Our program is not a diet — or a rigorous exercise program. (Nobody can stick to those for long.)
Instead, it’s a simple way to make weight loss a natural part of the life you already live. And guess what? It’s fun!
You just adopt some tricks naturally lean people do. Pick the ones you like, stick with them, and you’ll slim down and tone up — for good! I’ll be doing a number of these in different handouts so make sure you keep them all.
1. Wake-up workout This is a pretty good one. When your eyes open, sit up slowly without using your hands. With legs straight out, lean forward until you feel a gentle stretch in your back and hamstrings. Hold; then, using your abs, lower yourself flat. Rest and repeat two more times. Doing this simple little exercise… strengthens your core. And best of all it… Burns 10 calories
2. Add some protein The more you eat earlier on, the less you eat as the day wears on, research has shown. So after your hard-boiled egg or a part-skim mozzarella cheese stick to keep you feeling full — eat a protein bar, but be choosy about the kind you buy. That way the more protein you eat, the more you stay away from that pre-lunch brownie. When you’re hungry, grab a piece of chicken or a hard boiled egg. I like to make up about four or five hard boiled eggs, then have them in the refrigerator when I get hungry. Oh and make sure you’re drinking plenty of water. Saves 200 (or more)
3. Balance booster While you brush your teeth, alternate standing on one leg as you switch mouth quadrants (every 30 seconds). Balancing on one leg develops your core muscles and may even be good for your brain. Doing this will help you burn more calories. I’ve found out that doing this will help you… Burn 10 more calories
4. Be a ballerina As your coffee drips, stand sideways, put one hand on the counter, and lift the outside leg straight out in front of you, keeping it extended. With upper body straight, hold for a few seconds and move it to the side; hold and extend it behind you. Do five to ten times on each leg. Tones outer thighs, hip flexors and quadriceps. Burns 10 These are just some of the little tips that you can use to stay active, feel better and lose weight. I’ll be giving you more in the next handout.