If you’re looking to lose weight then these 3 habits are a must… 80% of your fat loss results are based on your diet. You can exercise hard every single day, but if you are making these 3 common mistakes then fat loss is going to be slow or nonexistent…
Diet Habit #1: Eat More Wholesome Calories Starvation diets simply do not work. Restricting too many calories slows your metabolism to a grinding stop and causes your body to store those precious calories instead of burning them off. But that’s not all… Starvation diets inevitably lead to rebounding with overeating that causes you to gain even more weight. There is a huge benefit to eating the right amount of wholesome calories, spread out throughout the day. Your metabolism is revved up and fat loss becomes automatic. Of course, these must be WHOLESOME calories and not junk!
Diet Habit #2: Eat More Protein Protein is important for a variety of reasons, and sadly most of us simply do not get enough protein in our daily diets. When it comes to losing fat, getting adequate protein is a must. It takes more calories to digest protein versus fats or carbs, giving your metabolic rate a boost. It’s also essential to supply your body with the dietary protein needed to build and maintain your muscle mass - as muscles increase our resting metabolism. Protein keeps you feeling full, boosts your metabolism and prevents you from turning to snacks that are full of fat, carbs and sugars.
Diet Habit #3: Don’t Drink Sugar One of the BIGGEST diet mistakes that most people make today is drinking sugary beverages throughout the day. Liquid calories add up and stubbornly stick to our waistlines. Whether you’re drinking soda-pop, sweet coffee drinks, or alcoholic beverages, liquid calories are habitual and detrimental to fat loss and health.
A great way to avoid liquid sugary calories is to carry stevia with you either in liquid or granulated form (I like the Sweet Leaf packets). Add a drop or packet to your coffee or tea throughout the day to please your sweet tooth while avoiding liquid calories.
Sneaky Sugar = Unwanted Pounds Having trouble doing your daily exercise? Research shows that by spending just a few minutes doing your workout you’ll feel an urge to see it through to completion. These initial few minutes of activity is all you need to get into the swing of it. Before you realize it, you’ll be sweating, smiling, and feeling great!
Don’t forget that a challenging and consistent exercise plan is half of the equation when it comes to losing weight, getting fit and feeling great! That’s where I come in… I would love to be your fitness coach. Together we will get you to your goals with my results-driven method.
Simply call or email me today to set up your first workout.
Check out this cool bonus recipe!
BEST Smoothie Bowl (low sugar!) Smoothie bowls don't have to be overloaded with calories and sugar. This smoothie bowl recipe uses frozen cauliflower rice to fill in for some of the frozen fruit in order to drive down the calories and sugars while maintaining the flavor, creaminess and enjoyment! Yum!
Courtesy of RealHealthyRecipes.com
What you need
Servings: 1 ½ cup frozen cauliflower rice* 1½ inches frozen banana* 1 teaspoon Peanut Butter* ¼ cup almond milk* (or to fill line) 1 tablespoon cacao powder* 1 scoop Protein powder* Optional Toppings: sliced almonds* fresh berries* dried fig* shredded coconut* lily’s chocolate chips* (stevia sweetened) pomegranate seeds* (arils) Banana*
Instructions 1. Place all ingredients in a Ninja Foodi Smoothie Bowl blender or a high-speed blender and blend until smooth. Pour into a bowl and garnish with your favorite toppings. Enjoy immediately!
Nutrition One serving equals: 231 calories, 5g fat, 21g carbohydrate, 6g fiber, 4g sugar and 30g protein.