Say NO to Fad Diets and Quick Fixes!

fitness woman on trampoline

Learn the secret to losing weight long term

Lose 10 pounds in 10 days!!

Banish inches without changing a thing! 

New Year, New You – Eat brownies and still get rid of that cellulite!!

We’ve seen them all before!

The sad part? I didn’t make these far-fetched statements up. All three headlines were plastered on various national magazines in the month of January.  WHY?  Because these type of statements SELL magazines. Who wouldn’t want to lose ten pounds in ten days?!  We all want to know “the secret.”  Think about it: when your girlfriend loses weight, you ask, “What’s your secret?”  Like we’re all hoping that the mystery will be unveiled and that, fingers crossed, it won’t involve giving up the foods we love or spending much time in the gym.

I hate to be the Debbie Downer here, or put any magazines out of business, but you should probably know something:

Real, lasting, healthy weight loss takes time and effort on your part. 

It takes dedication in both the kitchen and in the gym.  It takes longer than ten days and you won’t see real, significant changes unless you do what needs to be done:  CREATE HEALTHIER HABITS!

So What SHOULD I Do?

Fitness

Start by simply MOVING MORE.  Every day, aim for at least 30 minutes of activity.  It can be walking, weight lifting, playing soccer with your kids, vigorous cleaning.  It all adds up and it all counts toward making you feel better!  If you’ve already established a pattern of exercise, try to increase your duration or the amount of weight you’re lifting.  Incorporate sprint intervals and HIIT into your routine. 

Food

First up, stop buying processed junk.  It’s very hard and unnatural for your body to break these foods down and they have little nutritional value.  Focus on WHOLE FOODS – meaning foods that contain one ingredient (think apples, chicken, broccoli – they have one ingredient.)  Eat more vegetables, fruits, lean meats, lean dairy.  Drink more water.  And lastly, reduce your sugar intake

Bottom line Put nutritious foods into your body and see what happens – I promise you’ll see a change!  Your energy levels will skyrocket, your skin will look better, your digestion will improve.  Treat your body like a machine – give it only the highest quality “fuel”!

Fad diets are just that, FADS. Short. They come and go. Yes, they might produce results, but these results won’t be long-lasting.  And they certainly won’t help you change bad habits. They say it takes 21 days to develop a new habit.  Start today with healthy, “clean” eating and a daily sweat  Then in 21 days, it won’t feel like a huge struggle. It will be part of your LIFE.

A lifestyle that involves honoring my body, controlling my hormones and mood, and increasing my life span?!?


Where do I buy that magazine??

For more fitness and health tips, please visit my healthy living blog, Lindsay’s List, and join in on the fun at the LL Facebook page, where I host giveaways and weekly workouts!