Today we will give you a few helpful tips for losing weight and staying slim. Everyone knows that in order to stay fit you need to stay active. So in order to lose a little weight we suggest walking, biking or running at least 3 to 4 times a week. If you like to walk we suggest 45 min to an hour 4 times a week. Running we suggest 3 miles 3 times a week with one day of walking. Biking we suggest 45 min. a day 4 times a week. You can also mix it up with some cross training like this Bike, Walk, Run and repeat throughout the week.
The next tip is nutrition this is pretty important when it comes to losing weight and many people go about it the wrong way. Many people think that just by cutting calories they will lose weight. This approach may work at first but sooner or later your progress will come to a stop. Now don’t get me wrong it’s a great idea to count calories but eating once or twice a day is doing more damage than good. I recommend eating 5 smaller meals throughout the day to help speed up the bodies natural metabolism. Eating 5 meals a day will help aid in doing this by getting the body on a routine and letting it know that it doesn’t need to store fat for energy. Now just eating 5 meals a day wont help you with weight loss unless you monitor what you are putting into your body. I will list some foods below to stay away from in order to get maximum results.
Anything with sugar
Starchy carbohydrates (pasta and breads)
Soda (even diet soda isn’t that great)
Meats high in bad fats (hamburger, Lunch meats)
Lean Meats (Chicken breast, Lean Beef, Turkey,Fish)
Eggs (don’t be afraid to eat a few yokes a day)
Fruit (Save bananas for after your walks or workouts and don’t eat fruit late at night.)
Healthy fats (Nuts, Olive Oil, Egg Yokes, Natural Peanut Butter)
Supplements that help with weight loss:
We will stay really simple here, I suggest looking into a good protein powder that is low in sugar. Protein is a key factor to losing weight, I recommend consuming 1 gram of protein per pound of desired body weight. So if you want to weight 120 lbs you should consume 120 grams of protein. Now keep in mind you will also be getting protein from the other foods you consume. Protein shakes come in handy after training or to help you reach the daily intake you are aiming for. Another great supplement for weight loss is yohimbine, a powerful natural supplement that can increase the bodies metabolism.
Here is a break down on protein values for food:
Whole egg 6 to 7 grams of protein
Chicken 7 grams of protein per ounce
Fish 6 grams of protein per ounce
Beef 6 grams of protein per ounce
Scoop of protein: Normally around 20 to 25 grams
If you have any weight loss questions please post them below.