Winter has a way of packing the pounds on even the pickiest of eaters. Before you know it, that slim and trim beach fades away, leaving little proof it ever existed. Well, at least that is what would happen if you didn’t stumble upon this article today that is. Lucky for you, we are going to cover 5 tricks that will help you stay lean and looking great, even during the holidays.
1.Drink More Water
Getting enough water in each day is always a good idea, even if weight loss isn’t on your mind. For those of you who are thinking of shedding some pounds, water can have a big impact on your success. Did you know that each time you drink water, especially ice water, your body has to burn calories to warm it up? Even drinking room temperature water can help you burn extra calories, just not as many as ice water. A recent study showed that drinking an 8-ounce glass of ice water burned just over 9 more calories than drinking room temperature water.
- Nutritional Supplements
Depending upon what you struggle with the most, there are numerous supplements on the market today that can help, so long as you do your homework. Everything from pre-workout energy supplements to post workout muscle recovery packs can be helpful when used correctly. Fat burners are one of the most popular supplements in use today, however, not all supplements are created equally, as made apparent in this detailed review of popular fat burners.
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- Get in Extra Steps
This is probably something you have heard time and time again, so why aren’t you doing it? Even if you don’t want to take extra steps everywhere you go, make simple pledge to take the stairs, even if it is just twice a day. Did you know that on average, every two stairs you climb burns about 1 calorie? That means an average flight of stairs will burn 10. If you go up 5 stories for example, that is 50 calories per day or 1,500 per month, just from one small change that may take 5 minutes from your day.
- Relax & Rest
Both a lack of sleep and a high level of stress can cause significant weight gain. The first and most obvious reason for this is the increased caloric intake that goes along with it. When people are tired or anxious, food cravings increase. Hormones, especially in women, can also cause significant weight gain and guess what, a lack of sleep is tied directly to an increase in hormones, even those that cause hunger. Sleep, relax, and you will lose weight in the process.
- Increase Protein & Fiber Intake
Fiber and protein can both give you a long last sense of fullness. Sweets, carbs, and salty foods on the other hand can leave you feeling hungry in a hurry. Aside from feeling full, protein can help you preserve lean muscle while losing weight. Additionally, according to Web MD “When you cut out carbohydrates, you lose weight quickly because you lose water. Then, with no extra carbs, the body begins burning more fat for fuel. This can lead to ketosis, which may make losing weight easier because you feel less hungry.” Long story short, increase protein intake if you want to lose weight.
See? That wasn’t so bad now was it? Even if you only take a couple of the tips listed above and put them into action you could see some serious improvements between now and Spring.