How to lose weight? There is a very simple equation for success. Eat less than you need, put yourself into action, and stay on track with a positive state of mind. Of course, there is a fine line between eating less than you need and eating too little. Your goal is to get the fat burning while keeping a high energy level.
Here is a quick outline of an ideal day:
Step 1: 10 - 15 minutes of walking, stretching, light calisthenics, exercise video, or anything to get you moving.
Step 2: Eat breakfast. Time to get some protein, a little bit of carbs and hopefully some fiber.
Step 3: If the time between breakfast and lunch is greater than 4 hours. . . then a 100 - 200 calorie snack that has some protein should be consumed sometime mid-morning. If less than 4 hours between breakfast and lunch, then skip the snack.
Step 4: Lunch. Focus on lean protein and veggies. Large salads work great. High fiber wraps, no white bread please.
Step 5: Afternoon movement. If all you can do is a 5 - 10 minute fast paced walk or even some stretching, you can keep your metabolism alive. Avoid the afternoon ‘slump’ by energizing yourself.
Step 6: Afternoon snack. 100 - 200 calories, make sure to get some protein.
Step 7: Exercise. The best exercise program should include some cardiovascular work and some resistance training.
Step 8: A ‘fat burning’ dinner. Build your evening meal around lean protein.
Step 9: After dinner leisure ‘digestion stroll’. Relax; take time to get focused with a light walk after dinner. Even if it is some simple marching in place as you watch TV.
Step 10: A very light snack before dinner is good for some, but not all. Judge for yourself what works best for you. But it can't just be ‘anything’. It must be a light healthy snack that is in line with your healthy diet plan. Very important: Get some good sleep. A good night's rest is important to a healthy metabolism and a sound mind.
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