Lose weight before you join college
Picture for a moment what if it would be like if you were not carrying that extra body weight. Imagine how you'd feel if your body no more stores fat and instead you burn off all that extra fat on autopilot. Just picture how joyous life would be without the extra belly fat.
The good news is that dreaming about getting rid of body fat isn't just a fantasy - it CAN happen.
And all you have to do to lose weight is take some specific planned action.
Here's how ...
The 10 steps action plan
I can understand how you must feel if you are over weight and it seems you can never go through the so called transformation.
Remember, it is not difficult to lose weight and neither it is more difficult for you.
If I can do it then anyone can too, and I was never a strong willed person ...
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1 - Avoid Weight Loss Scams
This is useful tip mostly for you girls who are more vulnerable to scammy and tricky advertisements and false promises. The older you get the better you will be in avoiding scams like this but till now do the due diligence.
While many products in the market are scammy and overhyped, but there are really some great products too. You should try to find the plan which is best suited for you, not all plans work for everyone. I will try to recommend few of my best choices at the end.
Avoiding scams is easy, you need to get educated. Learn the science and math behind weight loss. Learn about the myths, learn how the food you consume affect your body.
Did you know only controlling carbs can help you lose 6-7 lbs in couple of weeks times, but is that fat? no thats the water weight you shed first then you burn execess fat.
The more you learn, better you will be in avoiding falling pray to scams and find the best suited plan for yourself.
Note: Nevermind getting scammed few times, happens to all of us and that also leads you to the gold nugget which can chaneg your life forever.
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2 - Understand HUNGER
This is very tricky, and many of us do not handle hunger well because all of us find pleasure in eating which soon leads to overeating.
Know that, if you are over weight then not all of your hormones and organs are functioning optimally which is obvious. So the hunger is most often due to the sugar fluctuation or dehydration or simply habitual triggers.
Stop feeding your hunger especially with suagr/junk, and instead wait on it.
It is highly possible that you are not hungry but dehydrated, body signals 'hunger' if it is dehydrated, many a times.
If you feel hungry at odd times-
- Drink couple of glasses of water and give yourself 10 minutes, most of the time you will lose the hunger
- Chew a sugar free gum, this will distract your brain and relieve your stress and might curb the hunger
- Opt for zero calorie snacks, like munch few cucumber slices
3 - Drink Water lots and lots of it
This is probably the most simple yet most effective way to lose weight. Our body stores 3 grams of water for every 1 gram of carbohydrates that we consume.
So mostly you are carrying at least 5 - 8 lbs of water weight, if you drink atleast a gallon of water daily you will attain a state of super hydration where your body has no need to store water.
In addition, keeping yourself super hydrated will help you improve metabolism also help in smooth bowel movements.
Drinking enough water thorough out the day has many benefits, like better skin, strong immune system infact it is one thing you can never over do with.
So go girls, drink a gallon a day and let me know how good you feel just after a week.
The best way to start your day with at least 2 - 4 glasses of water, it is also known and Japanese Water Therapy.
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4 - Sleep more
You wonder how sleeping more can help, well when I say more i do not mean you should sleep all day long but at least get the full quota thats advised for a human body i.e. 7-8 hours.
If you lack sleep then your body gets stressed, which in turn increases your stress hormones known as Cortisol.
Now, increased cortisol levels affects your insulin levels and that effects your body by gaining weight.
I can understand you have the parties to attend and studies to be completed, but still health is wealth try to figure out a schedule where your body gets enough sleep that it deserves.
5 - Cut down Carbs and Sugars
Excess carbs and sugar is the culprit you are over weight at the first place, in addition to that it causes bloating. Doing a carb detox is advisable as it will help your body hormones to get stable and you will get out of the Fat storing mode.
You will shed excess water weight, and help stabalize your insulin.
You will see, there are healthy carb alternatives which keeps you satiated for longer period and does not trigger weight gain.
6 - Say "no" to Bloating
You know the feeling. Sometimes, after you eat a heavy meal, you just feel like a whale. You don't want to move. Believe it or not, it could be related to the amount you chew your food.
You feel bloated because you are, and when you don't chew your food well enough, more of it winds up getting converted to fat. Make it as easier for your body to digest your food.
7 - Drink " Belly fat Burning Water"
You may already know that you should drink about 8 cups of water a day. This tip is even better, though. Simply add the following ingredients to a pitcher, then fill it with water, and drink one pitcher of this stuff a day:
- 1 Teaspoon of ginger(grated)
- 1 medium sized cucmber, sliced into thin slices
- 1 lemon, sliced into thin slices
- A dozen small mint leaves
Not only will this help you lose weight (especially around your belly), you'll find that drinking this concoction also boosts your metabolism (the ginger is what does this), and helps you digest your food more easily, which ties in with the point about bloating that I explained above.
8 - Eat more fresh fruit and vegetables
Not only will you get plenty of natural sugars when you eat fresh fruit, but you won't overload your body. The problem with eating sugar in other forms is that you get the sugar without the fiber.
That essentially overloads your body with more sugar than it needs, and since it can't do anything with the amount you're giving it all at once, it stores it as as fat, especially around your middle.
Fresh fruit is different though. Since it's high in fiber, your body has to work harder to digest it. That means instead of getting a massive dose of sugar, you're getting small amount, spaced out over several hours as your body digests it.
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9 - Get up earlier in the morning
This trick doesn't take any time at all - in fact, it gives you MORE time.
A lot of people think that you have to spend tons of time doing exercise designed to focus on your gut if oyu want to burn fat. Watch the below video and you will know this is not the case.
However, it's true that exercise does matter if you want to accelerate your results and shed unwanted pounds more quickly. But too many of us tell ourselves that there just isn't enough time in the day to cram in some exercise.
So this is one of the purposes of getting up earlier - to kill that excuse!
Start tomorrow by setting your alarm for 20 minutes earlier than usual.
The moment you roll out of bed, throw on some sweats and spend 20 minutes walking around the block as many times as you can manage, in that 20 minute span.
The key is to force your body to get MOVING as soon as you wake up. If you stop to think about what you're doing, you'll make excuses and find reasons to crawl back under the covers.
Or, to reach your phone and start checking emails. Or Facebook.
It's best to get this 20 minutes of exercise in as soon as you wake up, and before your body can protest about it.
10 - Spice it up
If you love spicy food already then you will love this one. Simply add some spice to the meal and you're about to enjoy. Cayenne pepper, chilli peppers or chilli powder, turmeric, these all raise your body's metabolism, allowing you to burn more calories, more quickly, which increases the rate at which your body burns unwanted fat.
You just discovered how to shed those extra pounds you piled up during your school years. And that means you can now get sexy and skinny before you join college.
However, a word of warning - just knowing how to shed extra pounds isn't going to get you lean and pretty.
That's because the key is that you need to take action on what you just learned. And that's why I encourage you to make plan of action, and then start implementing them right away. Because sooner you do, the sooner you'll see results.
I have seen most of my clients and readers fail to lose weight not because they are not sincere or doesn't want to put the effort. It is only because they do not have a well laid action plan, a simplified approach to a complex problem.
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