1.16.2015

10 life changing HACKS for EASY weight loss


It's a brand new year and that means it's time to resolve to lose some weight! In all seriousness though here are my 10 tips to lose weight without KILLING YOURSELF at the gym. They're mainly tips about developing healthier eating habits (accompanied by some awesome pics). Don't mistake healthier eating habits with eating healthy food HA! I hope these tips do help though :)

1. Eat SLOWER.


It takes your body 20 minutes to realize it's full, so slow down and savor your food :) Also, it's a safe bet to stop eating when you're 80% full because in another few minutes your body will catch up and realize it's 100% full.

2. Drink MORE WATER.


Drinking more water boosts your metabolism. Drink water:
  • IMMEDIATELY after waking up 
  • 30 minutes before a meal
  • before going to bed at night

3. Cut Out MANMADE SUGAR.



Sugar is RIDICULOUSLY ADDICTIVE but also highly addicting. This causes weight gain because of the effects it has on your hormones and your brain. There's a BUTTLOAD of sugar in EVERYTHING and it's really bad for you! We all know how sugar can cause cavities but did you know you can also get LIVER DISEASE and DIABETES from eating too much sugar?  Natural sugars found in fruits are fine but man made sugars is what you want to cut down on. This includes but is not limited to:
  • candy 
  • fruit juice
  • sugar (use honey instead)
  • soda
  • pastries (ok maybe save a few to eat for emergencies)

4. Eat With A SMALLER Plate



I like to trick myself into thinking I'm eating A LOT more than I am. By eating on smaller plates you'll train yourself to eat less. Plus when you overeat you're expanding the walls of your stomach and you get used to eating large amounts of food that you don’t need to be eating. Also, eating with a smaller plate allows more room for other things like beer or cocktails (that's how this weight loss thing works, right?)! No, just kidding...hmm or am I?

5. Eat More Times A Day!



Space out your meals to 3 small meals and 2 snacks. That way you’re eating less but more often. Plus eating more times a day is fun. It's like a fun chore, but it's not a chore because you're putting delicious noms into your mouth hole.

6. Eat More Veggies & Fruits 





Mom always said "EAT YOUR VEGGIES! (RAWR)" Now that you're a fully certified adult (the certification is the first real bill you paid on your own) you can enjoy fruits and vegetables! You can eat fruits and smoothies as snacks. I love parfaits, they're the best. Also add more veggies on your plate than grains or meat .

7.  Drink Green Tea Everyday!


Green tea is simply the best. It's not just for old people, hipsters, and the super health conscious. I could drink green tea all day every day. In fact, if someone bought me a box of green tea it's the equivalent of buying me socks, cause I need both of those everyday. You should drink more green tea because it:
  • is an amazing source of antioxidants
  • will speed up your metabolism and helps burn fat
  • lowers stress levels
  • rehydrates you
  • reduces high blood pressure
  • boosts your immunity
  • is frickin' uhhhmaazzzing!

8. Be Active For At Least 30 Minutes A Day


Whether you're working out to fit into that bikini or because you actually care about your health (or both!) it's important to be active everyday. You don't want your muscles to become jello do you? DO YOU? Nope didn't think so (I hope you said no). Here are some things you can do to be active, keep it fun:
  • Walk your dog 
  • Play a fitness or dance game on a video game console 
  • Go out to the club or bar and go dancing!
  • Walk around the mall (just don't spend too much!)

9.  Don’t Eat Large Meals At Least 2 Hours Before Bed


Eating before bedtime is a no no. Just don't or you may end up like this puppy (adorable for him, not so adorable if you're passed out at the restaurant right?). Also, eating a large meal close to bed can cause:

  • heartburn
  • indigestion
  • overeating
  • insomnia

10. Eat Breakfast & Don’t Skip Meals


Holy bananas I love breakfast. As a child I DESPISED breakfast but now it's the meal that powers me through my day (or at least the first few hours of my day). Honestly, breakfast should be the biggest meal you have all day so feel free to eat all the things! Maybe not all the things but load up your plate with some yummy fruits, eggs, toast, bagels, you know that kind of stuff. Also, don't skip meals because starving yourself WILL cause you to pig out later. 

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