6 Tips to Help You Lose Fat & Tone Up
Your weight loss journey is your own and should be done for no one else but you. With that being said, here are some things you should know whether you’re trying to lose weight or not. Feel free to pass this information along!
1. Monitor your salt intake Salt makes your body retain excess water, and that causes bloat that can affect your whole body. Water follows salt, so the more you eat, the more water gets stored instead of being filtered out by your kidneys. By cutting back, you’ll notice almost an immediate change in how you feel.
2. Consume more electrolytes You’ve seen them in sports drinks, but electrolytes like calcium, magnesium, and potassium are plentiful in many healthy foods that might already be in your diet. All of them—especially potassium—compete with salt. The electrolytes you consume, the less salt your body will retain. It helps keep the fluid balance stable, so your body flushes out water retention. Dark leafy greens and bananas are excellent sources of various types of electrolytes. If you’re looking to lose fat you should aim for nine servings of fruits and veggies every day: two to three half-cup servings of fruit, and the rest veggies (one cup raw or one-half cup cooked). Try the Weight Loss Meal Guide on my site here.
3. Carry a water bottle around with you The less water you drink, the more your body holds onto it. Drinking plenty of water flushes out the excess salt and fluids your body doesn’t need, reducing bloating. It also helps curb your appetite, since dehydration mimics hunger.
4. Eat More Fiber and Protein Pack every meal with fiber and protein to boost weight loss, since both macronutrients help keep you fuller on fewer calories. Protein, in particular, is essential for building lean muscle.
5. Train and Strengthen your body While you can’t spot-reduce fat, you can spot-train your muscles so they're toned and strong. Try my 20-minute cardio workout that’s guaranteed to make you SWEAT! 20 MINUTE FULL BODY BLAST | CLEOPATRA LEE https://youtu.be/cJ9Dw_MLa_k
6. Keep Record of Your Meals If you go to a licensed nutritionist they’ll tell you the same thing, keep a food journal. The more you keep a record of what you eat throughout the day, the better you’ll be able to hold yourself accountable. Keeping a record also allows you to meal prep better.
I hope this information helps give you a little extra motivation today to become a healthier you.