three small changes for big weight loss results

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Did you know that I spent a year as a certified health and fitness coach? While I may no longer be certified by Curves or participate as a Beachbody coach, I have quite a bit of experience and knowledge in the health and fitness industry. At one time, I wanted to be and studied to become a dietitian! However, the job field for such a position is rather nonexistent where I live. So business and finance it became.

Plus, having a husband who does bodybuilding keeps me up to date as well!

Three small changes for big weight loss results:

1. Don’t skip breakfast.

A healthy breakfast is linked to so many incredible benefits! Benefits such as controlling weight, lowering cholesterol, and improving daily performance. Eating breakfast can help reduce hunger encouraging you to eat a smaller lunch and dinner. For extra protein, add an egg or two to your morning meal. This little boost of protein encourages lean muscle mass which is more metabolically active.

2. Write down what you eat.

Writing down what you have eaten throughout the day is a great way to hold yourself most accountable. Keeping a food log lets you be aware of what you are eating and when. Doing this can give you a great insight on your eating habits! Plus, knowing your cravings and hunger routines allows you to discover which changes will be best for you.

3. Ask yourself what you want more.

When you are craving something unhealthy, ask yourself this: What do I want more? That piece of cake or a body I feel comfortable in and proud of? Asking yourself this may help you realize that you truly do not need or want what you are craving.

An extra tip: If you are craving sweets, substitute candy or chocolate with an apple. Other amazing alternatives include: dark chocolate, Greek yogurt, baked sweet potatoes with cinnamon, and tea with a hint of honey for sweetness.

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  • Ashley Angle

    Awesome ideas! Can’t wait to put these in to practice.
    Ashley @ A Cute Angle // acutelifestyle.blogspot.com

  • All great tips. Thanks for sharing girlie!

  • Kathy Dickson Rodriguez

    Great tips! I love having an apple sprinkled with just Cinnamon (Penzey’s Vietnamese Cinnamon is my fav) to get over those cravings too!

    • Yes! Apples and cinnamon are delicious. Another favorite of mine is apples and peanut butter!

  • Natalie Fisher

    Thank you for sharing these tips! Weight loss is super hard and can be really discouraging so I’m always looking for ways to help improve my mindset.

    • It is so incredibly easy to be discouraged during a weight loss or fitness journey. Plateaus are a real b-word and can make all the hard work you have put in look useless. Being able to move past that is key!