Many diet and exercise programs boil down to creating a calorie deficit by burning more calories than what you take in. To a certain degree this is a basic aspect of losing weight. And by itself, the “calorie in-calorie out” model is just too simplistic to solve your struggle with weight loss.
Sure, you can cut your caloric intake so that you are eating as much as a bunny rabbit, or you can spend hours on the treadmill burning off the cheeseburger you had for lunch, but chances are, you won’t last very long on this regimen.
You probably won’t make it into your skinny jeans, either.
Here are the healthy weight loss tips that are not only good for you, but also effective at whittling the fat around your waistline, within days.
Healthy Weight Loss Tip #1:
Interval Training – Blast Belly Fat in 4 minutes or less!
Interval training is making headlines and for good reason … IT WORKS!
What’s great about interval training as a healthy weight loss tip is that no matter what your fitness level, you will achieve results with interval training. (One of my clients lost 9 pounds in 30 days doing no more than intervals during her breaks at work!)
And, if that’s not enough to get you interested in interval training, maybe this will …
Your long sessions on the treadmill or exercise bike could actually be MAKING YOU FATTER!
Seems so unfair, doesn’t it!
By exerting during the high intensity part of the interval, your muscles use excess amounts of oxygen, creating an oxygen-debt in your muscles.
After you are done with your exercise, your muscles need their oxygen reserves restored. And, lucky for you, after this type of strenuous activity, your body goes to its fat stores (aka your muffin top) and free fatty acids are released into the bloodstream. These fatty acids are then used as the oxidative fuel to replace the consumed oxygen your muscles used.
Now here’s the kicker … the fat-kicker that is …
This process of replacing oxygen after you do intense exercise doesn’t just boost your metabolism for a little while after you exercise.
By doing 4 little minutes of intense interval training, you can burn fat for up to 48 hours after you workout!
So, before you take another step on the treadmill, make sure you modify your workout so that you are burning fat for two days afterwards.
Healthy Weight Loss Tip #2:
Replace One Meal With A Protein Smoothie
This is one of the EASIEST healthy weight loss tips to implement. And, it’s not only proven to work over the short term like say a year. There are also studies showing that it helped participants stay trim after 10 years.
For the people who stopped eating their meal replacement shake … things weren’t so great for them. They ended up gaining 25 lbs on average.
All you need to do is replace one meal a day with a protein smoothie. At first, you might stumble around with the ingredients, but in no time, you will be able to make your healthy delicious protein shake with your eyes closed!
And, if you have it for breakfast, you will probably do just that!
I recommend replacing breakfast with an energizing protein shake.
Here’s why: If you start your day off right, with a healthy, balanced meal, you are more likely to continue the healthy vibe for your next meal, and then your next meal after that.
Just think about your mindset if you start your day off with a creme-filled donut.
For most people, breakfast is the “gateway food;” the gateway to a whole lotta junk food for the rest the day.
So don’t make a wrong turn when you wake up!