Quite by accident, one stressed day I bit into dark chocolate and had my best workout ever up to that point. On many different occasions I confirmed that Dark chocolate gives an amazing boost for the best cardio workout ever! 25g of 60-70% cocoa dark chocolate and I can work at 70% MHR for an hour!
So, I really didn't think this would work and now I am so addicted to this website, I am on it 20 times a day.
When I asked a young woman who had lost 200 pounds how she did it, she said that she treated weight loss like a job. No matter how she felt, she showed up. She showed up at the grocery store to buy the right food, she showed up to track her food, she showed up to walk, etc.
When you're feeling hungry and are fighting the urge to snack, go drink a glass of water. Wait 10-20 minutes, and if you're still hungry, go eat a healthy snack. If the water filled you up, you just saved yourself some calories.
Though I try to carry my liter bottle of water with me everywhere, while on the job I hate having to wind/unwind the bottlecap to make myself drink the water. So I plan to get a bottle which has a straw for drinking. That way I can keep sipping all the water I want to sip.
When I started I could only do 10 minutes on a recumbent bike. Make the best out of that 10 minutes and increase your time each week. I am up to 60 minutes of cardio for each workout session and often add a water aerobics class in after that. Start small because you will see large results.
I drink a big glass of water as soon as I wake up each morning. I learned this tip from fitness expert Denise Austin. The reasoning is that your body has gone without fluid for the last 6-10 hours (however long you sleep) and is dehydrated. It also helps jumpstart your metabolism.
GNC's Be Balanced Calcium Chews in Dulce De Leche rock my world. They are a good substitute for candy and they each contain 600 mg of calcium. And from what I know, everyone can use more Calcium.
I had been losing weight slowly but steadily for a few months. Then when I hit a weight loss Plateau, I really "lost it". I went on a food eating binge for an entire week, and gained 5 pounds back. I was so discouraged. Then I decided that I really needed to be held more accountable. So, I started a...
When I am strength training like using dumbbells I will tune out everything and look my self straight in the eye or at my new figure and this gives me motivation because I can see the determination in my eyes and when I look at the NEW me (Lost 80 pds!) it makes me want to work that much harder