10 Tips To Lose Weight | How I Stay Fit

[Music] hey everyone it's a girl Jen welcome back today I am filming a fitness video for you because fitness is such a huge part of my lifestyle I have partnered with life some to share my 10 tips on how I stay fit or lose weight obviously pick and choose what tips work for you these are all personal for me and they work with my lifestyle so yeah we've got ten of them so let's get crackin so when I'm really like actively dieting I like to set a specific time on what I have my meals so it's not like right on the dot but generally within that hour I'll have a meal so for breakfast I'll have it around 9:00 to 9:30 a.

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this is usually after my workout for lunch I'll aim it around 1 to 1:30 and then I'll have a snack around 3 to 4 and then for dinner have something at 6 o'clock I really like the system because it makes sure that I don't skip any meals I have learned that I do not do well when I skip meals because I end up being super ravenous by the next so by spacing everything out within 4 hours I am just constantly content with what's in my belly tip number two is to use a food journal and I've been loving to use this nutrition focused app called life some I've been using it for a couple months now and it's been amazing to track down exactly what I'm putting in my body I love that it makes me more knowledgeable about nutrition and it gives me feedback so I can make more mindful decisions in the long run a lot of times I never remember what I eat like honestly it's kind of like a blur so when I stop and I become conscious of what I'm putting into my food diary so like let's say I have a bag of hot cheetos I'll log it in to life some and I'll see exactly what I have put inside my body it makes me more motivated to make wiser decisions for the rest of my day so if I'll have hot cheetos I'll make sure I balance it out with something more nutritionally dense for the next meal if you want to lose weight and see the results quicker diet is honestly the way to go it's the most effective way to lose weight and if you are unsure of what is inside things and you're not really conscious of the different nutritional facts that foods have life some is a really great app that does that because you can really see everything it's beyond just like calorie counting you could see like how many grams of fat and carbs and protein is in the different types of food you're eating and so by keeping a record of that it just helps you be more aware and I feel like it helps see the progress a lot quicker I always make time to exercise when I was first starting off I was maybe going two times a week but now I can comfortably go four times honestly it just makes me feel so good after I go to the gym and I think it's really important to find an exercise that you enjoy so if you hate running on the treadmill don't do it so I've learned that I freaking love group classes so you'll see me I Barry's bootcamp you'll see me up Pilates any high intensity interval training class I am there and it's because it makes me really excited to go so I like to knock out my exercise the first thing in the morning because when I wake up groggy I just want to just get it out of the way so I'll wake up I'll put on my workout clothes and drive straight to the workout class and I've come to realize that the hardest part about working out is getting there so when you wake up just quite those thoughts of like No five more minutes tell those thoughts to shut up and you're getting your butt to the gym because you will like it after like I've never ever regretted working out and that's something that I always tell my mind especially when I don't want to go I think it's because I just feel this huge rush of endorphins after and even if I'm having like a really bad day that day if I had gone to the gym or I exercise a part of me feels better and I think it's because I did something good for myself after exercise I'll always make sure to log it because I am proud that I got my butt to the gym so I'll record it and it'll just use that data to show the rest of my day and what its gonna look like empty calories tastes the best spot unfortunately they're exactly like the name says they're empty they don't do anything for you and honestly if I'm going to eat something like I kind of want it to benefit me in some sort of way and when I am really trying to like actively lose weight I will make sure that I don't eat anything that doesn't give back to me so I've kind of trained myself at a young age to not crave soda if you're craving something fizzy or something the little kick I highly recommend Lacroix some people just don't like it but I freaking love it it's like a low-calorie or it's like a no calorie fizzy drink that is essence – with flavor and I love it if you can't stand the taste of water I highly recommend you just essence your own water you just cut up some cucumbers some lemon maybe some strawberries put it in your water and you've got something fun to drink that is good for you and without all that sugar cooking at home is another tip to ensure that you eat healthy when you don't have any food in your house and you are starving postmates starts to look very very tempting and you end up just ordering a lot of food they don't need when you already prepare something in your fridge whenever you're hungry you have that as an option a great thing to do when you're cooking is to make a big portion and just keep it in your fridge at all times one of my favorite recipes to use is one that I found on life some it is this really delicious green bean and chickpea recipe and I love that there are so many other recipes that you can find on the app but this is just one of the ones that I have just been constantly going to I keep it in my fridge so whenever I'm hungry I'll just make a little portion for myself and I'll eat it I love to snack and one snack that is just like my absolute weakness are chips like if there are chips in the pantry I will eat every single bag until they are gone so that's why I don't keep hot cheetos in my pantry because they will always appear so if you happen to have a sweet tooth and you can't control yourself around ice cream it's probably not a good idea to keep ice cream in the freezer because you'll end up just eating it when I have a craving and it's been like a week since I've had it I'll just go physically go to the store get my allotted amount and I'll finish it then now this next tip is to stop eating at a certain time and I only follow this rule what I'm like strictly dieting but my cutoff is 7 p.

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and for me this works because I normally fall asleep around like 11:00 to midnight so 7 o'clock is a sweet spot for me I do this because when I have midnight munchies it's never you know like I want to indulge in carrot sticks like I always want something cheesy something greasy so when I have this rule it just cuts everything off and cutting off the kitchen at that time just really helps me realize like hey I have to weigh in the morning one tip that I do after dinner is I'll just brush my teeth so that way it just caps everything off and I will have to wait the next day to eat again now cravings will always come and cravings are weird because a lot of times you don't know what it is like are you actually hungry are you bored do you want to be stimulated so what I do when I have a craving I first chug a bunch of water I'll wait like ten minutes and I'll see if I'm still hungry and if I still am and I realized that I've eaten maybe like a couple hours before and I shouldn't eat until like my next meal I will start engaging myself in an activity that requires my hands and my favorite activity is to clean I will start wiping down the tables I will start vacuuming I will start folding clothes and I'll do that for like 15 or 20 minutes and if I am still hungry after that then I'll have a snack but usually seven out of ten times I am over my craving and I'm just happy that my house is clean it's like a good habit to have your clean eating and your house is clean it's great when I was at my heaviest weight I love to getting seconds like it was truly second nature to me I would have my first plate as my appetizer and my second plate to just fill in all the cracks and that would be my main entree and I had to stop this habit because it was always putting me at a point where I was just so full after every meal I like to stop eating right when I am content like I don't want to be like slammed and full like there's no room in my stomach because that way like I'm not like gonna maintain my figures so I have trained myself to resist the urge on on getting seconds and that is by being patient after you have your meal wait for 20 minutes and then you'll see that you're not hungry anymore you're satisfied it takes like a while for your brain to realize and catch up with all the food that you've been eating resisting the urge to have seconds was so hard for me it felt like a freakin Jedi mind trick but I've learned that patience is key when you're especially when you're not crash dieting it's gonna take some time to see progress and so you got to be patient about it my last tip is to recognize that the first two to three weeks are gonna be the most difficult when you're dieting your mind your body your stomach they're all adjusting to this new structure and our brains they love routine they just like to keep things the same so that's why it's so hard to adjust to a new one because your your your brain is just resisting to the new change but the more that you stick to your guns the better and easier these habits will become ingrained in your life the mind is so cool because I think I've read like 40 to 50 percent of your day is just on autopilot and that's what you want you want these tips to be so ingrained in your life that you're not even thinking about it it just becomes something that you do it becomes a habit alright guys those are all the tips I have for you today I want to stress that you should really really edit this list to suit your lifestyle so if that means just incorporating three in your life great there's no need to brush all of these ten tips into your life and like beat yourself up if you don't follow them perfectly life is not about that I still want you guys to have a really healthy relationship with food because life is about enjoying yourself and experiencing new tastes and if you want to have that chocolate cake you should eat it you should indulge when you want to enjoy and only you know your body the best if you would like to try life some yourself please use my discount code Jen aim for 30% off your subscription offer I will leave all that information in the down bar so please go check that out if you would like more health slash diet related videos I'll leave some in the card so please watch them if you desire to I want to thank you guys so much for watching and I'll see you guys in the next one [Music] you.

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