Eat, drink and sweat your way to your ultimate fitness goal. It’s a great deal of fun when you think of it as a game you can win. All it takes is the right mindset, determination and knowing the right moves. You can conquer the extra pounds and come out a winner, who also feels and looks fantastic. You’ll feel years younger, but also know you’re doing something great for your health.
Don’t diet but learn to eat healthier.
Diets don’t work. We both know that. They always end, sometimes late at night in front of the refrigerator and sometimes after you lost the weight you wanted to lose. You might think that losing the weight means the diet worked, but ultimately you go back to old eating habits and regain the weight. Even worse, sometimes you regain the weight and more extra pounds. Instead of dieting, learning a new way to eat will not only help you take off pounds, but also keep them from returning.
Eating healthier doesn’t mean giving up everything you love.
Eating healthier means making some changes or substitutions. Some may seem small and insignificant, such as eating wild or brown rice instead of white rice. However, not only do you get more nutrients, it’s also lower in calories. When you add all those small changes together you’ll be eliminating a lot of calories from your daily intake. Other changes might mean eating more frequently, but making those meals healthy. You’ll also have to be prepared to eat healthy snacks to keep hunger at bay between meals. You’ll learn to cook differently too, eating foods steamed, broiled, baked or boiled rather than fried. If you have a favorite food, you can eat it sparingly or learn to make it healthier and lower in calories and be able to eat it more frequently.
Working out and working up a sweat is another way to shave pounds off quickly.
Eating healthy lowers your caloric intake, while exercising increases your caloric output. When you combine the two, you have a dynamite combination that literally blasts pounds off your body. Not only does exercising regularly help you lose weight by increasing the calories you burn, it also builds muscle tissue. Muscle tissue requires more calories to maintain than fat tissue does, so you’ll be boosting your metabolism and burning extra calories 24/7.
Drinking plenty of water while you’re trying to lose weight not only replenishes your fluids after you exercise, it also flushes out the toxins in your system and helps you feel fuller so you’ll eat less.
Don’t forget one more important aspect, sleep. Staying healthy and looking your best requires adequate sleep. When you lack sleep, you’re far more tempted to eat something sugary for energy and that can destroy a weight loss program.
You don’t have to have a goal of weight loss to benefit from eating healthy, exercising and drinking plenty of water. It helps everyone look and feel years younger.
You’ll love how great you feel and how much energy you’ll have after you start a healthy eat, drink and sweat program. You’ll want to share it with friends and will be doing them a favor if you do.