Summer may be on its way out, but we’re all about keeping our bodies snatched throughout the rest of the year!
To get the best tips on how to do so, we caught up with Dr. Robin B; a pharmacist, entrepreneur, and fitness coach. Check out her expert tips below!
Diet Is The Main Character – Here Are Some Tips!
“We all know, you cannot lose weight without a good diet. In order to understand the assignment, you must realize what foods the body needs.
Prioritize protein and unsaturated fats aka healthy fats. Why? Protein regulates your appetite by making you feel full faster to avoid overeating. Not to get too technical but you have hunger hormones like ghrelin which tells the body you’re hungry. This hormone is decreased when we intake more protein.
Next, include healthy fats in your diet such as avocado, dark chocolate, eggs, fatty fish, flaxseeds, chia seeds, nuts, olive oil, and tofu. And remember that fiber is your friend. Strive to get at least 25g in a day. And if you’re going to eat carbs, make sure they are complex carbs that contain fiber and are digested slowly in the body.
Intermittent fasting can also be helpful as well. Try the 16:8 method which means that you fast for 16 hours and eat within an 8-hour window. Fasting helps you maintain muscle while burning fat. Who doesn’t want that?
Lastly, eliminate processed foods, refined carbs, and refined sugar! Say goodbye to foods with little to no nutritional value. They do nothing for your health or your love handles.”
Proper Exercise HIIT Different
“HIIT means high-intensity interval training. This is a form of training that includes short periods of intense exercise with brief recovery periods.
This type of exercise relies on anaerobic energy and feeds on glucose (sugar) as its fuel source for energy. To find the right HIIT workout, I suggest you visit my app for HIIT programs targeted for weight loss in 30 days here!”
“We don’t drink nearly as much water as we’re supposed to – I recommend drinking at least half your body weight in ounces of water. But try to push for a gallon.
In that same thought, don’t drink your calories! Remember to avoid drinking sugary drinks, sodas, fancy coffees, and flavored beverages.”
Crank Up The Cardio
“Strength and resistance training is excellent. But when coupled with daily cardio, you increase your weight loss!
If you run or bike for at least 10-15 minutes on an incline, you will be able to shed pounds quickly.”
Remember To Rest And Recover
“Give it a rest! If you are training at least 5 days a week, you need to take those other two days for rest and recovery to build muscle. Proper sleep is also important when trying to lose weight. All of these things combined help manage stress and allow your body to regenerate cell by cell so that you are ready for your next session.”