Anyone who is trying to lose weight should not think about the weight loss as a diet, but rather as a change of lifestyle. The first and most important thing in getting fit is eating right. Eating is all about balance. Anyone who is trying to lose weight should eat every 3 to 4 hours and keep snacking on healthy food. A great program that can help teach anyone how to eat healthy is the Tone It Up plan. Tone It Up is not a diet, but rather a life-changing program. It will teach you how to eat the right food and how to make delicious recipes that will not pack on the pounds. However, in case you are not interested in looking into that specific program, just remember to eat a lot of fruits, vegetables and protein. Additionally, if you are trying to lose weight a little quicker, try to stay away from complex carbohydrates and sugar. A good sugar substitute is Stevia, which is a natural alternative to sugar and artificial sweeteners (a Tone It Up program tip).
Now, even though it has been said that eating healthy is the most important part when trying to lose weight, you can not forget to add in exercise for maximum results. How much you exercise depends on the goals you have set for yourself. However, it is always advised to get in a 20 minute cardio workout before breakfast as soon as you wake up. This helps to fasten your metabolism and puts you in a great and energetic mood for the rest of the day. Exercise should contain a mixture of lifting and cardio, it is important to combine both if you are trying to get the best results. A workout you might consider if you are looking for faster results is kickboxing, combined with a healthy diet, it is nearly impossible not to see results. Also, keep in mind not to overwork yourself because then you are more likely to give up and go back to old habits.
Looking for ways to keep yourself motivated and inspired is always advised when trying to lose weight. Surround yourself with people who will support your new healthy decisions and do not let anything interfere. If you find that you are not getting results as fast as you would like, just give it time and keep going. Everyone has a different body type and good things take work and patience. Also, try to take up new activities that will keep your mind occupied and not constantly thinking about losing weight.
1. Eat Healthy and Eat Often
2. Exercise at least 3 times a week
3. Keep yourself motivated
4. Keep a food journal
5. Look at your body NOT the scale
6. Have fun.
Born in Tirana, Albania, but raised in a small suburban town in New Jersey, Xhiljola grew up intrigued by the world. She is currently studying Corporate Communications and Psychology at Baruch College in New York City, and is a contributor to myCulture Magazine, Waxwire Magazine, and Millennial Magazine.