5 Smarter-Not-Harder Weight-Loss Tips for Busy Grooms
So you decided to take the plunge, but you want to look good in front of all those people, right?
Awesome. It’s easier than you think, but you gotta work smarter not harder.
If you want to shed that spare tire and give yourself a boost of confidence on your wedding day, here are 5 “smarter-not-harder” weight-loss tips to remember:
#1 - You Can’t Outrun Your Fork
Trying to eat 1500 calories and burn 2000 at the gym sounds great, but rarely works. MAYBE 1 out of 10 can pull this off. The dedication and self-control required is too much. You should certainly exercise, but forget about calories in vs calories out. Which brings us to the next point...
#2 - Forget About Calories
The calorie myth has been busted. 100 calories of Twinkie is not equal to 100 calories of avocado. Period. Trying to count them is annoying and time-consuming anyways. Instead, focus on what your calories are made of. Which again brings us to the next point…
#3 - Food is Food
Food is something that lived outside (plants and animals). Before you eat something read the damn ingredients list and ask yourself, “Is this food?” If you have a hard time pronouncing it, you might be eating something used in yoga mats. This stops weight loss.
#4 - Sugar = Fat
The most important thing to remember for fat loss is that SUGAR TURNS INTO FAT. This includes fruit. The more you limit high sugar/carbohydrate foods the quicker you will drop excess fat.
#5 - Protein Style
When eating out, order protein style. I know bread is the best part, but it makes you fat. Period. Eggs and bacon for breakfast. A burrito bowl at lunch. Meat and veggie entree at the restaurant. Avoid junky carbs. If cravings hit hard, potatoes and rice are permitted in moderation.
Keep It Simple Stupid!
Don’t over-complicate this. If it grew or walked around outside, eat it. If it came from a factory, avoid. Limit sugar, INCLUDING FRUIT. Focus on eating mostly meat, veggies, eggs, nuts and seeds…in that order.
SAY IT OUT LOUD: MEAT, VEGGIES, EGGS, NUTS, AND SEEDS.
Man up and drink water. If you’re “drinking calories” this whole process takes longer.
AND MOVE YOUR BODY.
It doesn’t have to be much. Go for a jog, do some push-ups, squats, sit-ups. Do this before work. Get your heart rate up and you’re winning.
PRO-TIP #1: SKIP SOLID FOOD BREAKFAST. DRINK A COFFEE BLENDED WITH COCONUT OIL OR GRASS-FED BUTTER.
PRO-TIP #2: ORGANIC DARK CHOCOLATE (70% or higher) FOR DESSERT CAN HELP SQUASH SUGAR CRAVINGS. Two options from Amazon here and here.
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