Still struggling to lose those extra holiday pounds? Below are some helpful slimmingÂ tips that have helped me, and I hope will encourage you to helpÂ to keep on track.
NOTE: If you have any health concerns, check with your physician before engaging in diet changes, supplements or exercise.
1.Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Keep a water bottle with you at all times and drink from it often. Cold water burn more calories and also help you drop more fat. Don’t enjoy plain water? Add a squeeze of fresh lemon juice to your water bottle. Be sure to readÂ bottled water labels as some brands contain sodium.
2.Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Exercising with a friend or asking a neighbor to walk with youÂ a fewÂ mornings each weekÂ or evenings, after dinner, will ensure that you get regular exercise.
3.Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Eat well-balanced meals and remember that excessive calories, even if they are low fat or high protein Â will turn to excess weight. Keep a daily log of what you’re actually eating. Jotting down evey bite you consume – from eating the rest of your child’s mealÂ and all snacks. As you read your daily intake, you’ll soon spotÂ why you’re not dropping weight.
4.Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Drink decaf, organic and pesticide-free coffee or herbalÂ green tea, mintÂ orÂ chamomile, etc. TryÂ Â Fat Burner Blast Off Coffee – a combination of kosher organic, pesticide-freepremium beans and organic green tea.Â Available in regular or decaf. Only $14 a bagÂ HERE. OrÂ click HERE for Thermo Green Tea CapsulesÂ with no added caffeine, for 43% more thermogenesis (fat burning). Take themÂ before breakfast and lunch. Great for health too!Â
5.Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Avoid monotony when you do your workout. Â Walk to different areas in your neighborhood or when doing arrands. Run the stairs,Â try biking, hiking, orÂ rollerblading to keep you motivated and inspired.Â Try some new exercise videos. My challengingÂ personal Under 30 Minute Model Sculpting DVD is the workout I’ve done for years as a model. And it’s on Sale for UNDER $11 at my website HERE:Â Â Scroll down to the bottom of the page to order. Mention my newsletter with your DVDÂ order, and I’ll email you my new 30 page eBook for FREE..
6.Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Did you know that exercising 45 minutes three times a week maintains weight?Â To lose weight be sure toÂ increase your 45 minute workout to, five or six days a week.Â Â Â
7.Â Â Â Â Â Look at exercise as a pleasure and privilege and DON’T compare your body to other people’s. Marilyn MonroeÂ is stillÂ consdered one of the most beautiful women in the worldÂ and she was a size 14.Â So love every inch of who your are now andÂ work to be your personal best. Exercise helpsÂ give you an uplifted feeling.Â But feelingÂ positive alsoÂ begins with your thoughts, whichÂ manifest on the outside. If youÂ FEEL attractive and sexy, you’ll look it on the outside, no matter what your challenge.Â Subscribe to my free Â enspiring “Daily Empowering Quotes” at my blog www.LouisaGraves.com
8.Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â If your diet is unbalanced, work to balance it, and incorporate daily vitamins, minerals and omega 3′s (with your meals) for total health. Â I like Vita-One packets as they contain all I need for the day. One box has a one month supply of packets. The manufacturers of Vita-One package their vitamins forother nutritional companies that charge $79 to $117 (per box under different brand names elsewhere)Â but you can get them for ONLY $39.95 (per box) at my website. I believe in these packets! After justÂ three weeks I saw even more improvement in my skin and felt even more energized. Even my husband said my skin looked even ore beautiful! Read all the benefits and nutrient equivalentsÂ of Vita-One BrandÂ HERE:
9.Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Stick with eating plans you can maintain indefinitely. Remember that no matter how hard you’re working out, if you’re consuming too many calories, you’ll never see the muscles that lie beneath the layers of fatty tissue.
10.Â Â Â Â Be sure to geteight hours of sleep nightly helps increase the natural production of human growth hormone, to help keep your bodyÂ looking and feeling younger. More HGH production keeps your muscles and skin looking more firm and tight. If you’re having trouble sleeping, before bed try drinking a cup of valerian tea for calming or a supplement that I have recommended to thousands is 5 HTP – to help support normal sleep cylces.Â 5-HTP is Â NOT a drug and non-habit forming, BONUS: 100 mg. of 5-HTP can be taken during the day to keep your mood uplifted and helps reduce food cravings. Excellent for women going through hormonal changes and PMS.
11.Â Â Â Â Enjoy an occasional (once a week) “unhealthy” treat, but never an “unhealthy” week of eating.
12.Â Â Â Drinking alcohol should be minimal. Consider having a glass of wine on weekends only. Red wine offers catechins and some other health beneftis, but only in moderation.
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