Well spring has sprung and swimsuit weather is only a few weeks away. If you have been hibernating inside during this long winter, you may have put on a few extra pounds. Here are some fail safe tips to remember to help you trim your waist line and get rid of those winter pounds.
Remember to drink at least 8 8 ounce glasses of good water per day, preferably with a fresh lemon squeezed into the glass. In addition I recommend that you get at least 2 TBL spoons a day of Flax seed oil or Fish oil these contain the fat burning Omega 3,6 and 9′s. Pay attention to when you are wanting to eat and eat only when you are physically hungry. Choose as many green leafy vegetables as you want and keep them on hand for a quick snack. Chew your food slowly savor the flavor of each bite. Your brain will get the signal that it is full faster if you eat slowly. Try to eat 3 meals a day 4 hours apart, and have protien at each meal. A good afternoon snack of protein like almonds or fruit like an apple will help you eat less at dinner. Avoid eating after 7pm. Commit to exercising at least 3 or more days a week for at least 30 minutes. Walking briskly is a great low impact exercise. Pilates is a wonderful way to burn fat and strengthen your core muscles and Yoga not only strengthens but also molds long lean muscle mass while burning fat. Gaiam has many very good DVDs in all areas of exercise for beginners to advanced participants. I use many of them when I travel.
You can put yourself on what I call the NATURES SLIM FAST PLAN, it consists of 2 Organic Rice protein green vegetable smoothies for two meals a day (this recipe is in the Tips and Recipe Section of this website) then eat one additional sensible meal with good protein and lots of green leafy vegetables. Make sure you are getting enough Vitamin D, deficiency in this nutrient can inhibit weighloss and cause weight gain around the mid-section.
The most important part is to remember to be kind to yourself. Use positive self talk. Every time you look in the mirror tell yourself how much you love and appreciate how amazing you truly are as a human being. Hypnosis or relaxation/visualization Cd’s can help you recondition yourself with the automatic self talk that will help you stay positive and achieve your goals. I have found my Hypnosis library to be the most powerful tool for keeping my mind focused on what I want to achieve whether it be weight loss or any other goal. There are Cd’s available for download on this website.
HAPPY SPRING EVERYONE! ENJOY!
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