Top 10 Keys To A Successful New Years Resolution...

Top 10 Keys To A Successful New Years
Resolution For Weight Loss & Fitness!

When all the celebrating of the holiday
season is over, 60% of American adults will
resolve to “lose weight and get in shape”
for the new year! After years of helping
people reach their weight loss goals, I’ve
put together 10 keys to help make your New
Year’s resolution for weight loss and
fitness a successful one!

  1. Do some type of aerobic exercise (walking,
    jogging, swimming, stationary cycling,
    aerobic dancing, etc.) on a DAILY basis…
    preferably in the morning! Try to average 30
    to 60 minutes per day. However, if some days
    you can only do 15 minutes, that’s still a lot
    better than doing nothing! Forget this
    twice-a-week stuff! Our bodies were designed
    to be active on a daily basis! When we are,
    our metabolism is super-charged and it also
    puts us in a “healthy” frame of mind. People
    who have exercised in the morning make better
    food choices during the day.

  2. Tone your muscles with weight training
    three days per week. Toned muscles really boost
    your metabolism and cause you to burn more
    calories 24 hours a day…yes, even while you’re
    sleeping you’ll be burning more calories! Toned
    muscles look good too!

  3. Always eat breakfast! Skipping breakfast
    sends a message to your body that you’re
    “starving” because you haven’t had food in 18+
    hours. As a protective mechanism, your
    metabolism slows down and your body begins to
    burn your muscle as fuel.

  4. Avoid fad diets! For healthy, permanent
    weight loss, develop an active lifestyle and
    concentrate on eating carbohydrates such as
    fruits, vegetables and whole grains, and limit
    the amount of fat you consume.

  5. Eat earlier in the day! Research has
    demonstrated that you can lose weight simply
    by eating a substantial breakfast and lunch,
    and a light dinner. Dinner should be eaten as
    early as possible, preferably at least three
    hours before bedtime.

  6. Don’t eat less than 1200 calories per day!
    Less than 1200 is usually not enough to support
    your basal metabolism and thus will slow your

  7. Look for situations to be active. Park as
    far from the store as you can rather than
    looking for the closest parking spot. Use the
    stairs rather than the elevator, a rake rather
    than a blower, etc. Look for the “difficult”
    way to do things…the way the requires the most

  8. Avoid alcohol! I call alcohol the “triple
    whammy”! It depresses your metabolism, stimulates
    your appetite and it’s loaded with calories!

  9. Drink 60+ ounces of water a day. Your body
    needs plenty water to function properly…
    especially during weight loss. Water can also
    help you to feel full. Carry a bottle of water
    with you and drink frequently throughout the day.

  10. Avoid the “3 P’s”…weight loss pills,
    powders, and potions! There are NO quick fixes!

Author and exercise physiologist, Greg Landry, offers
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This is great! It really shows me where to expand my blog. I think that sometime in the future I might try to write a book to go along with my blog, but we will see…Good post with useful tips and ideas