If you’ve already tried different kinds of methods for losing weight, such diets, exercising, calorie-counting app, and they don’t work as desired it is time to think of something else.
Many people succeeded to progress by making some big changes to their daily routine and the most important what they achieved is that it is not repeating.
What are the tips that we offer you here? You should try to form the next habits:
- Strength Train with Cardio
The experts recommend strength training as a priority followed by cardio (two to three times a week strength and two times a week cardio). During the active rest days (two times a week), you can do yoga or Pilates. I also started walking and upward of seven miles several days a week.
- Challenge Yourself at Every Workout
Increasing the weight you lifted almost every week, even just a little, helps in challenging your body. Lifting too much weight is not helping a lot, even you can face some injuries. A better option is to start with low weights and slowly increase the amount. Most of the people who tried were surprised how quickly they were able to keep up and many even were asking for more. It happens for cardio, yoga, and Pilates, too. To conclude, you should find a little way to challenge yourself each time, whether it is increasing the mileage, perfecting your 100 series with straight legs or holding a side plank for longer.
- Cut out Sugar
Exercising and be physically active is only part of the equation. How and what you eat is even more important, suggest the trainers. At first, you should break your sugar addiction, no sugar, agave, honey, etc. For many people it’s the worst thing ever, saying “no” to sugar, as it helps them to feel strong. However, paying attention to nutrition labels and avoiding anything with a higher amount of sugar is necessary. For instance, dried fruit is a sugar bomb, as well smoothies from Smoothie joints. You should be aware that sugar lurks in many unexpected places.
- Choose Protein and Fat Instead of Carbs
When you don’t check the food you are eating, you may get calories from carbs more than necessary, which won’t really work out for you. Reframing your meals to consist mostly protein and healthy fats is a real option. In addition, you can opt for bulletproof coffee and smoked salmon with avocado for breakfast rather than a bowl of cereal or oatmeal. Your choice for lunch can be veggie chicken soup or salads loaded with canned tuna or diced chicken and for dinner, baked fish, chicken or steak with a plate full of veggies. When it comes to the snacks it is better to skip your usual snack of dried fruit or crackers and get a protein shake or eat a spoonful of raw almond butter instead.
- Stop Drinking Alcohol
The people who usually drink one to two drinks of alcohol daily have a chance to put on the pounds. While you do weight training, it is better to avoid the alcohol as it helps you to recover very quickly, usually within a day. So, if you cannot avoid it 100 percent, do it just for special occasions, not on daily basis.
- Schedule Your Carbs for Before and After Workouts
Eating carbs around your workouts will be of great help for losing weight, so, focus on eating brown rice, fruit, whole-wheat crackers, beans and potatoes before or after a workout and limit your carb intake the other times of the day.
- Cook Mostly at Home
You can prepare almost all your meals at home and kept things simple. For instance, you can keep the kitchen stocked with frozen meat, vegetables galore and canned tuna. You can, also use an Instant Pot to make big batches of brown rice, beans, oatmeal, and lentils on Sunday and eat them through the week. However, you can afford yourself to have one off day of the week where you may treat in the bad stuff, of your choice, but not more than once.