It can be tough figuring out where to start when you want to lose weight and get thin and strong. You know you’ve got to eat healthy and get some exercise, but how much exercise? What should you eat? And what else can you do? Here are 5 easy tips to help you reach your goals:
1 – Workout 3 Days a Week for at Least 30 Minutes
You don’t have to get crazy… set a goal to workout 3 days a week for at least 30 minutes at a time. Pick the days and times that work best for you and commit to it. Did you know that working out for 30 minutes is just 2% of your day? No excuses. You can do this!
2 – Don’t Diet, Focus on Eating Clean
You don’t have to diet, just focus on eating clean. Eating clean means focusing on eating whole foods versus processed junk foods. It about eating more lean protein, fruit, and veggies. It’s also means cutting down on sugar, sugary drinks like soda, and fast food as well. It also means eating 5-6 smaller meals per day to keep your metabolism revved up, instead 2-3 larger meals each day. Once you start eating clean and get into the groove of this new lifestyle, it’s not hard. You’ll also find that the food is colorful, nutrient dense, and delicious too.
3 – Drink More Water
Water is vital to your body functioning in tip top condition. You never want to be dehydrated when you’re working out and you don’t want your body to confuse thirst for hunger. Shoot for drinking half of your body weight in ounces. So if you weigh 150 pounds, that’s 75 ounces (which is a little over 9 cups a day). Start your morning off with a glass of water to hydrate your body and cleanse the colon. It’s a great practice to also start every meal with a glass of ice water as well (don’t forget your Skinny Fiber!).
4 – Make a Plan and Follow It
From what you plan to buy at the grocery store to what you plan to eat to when you plan to workout, it all starts with a solid plan. Think about what you want to eat for each meal for the week and then make out your grocery list (psst… the Thin and Strong plan does this for you). Set the dates and times you’re going to workout and put them on your calendar and then set your reminders. If you’re going to work out in the morning, set out your workout clothes and your gym bag the night before so there are no excuses and nothing is forgotten. If you’ve got a plan you are less likely to fall back into old habits.
5 – Add Skinny Fiber to Your Plan
Skinny Fiber makes it easier to decrease your portion sizes because when you take it 30 minutes before meals, you get full faster. It also helps you remember to drink that glass of water before your meals because you need to take your Skinny Fiber with a full glass of water. Skinny Fiber also helps reduce cravings, decreases appetite, and boosts your metabolism – all good for your weight loss efforts!