1) Focus Is Everything
There is no point in starting a diet half-heartedly. You'll only get
half-hearted results. Which will make you even les likely to try again in the
future. So focus your mind, decide you are going to give 100% to this short
period of time to get the very best results possible.
Give total focus to every aspect whether it's exercising or preparing healthy,
nutritious meals. Don't "cheat" by missing exercise sessions or buying takeaway. After your
vacation you can do what you like. Until then, every time you give in you reduce
2) Eat Six Meals A Day
Spread out your eating habits to consume 5 to 6 small meals a day. Doing so will
greatly increase your body's fat burning ability and will reduce the excess
calories flowing around your body which can be laid down as fat.
Each meal should consist of a portion of protein, one of carbs and some water to
drink. Try to eat several portions of fruit and vegetables during the day to
maximize your intake of vitamins and minerals.
Suitable protein sources include cottage cheese, chicken, turkey, seafood,
skimmed milk and protein drinks from the health food store. Suitable carbohydrate sources include pasta, rice, jacket potatos, cereal,
fruit, vegetables and brown bread.
3) Cut Out "Treats"
Cut out the lattes, the sugar on your cereal, the hotdog at the football game.
Think 100% healthy. Don't just cut out these "treats" that you think you've "earned" after a hard
Try making small changes that will get you healthier by allowing you to consume
less calories or burn off more. Don't snack between meals. Walk instead of
driving if possible. Take the stairs not the elevator and so on. All these small changes will add up to make a very real difference to your life.
4) Aerobic Exercise
Aim to run, cycle or swim for 20-30 minutes 5 days a week, before breakfast.
Doing it before breakfast means you'll be burning fat rather than the energy in
the meal you just ate. Doing it each day gets you into a pattern, a cycle, that
becomes easy to stick to after a few weeks. Because when you make it easy, to
the point that you don't even have to think about it it becomes automatic.
5) Anaerobic Exercise
Muscle uses up a lot of energy to support. By adding some muscle to your body
you will naturally burn more energy even when at rest so try working out with
weights either at the gym or at home 2-3 evenings a week to increase your
results. The fat burning ability of the body is also greater after weights as
opposed to cardio exercise so you'll burn fat as well as putting on muscle.
6) Stay Motivated
Find ways to keep yourself going. Some people find it easy to start a diet, but
hard to keep going for weeks or months. Others find it hard to start, but that
it gets easier after a while. What type of person are you?! Try to work it out
and use online forums, exercise magazines and fitness-oriented friends to keep
you on track until your vacation.
Follow these 6 simple steps and you'll be losing weight in no time - quite
possibly a pound or two even in your first week.
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