A healthy way to lose weight!!
You don't have to starve yourself to lose weight; in fact, you shouldn't. Check out this article for some tips on how to diet, control your metabolism, and lose the right amount of weight in a short period of time, the healthy way.
-Instead of the traditional 3 meals a day, eat 5 to 6 smaller meals a day.
-Avoid chocolate, cake, brownies, potato chips, ice cream, or any junk food.
-Never starve yourself. It shuts down your metabolism, makes you feel woozy, tired, and makes you hungrier. It also can affect your teeth, causing them to be sticky and full of plaque.
-Eat plenty of fruits and vegetables, especially if you feel like snacking or for dessert.
-Aim to eat 'good carbs' (which have a low glycemic index such as brown rice, oats, wholewheat bread and wholewheat pasta. Try not to have carbs after 5pm as any unused carbs will likely be stored as fat overnight, negating your morning bike session.
-Don’t forget about exercising! When trying to lose weight, some people can get so wrapped up in cutting calories and portion sizes that they forget about the importance of exercise. If it's hard to start an exercise routine, use Monday as the day to recommit. Take part in a Monday Mile, enroll in a fitness class, or make a schedule to exercise for the week. Healthy Monday is a national non-profit public health campaign that encourages people to use Monday as the day for all things healthy.
-Consider using "High Intensity Interval Training"
-Maintain a steady intake of protein - aim for a minimum of 'your body weight in pounds' (in grams) o protein- if you would lke to build a bit of muscle, double that, and begin some weight training - this will supercharge your metabolism and greatly increase your body's fat-burning ability.
-Go on the exercise bike for 20 minutes and on the treadmill for a half hour daily. Morning is the best time, because it burns your calories, but do it after breakfast.
-Alternatively, go on the bike immediately after waking up, as you have had no food in your sytem all night, and therefore the first place your body will get energy from is the fat stores (not the muscles because you are using them) - bear in mind that after the bike, wait about 20 mins and eat a solid breakfast so your body knows you are not starving (this will be detrimental to the cause).
-Wake up at a normal hour like 7:00, or 8:00 or 9:00 if you are pushing it. Go to bed before midnight--your body needs at least 8 hours of sleep to function the right way
-Eat breakfast each morning. Eating something in the morning gets your metabolism going and prevents you from binge eating later in the day.
-Drink plenty of water and cut down on carbonated beverages, particularly those with a lot of sugar. Try to not drink any soda.