Drink Water/Cut Sugary Drinks
Water remains the absolute best choice of fluid for your body. Yes, you do need electrolytes and you do lose them when you exercise but getting them from a sports drink isn’t going to help you if they will come with a ton of sugar. Eat more fruit after a workout to replace your electrolytes and maintain a balanced diet too. You also want to just say ‘no’ to any sodas or even the fancy coffees. You will be surprised what a difference it can make in your weight to just switch to black coffee. More info on how drinking water is key.
Working out for 15 minutes a day will bring you better results than working out for 2 hours once a week. Maximizing weight loss isn’t about how much stress and exertion you can accomplish at once, but in starting to change the consistent level of exercise you experience to help your body get used to working at a faster rate. A quick blast of effort followed by 5 days of rest is just going to make your body want to slow down and recover. If it knows it has to be able to do more every day, your metabolism will adjust.
Change the way you make your goals
Why do most people get with a program and lose weight only to gain it back quickly? A lot of that comes from not setting healthy goals. If your goal is to lose 10 pounds or fit into a certain size, what are you going to do after you get there? If you have a goal that doesn’t lead you to another goal, then there is no reason to keep up doing what you have done. Don’t pick something too ambiguous like “stay healthy”. Pick something fun and think about what will come after like being able to run for twenty minutes on a treadmill leading to running outside during the spring with an idea that maybe you would like to do a charity run in a year. More info on creating your plan.
*Each person is different. You have to find a lifestyle that works for you and helps you to lose the pounds. Depending on your health, any chronic illnesses, age, background, genetics, etc…there is no one size fits all plan that works for everyone who wants to lose weight. However, these tips and suggestions have been known to work for most people. Talk to your doctor, a fitness trainer, a nutritionist…seek out expert information that fits your unique needs.