Friday, July 1, 2011

7 Tips To Getting You in Killer Shape

at 1:40 AM
Practice these 7 Tips to losing weight and getting in the best shape of your life and you can't go wrong! Most people know that if they eat healthy, eat less, and exercise more than they will get in shape. Well here I spell it out for you in 7 ways that have helped countless clients of mine achieve their fitness goals. As long as you can get 70% improvement with all 7 tips then you cannot go wrong.

Tip #1: Cut Your Carbs

Start by cutting white potatoes, white rice, white pasta and away you go to a leaner you. Choose 1 meal per day to go without carbs and try to keep those unwanted lbs. at bay. Breakfast: Breakfast seems to be the time that most people load up on carbs from pancakes, toast, pastries and so on. This is the best meal to skip out on the carbs and load up on the protein. The no-carb trick works best with this meal so stick more to the eggs, lean meats, and indulge in a side of fruit. Lunch: It is easy to go carbless with a salad. So think of veggies as fiber and again stay away from the breads and so on. Salad can be so filling and satisfying that you won't even miss the bread. Dinner: This meal can be the hardest to go carbless never the less you want to try to stick with veggies and lean meats.

Tip #2: Be Active

There are 168 hours in one week. Try to devote just 3-5 hours per week for exercise. Make a conscious effort to be active everyday. Whether it is biking, swimming, working out, golfing, climbing stairs, there is no shortage of exercises that you can do inside or outside the home so make it a point to set at least 30 minutes per day to be active. Take the stairs when you can, park across the parking lot for a longer walk to the shopping mall, or go to the library and check out an exercise DVD. Remember that anytime is a good time to exercise.

Tip #3: Prepare You're Own Meals

Eat out less, and make your own meals. Not only can you save money in this way but you save countless calories that store as fat in your body. When you make your own meals you know exactly what is going in to them. Eat whole foods at home and avoid the fast food trap. If you do eat out then ask the waiter or waitress to bring you a to-go box. Take half of your meal and place it safely into the box before you even begin to eat. This gives you no choice but to eat a healthy portion. Ask for the lunch-sized entrée. And no...you don't have to eat everything on your plate.

Tip #4: Refrain From Late Night Eating

One of the easiest tips for preventing weight loss is to simply stop eating at least 3 hours before you hit the sack. So skip that late night indulgence and wake up looking great and feeling a tighter mid section.

Tip #5: Eat Healthy and Drink Water

The less you pull for unhealthy foods, the less you crave them and the more you reach for healthy foods, the stronger the pull gets for them. Bringing along your own healthy snacks to work and keeping them at home programs your life to pull for you when your weak so don't keep "junk food" around. If it isn't there than you can't eat it. Fresh fruit, nuts, protein bars, veggies and low fat crackers are a good healthy start. By filling up on these healthy snacks between meals you will end up eating less when faced with a less-than-healthy choice. And remember to drink plenty of water because sometimes we mistake hunger for thirst. Keep a bottle of water around you at all times.

Tip #6: Stay Away from Fried Foods

While this is always good advice to follow, it is even more important when you are looking to drop weight and feel great. Eating fried foods can not only make you fat but can make you at higher risk for high cholesterol levels, diabetes, high blood pressure and the list goes on. A gram of fat contains 9 calories as compared to the 4 calories that proteins and carbohydrates carry - so you can see that consuming fried foods will drastically increase your caloric intake.

Tip #7: Hire a Personal Trainer or Fitness Expert

This person can give you all of the tools and tips to get in the best shape, in the shortest, amount of time, and in a fun and effective way.

Practice these 7 tips and the only thing that you have to lose is those stubborn unwanted lbs.

Armando Gutierrez has helped thousands of people in Torrance, Hermosa Beach, Redondo Beach, Manhattan Beach,and all of the surrounding cities lose literally thousands of pounds since 1995. He has developed a weight loss system using nutrition and exercise to achieve amazing results with his thousands of clients.

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