We’ve all heard the phrase “a calorie is a calorie,” but that’s not true. In fact, some calories—like those from fiber or fat—are far less likely to be stored as fat than others. Follow these three easy tips to learn how you can hack your diet and shed those unwanted pounds!
It can be hard to find the motivation to work out when it’s cold outside, but it’s easier if you go out with friends. You’ll have more fun and be more likely to stick with your fitness goals and get fit by going out.
The great thing about exercising with friends is that there are lots of different activities you can do together. You can go for walks or bike rides, take a hike in nature, play sports like soccer or basketball (or any other sport), swim laps at the pool or lake—the list goes on!
Another benefit of exercising is that it makes us feel good physically and emotionally after we’ve been active for awhile. This is one reason why people often feel happier after they’ve spent some time playing their favorite sport: they work up a sweat while having fun! In addition to this mental boost that comes from exercise, many people also enjoy doing activity-filled things with others because they enjoy spending time together as friends/family members/etcetera.”
Eat More Fiber
It’s no secret that fiber does wonders for your digestive system and the rest of your body. But did you know that it also helps with weight loss? When you eat a lot of fiber, it helps you feel full longer, which means that you’re less likely to overeat. Fiber also helps prevent snacking—one study found that people who ate more beans and whole grains snacked less than those who didn’t—and can help keep cravings at bay by making food more filling. A list of high-fiber foods can be found here; most fruits, vegetables and whole grains contain a lot of this key nutrient!
Drinking water before and after meals is one of the best ways to help your body lose weight. It helps fill you up, which makes it easier to eat less, and it also keeps you hydrated. Try drinking a glass of water before you eat as well.
Drink coffee, tea and other caffeine-free drinks
Staying hydrated is important if you want to lose weight because being dehydrated can lead to fatigue and even make us feel hungry when we don’t need food at all (it’s actually caused by a drop in blood sugar levels). Caffeine can also increase energy levels while suppressing appetite—a great combination for anyone looking to lose weight! Also remember that many people think they have an addictive personality but don’t actually have one at all; so if coffee doesn’t work for them try tea instead or any other caffeine-free drink such as soda water with lemon juice added instead of sugar syrup.”
As a certified personal trainer, I have been helping clients lose weight for over 10 years. If you are looking to lose weight, call us today! We’re located in Richmond VA and can help you get started with a program tailored specifically for you.