My weight loss program concentrates on "getting healthy to lose weight" not "losing weight to get healthy." The program really shouldn't even be called a "diet" because as you will find, it is so much more than counting calories or eating prepackaged meals or killing yourself on a daily basis at the gym. You'll discover the reasons other "diets" have failed you. For example, did you know that 95% of fat is burned at night? Or that all six fat-burning hormones are nullified by just a small amount of insulin-triggering food? To learn more call the office or fill out the free fat burning questionnaire you will find below.
Weight Loss Tips
Losing belly fat weight isn't easy, but there are a few simple changes you can make that will pay off in pounds lost. Our "Quick Tips" bring you the easiest weight loss tips that really work. These seven changes will help you stay on track as you continue losing weight.
Stay Stocked Up
Always keep your kitchen stocked with healthy staples, such as fruit, yogurt and whole-grain cereals. When you run low, purchase more. Being without a healthy option leaves you wide open to temptation.
Spice Up Your Workout
If the colder months have you spending more time in the gym, you may find yourself becoming bored doing the same thing every day. Switch it up by trying something new. Try Pilates one day, kickboxing later in the week, and take a swim over the weekend. You may discover a new activity that you really enjoy.
Say Yes to Smoothies
Swap your morning coffee for a smoothie. Sipping this treat will not only satisfy your sweet tooth, you can include protein by adding ingedients such as almonds, or protein powder that will keep you feeling satisfied until lunch without needing to sit down to a meal if you're too busy to prepare and eat one.
Curb Your Dinnertime Appetite
Going out to dinner tonight? On your way out the door, grab a small apple or banana from the fruit bowl and munch on the way to the eatery. Doing so will help control your appetite. You will be able to "just say no"" to the bread basket or appetizers, yet you won't be so full that you won't enjoy your meal.
Pop Quiz Yourself on Portions
Even if you've learned to "eyeball"" serving sizes, do a self-check every so often. Dish out what you think a standard serving is for each food you consume, and then measure an actual serving, and compare the two. You may find your idea of a serving has grown in time without your noticing.
Ad-time Exercise Adds Up
Get up and exercise during commercial breaks when you watch television. Little bursts of activity can benefit you just as much continuous sessions. During the typical hour-long show, you will exercise approximately 17 to 20 minutes if you move during every commercial!
Consider using a smaller plate. Research has shown that we tend to take larger portions when we use larger dishes. Use a dinner plate no larger than 9-inches in diameter and make a point to fill half of it with fruit and vegetables.