Millennials live busy lives. Between navigating your career, possibly going to school, and having a social life, it can be hard to balance a busy schedule with proper nutrition and fitness. You may have been led to believe that by moving more and eating less you will achieve your weight loss goals – but somehow are hitting a brick wall.
It’s time to stop losing the weight loss battle and START losing weight! Even the latest fad diet is full of promises that only cause you to become a victim of a vicious cycle of crash dieting, panic attacks, and frustration from the scale never moving.
Fitness expert Bertrand Ngampa is here to give you the tools you need to finally stop the frustration, be happy, take back control of your life, and win the weight loss war.
5 Foolproof Ways to Stop Losing the Weight Loss Battle
1. Cut all the sugars
Yes, cutting out sugar sounds extreme, but you must know sugar is the most addictive substance in our food.
When you eat sugar it actives the pleasure center of your brain and that drives your cravings for more sugar. When that pleasure center is activated, your body experiences a “high” and wants that feeling again and again. That leads you to eat more high-sugar/high-carb foods, that quickly turn into fat. No bueno!
Limiting your sugar intake is a great start to losing that access weight for good.
2. Drink Lots of Water!
Your body is 70% water. When you feel the urge to eat, it may, in fact, be your body telling you it is in need of water. Alkaline water in particular helps to remove toxins, fuel your body, and keep you feel energized throughout the day.
Drinking water will keep you hydrated and help your muscles recover during and after a workout. The benefits are endless! Water is your best friend on your weight loss journey.
3. Add More Fiber To Your Life
Fiber plays a vital role in your life. Unfortunately, most people don’t eat enough of it. Fiber helps maintain the good bacteria in our stomach, increase bowel movements, and helps you feel full longer. Fibers will help slow down the sugar and fat absorption in your bloodstream, preventing your insulin from spoking. When your insulin spikes, your body turns whatever you eat to fat. No spike, no fat.
You can add more fiber to your diet through eating more vegetables and or a supplement. PGX fiber is a great supplement that will help give you all the benefits listed above and more. You can order it through Amazon or by going to your local vitamin shop.
4. Exercise 30 Minutes per Day
When you hear ‘exercise’ your mind probably goes to the gym. But please throw that image away! You don’t have to have a gym membership or a rigorous routine to get exercise.
Start with just walking for 30 minutes a day. That 30 minutes is just 1 % of your day, but it can make all the difference!
If you are more advanced, I recommend High-Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) to burn the fat and build muscle. HIIT requires that you to go all out for a short period of time, and then take a short break.
Below is the Ultimate 7 Minute HIIT Workout. For 1 minute, do each of the 7 exercise routines with 100% effort. Do 1 set, and then take a 1-2 minute break. Repeat until you feel you have gotten a solid workout in.
7 Minute HIIT Workout
1. Jog In Place (1 min)
2. Jumping Jacks (1 min)
3. Planks (1 min)
4. Side Shuffle (1 min)
5. Push-ups (1 min)
6. Rowers (1 min)
7. Burpees (1 min)
5. Keep a Journal
You have a busy life. You are juggling work, school, business, kids, and even trying to fit a social life or dating life in there. We understand! Journalling is a powerful tool you can use to check yourself and see how you are doing emotionally. Writing things down gives you a record of how you have been feeling physically and emotionally.
Keeping a journal will help you relieve stress and keep track of your fitness progress. This will ensure that you stay on track and check in on your emotional state on a regular basis.
6. Share Your Journey
Don’t keep the good stuff to yourself. Tell your friends and family what you are doing. It will help keep you accountable, and you may even inspire others to join you.
Having a strong network of support can make a huge difference. Find a buddy to go with you, make meals together, or have them check in on your progress. Most of your friends and family will be supportive – but prepare for the doubters. Some people will aim to bring you down, but that is not a reflection of you, but of them. Stay focused and keep your eye on the prize!
Stay Motivated – Lose Weight the Healthy Way
With the tips above, you will be well on your way to a healthy lifestyle. Ultimately, your health counts more than the number on the scale. If you feel that you need additional help, reach out to a health professional.