You have been getting away with hiding those extra pounds, thanks to all the coats, sweaters and jackets but as Spring is approaching, the winter fashion is going back into the closet until the end of the year. It’s the season of beach bodies and we bet you need some inspiration to get your body back in shape.
We are sure many of you rely on different kinds of fitness magazines but are they really helping you? Drastic dieting and crash gym courses have rarely a lasting effect. Keeping a balance in everything is the best way to loose weight. No one expects you to loose 40 kilos in 20 days, that’s absurd!
So how can you loose weight slow and steady? Well, we have it covered for you!
You all probably know this very important point, avoid alcohol, kebabs, McDonald’s and junk food – basically anything unhealthy, follow a balanced diet with a right balance between protein and carbohydrates, eat often (maybe in intervals of two hours) and avoid eating carbohydrates after 6 p.m. Drinking water is key to eliminate those extra fluids in your body.
Apart from the diet there’s obviously the workout. And we know what you must be thinking: to get rid of those few extra pounds you need to hit the gym for at least 2-3 hours daily. You are mistaken! That is definitely not the answer! Such an approach would totally get you nowhere – instead you might end up causing yourself an injury. To tone your body back into shape stretch out your gym routine. An hour, 3-4 times a week is more than sufficient!
Here is another trick for you: do some abdominal exercises in the morning before you eat anything. Research shows that more calories can be burnt by working out on an empty stomach, however it depends on your workout schedule. For instance, if you are going for a run, a light snack is advisable before you start to help build up your stamina. The pre-workout snack should be between 100-300 calories like a fruit or some dry nuts. And don’t forget to give it at least half an hour between eating and starting your workout.
Lastly, a word of advice: forget those diets that you see in magazines. They are going to do nothing but starve you!
Give a shot to our suggestions and let us know how it worked out for you!
Written by Michele Borrelli