Top 5 Ways To Boost Your Weight-loss!
Losing weight takes time… Which is annoying! But hey what are you gonna do? The way I see it, is you can either keep slogging along with your current diet and workout routine(which by all means keep at it), or you can take a look at these 5 ways to boost your weight-loss
Number 1: Eat More Leafy Greens
They say that abs are made in the kitchen, and that is for the most part true. A proper diet is one of the fastest ways to really shed off some unwanted weight. But measuring everything out, can be… tedious. Honestly, I hate it, and I don’t like to do it! So there’s kind of a cheat that you can do here. Just eat more leafy green vegetables! See lettuce, spinach, chard, those kinds of things fill you up fast, and they have practically NO CALORIES! I mean, they have some, but we’re talking around 5 in a cup. So if you are looking to fill the void without filling out your midsection, then chomp on some of these. Just make sure not to go overboard on the dressing and toppings (it adds a lot!).
Number 2: Drink More Water
Your body does some amazing things, and it requires quite a bit of water to do them. The cool thing here is that while it helps you body to burn more calories (especially cold water) it also helps you feel fuller for a while. So you get nice double whammy on your results with this one.
Number 3: Get 8 Hours Of Sleep
Your body needs time to recharge, but of course you knew that, you’ve been living in one as long as you can remember. But that time spent resting isn’t just so you can feel better (nice bonus though), no in order to function properly, and lose weight, you need to catch your ‘Z’s. As another bonus, if you are doing some form of resistance training, which I highly recommend, then it give your body the time it needs to repair your muscles too. And more muscle means more calories burned per day, even if you’re just sitting there doing nothing!
Number 4: Swap Cardio For Hiit
Ok the title is a little misleading, Hiit (high intensity interval training) is a form of cardio, but it’s a vastly different form. The idea, as opposed to the traditional long boring run, is to ramp of the intensity for a short period of time. For thirty seconds you put your all into it, I mean sprinting. Then you take a low intensity break for thirty more. Now this can be done with a lot more than just running, e.g. calisthenics, weight lifting, swimming, kayaking, you get the idea, but it has some major advantages over traditional cardio. One, it’s short. No longer do you have to jog for an hour. Honestly anything over twenty minutes is grueling with Hiit. But it comes with some vastly better results. A great number of studies have been done on this, but you don’t need to look any further than the Olympics to see the results. One look at a sprinter vs. a long distance runner and it’s pretty easy to see which one gets you in better shape.
Number 5: Start resistance training.
Seriously, if you aren’t building muscle then you are wasting a lot of time(I know women are more fond of saying that they want to be toned, but heads up girls, you don’t have enough testosterone to get bulky. So pick up some weights!) Each pound of muscle you have eats more calories per day than fat. Plus it makes you look better, although too much can be a bad thing in my opinion (body builders are creepy nowadays…) Still, muscle has a lot of other benefits as well, such as not getting tired from climbing up those steps. It also produces hormones that help weight-loss. ( And yes! Scientists have recently discovered that the muscles actually produce hormones, I’m not making this up.) They also eat up insulin, the hormone responsible for storing fat, so you don’t even get to save as many calories that way.
Follow those tips and you’re sure to add that extra boost that you’ve been looking for! I know you can do it. And for more great tips make sure to check out my book “I am so sick of dieting” It’s got a whole section that gives you extra tips and tricks for getting that body you want.