Thursday, September 8, 2011

5 Weight Loss Rules!

Rules and Planning..that's right weight loss requires discipline and dedication to your cause. Follow these 5 simple rules and you're sure shed some serious weight this week.

Rule #1: Hydrate. Drinking 8-12 glasses of water a day will help you feel full and flush the fat and waste right out of your system. Bring a water bottle(preferably a glass bottle..want to avoid those pesky BPA's) to work, school or in the car and drink yourself thin!

Rule#2: Avoid those white foods! Pasta, white rice, refined sugar, white bread and potatoes are making us all fat! White foods are over-processed and have almost no nutritional value. They are hard to digest and get stuck in your gut for weeks and even months. Don't believe me? Stop eating these foods for just one week and post how you feel. I guarantee you will be healthier and have more energy!

Rule#3: Avoid all obviously greasy and sugary foods. Cupcakes and corn dogs are yummy, but if you want to fit into those skinny jeans you must give them up until you reach you weight loss goals! The best way to avoid these foods is by cooking at home for the first few weeks of your diet and packing snacks in your purse or murse if your going to be out of the house for more than 2 hours.

Rule #4: Stop eating at least 2 hours before you go to bed. It goes without saying that everything you eat before you go to sleep turns into fat. In our house, we have dinner between 4pm and 6pm. After 6, I don't eat anything else. If I happen to get hungry,  I drink some iced or hot green tea sweetened with a little agave.

Rule#5: "Dine like a king in the morning, a prince at noon and a pauper at night." I think this rule is possibly the most important one of all. If you want to be trim, pay attention to regulating your blood sugar by eating a hearty protein-rich breakfast. My breakfast usually comprises about half of my total caloric intake for the day. Lunch is also important. Get lots of veggies in at lunch. Soup and salad with a side of protein is a great way to do this. Dinner is thinner. Don't go crazy eating all your calories at the end of the day. Usually I do soup for dinner. It's filling and easy to prepare.

If you have any questions or comments please leave me a comment. I would love to hear any weight loss suggestions you may have.

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