Tuesday, March 29, 2016

10 Tips to Lose 10 Pounds Fast - Weight Loss Simplified

Are you tired of gaining back the weight which you worked so hard to lose? Well today I'm going to show ya' how to smack those extra 10lbs off your body for good! And not just any regular 10lbs, I mean 10lbs of fat. For those of you who know what I'm all about, you know that "weight loss" doesn't involve losing muscle. That is one type of weight I'd like to KEEP, and so I shall!

And I selected these 10 tips very carefully, to make it as fool-proof for as possible... because let's face it, there are some real dorks out there that love to play the weight-loss yo-yo. I bet if that was a product, I'd sell like hot cakes! But the point is, losing "weight" isn't that hard, in fact its VERY easy.

Easier than you think... What's hard is keeping your body at a weight you want for the long run. That's way more challenging... But luckily for you, I've made the process as painless as possible.

The key to all this weight loss comes from boosting our metabolism. This key aspect is why some people can "naturally" stay skinny, and we are about to mimic this process. So, let's being...

Tip 1: First thing's first, NO SKIPPING BREAKFAST WHAT-SO-EVER. No matter how many times I drill and repeat this concept into people, some still do it to this very day. Not sure how much more clearly I can state this... and I'm not willing to try. Just stop skipping breakfast. The reason being is because when you get up, your metabolic rate is HIGH... VERY HIGH.

Whatever you eat will be incinerated, so take advantage of this... But don't use it as an excuse to eat crap. The ideal breakfast should be lots of fruits + some form of protein (eggs, whey, milk, tofu etc.) along with a full glass of COLD water.

Tip 2: Do a kitchen-raid. Run through it like a tornado... But a tornado that sucks up and destroys all the junk food in it's path. YOU HAVE to do this if you are going to make your weight loss efforts last. Get rid of candies, high sugar granola bars, cookies, high-sodium crackers, ice cream etc. Leave no bad choice available and you wont cheat.

If you WANT to have goodies at some point, give yourself a "spoil day"... A spoil day is one day of the week were you can go OUT and in SMALL proportions enjoy some of the finer things that aren't so great for your health. But if you are really serious about losing these 10lbs, forget cheating all together. It's ok, you'll live, I promise.

Tip 3: Cut your sugar cravings by at least 65-70%. After performing step 2, you should have already cut out about 60% of your sugar intake, but now you need to go that extra mile and REDUCE your sugar intake where you can. But notice how I DIDN'T say cut out 100% of sugar.

That's bad, our bodies LOVE sugar, glucose is our PRIMARY source of fuel, but simple sugars is a cheap way of going about it. After following all the 10 tips I have listed here, your sugar cravings should go away within 2 weeks, but if you need something to get you by, here are some alternatives: Chewable 1g of Vitamin C, Frozen dark grapes (they taste like skittles!), Green Tea + Stevia ( A healthy sugar-alternative) or Baby Carrots.

Tip 4: Carbs are fine, as long as they are low-glycemic. This means that when you eat the following foods, it takes the body LONGER to metabolize them into blood glucose and therefore they don't spike your insulin such as a doughnut or a chocolate chip cookie. Here are some examples of carbs you SHOULD be eating: vegetables, fruits, whole grains & beans.

Tip 5: Eat foods that are thermogenic as often as possible. Optimally, it should be ALL the time, but that's a little unrealistic... Or is it? So you might be wondering, what are "thermogenic foods"? Well my future skinny friend, they are foods that cause your body to increase it's metabolism and burn fat! So imagine eating these types of foods every meal? You're practically GUARANTEED to shed the pounds.

Here are some examples of thermogenic foods: green tea, cayenne pepper, mustard, ginger, all types of protein (chicken, fish, egg whites, turkey, cottage cheese, soy, beef, yogurt etc). If you can't eat these types of "foods" during your meal, I'm going to show you a very simple way to make ANY meal thermogenic... ORGANIC HOT SAUCE!

That's right, most types of hot peppers will cause an increase in metabolism, so start training your taste-buds to handle some fire and you will be on your way to a more shredded body.

Tip 6: Nothing after 9pm. I don't care what you've done during the day, after 9pm you don't eat. If you're truly desperate, you may munch on HIGH-WATER content fruits or vegetables or green-tea. That is the only exception. This one technique alone will probably help you lose 2-3lbs per week. That's about 12 lbs a month with almost no other change at all!

Tip 7: This will sound counter-productive, but you need to eat HEALTHY fats. There is a more technical name for "healthy" fat... Its called monounsaturated fats, these include: avocados, olive oil, canola oil, omega 3 fats in walnuts, almonds, fish and fish oil).

I believe it was the British Journal of Clinical Nutrition which concluded that JUST switching to monounsaturated fats in your eating habits will result in a significant amount of fat loss. And really, how hard is it to substitute these things into your lifestyle? My guess is that its not.

Tip 8: Plan & Track! That's right, write down EVERYTHING you put in your mouth and then at the end of the day, read it over and see if you broke any of the rules mentioned in this article. When you see what you're doing wrong, its easier to fix. You might have a super sharp memory, but from my experiences, I've dealt with quite a few loonballs. They forget half the things they put into their mouths, so the best bet is to be on the safe side and write everything down.

Tip 9: Eat 5-6 small meals a day, NO EXCEPTIONS. This frequency is critical to keep your metabolic rate in high-gear. If you recall, I said that in the mornings, your metabolic rate is at it's highest, well if you don't do anything about it, it will drop like a rock. Eating small and consistent meals every few hours is a sure-fire way of making sure that your metabolic rate is maintained at a high rate.

Tip 10: And finally, do high-intensity resistance workouts as soon as you wake up. Before brushing your teeth, or having any food. Just drink one glass of COLD water and start doing a workout routine with targeted exercises guaranteed to target fat loss. This tip is the rocket-fuel that you should add to your weight loss fire. It is single-handedly responsible for giving me 7% body fat, after which I used nutrition strategies to drop to 6%.

And one last tip... Have fun. Stop being boring, these are simple rules that you should follow... but that doesn't mean you can't bust out some creativity. 
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