What are your favorite weight loss tips?
It’s true, losing weight is a marathon, not a sprint. However, there are things you can do right now that will help you lose weight today! These are simple lifestyle changes that will help you lose weight quickly. I’m confident that if you implement these today, you will weigh less tomorrow. And one pound a day keeps the doctor away…or something like that.
I’m on the second round of the 21-Day Fix. I’m losing weight due to this strict plan, but when I’m on the “off weeks,” I still use these tips so even when I eat pizza and beer, I still lose weight.
Here they are…
– Avoid late night snacking. Don’t eat fruit or carbs after 6 p.m. and don’t eat anything after 8 p.m. This gives your metabolism plenty of time to kick in and burn off your meals before you go to sleep.
– Make a swap. Swap Diet Coke, sugary juices or whatever your unhealthy drink of choice is for tea. Tea is super flavorful on its own and much better for you. You can also swap for coffee, but don’t add cream or sugar to either.
-Do a quick exercise. Take a lap around your building, do a few sit-ups, etc. I wrote a post awhile back on deskercises (exercises to do at your desk!)
-Add color to your plate. No, not macaroons! Add fresh fruits and vegetables. Make a rainbow – green leafy lettuce, oranges, purple grapes, blueberries- just make it pretty!
– Count calories. If you are consuming less calories than you are burning, then you will lose weight! Simple as that. Sticking to about 400 calories a meal works really well for me. Here are some quick calorie guides for reference: fruits | veggies | condiments | breakfast