Now it’s time to wrap up the 27 Series on Burning More Fat & Getting Lean
14. Be Strategic with Snacking: Day or Night
Cravings come an go, everyone has them, but the key is to manage how you control these cravings. Regardless of what you’ve heard before about “not eating past 6” or “don’t eat carbs” at night, I’m here to free you of that nonsense..
Yes, if you are in a current overweight or out of shape state you will have to monitor the overall calories to take in, but just be smart when it comes to picking the right foods.
Some quick go to snacks that I recommend are things such as: a small bowl of greek yogurt with a little protein powder mixed in, cottage cheese, almonds or any kind of nuts, beef jerky and if you get to the point where you’re progressively getting leaner than let’s put a smile on that face because more carbs will be your friend later in the evening than at any other point of the day (more on this in my next post)
15. Surround Yourself With Support
It’s easy when being on the go, being social, and being amongst those who love you that you can get cornered by those who don’t really have the same mindset as you or even worse their currently out of shape and think you’re nuts for wanting to change. Listen, they mean well, but they just might be fearful of what might happen if you change. You are the average of the 5 people you spend the most time with. So choose wisely. Go out, enjoy yourself, but always keep your end state goals in mind, don’t focus on the external naysayers.
16. Balance Your Nutrition
Become conscious of the food you are taking in on a daily basis. Stick to predominately whole foods throughout the day consisting of things like lean protein, essential fats, and veggies. If you maintain this for quite sometime, take 10-20% of the day to enjoy your favorite treat. I would rather you take in something small than 3 days down the road start overeating or binging on everything you see.
17. Start Tracking
When you are first starting out within your fat loss stage, you want to make sure you are conscious of the food you are eating. Download a calorie tracker on your phone to be aware of the amount of calories you’re taking in each and every day. This doesn’t have to be forever, but if you’re not aware of why you’re not getting results this will help keep everything in check
18. Create Consistent Habits
Look, when you start off the initial change will be challenging. Just make sure to start off at a steady pace and not try to win the race in one week. Keep consistent day by day and create habits that will last.
19. Chew Gum
This might sound ridiculous, but it seriously helps. When chewing gum your body triggers a hormonal response that will trick your brain into thinking that you are actually eating food. As ten to fifteen minutes pass, your urge to devour anything in sight will come to a halt.
20. Maintain the Right Mindset
The process of losing fat and transforming your body can be a process. It will take commitment, persistence , and patience. During your transformation journey, obstacles will occur in your life that will make it challenging for you to keep progressing and you must remain in a positive mindset and block out any negativity that comes your way.
21. Recover Properly
On the days you’re not as active, make sure you to do things like foam rolling, stretching, or light walks to keep active blood flow going.
22. Increase Your Fiber Intake
You want to make sure your keeping your digestive system on track and that your gut can easily break down the nutrients you are putting inside your body. Make sure to shoot for at least 20-30 grams of fiber per day.
23. Hit Your Core 4
> Body, Being, Balance, and Business < This is to ensure that you are keeping balance in all areas of life because if one is off, everything else will drop off as well
24. Simmer Down on the Alcohol
When you are starting off in your fat loss journey you need to make sure to cut back on the booze so that your body can easily mobilize fat from the cells. Your liver won’t be able to oxidize fat and this will your bodies ability to efficiently burn calories.
25.Turn to White Liquor
Tuning into the fact that you should enjoy life and not be a hermit, just stick to the occasional drink that contains white liquor. This will not have as much sugar as say beer or wine. Enjoy yourself, just don’t overdo it.
26. Eat Plenty of Greens
Though eating veggies might not be the most exciting thing in the world it’s important. The extra fiber nutrients contained in veggies is great and there are essential micronutrients that will help support recovery and your bodies immune system.
27. Enjoy the Journey
This might be hard to process, but keep things exciting. If you have been doing the same mundane routine, switch it up. If you have been eating the same foods day in and day out, switch it up. We tend to become complacent in the way we do things, but if your going to transform there’s no since in having an unhappy journey.
Take these tips and start implementing them into your daily strategies so that you can accelerate your fat loss and become leaner
Remember: Do the SIMPLE (more on this in a later post)
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