The more I scroll through social media the crazier the ideas I have. I’ve been stalking some cosmetic surgeons and celebrity trainers. I wish I could just go and hand over myself to them really.
Wouldn’t you love to spend the next week at a luxurious spa to shed those extra kilograms and lose those labs? Impractical? Okay, here is a DIY approach to getting back in shape. Let us try these more practical steps. These steps are also very effective if you are trying to get your revenge body after a break up.
1. Hit the ground running
Start every day with physical activity. Don’t even think about it! Before checking email, taking phone calls or applying make-up, get out the door for a walk, jump on your home treadmill or go to the gym. I know you are going to complain about traffic going to work but you can also turn your house chores to a work out. Scrub that bath tub harder!
2. Eat breakfast every morning
You should eat breakfast, preferably at home, so you’re not tempted to eat junk at the office. Skimping on breakfast usually backfires and causes over-eating later. Start with a high fiber breakfast, such as oatmeal to regulate the system and fill you up.
3. At lunch, eat only lean proteins
My new go to lunch for the past two weeks has been ewa agonyin. Beans. Lean proteins such as seafood, poultry, extra-lean red meat, fruits and veggies (fruits and veggies are an unlimited item in your menu). Banish refined starchy foods and sugars from lunch and dinner until you lose your desired weight. It doesn’t have to be fancy.
4. Give your muscles some TLC
You must build up to at least 10,000 pedometer steps minimum — but 12,000 to 15,000 steps per day average — to lose weight and transform your health with ease. Those fitbit that are in fashion now have an actual purpose. You can also download similar apps on your devices.
Drink water, that is. Rehydration is key. Focus on downing six to eight glasses of water daily. Add a lemon or orange slice for vitamin C to burn fat and decrease inflammation. Both your stomach and skin will thank you for it!
6. Eat light at night
At night time, you want to consume fewer calories than you would early in the day. Soup is ideal for helping you feel satisfied with fewer calories, so you don’t go to bed feeling too full and can wake up hungry for a good breakfast in the morning.
7. Sleep at least seven to eight hours, nightly
Study after study has shown that sleep disturbances are correlated with weight problems. I know it may not be possible every time but you have to try.
8. It takes a village
Spend your time with like-minded people and avoid people who will sabotage your goals. This is an important feature of being at a spa, one reason being there makes achieving weight-loss goals so easy. If your spouse or friends are not on board, it will be difficult to stick with any plan.