Losing just 10 pounds can lower your blood pressure, get your blood sugar back on track and make you feel better. As we get older, it gets harder to lose the weight but with a little will power, it can be done in less than a month.
- Cut out the bad carbs. This includes breads, pastas, potatoes, pastries, crackers, chips and most processed fords. Get your carbs from fresh fruits and vegetables and with fruit, limit intake to once or twice a day at most. Eat all the low carb vegetable you want though. These will help you feel full and they’re packed with nutrients.
- Don’t get your calories from drinks. Cut out fruit juice, soft drinks and limit yourself to one glass of wine or one cocktail per day.
- Eat plenty of protein from things like eggs, lean meats and fish.
- Count your daily calories by using an app like fitness pal. Counting your calories teaches you how to limit portions and know when you’re done eating for the day.
- Limit the hours you eat. Try to have breakfast later in the morning and stop eating after 6pm.
- Drink plenty of water. Get in the habit of always carrying your water bottle with you. Water will rev up your metabolism and help make you feel full.
- Avoid sugar
- Avoid sauces and condiments that are packed with calories and added sugars.
- Do some strength training. Building muscle will burn fat.
- Hold yourself accountable by working with a buddy
Be patient! It doesn’t happen overnight.
Low Carb Veggies:
Broccoli, spinach, cauliflower, and peppers.
Green leafy vegetables such as arugula, broccoli, watercress, Swiss chard, collard greens, kale, spinach and dandelion greens
Red vegetables include raw tomatoes, red onion and red cabbage.
Garlic, chives, radishes, turnips, mushrooms, onions, leeks, cauliflower and scallions fit the category of white vegetables.