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5 Easy Tips to Making Weight Loss *a smidge* Easier

This is one of my favorite thing to write. Losing weight is a hard, life long battle however there are a few things you can do to make it easier. Knowing what you are doing is half the battle. Do some research on what type of workout routine best fits you and read up on what your diet should look like. Make sure to read credible sources. Pinterest, not so much credible but there are plenty of sites out there that are. Here are some tips that helped me lose weight and help me when I fall off the wagon.
1. Drink more water. If at all possible cut out all of your sugary coffees, energy drinks, Gatorade, and anything that is sugar and calorie dense when it comes to beverages. If you drink more water, you will feel way more full when you are eating your meals. It also helps flush all of the crappy stuff out of your body. Being well hydrated makes you feel better, and when you feel better it is so much easier to stick to your plan.

2. Increase your veggie intake. Veggies make you feel more full. This helps you feel less deprived and it has less calories than your normal snacks. A big major bonus is lots of leafy green veggies are natural fat burners. So basically, your mom was right; eat all of the veggies.

3. More Protein. This is huge mostly along the lines of building muscle, the more muscle you build the more fat you burn while you veg out. If that isn’t a win, I don’t know what is. Protein also helps your muscles and body recover faster. The faster your body recovers the quicker it builds muscle. It’s basically the circle of life but with building muscle and toning up. Protein is weight loss magic.

4. Log your meals. This is so important. You can think you are eating really well and actually not taking in enough protein or eating too much and not even noticing. It is so much easier to be able to see where you need to improve with your meals and planning. There are lots of apps that can help you with keeping track of foods if you are more into the digital logging. However, it is just as effective to write it down.

5. Get a support group. This is one that is super under rated. Having friends that support you and make it easier on you makes a world of a difference in the long run. You don’t necessarily have to have friends who are only interested in eating healthy. Friends that don’t pressure you into eating unhealthily or going out and drinking every weekend. Find friends that want to be active with you and help you stay on the right track. I am grateful for all of my friends who have helped me along the way.
Losing weight and getting in shape doesn’t have to be impossible. You can absolutely be successful. Just make sure to make small changes and stay consistent. Baby steps will lead to big leaps. If you find yourself needing more guidance, feel free to reach out to any one of the trainers here at star!
Thanks for reading, guys! If you have any questions you want covered, let us know.
-Leslie

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