There is a difference between attempting weight loss out of desperate acts and focusing on smart weight loss techniques. Desperate acts will deliver temporary weight loss that comes right back in time while smart weight loss techniques deliver long lasting results.
The following tips are based on some of the best smart weight loss techniques out there. Put them to good use and see how your body, and your life, begin to transform.
#1: Switch to “good” fats.
Fat has a very bad name since most people are trying to eliminate it, but you do need to consume some of it on a daily basis. Focus on getting in some healthy fats each day.
For instance, you can have a small portion of raw nuts with a midday snack like an apple and should switch to coconut or olive oil spray for cooking rather than using other oils.
#2: Switch to “good” carbohydrates.
There is a lot of hype going around about how bad carbohydrates are for you, but in reality there are some very healthy carbs which you should enjoy on a daily basis. Make simple switches such as wheat free spelt breads and brown rice pasta for white refined breads and pasta. Fresh vegetables and fruits are also healthy carbohydrates.
Try to eat these carbs during or just before your most active portion of the day since they are great sources of long term energy.
#3: Stick with fresh fruit and veggies for evening snacks.
Eating in the evening while your body is not moving much or burning many calories is one of the biggest obstacles to weight loss. Stick with fresh fruits and veggies if you have to have something, otherwise try not to eat once you start winding down for the evening.
#4: Combine strength training with cardio for comprehensive, concise workouts.
You can cut down the amount of time you spend working out if you do circuits of strength training moves mixed with short bursts of cardio moves to keep your heart rate high.
#5: Workout harder, not longer.
You don’t need to workout every day or for long lengths of time. Just push yourself to full potential and work extremely hard, rather than working out for hours on end.
#6: Turn TV time into activity time.
Rather than sitting on the couch watching your favorite shows, why not march in place, ride an exercise bike, or do some strength training moves while you watch?
#7: Increase your activity level on a daily basis.
You don’t need to workout every day to achieve weight loss, but you do need to increase your general activity level. Do everything possible to add as much movement as possible into your lifestyle.
#8: Set goals and a plan of action for each one.
You have to know where you are headed and how to get there if you ever want to arrive. Set very specific goals and have a plan of action to follow every week and every day.
#9: Consistently increase your intensity or time to challenge yourself.
You should always be pushing your workouts a little further, either in intensity or length of time. Workouts should always be challenging even as you grow healthier.
#10: Switch it up to keep your body guessing.
Finally, don’t do the same things all the time. Keep your body guessing by doing a wide variety of activities.
None of these smart weight loss tips are difficult, but when you combine them altogether you will see changes in your weight!