It’s summer time!
Which means pool parties, vacations, lots of food, many of us celebrate with a beer or cocktail, and a whole lot of sun bathing. What it doesn’t leave a lot of time for is working out.
I know many of us stop working out during this season & dread going back to the gym or that workout class we used to do almost daily. We all wait till the kids go back to school and our schedules go back to normal.
But don’t fret! There are other ways you can lose weight during this summer season without having to workout!
WHHAAAAA you say? Oh yes, there are other factors when it comes to staying fit. I highlighted the top 10 ways below.
Cold water. Jumping in the cold ocean or taking a cold shower makes your body work harder to stay warm. This causes you to burn more calories but it also boosts your immune system, your metabolism, helps reduce inflammation in your body, and puts you in a better mood. To learn more about cold water immersion you can CLICK HERE.
Intermitten fasting. This type of eating happens when you only allow yourself to eat during certain hours of the day. In essence, instead of eating 3-4 meals a day with a few hours in between, you only eat about 2 larger meals in less time. It helps you lose weight, keep the weight off, and many times helps reduce body fat as well. To learn more on this one CLICK HERE.
Sleep 7 – 8 hours a night regularly. Wait? Sleep. THAT’S your tip? YEP! I’ll tell you why. Without adequate sleep you hold more stress in your body which causes your body to hold on to more, creating more fat cells in and around your body. Sleep is a major way your body recovers from stress, injury, sickness, sore muscles, everything. Without it, your body starts to shut down and becomes unhealthy. To read on and see why lack of sleep makes you crave sweets CLICK HERE.
Walking daily. With fit bits and smart watches it’s becoming easier to see how many steps we take in a day but before, we didn’t realize how much we used to move. Our lifestyle is getting more and more sedentary which is why now, more than ever, it’s important to move more. Walking daily boosts your metabolism, your energy, and your mood. In my program The Body Guide coming soon I use walking as one of the options you can do for a quick workout. It’s that important. How you move isn’t the most important thing, it’s that you move in general. So get to stepping!
Drop the bread. My pastry lovers hate this one (I’m one of them) but bread these days is not the same kind of bread your grandma ate. Our breads are packed with sugar and fillers many times. There are so many other foods you could eat to replace the use of bread like sweet potatoes, rice, quinoa, potatoes, cous cous even. Except for special occasions, put down the bread my friend.
Switch the booze (beer vs. vodka). You know the term “beer belly” right? It didn’t get it’s name from a guy who has a six pack. The terms refers to the over weight belly rolls. Thats because beer has a high calorie count with an average of 150 calories per beer and abut 14 grams of carbs. A healthier option is vodka. vodka only has about 75 calories and no extra carbs or sugar. It’s ranked the highest for many dieters and I drank it when I was on my fitness model program. So when you’re celebrating, switching what your celebrating with could help you keep a few pounds off too. To learn more CLICK HERE.
Saunas. Awe saunas, there’s nothing like sitting in a heated wooden room for a few minutes while you sweat profusely. Saunas can help you to lose those extra few pounds of water weight right before you’re about to head out for the evening. It will leave you refreshed and lighter after sweating all those toxins and extra water out of your body. Just be sure to rehydrate yourself before you go out partying that night. This is not to be used regularly, only if you want an extra boost of calories expenditure and energy for the night.
Fasting for 3-5 days. This is similar to the intermittent fasting technique except you don’t eat for a few days. I have personally done this a couple times and though it is hard, it does have some cool health benefits. It regenerates your immune system, reduces inflammation in your body (or you could just take CBD for that one), helps generate new brain cells interestingly enough, and yes it will help you lose weight. I lost seven pounds the last time I did it and as long as you eat healthy afterwards you can keep it off.
Don’t eat sugar. Ever. no seriously, it’s addicting (I am addicted too) and your body has to work extra hard to metabolize it. Most of the time your body isn’t able to get rid of all of it so it stores it (can you guess where?) in your body creating more fat cells. Sugar is also the number one food for cancer cells, not to freak you out. So yea, stop eating sugar.
Have more sex. Not really sure I need to explain this one too much but having sex with your significant other burns calories, boosts metabolism and mood, and makes for a healthy relationship and body. You not only lose weight, you release endorphins making you feel happy and less stressed. Doesn’t that sound nice?
There you have it! 10 ways to lose weight this summer that doesn’t require you to go to the gym.If you do any of these tag me on your social media so I can see!…except the last one, I don’t want to see that lol
I hope this helps and I will connect with you again soon!