A monthly column on diet, exercise and my weight loss journey.
Is summer your favorite season? That answer could depend on how old you are. One report I read says that 20-30 year olds list summer as their favorite season, while the over 50 crowd says it’s their least favorite. For me, the challenge of summer is the heat and how that is something I easily use as an excuse to exercise less. So if that’s you too, here’s three things that can help in your weight loss journey that don’t involve sweating.
STOPPING THE MUNCHIES
If the munchies are sabotaging your healthy eating, serve up two eggs daily. It could banish cravings and help you shed pounds. The eggs shut down the production of a hormone that makes you hungry.
If you are trying to lose weight, eat more green stuff. Harvard scientists found that women who upped their intake of produce and herbs by two servings a day were 12 pounds leaner than those who didn’t eat their vegetables.
To burn more calories without moving a muscle, spread hot mustard on your next sandwich. Studies show hot condiments such as cayenne pepper sauce and mustard temporarily pump up your metabolism, so fat melts away 25 percent faster for up to three hours.
Of course, another big help in weight loss is accountability and NOT going it alone! I attribute my weight loss success to Dr Lodge and the staff at Cool Springs MD. From nutrition counseling to personal trainers and more, you won’t have to go it alone with Cool Springs MD
Dr Lodge and his team are ready to help you with their stated goal for everyone to be “Happy, Healthy and Whole”
What has helped you lose weight? Any tips you would like to share? I welcome your feedback, thoughts and ideas and look forward to sharing them in a future article. You can email me at [email protected] or feel free to call me during my live radio show – weekdays between 3 pm – 7 pm on 94 FM The Fish. (800) 826-3637