5 - Habits That Can Help You Lose Weight
Prioritize Protein At Breakfast
Rather than reaching for a sugary treat or skipping this meal entirely, try eating a breakfast based around at least 20-grams of protein. Lean meats, eggs or protein shakes are all consider low-glycemic, high protein and will provide long lasting energy.
Perform High Intensity Workouts
Any type of exercise is better than none, however; some are more effective than others! Research has shown that high intensity exercise (max effort bouts, followed by short rest periods) burn more calories than steady-state exercise (jogging). With this style of resistance training you’ll want to use compound exercises such as; squats, bench press and deadlifts, followed by rest periods of no longer than 1-minute!
Create An Eating Schedule
When it gets down to the nitty gritty weight loss is dependent on calories coming in and calories going out. There are also other ways you can fine tune the process, one being when you consume your calories! Evenly spacing out your meals, anywhere from 2-4 hours apart can stave off cravings, keep you on track and provide fuel throughout the day! Success isn’t about greatness, it’s about consistency.
Drink Lots Of Water
Here’s a funny thing, our bodies can confuse hunger, thirst and fatigue. So when you’re feeling low on energy, rather than reaching for an easy snack, try drinking a glass of water. We also recommend this tip to our clients when dining out. Quenching your thirst can help you to not overeat. Try to drink at least 1-2 glasses of water while waiting for your food! Overall you should try and drink half your bodyweight in ounces per day.
Try And Walk 30-Minutes Per Day
In the previous post titled; How Active Are You? We discussed how many steps you should be getting per day in order to be considered active. Scheduling a 30-minute walk everyday can help you get closer to that 10,000+ step mark! Whether you get it done in the AM on the treadmill, on your lunch break or before dinner with your significant other, this is a great way to increase your energy expenditure!