I know this post may seem a little late considering New Years was 3 weeks ago and new years resolutions have already been made, but I thought there still may be a few people out there who need help and would like to lose some weight this year. So I thought why not post about diet tips & tricks to help you!
In my opinion one of the hardest things to do is stick to a plan 24/7 , ex: working out, eating healthy… I always slack off just when I start to see results. That is why I love these tips & tricks that I included below. I will also be sharing with you some of my favorite exercises and my favorite you tube workout channels that I have been following for years. I personally prefer to workout via video at home because I am always on the move and don’t have time to devote a full hour to going to the gym. But if you do prefer the gym route then there are so many awesome personal trainers out there that really help you stick to your diet plan.
I hope you enjoy this post 🙂
DISCLAIMER: I am not a professional trainer or dietician, I only know what I pick up through books and workout classes. If you have any questions or concerns then consult your doctor before going along with a diet plan. Every body is different, what works for one might not work for another so these tips, tricks and exercises I am going to share with you may not work for you, but don’t get discouraged 🙂
The apple cider vinegar diet
What is it?
For thousands of years apple cider vinegar has been used to detox, treat pneumonia, and help aid in weight loss.
How to use it …..
” Recommendations vary, but sensible approaches involve either drinking several teaspoons of apple cider vinegar before meals and/or adding apple cider vinegar to meals,” explains Jaimi Jansen (formerly Jaime Ellison), personal trainer and president of Santa Cruz CORE Fitness + Rehab in California.
How it works …….
Apple cider vinegar accelerates the body’s ability to break down and derive nutrients from fats and protein efficiently and quickly from the digestive system, which means a faster metabolism and more vitality,” says Jansen. Both apple cider vinegar and raw apples contain the fiber pectin. There is evidence to suggest that fibers like pectin can increase a person’s sense of fullness after they eat it, which lowers their desire to overeat or compulsively snack.
I found this information on Health Line.com
2. What is it?
This is probably the most popular form of loosing weight! It’s easy, fast, and effective. People who have taken this on a regular basis, lead a healthy/ nutritious lifestyle, stayed active, are said to have lost between 15-65 pounds! That is a big range. You can take Garcinia in pill form or liquid, both produce the same results.
How it works …….
Garcinia cambogia extract (GCE) comes from a tropical fruit grown in India and Southeast Asia. The active ingredient has been identified: hydroxycitric acid (HCA). It is said to block fat and suppress the appetite. It inhibits a key enzyme, citrate lyase, that the body needs to make fat from carbohydrates. It suppresses appetite by increasing serotonin levels; low serotonin levels are associated with depression and emotional or reactive eating. It allegedly decreases belly fat, suppresses appetite, controls emotional eating, and changes body composition by increasing lean muscle mass. It doesn’t just produce weight loss, but it improves overall health. It is said to decrease cholesterol, LDL, and triglycerides by 10-30% and to raise levels of the “good cholesterol” HDL. Credit: science based medicine.org
3. There are so many more dieting pills and formulas out there but these two were the ones that I found on the internet. My family members/ friends have used these two methods and have seen results, therefore I wanted to showcase the Apple Cider Vinegar Diet and Garcinia Cambodia Diet.
Here is a great site I found that lays everything out for you. It includes a menu where you choose how many calories you want to be eating in a day. From there it lays out plans that will work for you!
Tips & Tricks
Weight Loss Tip #1 : Write out little reminders for yourself so you remember what needs to be done that day in terms of your diet.
Weight Loss Tip #2: Don’t not workout because it is snowing outside or raining. You may not be able to make it to the gym but you can still workout at home.
Weight Loss Tip #3: Plan out your healthy meals. Meal prepping is a great way to eat healthy because when you come home late one night instead of reaching for the takeout menu you already have food made!
Weight Loss Tip #4: Find a workout buddy. Studies show that when you have someone to workout with you are more likely to burn more calories and want to workout (cool right!)
Weight Loss Tip #5: Set yourself up for success. Don’t make impossible goals for yourself and make yourself stressed out about them, because then you won’t want to continue your diet.
Weight Loss Tip #6: If you are going on a diet try to find a friend/ spouse that also wants to lose weight. Dieting together, like working out together, is shown to boost levels and make you more likely to stick to the workout plan.
Weight Loss Tip #7: If working out at home find fun videos to follow along too. Put some music on, get jumping, dancing, running! When you have fun working out you are more likely to continue the plan.
Weight Loss Tip #8: If working out at home or even in a gym do not workout for hours a day. The next day you will be so tired that all you will want to do is eat pizza and not continue with the plan. Working out for 20-30 minutes a day is the perfect amount, in my opinion, you may be little sore the next day depending what you workout, but it won’t be so bad that you don’t want to get moving again.
Weight Loss Tip #9: Do not get too hard on yourself, if you decide to eat pizza one day or not workout for 2 or 3 days it’s okay. We are human, we need breaks and sometimes not doing anything is just what our bodies need.
Weight Loss Tip #10: IMPORTANT! Do not become obsessed with your diet. Do not become so scared to eat a cookie because you don’t want to break your diet. As I said in #9, we are human and eating one cookie is not the end of the world. It’s when we eat 10 cookies everyday.
Once you have mastered these tips then you are ready to start working out.
Before doing anything talk with your doctor because there may be certain pills you cannot take or certain exercises you cannot do.
My Favorite You Tubers that I use for following along to workout videos
- Blogilates – this is my favorite you tuber for workout videos. Her videos get my heart pumping and make you burn those calories!
- Boho Beautiful – this channel provides more of Pilates/ yoga mixed workouts. These workout are great for if you are just starting out or are not really looking to get super sweaty. But don’t get me wrong her workouts are tough and do take strength!
I hope this post helped you in some way. I just thought it would be an interesting post to blog about and share my insight. If you have any questions regarding something feel free to comment below and I will respond to you 🙂 I hope everyone has a great day and do not forget if you are new to follow my blog because I have so many awesome posts coming in 2018 and you don’t want to miss them!