With summer right around the corner many of us are trying to get ready for those bathing suits! If that’s you then I have some great tips for you on how you can shed off some weight just in time for summer.
Tip #1: Exercise!! I know exercise is something we all want to avoid but it is actually one of the most effective and the only true way to lose the weight and keep it off. Your goal should be to do some high intensity interval (HIIT) workouts like running or jump roping. Getting your heart rate up is going to really help your body to start burning that fat off. Weight training is a great way to shed off that body fat. Weight training itself burns calories and studies have shown that when you weight train you are burning calories up to 39 hours after your workout.
Here at Sure Cure we have an Infrared Sauna where in a thirty-minute workout you could burn up to 800 calories!! If you are in a time crunch and need a place where you can burn the most calories then this sauna will be your best option, come try it out!
Tip #2: Diet!! Exercise alone is not going to do it, you will have to start adding more greens, veggies & fruits to your plate. Some ways that you can change your diet without feeling like starving is to eat 5-6 smaller meals/day instead of the 2-3 meals. What I like to do is have my breakfast (usually filled with carbs from foods like oatmeal) and then I will snack about 1-2 hours later. That snack will be either a handful of nuts or some yogurt. An hour or two after that I will have my lunch which is usually a salad then another two hours later, I have a snack this time it is usually a protein bar of some sort and then I eat again post workout which usually high in protein and low in carbs. The reason I do high protein and low carb is because I just worked out and I want to eat some protein to help build those muscles. I eat low carbs because I do no plan to be up and moving much after my workout so I don’t want those carbohydrates to just sit in my body overnight. Since I don’t consume much carbs at dinner, I wake up hungry and I eat most of my carbs then.
I know carbs are hard to avoid but you can always limit the intake of carbs. Try to pick up more protein like chicken and lean turkey! When you start to input more veggies & fruits into your diet and you pair it with the exercise you will start to see results. (There are some great fat burning foods that I will mention in an upcoming blog so be on the lookout for that one.)
Tip #3: Stay Hydrated!! There’s a blog I posted not to long ago about the benefits of water and one of those benefits was weight loss! In an article posted on WebMD by Gina Shaw she mentioned “research has proven that drinking a glass of water right before a meal helps you to feel fuller and eat less. One study, found that people who drank water before meals ate an average of 75 fewer calories at each meal – about 8 lb. a year.”
The take away from this blog should be to stay consistent, hydrated and away from food with high sugars and carbs. If you follow these steps you should be ready for that swimsuit in no time!