How to Lose Weight
Are you trying to slim down but you’ve waited until the last minute? Don’t worry – it happens to the best of us, no one can be perfect all the time. Even though sustained weight loss takes a lifestyle change, there are still some tips and pointers you can rely on for some last-minute slimming secrets.
Have a look at these suggestions and feel free to try them out, even if you only have a week to go before the big day – it’s never too late to make a difference!
- First, try eliminating salt and sugar.
This will cut down on bloating and water weight! As a general rule, try to reduce your sodium intake to 1,500 mg/day and your sugar down to 20 mg/day!
– Eat extra clean!
This means focusing on all-natural, whole, fresh foods.
Ideally, you’ll also want to check out the organic produce at the market, too. Sure – it might take some extra prep work to shop and prepare your clean meals, but it’ll be worth it. Prepare to detox and cleanse!
– Now, take a look in your fridge.
Anything in there left over to tempt you? If so, trash it! Time to stock up on healthy, clean foods – think baby carrots and apples, instead of ice cream and cheese!
– Incorporate fat-fighting foods!
Lucky for you, there are also foods that actually help you eliminate fat! How? By boosting your metabolism all day.
Try to incorporate them into each of your meals throughout the day, while you also avoid the foods we know cause you to bloat…
Never underestimate the power of staying hydrated. Drink as much water as you can think of – it can help you stay feeling full, keep your skin glowing, and can even give your metabolism that much sought-after boost. If you want to add in some lemon or ginger, you can give it an extra-detoxifying boost!
– Steer Clear of the Liquor Cabinet…
Uh oh, you won’t like this news if you happen to be a wino, or anyone who enjoys a nightcap from time-to-time.
Leading up to when you want to see results, avoid drinking any of your favorite booze-y beverages. Why? Alcohol gets metabolized as sugar, which means empty calories and bloating. No reason not to indulge leading up to the big day, but try cutting out a few drinks leading up to it.
– A little cardio never hurt…
Just to get in the habit, why not incorporate some short, light-weight workouts into the week leading up to your vacay? You only need to push yourself for 20 or 30-minutes, but the important part is you’ll feel so much better.
If you’re making a special effort at a last-minute slim down, you’ll need to steer clear of those friends who always get you to cheat – or, get better at saying no! Better yet, redirect their efforts to a healthy, slimming activity together, like yoga or a hike. There’s nothing like getting your friends on board with your healthy lifestyle choices!
– This one is the best one – prioritize sleep!
Getting a full night’s rest – at least 7 hours – will help you feel energized and refreshed each morning. Plus, you’ll need the rest to recuperate from your workouts and to give your body plenty of time to metabolize all the healthy foods you’ve been pampering yourself with! You’ll be feeling stronger, healthier and more energized in no time.