One thing a lot of people are asking themselves right now is, “spring is here, is it too late to lose weight for summer?” The simple answer will always be, “it is NEVER too late to lose weight.” Though we know what you really mean. If you want to significantly boost weight loss for this summer, you will have to make a few, rather large, life style changes starting right now. Below are some strategies you want to consider in order to boost your weight loss results.
First, kick start your diet by dumping all of the soda from your refrigerator. Do you have a few cases sitting in your garage that you know you shouldn’t drink? If possible, take them to work and dole them out to your co-workers. Cutting two cans of soda from your diet each day equals around 300 calories you won’t be consuming. 300 calories equates to around 20-minutes of running on a treadmill.
Start upping your daily water intake. Your body needs water to live, we all know this. By replacing soda and juices with water you will be doing your body a tremendous favor. Water is the only ‘true’ negative calorie beverage in the world. Not familiar with the term “negative calorie”? Negative calorie refers to a food or beverage which burns more calories to digest than are contained in the food itself.
Stop clearing your plate! Unfortunately for us our stomach does not have a direct line to our brain. It can take around 10 minutes, or longer, for our brain to get the message our stomach is full and we should stop eating. Chew slowly and enjoy the food.
Experts suggest eating five small portioned meals a day instead of three big ones. This way our bodies can digest the food more efficiently and burn the calories in an even pace so we won’t “crash and binge” at night. Also, try not to eat past 6:00 p.m.. Going to bed with a full stomach is a recipe for disaster.
Lastly, go out and run/jog/walk for 30 minutes each day. Exercise paired with diet will have your body shedding pounds in no time. If you do not know how to, or are intimidated by, the thought of a gym, consider checking into a weight loss camp for adults. A weight loss camp can teach you the proper way of dieting and exercise suitable to meet your specific needs.
Good luck in your future weight loss endeavors and keep in mind, it is never too late to start losing weight!