Jump start your metabolism and attack belly fat with these five easy steps to reach your weight loss goals and lifestyle change.
Step 1: Do the math. Add up the calories you burn!
How do you know how much to eat? First, you need to know how many calories you burn. Go to the AIM website and calculate your Basal Metabolic Rate or BMR. This will show you how many calories you need to maintain your weight. Consume less than this to lose weight.
Start keeping a food journal. Those who do have lost twice as much weight as those who did not. Keep track of all the food you are consuming each day. Determine where those highly processed foods are creeping into your day, and give them the boot.
Step 2: Cleanse your body of all the nasty chemicals.
We have abused our bodies over years of eating highly processed foods that have little to no nutrition and are high in carbohydrates that, in excess, help to pack on the pounds and preservatives.
Take AIM Herbal Fiberblend for one to two weeks to cleanse the colon of toxins, to improve digestion, and remove any water weight and built up waste.
Step 3: Eat protein all day!
To get our metabolism started again, we have to eat. It sounds backwards, but most people with slow metabolisms don’t eat often enough.
Everyday should start with protein within one hour after waking.
Mix in blender until smooth and enjoy!
Spread protein consumption throughout the day, including snacks, lunch, and dinner. We should be eating five small meals per day to improve our metabolism. Think about the protein that you are consuming—is it high in fat as well as cholesterol? We want to target high protein and low calories like fowl, fish, eggs, and beans, and limit red meats like beef.
Drink another AIM smoothie at lunch or as a mid-day snack to increase protein intake and prevent hunger cravings.
Step 4: Get off the couch and move!
To keep weight off in the long term and to see quicker results we need to exercise.
Target twenty minutes per day, but ensure that it’s something you enjoy. If you choose an exercise that you will dread, then it won’t last. Have a friend join you. Walking twenty minutes while discussing the events of the day with a friend or family member makes exercising fun, and time will fly by quickly. You may find yourself walking for thirty to forty minutes without a second thought.
Another benefit to exercise is that you can eat more food without gaining weight! By exercising, you are burning calories and also increasing your BMR, which in turn increases your metabolism.
Step 5: Tell everyone!
Losing weight without support is very difficult, if not impossible. Most of us turn to food when we struggle with stress or anxiety. By telling friends and family members about your goals you create a support group which you can rely on, instead of food.
Being accountable to others creates a stable foundation for weight loss. This also creates incremental rewards by sharing small successes with your support group, plus you build self confidence and motivation to continue with your goal to lose weight.