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Maybe you’ve been on a weight loss journey before or maybe this is your first attempt.  Either way, reaching certain weight loss goals can be a challenge.  Knowing that there a few simple, and not so secretive tips, that can help to boost your efforts could be just what you need to keep your momentum going.

1 – Water

The benefits are just too numerous to list.  But studies have proven that drinking more water will help boost your metabolism, burning more calories, no matter what diet (or lack of dieting) you follow.  Just one cup of water can boost your metabolism by up to 30% in the following 40 minutes after your drink it.  Plus, drinking water will help you reduce or replace your calorie-filled beverages.  Helping you to take in less calories daily.

2 – Break Your Fast

When you eat breakfast, you activate the thermogenesis process (calorie burning) and stimulate your metabolism. Studies have shown that eating a meal in the morning boosts your metabolism more than eating the same meal in the evening.  Your body, when you wake up, is primed for fueling and it needs high protein and low glycemic food choice.  If you choose to fast and you’re trying to lose weight, drinking a “Bulletproof coffee” within an hour of waking can get your metabolism going and sustain your energy for the next few hours. Not sure what a Bulletproof coffee is? Click HERE.

3 – Plan Your Carbs

Carbs aren’t the Devil.  In fact, they are your body’s preferred energy source.  However, when you’re trying to lose weight, you want to make sure you’re enjoying the right carbs.  Stick to whole foods and learn to love the carbs that are low on the glycemic index.  Save your higher glycemic carbs for just before or after your workouts.

4 – Plan Your Meals

“Show me your schedule and I’ll tell you what your priorities are.” – Robin Sharma.  And, when you’re following a plan or you have a goal to change your physique, planning your food needs to become a priority.  Schedule time every week to plan your meals and snacks.  Factor in dinners out, parties, busy nights and cheats.  You almost always know ahead of time what your social calendar will look like… work with it and don’t allow it to determine your choices.

5 – How’s that Working For You?

Doing the same thing and expecting different results is crazy-making behaviour.  Have a look at your choices and ask yourself “how’s that working for me?”  Always skipping breakfast – how do you feel?  Don’t have time to meal prep?  How are you managing your food intake?  Reward yourself with treats after a couple of good days of dieting? How does that impact your success long-term?  Take note and hold yourself accountable.  Your actions and behaviours are a choice.  Make them work for you, not against you.

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These are just five simple ways to boost what you’re already doing to meet your goals.  We have many more suggestions on our blog and can offer delicious low carb recipes. Just ask <3  

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