You want to lose weight for a shindig and right now, you just can’t accept how you look. What can you do? Looking better seems harder when you’ve passed the age of 30. Well, there’s a fat-torching plan that will subtract some pounds off your body quickly, and without starvation, bizarre supplements, or cutting out entire food groups. How? It’s all about small sacrifices combined with specific techniques. And, rather than going for a one-size-fits-all regimen, you figure out that you’re more likely to stick to the plan if you pick the eating and exercise strategies that’ll fit your lifestyle. If you feel more ambitious, push yourself just a bit further.
Just don’t forget to drink a whole lot of water. A sports or energy drink, fruit smoothie, or light beer contains about 100 calories per serving. Yet, these beverages don’t satisfy you the way 100 calories of food does. So, they’re a waste. Other liquids may be high in sodium and carbohydrates, which trick your body into retaining water, puffing you out. Water on the other hand, has zero calories and carbs and little to no sodium, making it the perfect slim-down drink. And strangely, it helps flush out excess water weight as well as jump-starts your metabolism. If it’s just too boring, add lemon wedges or mint leaves.
For a while, ban white bread or pasta from your diet. Cutting out all white grain products will instantly slim you down, because the simple carbs in these foods cause bloating, especially around your belly area. Simple carbohydrates wreak havoc on your weight because they’re digested very quickly, leaving you hungry and more likely to overeat later on. To go a step further, instead of replacing them with healthier yet still bloat-triggering wholegrain bread products, substitute vegetables for the week. This way, a chicken sandwich becomes a chicken salad, and chips and dip turn to carrots and dip. The complex carbs from vegetables are digested more slowly. And because veggies are mostly water, they also help flush out excess water weight.
Also, think about the clothes you wear. Some cuts are more flattering than others. Remember, just because you’re bigger does not mean that you also have to wear loose clothing. You’re not hiding your bulges by doing this. Instead, you’re telling people that you don’t feel good about your body. You need to wear your skin with pride. When you have that certain confidence, people will look at your glow, not the body that you’re trying to hide. Of course, this isn’t to say that you can stop trying to live a healthier life. Go on and strive for that body you’ve always wanted. While you’re at it, do things that make you feel good about yourself. Check out tips on what to wear for your body type. There are many magazines that actually offer great advice. Enhance your strong features so people will look at that instead of the things you’re insecure with. Try it and see if you get more compliments this way.