Tuesday, 18 December 2012

Ways to get Slim

By Colby Urban


There are two methods that need to be performed together in order for you to get slim, and that is exercise and dieting. Without these two it is pointless to try to slim down unless you starve yourself. Consistency is the most important strategy you should be striving for when trying to lose weight, as without consistency, you are more likely to gain weight instead of losing it!

The Diet Regime

Drinking at least one glass of water before every meal is an important strategy. Water in your belly you will feel more full and therefore reduce your appetite, which in turn means you eat less. Therefor you can have smaller portion sizes containing only healthy, low fat ingredients. Feel free to eat fish and turkey because they are healthy, but only eat lean red meats and chicken.

Be sure to add in plenty of green vegetables and fruits. These will supply the essential vitamins and minerals that your body needs to function correctly. Also, the fiber in them will make you feel fuller for longer. A healthy running body means an increase in metabolism!

Workout Plan to Get Lean

Perform plenty of strength building workouts such as weights. Just 15 minutes a day of weight training, five days a week will help you slim down plenty. Add in toning exercises such as crunches and sit-ups, plus some high intensity dumbbell workouts. This is the best method of really trimming down and getting the figure you want quickly. The increase in muscle mass you gain from these exercises will also burn more fat throughout the day. It's like exercising when you aren't exercising!

Cardio Exercises

You need to perform plenty of cardio exercises such as running, cycling and jumping rope. This type of exercise will immediately burn off a large amount of calories. An example of a workout routine could be to do 15 mins of cardio, 15 mins of weight training, then add in some bodyweight exercises including situps and crunches. If you commit to doing this 5 times per week then weight loss is almost guaranteed!

Make sure you keep yourself hydrated during these sessions to counter the loss through sweat. Sports drinks are ok to consume straight after a workout to replace lost electrolytes, but not for the rest of the day.

Patience is required early on to start seeing results on your body and the scale. Make sure you stick to your plan. Success is not far off!




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