Shedding pounds is tough (there’s no doubt about that)–but not impossible. There are several behavioral and other little changes you can make starting today that will add up to make a big difference in your health–and your waistline.
At last night’s Healthy Lifestyle Seminar, Dr. Marina presented 10 Tips to Lose Weight Faster. Were you unable to make it? No problem! Here’s a recap:
10 Tips to Lose Weight Faster
1. Little Changes Add Up
Cream with your coffee
Beer, liquor or white wine
French fries or potato chips
Veggies sautéed with oil
Whole grain bread
Brown rice or quinoa
Veggies sautéed with broth
2. Eat the Right Carbs
|Eat It||Reduce Intake|
3. Don’t Skip Breakfast
Drink a glass of water when you first wake up, then start your metabolic engine first thing with a balanced breakfast!
4. Eat Often
Keep your metabolism working: Eat reasonable portions every few hours. Don’t starve between meals.
5. Follow Guidelines, Not Rules
Guidelines (e.g., lemon water with every meal and no white grains) are easier to follow than rigid rules (e.g., 400 calories at each meal with 100 calorie snacks).
6. Chew, Chew and Chew Some More
Chew to the point that your food is completely liquefied. This slows eating to create fullness and improves digestion.
7. Drink Warm Water with Lemon
Drink warm water with lemon 10-15 minutes before you eat and with every meal. It helps you feel full, hydrates you and it alkalizes your pH level.
8. Embrace Exercise
Sweating promotes movement of the lymphatic and circulatory systems.
9. Consider Supplements
Consider having a nutritional consultation so you can figure out exactly what your body needs to function optimally. Supplements that work well for many people include the Mystique Patch, hemp protein powder, probiotics, digestive enzymes, DHA and Vitamin D.
10. Find Ways to Be Happy
Get fresh air, relax and have fun. Your new healthy lifestyle won’t last if you don’t enjoy it!