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.

Find a diet and exercise plan that meets your lifestyle

Finally, one of the most important components to getting rid of the extra added winter weight is to find a diet and exercise plan that will work with and adapt well to your lifestyle, so that you can get started with ease and keep the regimen for a lifetime. There would be no reason to choose a diet which calls for mega amounts of beef, chicken or pork if you are a strict vegetarian. Nor would you choose an exercise routine which calls for three of aquatic laps if you are deathly afraid of the water.

Set Realistic Goals

Whether you’re ready to shed some pounds or tighten and tone up, know what you are capable of and then set weekly goals. Running a half marathon (13.2 miles) by February, after sitting on the couch for the last few years isn’t realistic. If a road race is on your “to do” list for this year, start with 1 mile and increase your distance  weekly. As for losing weight, fifteen pounds per week may not be a goal easily attainable, but two to five pounds a week sure is.

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Burn it Up…And Take it Off!

Take the “work” out of “workout” by developing a fitness plan with moves that are fabulous, fantastic and fun.  With more options than ever you are sure to burn calories and lose weight reaching your fitness goals, YOUR WAY.