Do you keep trying and trying to lose weight and the pounds just won’t vanish? Well, you’re not alone. According to the Boston Medical Center, there are 45 million other individuals just like you spending $33 billion on products promising to help.
Whatever your weight loss goals may be, you can increase your chances for long-term success, if you follow some simple rules.
- Don’t let the bathroom scale scare you. Muscle weighs more than fat so, that scale you put all your faith in, does not calculate the difference. Put that scale away! The anxiety it causes isn’t worth psyching yourself out.
- Diet Soda be gone! It isn’t a health drink or weight loss aid and not yet known to be effective for preventing obesity and related health problems, according to the Mayo Clinic.
- Work out with a buddy. It’s been proven that people are more successful losing weight when they have someone supporting them, pushing them onward, and looking for the same results.
- Eat before you sweat. Consuming a high-protein meal prior to your work out will boost your metabolism and calorie burn.
- Heavy or Light – Bigger weights scare most people from even trying them. That’s a loss, however. Heavier weights at fewer reps will burn more calories.
- Cardio – Is it enough? Most individuals think a daily cardio workout is all they need to lose weight. Strength training is an important element that will aid in burning fat.
- Skipping Breakfast – Eating protein first thing in the a.m. will help to curb those cravings that hit you mid-morning. Yogurt, fresh fruit, a protein shake, cottage cheese or scrambled eggs will do the trick.
(Original Article taken from LiveSmart 360 Blog, more interesting health articles available)