With summer literally right around the corner, it comes as no surprise that all of us are trying to get our bodies summer ready. Getting into shape can seem pretty intimidating, however, there are a number of things you can do that will help you without drastically changing your lifestyle.
Weight loss is all about what you eat and how many calories you burn, it is not about starving yourself. The following are eight tricks that can prepare you for that summer body you are craving!
Drinking a lot of water is a really effective way of flushing out your system and can be really helpful when it comes to weight loss.
Water is calorie-free and when consumed before a meal it can even suppress your appetite. Let’s get something straight, you can’t just drink water and expect to lose a crazy amount of weight, but this is a little trick that can speed up the process.
Cut Sugar From Diet
Yes, we know how good that frappuccino from Starbucks is, we also know how many calories are in it. Drinking sugary drinks are what I like to call “empty calories”. There is no reason why you should be fueling yourself with that much sugar throughout the day. If you are someone who loves sugar, try cutting it out for a month or so. Trust me when I say, your body will thank you.
Eat Biggest Meal for Breakfast
Remember when your mom used to tell you breakfast was the most important meal of the day? Well, as usual, she was right.
There are so many benefits to eating breakfast, from kick-starting your metabolism to having the ability to burn the calories you ate throughout the day. Your biggest meal should be breakfast and smallest should be dinner, not the other way around.
Take The Stairs
Come on, only lazy people take the elevator. By taking the stairs you are increasing the level of physical activity you do throughout the day. This is realistically burning a lot more calories than if you were to take the elevator.
Set A Goal
Set a goal in your mind and work towards that. A good trick for that is to keep a calendar and have your long term goals and short term goals indicated. By doing this, you are able to see the progress you are making which is always a good motivator to keep going.
Cardio sucks, but in reality, it is super effective. By doing thirty minutes of cardio three times a week, you are bound to start seeing a huge difference. Cardio is known to be a fat burner and there are so many different ways of getting your cardio in, it does not have to be running. From going to a spinning class to dancing in your bedroom for thirty minute straight, just get your body moving and heart rate up!
Squat and Pee
The squat and pee is exactly what it sounds like and it is one of the best tricks ever. Before using the toilet, you should do a minimum of twenty squats before sitting down. This repetitive action throughout the day will keep your muscles working.
This is a simple way of using your muscles more and it is sure to have a positive effect on your body. Throughout the day, you should increase a number of squats you do in order to get even better results.
Think Before You Eat
Before putting that delicious slice of pizza in your mouth think about if it is worth it. You will find that when you are working on your body, you start to be more conscious of what is going in it. Most of the time you will realize that the calories are not worth it and for the odd time that you decide they are worth it, enjoy it! Cheat meals are okay, not cheat days or cheat weeks.