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Abs are Made in the Kitchen, Not the Gym: Wedding Weight loss
Did you know that diet is the most important aspect when aiding in losing weight? Both are very important; however, eating the right balance of fats, proteins, and carbohydrates is essential to building muscle,
shedding fat, and slimming down for the big day. So, get started on your wedding weight loss today!
We suggest making small changes over time rather than going cold turkey with a diet. You are much more apt to cheating and failure if you treat it as a punishment rather than a lifestyle. If you can start with six steps to creating a better physique, here are our list toppers in matter of importance:
cut out store bought treats (i.e. junk food!)
cut way back on white flour and refined sugar
add healthy fats to diet such as nuts, avocados, and coconut oil
track calories to make sure food consumption is less than
calories burned in exercise
add more lean protein to diet such as lean chicken, fish, and Greek yogurt
increase water intake and cut out sugary drinks Figuring out your caloric needs without exercise is the first step.
Here is a quick trick from Fitness Guru, trainer, and model, Jamie Eason.
Multiply your goal weight by 10. Example: 130 pounds x 10 = 1,300 calories. This is the bare minimum amount of calories your body needs just to survive.
Consider your activity level. If you’re sedentary, add 300-400 calories to the bare minimum number. If you weight train on a regular basis, add 400-700 calories. If you’re extremely physically active on a daily basis then add 800-1000 calories.
Example: 1,300 calories (bare minimum) + 700 (for weightlifters) = 2,000 calories.
Remember, these need to be CLEAN calories. Jamie Eason also recommends eating 5-6 small meals per day. So if you’re eating 1,800 calories a day divide that by 6. Your meals should roughly be around 300 calories. Think Greek yogurt with fresh fruit, and almonds or apple with almond butter. A great tool to track your eating habits is with sites like My Fitness Pal. This app seems to have the best balance of pre-loaded meals, takeout, and chains. Although, we aren’t highly recommending you eat out all that often. Speaking of which, cooking from scratch or cooking light is the best way to handle portion control and butter/fat intake. Some wonderful, low-fat/low-calorie, nutrient dense sites include:
Get friends involved and your wedding weight loss journey will be easy! Don’t sweat the small stuff, and keep it in perspective.