10 Slimming Tips
Submitted by Ana Caban on December 29, 2012 - 10:23 pm
Holidays making you soft around the middle? Check out my 10 “Go to” Slimming Tips for the holidays, or anytime!
In order to stay motivated, set a realistic and measurable goal. In other words, map out how much weight you want to lose, or what size you would like to fit into, and most importantly by what date.
Eat a breakfast, daily. You wouldn’t drive your car on empty. Why run on empty yourself? A quick, tummy and healthy option is a slice of brown rice toast with sunflower butter, or raw unsalted almond butter.
Schedule your workouts. Make an appointment with YOU! You’re worth it! Come on, you can squeeze out 30 minutes from your day, to care for your body, mind & spirit. You probably spend more than that on FB. Hmm. Priorities, folks! Make a simple workout calendar. Who doesn’t like crossing off an accomplishment? Nothing wrong with cute little check boxes, either.
Love what you listen to. If finding fitness motivation is tough, check out your soundtrack. Does it inspire, or not? Check out my faves for cardio & Pilates Click Here.
Hydrate, Baby! A super-simple way to slim down is to cut out the sugary (and nutrient deficient) drinks. Make water your friend. Not only will you fill-up your tummy, you’ll also jump start your digestion and improve your complexion. (All good things, in my book.)
Wrap it up, Baby! Just because you cooked it, doesn’t mean that you have to eat it all at once. Serve yourself and store the rest. Tomorrow is another day.
Eat all the time! (Well, not exactly). Eat every 3-4 hours, so that you’re never dragging & to avoid the junk food cravings that love to creep in around the 3 o’clock hour.
Have food, will travel. Make sure to pack healthy snacks when hitting the road, or the air. There is nothing healthy about packaged foods. You can do better than that!
Go ad-free! When watching the tube, tablet or phone, skip the commercials. High-cal food images actually stimulate the brain’s appetite control center. Yikes!
Floss and brush right after dinner, so that you’re not tempted to eat again. I mean, who wants to rinse and repeat that one?