Eat healthy, drink lots of water, have enough sleep and exercise. This will give you a higher chance of losing weight and improving your health, which would result to a new, healthier you.

Thursday, April 30, 2009

Flush the Fat

by Peter Cianci

As we age, it's no surprise that our metabolism slows down and the pounds seem to pile on. Frustrating as it may seem, there are very simple ways to to start losing weight RIGHT NOW and shed those unwanted pounds, as you are flushing the fat right out of your system!

Let's begin with the fundamentals. First and foremost, you must have your "why" in order. What is the reason that you are going to commit to losing weight and get in shape?

Think about this. Is it, health issues? Does heart disease run in the family - so, preventive reasons? How about wanting to attract the opposite sex? Whatever your reason, etch it in your mind and commit to it.

Here are some quick bullets that should help you get started:

* Set milestones, ones that are achievable. NOT, I want to lose 10 lbs this week. (eg. walk 10-20 mins a day, don't eat after 6, drink more water, etc.)

* Exercise a minimum of 3 times a week to begin and then 4-5 days per week once it's in your blood!

* Choose more aerobic exercises over weight training at the beginning. Then add in weight training after 30 days.

* Drink lots and lots of water, stay away from soda completely. Reg or diet. Keep the fruit juices low and only choose low sugar ones.

* Try Interval Training! Walk, run, jog....walk, run, jog. Just to begin. You can advance this form of training at your gym or even outdoors. Be creative.

* Eat only chicken, fish and lean meats with vegetables for the first 30-45 days. Your weight will peel off! Stay away from bad carbs!

* After 45 days begin to incorporate healthy breads - 12 grain and Gluten free if possible. Eat these types of carbs at the beginning of the day.

* Keep alcohol intake very low, perhaps 1 drink a day - max...if you must have it. Let's be real here =)

* I believe in vitamins, antioxidants, enzymes and minerals. I usually buy ( no affiliation) Also, try Chia Pro by CMI, best source for antioxidants.

* Vision, vision, vision your success! Forget the scale...use the mirror and your clothes as the gauge for progress.

Here's another quick tip - I usually keep grilled chicken breasts and diced tomatoes in my refrigerator at all times. When I have a craving, I snack on those and realize I'm not that hungry when dinner comes around. Try it, it works!

Well, there you have it! I promise you, if you follow these simple, tried and proven techniques that WORK, you will flush the fat and begin your journey towards overall physical wellness.

Good luck!

About the Author

Peter Cianci has been a visible health and fitness advocate for over 25 years. His dedication and passion for good nutrition and overall physical well-being speaks volumes through example.

He is equally passionate about sharing his tried and proven techniques with those who seek optimal health.

Peter is married to a wonderful woman Sy and they have 2 incredible teenage daughters.

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