10 Great Tips If You Want To Be at Your Ideal Weight For Life…

10 Things I Tell Every Woman Who’s Trying To Lose Weight

Simon De La Rue | MindBodyGreen

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I was a professional dancer for two decades before I became a personal trainer. While I no longer live for the applause of an audience, today I live to see the joy that radiates from clients when they reach their fitness goals.

I’ll never tell women to work out a certain number of times a week in order to see results. Instead, I try to give people the tools they need, so that if they put in the time and effort, they’ll come out stronger, healthier, and happier. Here are some ideas I share with all my clients, and I hope you find them helpful, too.

1. Diets don’t work.

Eating well and working out does. Approach weight loss as a lifestyle change, not a diet. Unless you’re going to be on a diet for the rest of your life, you’re just going to go back to your former way of eating and likely gain back any weight you’ve lost. Eating whole, nutritious foods has to become a daily habit.

2. Graze like a cow!

Think of it like this: your metabolism is a fire, and when you put more wood on it, it burns hotter. If you deprive it of wood, it dies out. Continually supplying your metabolism with fuel by eating four to six small meals a day means it’s always burning hot, incinerating fat and burning calories.

3. Start your workout with Mirror Minutes.

Stand about a foot away from a mirror and look into your eyes. No, not the floor, or the coffee table, or the mole on your cheek—your eyes. Spend some time here. See yourself for who you are right now.

Mentally list your attributes. Do you like your lips? Your collarbones? Your booty? Your abs? Give yourself some positive credit. Be patient and READ MORE: http://www.mindbodygreen.com/0-13129/10-things-i-tell-every-woman-whos-trying-to-lose-weight.html

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