
5. Drink Water
This is one of the best tips to losing weight and I’ve put it on the 5th position because almost everyone knows it. And of course, we need to learn something new every time because otherwise this article would not be helpful.
You can either drink anywhere between 8 to 12 glasses of water a day or because all our bodies are different check your pee. If your urine looks like apple juice you’re gonna have to drink a little more water. If it looks like lime juice (not lemonade) you are good, you are hydrated.
The best way to stay hydrated is to carry around a water bottle. And what I love doing is adding in some frozen mangos or strawberries or sometimes a few slices of lemon. This really flavours my water.
So this is a great way to flush out your toxins and also to keep you full. Sometimes when you feel hungry and you grab a snack or something you’re not actually hungry. Your mind is telling you “fill up my stomach! fill up my stomach!”. This can be thirst. So I recommend to drink one cup of water before you eat a meal. And then you’ll be actually able to tell when you’re hungry and when you’re full.
4. Eat Veggies Instead Of Refined Carbs
What is a refined carb? A refined carb is something like:
- white rice;
- white bread;
These things will store in your body as fat if you don’t use the energy right away. What you need to do is to replace the refined carbs with a complex carbs.
Complex carbs are made off of a chemical structure with 3 sugars. So the bonds that hold them together actually add a lot of fiber into your diet and takes a little bit longer to digest. This means that your body needs to work a little bit harder to digest complex carbs.
For example if you’re eating beef and rice for dinner replace it with beef and broccoli. Broccoli still has carbs to give you energy but they are complex carbs and it gives you a lot of fiber into your diet which help you stay full and eat less.
3. Don’t Eat Fruit After 2PM
What do I mean? A lot of fitness competitors and bodybuilders don’t eat fruit throughout their whole competition prep time, because of the sugars and the carbs in the fruits. I’m not telling you to do that because you’ll be very unhappy. What I suggest is to eat your fruit in the beginning part of the day. 2 PM is your cut off time so that you have a lot more time to burn off the sugars and use up that energy.
2. Don’t Do Just Cardio
Have you ever seen those women at the gym who are just doing elliptical for like 4 hours? And yes, they may look slim, but where are the muscules? Let me tell you a better way to lose weight, look toned and feel energetic: lift weights! Or do some bodyweight exercises. In this way you continue to burn calories after you work out. With cardio when you’re done, you’re done.
1. Write Down What You Eat
Wrute down everything you eat and how you feel. No, it is not homework! It is what you need to do to stay accountable, to be true to yourself and to stop cheating. Maibe this will put it in the line for you:
“Fitness is like marriage. If you cheat on it, it’s not gonna work.”
If you write down what you’re going to do it’s kind of like that paper is your personal trainer yelling at you to do it. And you can’t cheat on a personal trainer, right?
So the number one tip today is to write everything down. You got to be honest, you really got to be true to yourself and the changes will come. You will be surprised at how much food you consume that you don’t even think about.