"30 Easy Tips to Get Slimmer in 30 Days" Review

Having a hard time getting started in the new year? Here are the first 9 days from the weight loss article "30 Easy Tips to Get Slimmer in 30 Days" to guide you through the next month.

DAY 1: HAVE A MISSION


Write a specific wellness mission for the upcoming weeks (think: "I will eat two clean meals per day for two weeks") and stick it where you'll see it. Remember: This is a jumping-off point, so it's OK to start small.

Personal Trainer Wisdom: Like any corporation, you need a strong mission statement and business plan for focus and structure when pursuing a goal. Your success will depend on how clear your state your intentions.

DAY 2: PURGE YOUR PANTRY


Toss out three food products labeled "low-fat," "reduced-fat" or "fat-free." They often pack more salt, sugar or even calories than the full-fat versions.

Personal Trainer Wisdom: Why stop there? Anything with dairy, refined sugar, and grains may undermine your weight loss goals too. What's the greatest surprise I've witnessed over the last 11 years of personal training clients? The weight loss struggles of vegans (even though they cut out dairy and meat). Why do they gain weight while maintaining this diet? Grains. If you incorporate any, be sure to only incorporate its whole form and restrict it to a 1/4 of the plate.

DAY 3: WEIGH YOURSELF


Research has linked hopping on the scale regularly to better weight-loss results.

Personal Trainer Wisdom: Michael Moody Fitness has linked awareness to better weight-loss results. While the scale is an important tool of accountability, my personal training clients have still lost weight by only jumping on it 1-2 times per month. Instead, pay attention to the way clothes fit and the symptoms you experience post-meals. If you're a numbers person like me, scale away but don't obsess over the numbers.

DAY 4: "GO" FOR A MILE


Walk, run-walk, bike, swim—your pick. And don't forget to time yourself.
Personal Trainer Wisdom: Most of your slimming success will be a result of your dietary choices. Nevertheless, fitness will sculpt and lean that machine of yours. With this being said, don't feel obligated to exercise 1-2 hours per day. 20-30 minute sessions can be just as effective.

DAY 5: EAT OFF SMALLER PLATES


New research has confirmed the age-old diet trick: Smaller dishes (try 9-inch ones) and cutlery will help with portion control and naturally reduce your calorie intake.

DAY 6: TRY A BIRD-DOG PLANK VARIATION


Start in plank position, then extend one arm and the opposite leg without disturbing your form; switch sides. Do 10 reps on each side.

DAY 7: TRADE BUTTER FOR AVOCADO


Everyone loves replacing butter with avocado for avocado toast. But you can also swap it into other recipes to up your fiber; replace 1 tablespoon of butter with 1/2 tablespoon of avocado.

Personal Trainer Wisdom: Since you're in the replacement mood, you may want to consider switching the toast to Ezekiel Bread too (although you should still limit this type of consumption).

DAY 8: SCAN YOUR KITCHEN


Do you have any foods that you just can't stop eating once you start? (We're looking at you, buttered popcorn and M&M's.) Think about what those are for you, and purge three of the ones that tend to knock you off track from your diet goals.

Personal Trainer Wisdom: I love chocolate. If it sits in front of me, I eat it. I survive by throwing it out while my pregnant wife is at work. Do what you need to do to survive...

DAY 9: GET UP AND MOVE


Walk, stretch, even squat —every hour on the hour. New research has shown that sitting for long periods raises your chance of getting a chronic disease, even if you exercise.

What's your game plan for losing weight?

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Awesomejelly.com-Is avocado a viable substitute for butter?

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Article Credit:

Author: Michael Moody Fitness with excerpt sourced from the article " 30 Easy Tips to Get Slimmer in 30 Days " on MSN.com.
"30 Easy Tips to Get Slimmer in 30 Days" Review
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