It looks like there’s a lot to remember to care for your body correctly but really it comes down to making decisions. Everyday, every moment you’re faced with a decision that will either affect your exercise goal in a positive way or a negative one. Listening to your body, listening to what it requires is the best way to learn whether you’re making the ideal option. Sometimes your body needs to rest and at times it may be pushed to burn off more calories. Sometimes you will need to eat healthy greens and healthy grains and sometimes yes you’ll need that dark chocolate.
Belly-busting Ideas to help you lose weight
- Drink a lot of water. Drink as much as possible. Carry a bottle with you and sip it during the day. You’ll be complete and snacking less, your stay hydrated, your skin will even look better, and your muscles will recover faster from your workouts (this means less harm from this painful lactic acid).
- If you have to have a coffee, drink it black (it takes some getting used to but eventually you won’t need it any other way).
- Eat fruits and veggies raw. Be creative, creative, and daring. Eat them cooked also.
- Get enough sleep.
- Eat enough calories (the good ones, not junk food) to encourage the energy your body needs; this helps speed up your metabolism.
- Do stretching. If it’s meditation, yoga, or good old style extending your body will benefit from it. Stretching allows for your muscles to become more and thinner instead of knotted balls up of tension. It will help push the lactic acid out and gets the blood flowing again.
- Mix up your workouts to cover cardio (aerobic and anaerobic), muscle building, muscle strength (sprint response), and endurance.
- Have fun and love your own body for enabling you to push it regular and conquer new challenges. Confidence and self-appreciation are integral facets of motivation.
- Also key to motivation is the understanding of when to reward yourself. Likewise, a key not to beating yourself is the best way to reward yourself.
- Rest, a present, a compliments all work for some people. For others it’s food. This doesn’t mean beginning to eat more then you need to or diving in the closest fast food restaurant. This implies finding that one thing that you really do not want to live without and developing a way to make it simpler. Better body; better fuel.
- Make certain you incorporate high protein foods to your diet. This eggs benedict recipe is fantastic for a self rewarding brunch. It uses all fresh ingredients and remains under 200 calories.
- Juice from half a lemon
- 1/4 cup of low fat plain yogurt
- 1tsp olive oil
- 1/4 tsp chopped tarragon or dry powder
- Dash of salt
- 1tbs shallots chopped finely
- Pinch of paprika
- 1 egg
- 1 piece of ham or back bacon
- 1 slice whole wheat toast
- Chopped chives or parsley
- To make the sauce, whisk together the lemon juice, yogurt, oil, tarragon, salt, shallots and paprika.
Grill or pan fry the ham. Poach the egg. Place the ham on the toast and the egg on the ham. Spoon sauce on the top until it’s just about covered. Sprinkle with the chives or parsley. Tips; drain the eggs well so the sauce sticks (it won’t stick if they are wet), the sauce can be refrigerated if covered for 2 days and heated to room temperature.
Healthy adaptations of your favorite foods can be found or created. This one remains a wealthy alternative but it is for all those particular times and is less then a third of the calories out of a traditional eggs benedict. Making the meals in your home allows for complete understanding of what’s going into them. Creamed soups, by way of instance, store bought or restaurant served are often thickened with cream. Strangely enough some of the first recipes do not call for cream in any way. The veggies slowly cook and release their own thickeners. Try cooking at home. Learning how to cook isn’t scarier then not understanding what you’re ingesting; and it is a lot easier to reward yourself if you can trust the reward.