But did you know it doesn't have to be all at once?
If you don't have the time or stamina for 30 minutes, try 3 sets of 10 minutes. Sounds easy enough right? 10 minutes in the morning, 10 minutes before lunch, and 10 minutes before dinner. Though I recommend finishing all 3 10 minute sets before 5PM. This allows time for the post workout calories to keep burning before bedtime.
I don't have time or money to join a gym. A friend and I like to go on walks twice a week, these aren't brisk walks.. We both have 3 year olds who like to slow us down, lol. But something is better than nothing! Remember that next time your being a couch potato.
I have one of these that I use when I can't go out. And I stand in front of the TV! lol
You don't want to discontinue your couch potato throne?
Fine, pick up some 2-5lb. weights and do some curls while watching your favorite show.
I want one of these! You can sit on your couch while pedaling away! Only $30.00 at Target.
See you can be lazy and still work out! Who woulda thunk?
Eat small amounts more frequently and slowly.
We are natural grazers, dating back to the caveman days. We were nomadic, picking fruit, herbs and veggies, and butchering animals along the way. Our bodies were made for this kind of eating, not 3 large meals. Grazing will speed up your metabolism.
Eat slowly, give your body time to feel full before you've eaten more than you need.
Eat more naturals-Fruits, veggies, and whole grains.
People can eat just about as much as they want when these are on the menu. Most fruits and veggies are packed with water along with all the vitamins and antioxidants. You'll feel full quicker and with far less the calories from a slice of pie.
Eat more fiber.
Fiber takes longer to digest, making us feel full longer. Fiber also pushes fat through our digestive system quicker so that less of it is absorbed. That's a huge plus in itself!
Put that sugar down!
Firstly, a lot of people forget that the calories,carbs, sugar etc. from drinks do count in the fight to lose weight. er.... be healthy. Don't forget to look at your drink labels!
Sugar causes a spike in our insulin levels, when that spike dwindles away we are left feeling tired and hungry. What happens next? We reach for more sugar hoping for the much needed energy! It's an endless, unhealthy cycle.
Watch out for condiments, they aren't as harmless as they may seem!
Take a glance at the label on your mayonnaise, ketchup, salad dressing, mustard, and so on...
I'll give you a moment to go look. See? I don't think I need to say anymore on that topic.
Are you eating lots of salad but not losing weight?
What are you dressing it with? Not to call out my DH, but he is very guilty of the 2000 calorie salad mistake.
I often find his mixed garden salad piled high with Ranch Salad dressing, salt, pepper, croutons, shredded mozzarella cheese, and olives. This ends up being around 1000 calories (I measured). I've heard of salads that contain more than 2000 calories! That's not a salad! That's sabotage.
I like to eat a mixed garden salad with 2 tsps of Olive oil. That's all. Much better!
I'm going to stop here for today.
I hope some of these tips have helped you in your weight struggle.
I'd love to hear how YOU eat your salads..?