Number 1 – Drink water. You want to drink half your body weight in ounces and this is going to increase your metabolism, help your body detoxify and it’s going to help improve your digestive function.
Number 2 – Pay attention to what portion sizes you’re eating. This is amazing to me. On package food and bottle foods and drinks and beverages, there’s… on the nutrition fact label, (going) to say how many servings are for that item. And a lot of the times its 2 or more servings so pay attention because it’s real easy to drink that bottle of whatever you’re drinking and you’re getting way more calories than the label says.
Number 3 – We need to eat between 5 and 6 meals a day. The problem is when we get on a roll of eating one or two meals, because we’re going like crazy and our schedules are packed and we don’t have time to eat, we’re actually doing a big injustice to our bodies because our bodies obviously need food to function. So when we are starving and we finally sit down to eat, or we finally get something on the run, we spike our glucose so we get a rush of energy and then it plummets. And then we just develop this cycle where we’re craving foods and then because we’re so hungry we go get the wrong foods. If we plan accordingly and we eat breakfast, snack, lunch, snack and then dinner, it’s actually going to help normalize our metabolism and it’s going to keep us from having spikes of sugar and spikes of glucose and then craving stuff all the time.
Number 4 – Don’t eat after 8 pm. Now, you can kind of pick your own hour that you’re not going to eat, but the point is; don’t eat late. First of all, we don’t need all ton of calories when our bodies are trying to wind down for rest. They’re going to be stored and they’re not going to be used which is going to contribute to weight gain.
Number 5 – Avoid soft drinks. I have said this time and time again, but not only do soft drinks have a ton of sugar (16 teaspoons of sugar in on can of coke), but also it has high fructose corn syrup which is going to reduce your body.
About the author: Mark Runs Livelifefitness.co.uk and is a personal trainer in Weybridge, Surrey. Offerring personal fitness sessions and can help you lose weight, fast.