The Effective Weight Loss Tips for Valentine’s Day
Valentine’s Day is coming. If you don’t have a card, gift, or restaurant reservations now, your options for treating your partner on this special day may be getting smaller by the minute. This day is traditionally celebrated with expressions of love for one another through the presentation of chocolates, confections and other sweets.
Take Valentine’s Day, for instance. It’s the national holiday of love, not love handles. So who wouldn’t like to trim a few pounds, to fit into your sexiest clothes, or to look even better when you wriggle out of them? Make it a goal to lose a few pounds before Valentine’s Day to look your best and establish healthy habits that will really help you tip the scale in the right direction.
The Perfect Valentine’s Day Weight Loss Tips
- Eating a healthy, nutrient-dense breakfast one that includes protein, whole grains and fruit will help keep your insulin level steady all morning and prevent you from overeating later on.
- After breakfast, stick to water. At breakfast, go ahead and drink orange juice. But throughout the rest of the day, focus on water instead of juice or soda. And research shows that despite the calories, sugary drinks don’t trigger a sense of fullness the way that food does.
- Avoid junk food altogether: No more McDonalds, Burger Kind, KFC and kebabs. Junk food gives you “empty calories” and unneeded weight loss.
- Exercise: You don’t have to try and run a marathon this week. But you can start exercising. Brisk walking, jogging, swimming, cycling, or dancing will help boost your metabolism, burn more calories, and help you reduce body fat. Make it a habit, and you’ll be on your way to shedding some serious pounds. Your partner will notice your hard work and the positive changes in your body.
- Regardless, skip the appetizers and go right to the main course and dessert. If it is a buffet, limit yourself to one plate – no seconds, thirds, and so on. If you want salad, that must be on the same dinner plate. Drizzle dressing and do not put a heaping ladle full on.
- Drink Coffee: Yes, coffee is good for you, but there are caveats. No cream, sugar or artificial sweeteners. And that mocha java chocolate chip latte? Yeah, that doesn’t count. Caffeinated is better for losing weight, but decaf will do, too.
- Bulk up your meals with veggies. You can eat twice as much pasta salad loaded with veggies like broccoli, carrots, and tomatoes for the same calories as a pasta salad sporting just mayonnaise.
- Get some good sleep: Sleep is vital to body rejuvenation and repair so make sure you get some good sleep and keep your timings consistent. Lack of sleep can contribute to lack of weight loss.
I can go on with more tips but hopefully the few I gave here will help you have a healthier Valentine’s Day! You’ll look better, feel better, and be more attractive to your partner.