5 Ways To Jumpstart Weight Loss

fruit apples waterMaking a commitment to shed those unwanted extra pounds can be both intimidating and overwhelming in the same thought, and who could blame you for feeling that way! The machines in the gym sometimes seem complicated to work properly, the sometimes overbearing motivation of personal trainers can be enough to make even the manliest of men shed a tear, and let’s not even start on the countless amounts of changes you may have to make to your current diet to make sure you get into the best shape of your life.  All of these factors contribute to the reasons why many don’t remain committed to their weight loss goals, but there is hope! There are several things that you can do right in your own home that don’t require heavy lifting or huge blows to the ego.

Here are 5 ways to jump start your weight loss.

1. Cut out the Salt

Those salty and sugary treats that we love so much are just empty calories that help pack on the weight instead of aid in getting rid of it. Junk food feeds your sweet tooth or your fix for salty foods and may even be a form of comfort in times of stress, but it is a high source of sugar that converts into the type of fat that is some of the hardest to burn off (that fat that sits around the stomach and hips). Also, remember that salt harbors water. So your salty foods may cause you to drink more, hold water weight or worse drinking more calories. Instead of reaching for the cookie jar when you want something sweet, opt out for a piece of fruit that is sweet to the taste or a smoothie made from melon or berries. Your body will thank you later!

2. Rest, Rest and more rest

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