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Over the years, I have read thousands of hours worth of research and hundreds of articles on how to lose weight. After reading, trying, and finding out the real dos and don'ts of getting healthy, losing weight, and getting fit, I'm putting it all in one place! This is the first time in my 4 years of running my Half of Gabby blog where I list, in one article, every single bit of advice and all the weight loss tips that have helped me successfully lose all of my weight. Over the years I've been asked countless times 'How did you lose the weight?' Well folks, this is it. This is how I lost my weight. I continue to use these weight loss tips on a daily basis to maintain my weight, stay in good health, and stay fit. I'm hoping you'll read some tips that you haven't heard before as well as find some inspiration that will truly help you in your journey. I'm pulling for each and every one of you! Sexy bitches unite!
I wanted to start with this category because for me the biggest hurdle I had to overcome was to finally stop looking at losing weight and getting healthy as a pain in the ass. I always looked at 'diets' (which you should never go on btw) as torture. Getting healthy doesn't have to be a bad experience. Getting healthy will be the best thing you ever do for yourself. It may even save your life. Don't look at it as something you dread. Look at it as a privilege. Do you have any idea how many people would do anything to be able to get their health back? I bet you do. I bet you know someone, care about someone, or may have even lost someone to illness and disease. This is your chance to get healthy, to live longer, and to really learn to love the life you've been given.
And yes, to also like the way your ass looks in the mirror ;)
- 3 workouts that are balls to the wall
- 3 workouts that make you sweat (but lower impact)
- 1 rest day
Yes. I'm serious.
Studies have shown that drinking coffee before a workout increases fat burning AND burns more calories. The best part? This increased fat and calorie burning not only happens during your workout, but for three more hours after your done! Woo Hoo! More coffee? I'm in.
Now if this doesn't make me your favorite person of the day, I don't know what will! Drink up that java, my sexy peeps!
2. Don't go to bed on an empty stomach.
Once your body goes without food for 10-12 hours, it starts gearing up its troops and preparing for a famine.
Starvation mode not only prevents you from losing weight, but it will store everything you eat directly into your fat cells! Yes, you read that right.
You are going 19 HOURS WITHOUT EATING! Can you imagine how hard (and scary!) that is for your body everyday?
Um, hello... you're body thinks it's literally starving. Everything you eat is getting dumped directly into your fat cells.
If you're in a hurry and absolutely have no time to make eggs, eat something! When I'm in a super rush, I rely on my Coffee Breakfast Smoothie. I get my caffeine and protein in one fell swoop. Easy peasy!
Your body needs water to do its job and it's going to need even more if you're exercising and sweating like a beast everyday. It doesn't care that you want to lose weight. If you want to squeeze that ass into a little pair of jeans, you better get to slurping!
Lemons have a ton of other health benefits as well. Lemons help balance our pH levels, aid in digestion, clear up skin, promote healing, boost the immune system, can help fight stress and depression, and even freshen breath.
"The only impossible journey is the one you never begin." ~Anthony Robbins
Losing weight doesn't have to be a battle. But it does have to be a process and processes take time. It took you a long time to settle into your unhealthy habits and gain weight. It's going to take time to reverse all of that. But it's okay. Time will pass quickly whether you get healthy or not. Believe me, as miserable as you might think it'll be to dig deep and work hard to lose your weight, it's far more miserable living life stuck in a body that's unhealthy and sluggish and won't let you live a vibrant, healthy, and active life.
Take this journey for what it is... precious time that you have been granted in order to unlock a healthier and happier life.