5 Weight Loss Tips From a Personal Trainer
Everyone’s body is unique, and losing weight is different for everyone. With so much weight loss information out there, finding the perfect way to lose weight is overwhelming. Thankfully, personal trainers have dedicated their lives to total body health and can give us unique insights on what we should be doing to lose weight. So whether you’re looking to lose 5 pounds or 50, following these weight loss tips will help you along the way.
Hydrate, hydrate, hydrate
Water is the cornerstone of maintaining good health, and staying hydrated can aid you along your weight loss journey. Drinking water can boost your energy and keeps your cravings at bay, both motivating you to go to the gym and keeping you away from unhealthy foods. Try to drink at least eight glasses of water each day to stay hydrated.
Healthy bodies are made in the kitchen
The reality of weight loss is that you can’t out-exercise a bad diet. Food is fuel, and the higher-quality fuel we put into our bodies, the better we feel. High-processed and sugary foods don’t offer our bodies any benefits. Things like donuts and alcohol are empty calories. Choosing healthy foods that are high in lean protein, healthy fats, and whole-grains will give us the fuel our bodies need and make us feel full for longer.
We all get in the mood where we’re suddenly ready to conquer all aspects of our lives in one day. We’re working out twice a day, only eating vegetables, and drinking gallons of water. But for most of us, this routine is unsustainable. It’s too overwhelming to try to change five habits at a time, and we can often get burnt out and quit altogether. That’s why it’s important to make small changes periodically instead of all at once. Once you master one new healthy habit, work towards another. Soon you’ll see how much you’ve transformed without getting stressed.
Weigh yourself correctly
Gaining weight doesn’t happen overnight, and neither does losing it. Our bodies can fluctuate up to five pounds per day no matter what we’re doing. Don’t get discouraged by weighing yourself each day or multiple times throughout the day. You should only weigh yourself once a week. Try to weigh yourself at the same time of day, on the same day, wearing the same clothes. Doing so will help you maintain consistency throughout your weight loss journey and give you more accurate results.
Incorporate weight training
Just doing cardio isn’t going to cut it. If you want to really shed some pounds, incorporating weight training into your workout routine is a must. Start where you’re comfortable and gradually increase weight and repetitions. To be sure that you’re doing the workouts correctly, ask a personal trainer for help. They can also give you a personalized workout plan to maximize weight loss.
Following these five tips will help you see weight loss results in no time. Of course, there are even more tips and tricks for successful weight loss that you’ll only get when working with a personal trainer. The team at Beyond Physical take the guesswork out of weight loss and guarantee results. Call (514) 255-2555 to book your free appointment with a Beyond Physical professional and get started.