Transform Your Body In 6 Steps
The holidays are upon us which means lots of food and bigger pants. Yikes! For those of you who want to maintain your weight or maybe even loose a few pounds then keep reading. Here are 6 ways to transform you body!1
Reduce Sugar Intake: Sugar is in a lot of the foods we eat so it’s easy to consume high levels of it. Just be mindful of how much sugar you are consuming and that includes sweet fruits. Did she just say, fruits? Yes, believe it or not if you overindulge in yummy fruits, you are adding quite of bit of natural sugar into your diet, which can lead to weight gain.2
Go Bread-Free: Not indefinitely! For only a short period of time. Now I know some of you just gasped for air. Is it possible not to eat bread? Yes. Do you have to do this to achieve your ideal weight? No. It’s just another way to achieve weight loss fast. But my motto is balance. See if you can go 1 week without eating bread. If you can’t live without bread, then choose better quality breads that are whole wheat or whole grain; Ezekiel bread is a good example. Also eat small amounts throughout the day and try not to eat it in the evenings.3
Fill up on Proteins and Veggies: Eating an abundant amount of proteins and vegetables will keep you feeling full throughout the day so you don’t overeat. In addition, eating a high protein and vegetable diet will allow your body to stay fueled so it can access and maintain a steady blood sugar level so you won’t crash. Plus your skin, hair, nails, and muscles will thank you.4
Exercise: Are you not surprised this was going to be on the list? Ideally working out 4-5 days a week will keep you in good shape. Act like you are training for an athletic event. Challenge yourself. Remember, if you don’t challenge yourself you are not making a difference.5
Commit: Staying in shape is not only a physical thing, it’s mental. You have to commit and stay focused on what you want to achieve. Everyone’s goals are different, so stay clear on what you want and what is best for you and always remember that all the time and hard work you put into you and your workouts will pay off.6
Meditate: Sit for a moment in silence, clear your mind, and relax your body. A relaxed mind and body will keep you clear, focused, and allows your body to work at its full potential. When we are stressed, we go into flight-or-fight mode, which is devastating to the body. This can lead to inflammation and weight gain. So best advice, get quiet for just 10 minutes a day. This will help you move forward with your goals in a positive way and allow your body to settle down and relax.
Believe you can do anything. The choice is always up to you. And remember to stay positive!
“Every good thought you think is contributing its share to the ultimate result in your life.” –Grenville Kleiser