Winter is almost over and with it the advantage of being able to cover a bit of tummy fat and comfy love handles. Since we associate the spring with cleaning house and bringing in a certain air of freshness it is only smart to do the same with our bodies. Maybe you are not a fan of dieting per se and the idea of giving up your latte is a bit dreadful but when thinking of spring break, beautiful sunny days and trendy shorts so fashionable this spring you have to consider sprucing up your silhouette.
Here are the best tips to keep in mind in order to get back in shape this spring.
Water and more water
We are advised to drink around 8 glasses of water every day in case of any major cleanse. Keep in mind that with the exception of alcohol all liquids are part of that particular amount. Consider adding a morning tea to your diet, some apple juice to your snacking moments, but try and limit yourself to one coffee/ day.
Bad calories in smaller amounts
If you can’t eliminate them altogether, make sure you at least cut back the amount of bad calories you ingest during a day. Cutting not more than 500 calories from your daily diet is the first step to start losing weight, however, cutting more will get the body into starvation mode which will prevent weight loss. Keep in mind that measure is good in all things.
Snack the smart way
Nobody says you have to stick to green celery when you have the munchies. When thinking of diet tips 2013 you should keep in mind 1 serving of fruit and 1 serving of vegetables during one day. Make those servings into a snack and if you crave chocolate let yourself have it, provided you don’t gulp in a whole box.
There is no such thing as losing 10 pounds in 10 days. In 2013 we are advised to diet with our health in mind. Know this : If you don’t like abrupt changes in your life , neither does your body and since our bodies are smarter than us , if we put them through a rough diet they are bound to punish us hanging to the weight we want to shed. So set realistic goals and focus on being healthy. Weight loss will follow for sure.
The 2013 dieting trends also ask for a combination of workout routines. Studies have shown that it’s no point to spend 45 minutes on the elliptical bike inside a gym every day but rather that more effective would be to get up every 20 minutes if you have a sedentary job, take the dog out for a walk in the park, have one day reserved for jogging with friends, join a power yoga club and most importantly have a combination of workouts so your body will be stimulated by change.
Don’t ask for a miracle to look good, be healthy and feel more confident. The 2013 spring diet tips teach us to expect slow but realistic change. If you change something in your routine, make a small alteration to your lifestyle and set smart targets like fitting in a pair of jeans one size smaller in 2 months, things will be easier, more fun and extremely smooth to achieve. A few ideas to keep in mind are don’t eat in front of the TV, don’t eat salad if you crave cake, keep in mind your body needs time off from dieting, get some sleep, if you feel like eating and you just ate focus on something else …like calling a friend and just chat for a few minutes.