Five Tips For Busy People Who Want to Lose Fat

Like most people, your life is busy and your schedule is hectic. Work and family time are an obvious priority, and keeping it balanced can take its toll.

It’s hard to find time to fit in your exercise and prepare healthy meals, and before you know it, your whole plan falls through the cracks.
Here are 5 tips for busy people who want to lose fat. Doing all 5 is a winning combination and you’ll be sure to knock your fat right out of the park if you do!

1. If you are only training 3 times per week you must get the most out of each workout. That means ramping up the intensity and really going outside your comfort zone. Increase your weights, decrease your rest time between sets, focus on your cardio: no talking, no TV, and no reading – Go ahead and crank up the tunes if it gets you moving. Change up both your weight training and cardio routines so you always challenge your body.

2. You must be consistent. No missed workouts. Have a plan B, it may be an in-home 30-min. workout, if you’re on the road, it can be a body weight circuit in your hotel room, or pack a resistance band, just get it done.

3. Prepare food in bulk. It is possible to cook and shop only once a week.

4. Keep the house stocked with quick and accessible healthy foods and snacks. Get rid of anything that does not help you reach your goals so you don’t blow your nutrition plan.

5. If you can’t eat 5-6 small meals a day because of your schedule, go ahead and eat 3 meals a day, just watch your portion size and make wise choices. Pack 2 healthy snacks (which will be a slam dunk because you did 3 & 4). Eat one between breakfast and lunch and the other between lunch and dinner.
Fueling your body with small portions every 2-3 hours will keep you from eating the whole lion’s share because you hadn’t eaten for 6+ hours.

Remember, the weakest moment of self-control is when you are hungry and tired which is why you need to fuel yourself every 2-3 hours. Always be prepared.

A few more thoughts…

*Educate yourself on portion size by weighing and measuring your food, at least at first. Learn to know visually what a portion looks like, so when you are eating out, you will be able to estimate your portions with reasonable accuracy.
*Depending on your physical ability, always include the basic lifts such as the squat, dead-lift, bench press, military press, bent over rows, lunges, dips, pull-ups or inverted rows and push-ups.
Get plenty of rest and eat high quality whole food that is not loaded with preservatives, and always drink lots of water.
*Choose your priorities, your health should be at the top of the list.

Lauren Miller is a Professional Life Coach and Certified Personal trainer who specializes in coaching for weight-loss. Her company is Your Partner For Change.

When Lauren made the shift from personal trainer to wellness coach, her clients were more successful with just a simple regularly scheduled coaching phone call. Why? It’s not the exercise or nutrition plan you follow… there are different ways to get your desired result. What is most important is what keeps you motivated to stay on your plan. That’s what coaching with Lauren will do for you.


Essential Health Tips For Effective Weight Loss

Yes, it is true that people who weigh less or appear trim and fit are more agile than their counterparts who have not been so lucky in their life where weight was concerned. The slimmer a person is, the more chances he has of preventing chronic diseases related to excessive weight. However the path to weight loss should also be healthy.

There are countless ways of losing weight but in only a few of them, the individual is actually paying attention to his weight as well. So here are some health tips for you, if you are trying to shed some extra pounds.
1. This point has probably been stressed a few times but it can never lose its importance – drink plenty of water. Drinking water holds numerous advantages for your body. For instance, while you are focused on losing the excessive fat from the body through work out, it is imperative that you help the body in flushing away the toxins as well. Secondly, a healthy water consumption also means that you are providing your body with a sensation of being full for a longer time. And while you continue to lose weight, your body, along with your skin, remains rejuvenated and fresh.

2. Don’t make weight loss your only objective; your prerogative should remain achieving a healthy body while losing harmful fat. There are many medicines and potions out there which are advertised as magic weight loss solutions. Though the idea can seem attractive to many who want to avoid any effort, it is not the right way of losing fat. Instead of going for liposuctions and surgeries, one should aim for a healthy route to fitness. Not only is it the most harmless way of achieving the goal, it also renders the most persistent results. What’s more is that your body is freed from possible side-effects.

3. Develop a taste for the non-fried food stuff. Over the years people have developed a fascination for the deep fried and ready-cooked meals. Therefore we must train our palate once again for the fresh and non-greasy fruits and vegetables. Not only does junk food consumption aggravate toxin build up in the body, it also makes the body dull and lethargic and of course abusively fat.

4. Last, but not the least, it is essential to inculcate a healthier lifestyle in your routine. A little exercise in the nourishing outdoors can do wonders for your body and keep you motivated to lose weight through proper channel.