The mornings are dark, the air is crisp, and holiday season is lurking upon us. That’s not the only thing creeping up…..the dreaded winter weight is fast approaching. No way jose….not this year!! Do you know how simple it is not to gain weight this winter but still enjoy everything you love?? Read on….
Start your morning off with warm green tea.
Green tea is made from un-fermented leaves and reportedly contains the highest concentration of powerful antioxidants called poly-phenols. Antioxidants are substances that fight free radicals — damaging compounds in the body that change cells, damage DNA, and even cause cell death. Many scientists believe that free radicals contribute to the aging process as well as the development of a number of health problems, including cancer and heart disease. Antioxidants such as poly-phenols in green tea can neutralize free radicals and may reduce or even help prevent some of the damage they cause.
Source: Green tea | University of Maryland Medical Center
University of Maryland Medical Center
Clinical studies suggest that green tea extract may boost metabolism and help burn fat. One study found that the combination of green tea and caffeine improved weight loss and maintenance in people who were overweight and moderately obese. Some researchers think that substances in green tea known as catechins are responsible for the herb’s fat-burning effect.
Wear a heart rate monitor.
We overestimate how high our heart rate really increases during exercise. Perceived exertion, where we think we are working harder than we are, is the biggest road block to weight loss. Invest in a heart rate monitor and let the numbers do the talking.
Train your body and your mind to remain on a schedule-with sleeping, eating and exercising.
Your body doesn’t like surprises so when you maintain a rhythm, you will see a physiological response to exercise….which is weight loss.
MOVE!! Weight loss is simple…..this is no rocket science. Calories in minus calories out equals weight gain or weight loss.
Don’t complicate exercise. It doesn’t have to be at a gym or any structured setting. Just move!! An hour workout is ONLY 4% of your day! There is NO excuse not to exercise!
Give yourself a break! Enjoy those favorite foods .
When you enjoy your favorites (in limited quantity), you will get a surge of endorphins that will make you happy and help lower cortisol. Less cortisol means more weight loss. But be sensible!