Drink, Drink, Drink – H2O

Pouring A Glass Of WaterWith every weight loss program, the mantra “drink lots of water” seems to be a common thread. There are many reasons diet experts all agree that drinking at least eight full glasses of water aids in reduction. Studies have shown that metabolic rate, as it pertains to calorie burning, may be increased by thirty of forty percent in both men and women for energy expenditures within the first ten minutes of ingesting right ounces of water. The simple solution of keeping yourself feeling fuller is another reason to always have you water bottle close at hand. Hydrating while sweating off those unwanted calories in the gym is another top-ten reason to keep drinking nature’s favorite, H2O.

Cut the Carbs

Variety Of Different BreadsKick your weight reductions efforts into high gear by eliminating carbohydrates for just two weeks and then adding back healthier carb choices over a few short weeks. By eliminating carbohydrates you will significantly alter your body chemistry thereby increasing your metabolic rate and reducing many food cravings. Simply cut all bread, rice potatoes, and pasta. Including on your no-consumption list will be all sugars. Yes that means no ice cream, candy, cookies, cake or sugary sodas and soft drinks. Also stay away from any and all alcohol for these first two weeks as well. Don’t fret, if you desire, after the initial two week period, you can add wine back into your daily repertoire for its healthy benefits. Many individuals report a quick weight loss of seven to fifteen pounds and noticeable reduction in their mid-section within these two weeks.