Control Your Weight This Winter

Control Your Weight This Winter

Combination of cold weather, shorter days, holidays, and layered outfits makes it quite easy to hide those extra kilos.  So, we want to make sure that you know how to stay skinny and stay in fabulous, bikini body shape all winter long in order to avoid all that unnecessary stress when the warmer months arrive.  Together with a trusted, state of the art workout and nourishing diet, our tips below will show you how to stay skinny all season long.

1. Full Plate Veggies

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Fill up on vegetables as they are satisfying, low calorie, and have little to no sugar.  Additionally, vegetables are filled with nutrients, antioxidants, and vitamins that our bodies need for survival and optimum health!

2. Maintain Posture

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Practice good posture and tone abs + butt during the day while you sit at your desk or when you’re driving.  Think about tucking in your pelvis and sitting up straight and you will be firming your tough spots all day long, without the gym!

3. Avoid Sugar

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Eliminate sugar as much as possible! Sugar is 50% fructose and when ingested into the body, turns to fat immediately. Think before you’re about to grab for that cookie, candy bar, or even dried fruit, think again.

4. Vegetable over Fruits

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Choose vegetables over fruit as fruit is filled with sugar and you know what sugar does. Veggies, on the other hand, have little to no sugar and are high in fiber — ideal for weight loss and satisfaction.

5. Beauty Sleep

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Get enough sleep! Skimping on sleep sets your brain up for bad decisions.  When you’re tired, your sleep-deprived brain may have trouble saying no to poor food choices.

6. Say No to Packaged Food

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Don’t use pre-packaged salad dressings as they are filled with preservatives and low quality oils e.g. Sunflower, Canola, Vegetable, and Soybean Oil.  Try making your own salad dressing from scratch so you know exactly what you’re eating.

7. Include Soup

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Eat soups that are filled with vegetables and cooked in broth as they are low calorie, high fiber, and very filling.  Beware of cream-based soups, high-sodium, and high sugar content. e.g. tomato soup.  Lastly don’t buy canned soups, make your own.

8. Eat Healthy

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Stock your fridge and pantry with healthy, nourishing foods.  Do not bring anything into your kitchen that you wouldn’t want to eat in order to avoid temptation

9. Workout

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You need to burn fat layer by layer, involve yourself in short burst of exercises instead of all those crunches. Do exercises that engage multiple muscle groups and work your cardiovascular system. Try planking, where you hold yourself in a push-up position, resting your forearms on the ground. Try 3 or 4 sets of holding for 30 seconds each. Getting up and moving throughout the day by going for walks will also help.

10. Stay hydrated

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Carry a glass water bottle with you during the day and refill it when possible.  You won’t drink the water if it’s not in front of you.  Try to choose alkaline water as it is an antioxidant and converts free radicals in the body into oxygen.