We have seen them on Television and have felt their pain, and now it is your turn to lose weight by using some tips from ‘The Biggest Loser’.
According to trainer Jillian Michaels from The Biggest Loser, it is about using real-life tricks and eating less, but without feeling miserable.
If you want to lose extra weight or if you are looking to get back into a bikini after having a baby, you might want to follow these tips:
Say no to fad diets
Fad diets are weight loss programs that promise that you will lose all you weight in a short time.
These type of diets with promises of dramatic results usually entail that you totally cut out carbohydrates or sugar.
These type of diets are not manageable and some can be very dangerous to your health.
The reason why fad diets are often dangerous is because either you are starving yourself or cutting out major food groups, your body does not get the nutrients it needs and when you stop with the diet, you gain all the weight and more.
Be a 80/20 eater
When 80% of your food is healthy, you are left with 20% of your daily calories that you can treat yourself with.
This is one way of not depriving yourself from goodies and be tempted to go overboard with cravings.
Use positive language
When you tell yourself what you cannot do or must have, you are physiologically talking a language of deprivation that causes you to become rebellious.
Instead, speak positive words like “I am not going to eat this” because with these words are speaking a choice and that mean you are in control.
The old tale of not getting enough sleep causes you to gain weight is actually true.
During sleep, the body restores itself and has a huge impact on your hormones in control of burning fat. This is a very important factor to weight management.
Sleep also has an influence on how hormones store fat and the maintaining of muscle. When your hormone balance is better, the more weight you will lose.
Diversity is key
When you look at The Biggest Loser or any other personal trainer training a client, you will notice that they do not do the same routine repeatedly.
Routines are changed in order to work various muscles.
When you work multiple muscle groups at the same time by combining strength-training and cardiovascular exercise, you are burning more calories and getting toned evenly at the same time.
Be wise at restaurants
One of the biggest diet traps is eating out at a restaurant when you are trying to lose weight.
The best option is to know that you are going to eat before you go and stick to it. Order your food you have decided on without looking at the menu.
Every restaurant offers the basics like protein, veggies, and grains but the preparation of the food is important.
If you want to order a veggie soup that contains cream, ask the waiter to leave the cream.
If your waiter does not want to accommodate you, kindly tell a white lie that you are lactose intolerant.
Travel with snacks
Pack a snack that is healthy like a protein bar or a bag of almonds to keep you from snacking or picking a high calorie packed food like crisps when you are peckish.
Eat before going to parties
If you are attending a party, eat something before you go that is filling, If you do not do this, you are going to indulge in all sort of garbage you are going to regrets afterwards.
Take a healthy snack or dish as your contribution and methods of making sure that you have something to eat.
Eat citrus everyday
Citrus fruits contain Vitamin C and this inhibits the production of a hormone called cortisone. Cortisone is a hormone that tells your body to store fat.
Eat more lean meat
Lean meat like chicken and turkey has the amino acids or proteins that are the building blocks for muscle.
It will also help you stay fuller for longer. You can also include fish as well.
Water, water, water
When you drink enough water, your body will feel less hungry and this can boost your metabolism too.
Green light for dark chocolates
Dark chocolates have antioxidants and contain less fat than milk chocolate. Eat this but in moderation.
At the end of the day, weight loss is a personal decision that involves making personal changes that will help you to lose weight.
Many times, being diagnosed with a disease or condition like heart disease, or the desire to be able to contribute in children’s activities as a parent are triggers to lose weight.
Whatever the case might be, when deciding to lose weight and by sticking to this decision, you are taking back control over your life.