how to lose weight

The Lazy Girl's Guide to Losing Weight
  1. Always start a meal with a glass of water: You’ll stay hydrated and feel fuller instantly, which can help you from overeating.
  2. Make a few simple swaps at every meal: Going for a vinaigrette dressing instead of a Green Goddess dressing at lunch can save you 80 calories, while opting for fresh fruit instead of dried can save you dozens as well. Get a list of simple swaps to save calories here.
  3. Have a piece of dark chocolate for dessert: Instead of opting for the cookies in the break room, quiet your sugar cravings with a piece of dark chocolate. It may not feel quite as satisfying the first few times, but as you wean yourself off your sugar addiction, you’ll be glad you’re saving calories while having a healthy yet decadent treat.
  4. Be diligent with portion control: If you want to lose weight, sticking to the right portions at every meal is important. Measure out snacks beforehand instead of eating from the bag, use smaller plates to visually signal that your meal will satisfy, and put away leftovers, so you’re not tempted to go back for seconds.
  5. Move more: Even if you’re not dedicating an entire chunk of time to a workout, you can burn a few extra calories by making an effort to move a little more during the day. Taking breaks to walk around the office, opting for the stairs instead of the escalator, and parking a little farther from the office entrance are all simple ways to up your calorie burn.
  6. Don’t drink your calories: It’s a common reason why you’re not seeing results — those empty calories from a daily soda, morning juice, or large glass of wine at dinner can really add up. Stick to water flavored with a fresh ingredients likecucumber, lemon, or mint in order to save on important calories.
  7. Don’t go hungry too long: A little hunger can be good for you, but starving yourself all day in order to “splurge” on dessert at night is both unhealthy and diet sabotage. Eat well-timed meals and snacks in order to avoid low blood sugar levels that cause you to crash.
  8. Snack on high-protein, high-fiber foods: When it’s time to snack, make your food work for you. Steer clear of the empty, high-calorie options like chips and crackers, and go for protein- and fiber-rich foods that taste good and fill you up too. You’ll be able to eat fewer calories while still feeling satisfied. One of these150-calorie snacks will surely hit the spot.
  9. Eat a light, early dinner. Try to keep your dinner to about 25 percent of your daily calories, and have it at least two to three hours before going to bed. Eating too much too late can cause digestion and sleep issues that make it hard to stick to a healthy routine.
  10. Get more sleep. Lack of sleep can cause you to eat more throughout the day and not have enough energy for your workouts, so aim for seven to nine hours of sleep every night. It’s an easy and effective way to keep your weight-loss goals on the right track.

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Did you know if you drink in a morning, on empty stomach, 1 glass of water with lemon juice, and 2 teaspoons oh honey , you will lose 3-5 pounds in a week?

How to get a flatter stomach/ better abs.

Flatter stomach/better abs

The first step to getting a flatter stomach and better abs is to cut out the junk food from your diet. Find replacements for that good you were craving, replace it with a healthy food. If you want something sweet that also tastes good that will fill you up for a few hours, try a smoothie.
Try to avoid the foods known for bloating.

Start drinking green tea daily, one in the morning and one at night. It’s a great drink for burning calories and increasing metabolism. Also drink lots of water so your body can digest good properly.

Try adding aerobic exercises into your daily routine, they’re great for burning tummy fat. (Walking, dancing, swimming, cycling, boxing and hiking)

Try to eat more fibre, this will help your body to carry less fat; 4% less actually.
Some great foods with fibre in them are: apples, avocados, berries, coconut, figs and peas.
Great foods for losing weight are: apples, almonds, oats, figs, berries, beans and lemons. All of these foods are great for keeping hunger under control.

Start exercising every day. Here are some great exercises for burning off tummy fat: Side plank, Bicycle crunches, Russian twists, Jump Rope, Plank with dumbbell row, Squat thrust and burpees.

Start eating a protein snack between 3-4pm to increase your metabolism and balance blood sugar.

Just by adding boxing into your cardio workouts, you can easily lose weight around your tummy and get a smaller waistline. It’ll help to burn even more calories so try adding it into your workout every now and then.

This is just for people who want to slim down more. It doesn’t matter what size you are, you’re all beautiful 💗

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How To Be Healthy: A Beginner's Guide

- Drink water. Lots of water. Think you’ve had enough? Have another glass.
- Eat Breakfast, even if you’re not a breakfast person. Something small is better than nothing. 
- Fruit. Fruit is good. Don’t be scared of sugars in fruits. They’re natural. 
- Vegetables are good too. Eat a lot of them. Snack on them. Blend them. Drink them. Vegetables! 
- Lacking in something? Vitamins can be your best friends. 
- Don’t have time for exercise? Squat while you’re brushing your teeth.
- Try standing instead of sitting (where possible). 
- Do Yoga. Just do it. You’ll be amazed.
- Can’t exercise because you’re tired after work? Do some star jumps. It will only help you sleep better.
- Water. Carry a bottle with you. All the time. Seriously. 
- Can’t afford a Gym membership? There are lots of effective exercises that you can do at home without any equipment. 
- Listening to upbeat music while you work out can be a great motivator. Try to exercise in time with the beat. 
- Need a snack? Don’t fall for sugary options.
- Try to avoid any foods with a cartoon character logo or catchy slogan. 90% of the time they’re unhealthy or filled with unnecessary sugars and sodium. 
- Pay attention to serving sizes! If a bag of chips says “serves 4” that means it should take 4 people to finish that bag.
- You don’t have to count calories to lose weight. Just eat in moderation. 
- Everything in moderation! Even moderation itself. Eating one cookie isn’t going to ruin your entire week of weight loss. 
- Don’t beat yourself up. Weightloss is harder for some than it is for others. Go at your own pace. It’s okay.  
- Stay away from fad diets. You don’t want to be healthy for 2 weeks, you want to be healthy for life.
- Have I mentioned water? Drink water! 

How to lose weight (the unhealthy way)

This is how I lose weight. It’s not a good way to lose weight, but it works. Well, for me anyway.

-Only eat one full meal a day. (For me, that’s supper.)

-Have a light snack every once in a while.

-Eat a shit load of ice. (Yes, it will thin your blood, or so I’ve been told. I’m anemic and they told me that the ice thinning my blood is why I am. But, you’ve never heard of anyone getting fat from eating ice now have you.)

-Exercise for about 15 minutes every few days.

How to prepare for a diet

How many of you have thought that tomorrow you’re starting your diet? Well that’s great but do not do huge drastic changes right away. Here’s some of my tips on how you can prepare before you start going on a very strict diet like korean diets.

  • Have a few weeks eating healthier: Do not watch your portions, just make sure you eat healthy. Feast on vegetables and fruits, not doritos and burgers. Use healthier alternatives to anything you usually eat. Go for whole grain, whole meat, vegetables, fruits, beans etc. These 2-3 weeks(depending on when you’re feeling ready) just eat until you’re not hungry, but eat healthy. It’s not that hard as you think.
  • Don’t count calories: This is a stupid thing, imo. Eat what you think is healthy, this way you’ll learn.
  • Get moving: Don’t do 30 minutes on the treadmill the first day. Walk your dog a little further, take a longer way to the grocery store, take the stairs, bike to work or school, go for an evening walk. There’s no need for crazy changes. You don’t need high quality sports equipment, no gym subscription. Just you and your feet.
  • Write down a log: How has this day been? What did you find out? Did you achieve a new goal? Just write down anything related to your healthier lifestyle. Write down if you had 4 pizza slices instead of 1 because it was soooo good. Just write it all down. It works.
  • Tell someone what you’re gonna achieve: Your classmates or colleagues need to know you’re gonna lose 10kg. Or your best friend, or your mom, or anyone really. Your tumblr followers, whatever. Telling someone about your goals makes you more likely to achieve them. 

So, am I ready to diet now?

Can you go a week eating healthy? Can you restrict your calorie intake a lot? Are you ready to work out and work hard? Ready to cry? Ready to feel the hunger at times? Ready to say nothanks to chocolate, cake and pizza? Go ahead, your diet journey is beginning now. A new you, a new life.

Sometimes you just gotta eat a whole zucchini…

Slice zucchini, place on a plate with soy sauce, coat both sides, heat pan with tiny bit of peanut oil (or whatever oil), plop zucchini in the pan, wait & flip, season with salt and pepper, plate & top with toasted black and white sesame seeds!

Super easy, super delicious, super making this again tomorrow night (but adding some protein)

Things that Make the Scale Lie

Here is a list of things that will make the scale say you’ve gained weight:

•Bites, Licks, & Tastes add up
•Not enough water
•Too much alcohol
•Lack of sleep
•Lots of fruit, not enough veggies
•A change in your daily routine
•Lack of variety in food
•Stress
•Lack of exercise
•Not eating enough
•Lots of carbs, not enough protein
•Not enough fiber
•Rationalizing (a.k.a. EXCUSES)
•Not portioning food
•Medications (don’t change/stop medication just because of weight gain!! Talk to your doctor)
•Too much sodium
•Exercising right before weighing yourself (Lactic Acid- your body retains fluid to heal muscles)
•Not eating breakfast

When you Lose your Motivation

A list to reflect on when you have lost motivation…

~Find a new *why* (what are you doing this for?)

~Look for social media support

~Ask for help

~Avoid deprivation

~Consider your pride

~Look back to understand the “fork in the road”

~Don’t look at the number on the scale

~Smaller increments (Yay you lost 0.2lbs!!) (small progress is progress)

~Listen to feedback

~Talk about it (but, choose your audience)

~Look at your before & after

~Find real life weight loss comparisons (bag of apples, bag of flour, box of cat litter, etc.) Hold up that product & be amazed at how much *weight* you REALLY lost

How to Lose Weight and Get Your Dream Body

1) Start by doing some quick exercises. push-ups, sit-ups, squats etc. Then search for some exercise plans that suit your needs. A HIIT workout will burn the most calories in the least amount of time, great for those who what to lose weight fast and more efficiently.

2) Eat right and drink plenty of water. 

3) Get motivated by listening to music and/or working out with a friend.

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