According to last month’s poll, 60% of the lovely ladies reading this blog want to lose weight in 2010. Here are two good reasons to drop the fat:
- Males and females gain weight in the opposite areas. The more masculine fat you have, the harder it is to create a feminine shape.
- You want to look HOT, right? The closer you are to your ideal body weight, the better you’ll look as a woman.
Here are 3 tricks that helped me shed the fat I gained over Christmas (and afterwards, I want you to tell me YOUR best weight loss tips!):
1. Drink tea
Tea is an awesome ingredient for weight loss! Studies show that tea reduces your appetite and speeds up fat burning. Coffee, on the other hand, makes you fat. Coffee increases the stress hormone cortisol, which causes cravings and increases belly fat.
You have to drink black tea, green tea, or white tea to get the fat-burning effect. (Herbal teas won’t cut it.) The more tea the better, so drink at least 4 cups per day if you are trying to lose weight.
2. Cut the secret sugars
Sugar is one of the worst foods to eat if you want to lose weight. Sugar raises your blood sugar level, which increases insulin. Insulin promotes weight gain and fat storage, so it’s a short road to Fatsville from there.
Did you know that most of the sugar you eat does NOT come from candy bars and cookies? Processed foods are loaded with sugars that secretly make you fat! Here are some of the top sources of secret sugars:
- Salad dressing
- Peanut butter
- Spaghetti sauce
- Hamburger and hot dog buns
- Microwave meals
- Fast food
Avoid fast food and check labels for secret sugar names like “high fructose corn syrup,” “corn sweetener,” “malt syrup,” “maltrose,” “fructose,” and “sucrose.” You can find healthy versions of ketchup, salad dressing, spaghetti sauce, etc. in health food stores.
3. Eat more greens
If you want to get rid of your belly blubber, you need to eat more vegetables – especially green vegetables like broccoli, spinach, and romaine lettuce. They are packed with vitamins and minerals. If your body is nutritionally deficient, it will constant crave food to try to get the nutrients it needs. Green veggies also contain fiber, which fills you up and reduces your appetite.
If you don’t like the taste of vegetables, try making a green smoothie! Just throw some spinach or lettuce into the blender when you are making a fruit smoothie. You’ll hardly taste the greens, but they’re in there helping you melt the fat away!
Ok, now it’s your turn!! Tell me …
- How is your New Year’s weight loss resolution going?
- What’s working for YOU? Share your best weight loss tips with me and the rest of the girls in the comments section below!