Chris Freytag is a nationally recognized health and wellness expert, ACE health coach, personal trainer, author, speaker and a Bulugan just like you!
Exercise In The Morning.
When you exercise in the morning, it energizes you for the rest of the day, giving your metabolism a jump start and keeping it elevated for hours. Choose a form of exercise you love so you will want to do it when you wake up. You will feel better about your entire day when you do something early for your body and mind.
Drink More Water.
Follow the "double eights" rule for water consumption. Drink eight, eight ounce glasses of water each day. Some people mistakenly think that drinking too much water will make them gain weight and feel bloated, but the reverse is actually true. Water flushes out your system, aids in digestion and helps you feel full.
Change Your Workouts And Mix It Up.
In order to maximize your results, try changing up your normal workout in duration, intensity or in workout type. If you normally walk, try jogging. Convince a friend to go rollerblading, take a Pilates class or try a new fitness DVD. Try something new like a Zumba class or spinning. Surprising your body often leads to results.
Give Yourself Motivation.
Receiving a Bulu Box each month is a great reminder to stay on top of your health goals. You can also try out a theme or phrase to keep you on track. It doesn't have to be anything you share publicly; it's just a little reminder to get you going. Maybe you deem the month "Momentum May" or maybe it's a simple phrase like "Yes, you can!" Just come up with something that gets you moving toward your goal!
Be Calorie Savvy.
We all know we need to create a calorie deficit to lose weight. Every extra pound represents 3,500 over consumed calories. Although this is simplified, to lose one pound, you need to create a 3,500 calorie deficit. Calorie needs vary according to height, weight and physical activity. Most people can lose weight by reducing their daily caloric intake to 1,500-1,600 calories and incorporating exercise. Always choose quality calories - foods that will nourish your body.
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