I want to share with you some helpful information that can be implemented in your weight loss strategy immediately. These are some of the fundamentals of weight loss fondly known as Ashley's ABCs of Weight Loss. I've done all the studying for you, so this isn't your typical classroom lesson. You can get right at it!
Save your self from reading this post now and download your FREE 1 page copy of Ashley's ABCs of Weight Loss to read later. This is the document that my clients all refer to at the start their weight loss program with me.
I pulled these tips straight from the content of my Wedding Wellness program for you to have. My clients particularly love how easy they are to follow. They tell me that even on a hectic day - when they feel they’ve completely failed - looking at the list reminds them that there is always something tangible they can do to keep them on track.
Give them a try and see the difference! Enjoy!
Always eat breakfast
After fasting through the night, eating a healthy breakfast balances out your blood sugar. Without breakfast, your blood sugar stays low, which leads to fatigue and coffee and sugar cravings. Indulging in these cravings will cause your blood sugar levels to rise rapidly and drop just as fast, leading to further fatigue, cravings, and weight gain.
Back away from the computer screen
If you’re clicking away on your computer or on social media while you’re eating, then you aren’t paying attention to what you’re putting into your mouth. Put down your technology and your work and check in with how full you feel as you eat.
Chew your food (and slow down)!
Chew each mouthful of food 20 to 30 times. This will enable your body to fill up on less, and it will help with digestion.
Eating while you’re stressed can increase your body’s insulin response and, consequently, lead to fat storage. Take ten deep, relaxing breaths or go for a walk to clear your mind before enjoying your food.
Eat every 3 to 4 hours
Your body starts burning fat stores after about 3 hours, but after 4 hours it may begin to anticipate starvation and conserves fat for energy, rather than burning it.
Find your food rhythm
The body likes routine! Eat regularly so that your body can relax knowing it will be fed and not starve. This will prevent conserving energy stores for fuel, and start burning fat. Relaxation results in better fat burning!
Even if it’s just for a walk. Burning calories and fat with exercise is the key to weight loss.
Have a good night’s sleep
After a poor night’s sleep, you’re tired, cranky, and more likely to crave sweets. Less sleep also means more cortisol floating around your body, which evokes a stress response. Remember: sleep gives your body time to recover and allows you to wake up rested, refreshed, and ready to tackle the day and to accomplish your goals!