Summer is officially here and it's time to ramp up your weight loss efforts. If you are finding it difficult to get started or to stay motivated and achieve your ultimate goal, these easy tips might reenergize your weight loss plan.
Don't Diet, Eat Sensibly
New results of long-term research has revealed that when it comes to calories, what you eat does make a difference. In a study that tracked the results of two groups of people eating either a low fat or a low carbohydrate diet, it was found that those who limited their carbs not only lost weight more quickly, they kept it off years later, particularly in the problem abdominal area. This is an important finding that shows just how detrimental carbohydrates can be to your weight loss goals.
The good news is that summer is the perfect season for loading up on healthy, in-season fruits and vegetables while avoiding breads, pasta and sugars. Choose salads for your meals and fruits for dessert and you will likely see a rapid loss of inches around your middle.
Get Up and Move
Summer is also the best time of year to exercise outdoors (unless you live in an area where the temps soar above one hundred degrees, in which case it is dangerous to workout in the heat). If you are fortunate enough to live near the beach, simply walking along the shoreline is great exercise to tone your legs. But in addition, playing a game of volleyball, hitting a few golf balls, swimming laps or taking a bike ride are more forms of exercise that are perfect for summer workouts.
For many people, it's easy to get started on a weight loss regimen but not so easy to keep it up, particularly when you've reached a plateau. Use a photo of your current plump self and one of your former svelte figure to remind you why you are losing weight and why you shouldn't sabotage your progress. Enlist the support of friends and family members, too, who will help you stay on track with healthy food and beverage choices during happy hour get-togethers after work or at a backyard barbecue when your willpower may be strained.
Another great motivation is to regularly use a quick weight loss aid such as an infrared ray body wrap (once a week is best). After one session you are sure to see visible results that help you realize just how much weight you can lose and how great you will look when you've achieved your goals. This is a perfectly safe and very effective way to lose real pounds and inches - and not simply water weight. After several sessions you are sure to see big results.
And finally, don't forget to reward yourself (in a non-food way, of course) for achieving each step toward your ultimate goal. When you've lost one dress or pant size, for instance, you might want to revisit the tanning salon where you enjoy body wraps and ensure your skin has a golden hue when you show it off in new duds. Getting your hair or nails done, booking a beach holiday, or getting a glamour photo shoot are all excellent ways to reward yourself for a job well done.
When it comes to summer weight loss, it's important to use tried and true methods such as an infrared body wrap while staying motivated and rewarding yourself for achieving small goals. Before you know it you will have lost all those pounds and inches keeping you from feeling comfortable in your own skin.
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