Ever feel stuck with your weight?
Like you feel as if you are trying…. eating right… exercising… but no changes.
Well, I want to share a few tips of things you can do to lose a few more pounds of fat.
12 Hour Fast
You know I don’t like depriving myself or dieting or fasting for that matter.
But I do believe there are some benefits to a 12 hour fast.
I don’t like to call it or think about it as a fast.
I just try to go 12 hours after dinner before my first meal, which is normally very easy.
So if I eat dinner at 8pm, I don’t eat breakfast until 8am.
This gives your digestive tract a bit of a break which is good and also gives you less hours in which to consume calories without it being hard on us or feeling hungry.
So I do normally have coffee before the 12 hours but I don’t eat until the 12 hours.
I am not militant with this, its just something I strive for and it does work.
If you want to try it, go ahead.
Remember, not all things work for all people.
A lo of these things are a matter of testing and seeing if they work for you.
So I keep giving you tips, information, ideas and you try them and keep the things that actually work for you and your lifestyle.
Alternate Your Energy Source
Your main energy sources are carbs and fat.
While it’s important to have both of them throughout the day, when you are trying to lose a few more stubborn pounds, it’s a good idea to alternate these in your meals and not have them together.
- Breakfast: Protein and Fat (egg whites and avocado)
- Snack: Protein and fruit (mpower smoothie)
- Lunch: Protein, Vegetables and Carbs (chicken, broccoli, quinoa)
- Snack: Protein and Fat (Chicken and nuts)
- Dinner: Protein and Vegetables (Fish and Asparagus)
Don’t Eat Out A Lot
You know me by now… you know I’m all about balance and moderation.
But when you are trying to lose fat and you feel stuck, you have to make some sacrifices.
While you can totally order healthy when eating out, it is still cooked in processed oils, using lower quality ingredients and loaded with salt.
And portions…… they are usually WAY too big.
So, I’m not saying don’t eat out.
I’m saying, if you want to lose a little more fat, cut it back.
If you are eating out 4 times a week, cut it to 2.
After a few weeks, cut it back to 1 and then slowly work up making even better choices with meals and quantities.
Watch Your Cheat Meals
This is a big one.
Most people in an attempt to “diet” all week end up binge eating and over eating on the weekends.
So what is supposed to be a little cheat, becomes an entire cheat weekend and that is reason enough to end up breaking even from all your dieting during the week and sometimes even gaining weight.
What I do, is I commit before the week starts.
I say, Friday night I will have my indulgence and maybe Sunday for lunch.
But every other meal I try to make it a healthy one.
Check out this post and see how much your diet affects belly bloat and the tips to get rid of it.
I am a victim of this and when I know I need to lose a little, I tighten this up.
What I mean by picking, is
- Those few bites while you are cooking.
- The last 2 pretzels in your kids snack.
- The last 2 bites of your kids dinner.
- A few fries from your husbands meal.
I am notorious for the last one.
I will never ever order fries with a meal but my kids and hubby usually will so I will sneak a few in.
This is the kind of thing that adds up….
So, when trying to be extra good in order to lose a few pounds, you have to be really good about not doing these things that you really don’t think about because when you think….
All your meals were healthy, you had your protein shakes, didn’t eat carbs for dinner, but then you forget the bit of your kids snack, the 3 bites when cooking, the bite of the burger…
IT ADDS UP.
I hope this helps!
I know most people look for big diets and trending workout programs and magic pills.
But the results are in the little things you do a lot of.
Making these tweaks will help a ton!
Exercise, obviously will help too.
Switching up your workouts will help a ton.
If you are doing more cardio than weights, do more weights than cardio.
If you do the same kind of weight workouts or the same amount of reps, switch it up.
IT WILL MAKE A DIFFERENCE.
Hormones play a huge roll in fat loss as well.
If your hormones aren’t balanced, you can exercise 7 days a week and diet like crazy and you won’t lose an ounce.
Most of us women have too much estrogen and very little testosterone which makes it hard to lose fat.
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Most of us have cortisol out of wack which makes it even HARDER to lose weight and makes it easier to gain belly fat.
If you don’t sleep well or don’t sleep enough hours or go to bed after 10pm and wake up before 6am, and have pretty stressful days….
Chances are your cortisol levels are off.
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Ok, my friend, I hope these are enough tips that you can find 1, 2 or maybe 3 things you can start implementing right now.
There are also 3 things that you can do to help with weight loss, that isn’t diet or exercise related. Check out this video!