3 Tips To A Tighter Waistline

3 Tips To A Tighter Waistline

IMG_67971.  Change your eating habits.  Eat more whole grains, fruits, vegetables, lean meat, fish, and poultry.  When eating out avoid foods which are deep fried, breaded, battered, and buttered.  Instead choose dishes that are baked, steamed, or broiled.  Also, be aware of the number of calories that are in the drinks you consume on a daily basis.  Did you know that a Starbucks Caffe Latte has over 220 calories?  And a McDonald’s regular iced coffee has more than 280 calories?

2.  Add cardio.  Do 30 minutes of cardiovascular training 4 to 6 days a week.  By cardiovascular training I mean fast walking, biking, swimming, jump roping, etc.  Choose an activity that is going to get your heart rate elevated and keep it elevated for an extended period of time.  It is a proven fact that cardiovascular training done on a daily basis greatly improves your body’s fat burning ability.

3.  Add weight training.  Do some form of resistance training 2 to 4 days a week.  By resistance training I mean weight training.  Most people don’t realize that in order to burn fat and keep it off, you have to build muscle.  Muscle is metabolically active tissue.  That means it burns calories even while you’re resting.  The reason most diets fail is when people lose weight while dieting the weight lost is usually a combination of fat and muscle tissue.  This slows down their metabolism which leads to weight gain as soon as they resume regular eating.  For more tips on getting in shape, healthy eating, working out or if you’ve been thinking about hiring a personal trainer, contact us.

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