Are you looking for simple and effective weight loss tips? If so, you aren’t alone – I get asked a lot about ways to manage weight, whether it’s shedding a few pounds, losing weight after a baby, dramatic weight loss, or even simply preventing weight gain. The good news is: You can do it! Losing weight just takes a game plan, some work, and some time. So let’s walk through some simple and effective weight loss tips.
Set Goals! This will be unique to YOU. Goals should take into account what weight you want to get to, the ways you want to achieve this (for instance, change your diet, alter your lifestyle, or exercise more often), and how you can incorporate the new approaches into your day-to-day. Some of you will be able to fit in an extra 30 minutes of exercise every day, while some of you may already be exercising enough, but need to alter your eating. And depending on if you have kids, are a caretaker, have a demanding job, travel a lot… these all factor in to a timeline of achieving your goals. Learn some tips on setting yourself up to achieve your goals, and then plot out a plan. And don’t forget to share it with family members, friends and others who you see often. It’s like creating a personal cheer committee to help you get to and achieve these goals! You can also get support through my DeniseAustin.com Community – I love all the positive support and feedback that goes on!
Eat Nutritious Foods. There is no doubt about it that what you eat will directly influence your weight. Even if you are following a regular workout routine, if you are eating more calories than you are burning off in a day, weight loss won’t happen. My new Stop The Clock Nutrition Plan is a downloadable guide that includes a 1,600 and 1,800 calorie per day meal plan that is designed to help you stay fit and fab after 40! It’s focus is on education of what foods will fuel your body and help you stay energized, healthy and looking and feeling great. Check it out today!
Get Better Rest. Sleep is important to so many aspects of our health – weight included. If you aren’t getting enough quality rest, your energy levels will be affected, and it can upset your metabolism. Read about some of my sleep strategies and implement them into your bedtime routine.
Increase Your Strength Training Routine. Adding strength training to your exercise routine is vital not only for weight loss, but healthy aging, too! Since muscle burns three times more calories than it does fat, the more muscle you have, the more calories your body burns – even while you’re sleeping! Adding weights, resistance bands, or using your own body weight is great way to increase muscle mass. My 10-Week Whole Body Plan includes strength training workouts each week, from my TV shows and from studio workouts like Strength Training – Lean, Toned & Totally Fit and Complete Total Body Toning. Start your free trial now and check them out!
Add An Extra Day Of Cardio To Your Workouts. Cardio is a MUST for your health – it has so many benefits! Cardio workouts strengthen the heart muscle and lower blood pressure and unhealthy cholesterol; regulate blood sugar levels, and promote weight loss!! I recommend cardio at least 3 times a week and more if you can swing it. The good news is cardio can be fun – try my Fat Blasting Cardio, my Beachy Bootcamp or my Kickbox and Dance workouts – all are part of my 10-Week Whole Body Plan, are fun and effective and you can do them in the privacy of your own home, at your own pace.
Track Your Progress. It doesn’t matter how you do this – with a pen and calendar or piece of paper, or on your phone or computer… just do it! That act of checking off a workout or day of healthy eating is so important to helping you stay motivated and inspired!
And don’t forget to listen to your body and work towards your goals in a way that works for you. If you hate what you are doing, you’ll stop. So find the combination of the elements above that are challenging, fun and fit into your lifestyle!
Let’s get fitter, together – inside and out!