New Year’s resolutions. When making your resolutions, be reasonable and realistic. When you are too grandiose with your goals, you set yourself up for failure. Instead, make manageable goals that will make weight loss easier and help you get healthier.
Here are some resolutions that are easy to manage but will help you achieve your weight loss goals faster.
One of the most important things you can do for both your diet and overall health is to cut back on the amount of sugar you eat. Make swaps wherever you can—such as adding honey to tea instead of sugar—and try to slowly cut your overall intake down. For long lasting results, cut down slowly.
Whether you’re following one of our weight loss programs or just trying to be healthier, veggies are a must. The daily recommended intake is around three or more servings per day, which few Americans achieve. Start by working veggies into your breakfast and then have at least one serving with every other meal and as a snack. You will easily surpass the three-veggie minimum recommendation.
Eating out should be a treat, not a regular practice. It’s much easier to control your intake when you prepare meals at home. Reduce the meals that you eat out and try to avoid fast food restaurants altogether.
One of the best things you can do to lose weight is eat more lean protein. It fills you up while helping you build lean muscle, which in turn helps you burn more calories daily. Aim to incorporate lean protein into every meal if possible. Some excellent sources include eggs, poultry, grass fed beef, tuna, salmon, mackerel, sardines, lentils, quinoa and tofu.
Exercise is essential to living a healthy life and getting results from diets and weight loss programs. Switch up your routine to confuse your muscles and provide more challenges—and to keep from getting bored. Aim to incorporate all three pillars of fitness: strength, cardiovascular and flexibility training.
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