|Success is 10 percent determination and 90 percent perspiration.|
Want to lose weight?? Trying to lose weight??
lets get this straight, there is no secret, there is no diet pills or shakes, its hard work , eating healthy and exercise!!
Don’t sit around today, like a loser slob, toying with the idea of working out *cringe* . Just.do.it. All the stagnant effort spent thinking about the gym, could be time spent on your health.
You’re only one workout away from a good mood. Sweating releases stress, toxins, & endorphins. Ahhhh endorphins, how I love you!
Sooooo…what are you waiting for? Chop, chop, get going!
Here's the secrets to the 'crash diet' , drink alot of water, keep bottles of water with you at all times and whenever you feel peckish between meals, constantly drink water, it will keep you full and detox your body removing ALL the toxins!!
An excellent trick when you feeling hungry is to chew gum, it may not be healthy, but it reduces cravings. A good sugar free gum is essential, I go through packs a day. Every time I crave a chocolate or a biscuit, I chew gum instead, the "bubble gum diet". Hunies, it won't take away your craving completely, don't be stupid now, It requires self control but it keeps your mouth busy so you forget the chocolate and has some flavour bursts to reduce cravings!!
YOU THE BOSS OF YOUR BODY!!!
Exercise is really important, you have to work out, but it won't matter how much you exercise if what you put in your plate isn't right. The best thing to do is to eat clean and healthy and couple that with exercise to keep you going and help you to lose weight!!
The simple truth is that you need to eat well and exercise well to see a weight loss. Starvation may appear to work but once you so much as sniff a carb, consider yourself 5 kilos up. SO don't look at a quick fix, look at the long term, change your eating habits and your lifestyle. Being fit is a fashion trend thats definitely here to stay!
Once you lose that excess weight, you can then look to toning up and looking like a lean mean fighting machine!!
- Eat ONLY whole, clean foods.
- No processed foods or sugar
- no sodas, cooldrinks or juices
- 4-6 meals/snacks per day
( now when i say 4 to 6 meals, I mean breakfast lunch and supper and a snack not 6 solid meals)
- Examples of meals: oatmeal with fruit, sliced apples with a sprinkle of salt, fresh fish with steamed veggies & brown rice, cucumber slices & almonds, &/or a spinach salad with lean meat.
- Examples of meals: 30 grams of all bran flakes with fat free milk, sliced apples with a sprinkle of salt, a fresh salaad with lean chicken pieces and 2 provitas, cucumber or carot slices & almonds, &/ or salt and pepper chicken with steamed veggies.
please remember not to lace your salaads with dressing as this can spoil a diet completely, dressings are most fattening- as I've mentioned in a previous blog post. click here for an easy healthy salad dressing recipe!
I am not a believer in any of the high protein/low carb/low fat dealios. Your body needs a balanced amount of carbs for energy, fat to make you full and protein to maintain and build muscle. It also needs to eat every few hours.
Sticking to the above eating examples for a few weeks and mixing it up a little will definitely get you a drastic weight loss (If you unsure of whats healthy or not find out before you eat it, some foods appear to be healthy but are in fact the worst thing you could put in your body!)
Have a goal weight, write it down and stick to it, once you reach it, you won't ever want to look back. You'll realise what you worked hard for and how much more you can get through the day. Be responsible, be healthy. This means taking care of your body and ensuring you aren't over weight , nor are you under weight.
A friend of mine and I were just discussing this, you can change how you look and alter your physical appearance, however you have to condition your mind to do it, you have to be dedicated and motivated in order to achieve your goal weight, or you will NEVER get there!! Don't feel sorry for yourself, we all are dealing with it and doing it. losing weight it hard, maintaining weight it hard, staying fat is hard. CHOOSE your hard!!
Diet is EVERYTHING. You want to be fit- train hard. You want to be lean- eat impeccable!!!
Sodas & processed foods, especially SUGAR
cut out all processed sugars & added sugars for seven days to shed body fat immediately [ including all “healthy” sweeteners & artificial sweeteners ]. Your taste buds will come back =).
+ Eat Your Super Foods
What’s a super food? It’s a specific food that’s high in nutrients with tons of health benefits. They’re usually also full of nourishing vitamins for hair, skin, and nails. Hopefully, there’s a few occupying your fridge already…if not, run as fast as you can to the grocery store
+ Veggies: asparagus, avocados, beets, bell peppers, broccoli, brussels sprouts, cabbage, carrots, cauliflower, crimini mushrooms, cucumbers, eggplant, garlic, green beans, kale, onions, peas, portobello mushrooms, spinach, summer squash, tomatoes, turnip greens, winter squash, yams.
+ Calcium-Rich Foods: cheese [ low-fat ], cottage cheese, skim milk, orange juice, rice milk, soy milk, yogurt [ think Greek yogurt, specifically ].
+ Fruits: apples, apricots, bananas, black olives, blackberries, blueberries, cherries, cranberries, figs, grapefruit, grapes, honeydew melon, kiwi, lemons, limes, nectarines, oranges, papaya, peaches, pears, pineapple, plums, prunes, raisins, raspberries, strawberries, watermelon.
+ Grains: brown rice, corn, oats, quinoa, rye, whole grain bread/pasta, whole wheat bread
+ Proteins: chicken [ skinless ], chickpeas, egg whites, eggs, fish, kidney beans, lima beans, lentils, pumpkin seeds, salmon, seafood, sesame seeds, tuna
etc etc etc lol just because you're on a diet, does not mean you starving!
remember your options are endless, so long as you dont add butter, oil and other fats and sugars lol
I am a firm believer in keeping my taste buds happy in a healthy way. When it comes to water it can be repetitive and dull. I try & keep my daily intake interesting. Some examples are hot water and lemom , green tea.
Quick Skinny Tip: do not drink your calories. It’s not worth it; juices, sodas and mocktails add up. Water & teas are the best choices
your body needs water, water is SO important. Sodas , even diet sodas, are the worst drink to possibly have, nothing makes you gain weight more than sodas and juices. CUT IT OUT!!!!
If you can't do without a soda completely, take it in small steps, opt for a diet coke or coke zero, but if you want a serious weight loss, avoid sodas completely!!
How to make your water interesting :
you need some raspberries
some water, valpre is fine too.
pop the berries into the water.
there you have it, a refreshing antioxidant infused water.
Rasberries are rich in vitamin B. Perfect for gym.
The first few Kilos are always the hardest to lose, but once you shed the first few, the rest will come falling off!!!