1. Do 15 – 20 minutes of cardio first thing in the morning on an empty stomach to rev up your metabolism for the day
2. Doing weight resistance exercises that focuses on multiple muscle groups, gives you an effective workout in a short amount of time.
3. Healthy Crockpot Recipes allows for Meal Prepping, eating on a timely schedule, and control over the ingredients in your food for the entire family.
4. Pencil in your workouts into your weekly scheduler, it allows you to MAKE the time for yourself and be sure to honor that time slot. Perhaps when you have a little time, maybe on a Sunday, write out your workouts so that you already have a plan on the weight resistance exercises/cardio you’ll be doing for each scheduled workout.
5. On Sunday do your meal planning for the week for yourself and your family. Do this for every meal of the day; pack your food for yourself and your kids.
6. Make sure that every meal has protein rich foods, this is a good rule of thumb for everyone in the family. Keeps the blood sugar levels stable and staves off hunger in between meals.
7. Try to limit your alcohol consumption to the weekends only.
8. Make sure you are eating every 3 hours to keep your blood sugar levels stable and your hormones balanced.
9.. Try to do some form of cardio 3 times a week, even if you can only fit in 20 – 30 minutes each time. Making your cardio a form of High intensity interval training (HIIT) which is short, intense, unsustainable bursts of physical activity, paired with intervals of quick rests. Example; on a Treadmill do 3.5 minutes of a quick walk and 1.5 minutes of a fast sprint, repeat. HIIT training increases your Human Growth Hormone production in the body, which in turn helps the body to lose weight.
10. Helpful Natural/Holistic Supplements to promote weight loss Vitamin D3; if you are deficient in this vitamin it can slow your metabolism down.
Coenzyme Q10; They say it keeps your energy levels up, and helps you burn more fat than you otherwise would without it.
Kelp; to keep a strong, healthy thyroid.
Omega 3; This fatty acid is the most widely known and gets the most attention than the rest. The reason it gets a lot of focus is that the body doesn’t produce it, but it’s needed in order to have a proper metabolism. Fish oil is the most commonly recommended way to supplement this, but a great way to get high levels of Omega 3 is to incorporate “Chia Seeds” into your diet in foods like, smoothies, oatmeal, greek yogurt topping, etc.