Fit Food: How to Lose Weight the Healthy Way

Vegetables and fruits

Fit Food: How to Lose Weight the Healthy Way

Are you a few pounds away from your goal weight? Skip the fad diets and weight loss programs by following these six tips to lose weight the healthy way!

1. Eat Breakfast

Vegetables and fruits

Breakfast truly is the most important meal of the day. By skipping it, your body is tricked into thinking it’s starving. In response, your body slows down your metabolism and increases its insulin response. The next thing you eat will cause your blood sugar to spike and leave you feeling hungry quicker.

2. Focus on Fruits and Vegetables

By eating more fruits and vegetables, you’ll feel satisfied longer, because fiber keeps you full. A study found eating half a grapefruit before meals may help reduce visceral fat and lower cholesterol levels. Other fruits that are the best fruits for fat loss include tart cherries, nectarines, peaches and plums.

3. Take a Break From Soda

Getting rid of liquid sugar like soda and sweet tea is one of the easiest ways to drastically reduce your caloric intake without changing what you eat.

4. Slow Down During Meals

When you eat, it takes time for the food in your stomach to tell your brain that you aren’t hungry. Try setting a timer for 15 minutes and focus on the food in front of you. If you feel like a second helping, wait until the timer goes off before asking yourself if you want more.

working out with dumbells in the gym5. Exercise

In addition to eating well, exercise is an important component of weight loss. The only way to see real changes in your body is to pick a fitness and weight loss program and stick to it. Strength training can help you build lean muscle, which your body must burn calories in order to maintain.

6. Make Sure You Get Enough Sleep

Getting the proper amount of sleep each night should be a priority. And when you don’t, the hormones responsible for regulating your appetite become all over the place. This, in turn, causes you to eat more food than your body actually needs and gain weight.

 

Weight Loss Programs at MTVAC

MTVAC Personal Trainer Patricia Brown helping a member

When you lack gym motivation to train it is normally a thought process of “should I or shouldn’t I?!” Which is torture in itself.

You should remind yourself that you work out to keep your body and, most importantly, your mind strong. There isn’t much that compares to the feeling of completing a session when you didn’t really feel like it in the first place.

And Mount Vernon Athletic Club is here to help! We offer personal training and that’s customizable for maximum results.

Providing a place to focus on being fit and having fun is our mission! Our members enjoy a safe, no intimidation space to be who they really are, and to share that experience with others who care. Don’t believe us? Visit us today to see for yourself and we’ll help you lose weight the healthy way!

You can call (703) 382-1011 – email  iwant2bfit@mtvac.net – or fill out our complimentary 7 day pass and start today!

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