In order to stay healthy, get healthier or recover and maintain your lost health you have to implement healthy strategist that you can stick with all your life. That's why we highly recommend chiropractic care for a healthy lifestyle not only for pain and symptoms. For the one that use our ChiroThin Weight Loss program to lose a minimum of 20lbs in 6 weeks we also recommend habits/strategist for a proper diet and nutrition to easily maintain their new weight.
Here are a few habit / strategist that you can utilize to help you burn more fat or break a plateau.
When it comes to shedding belly fat, the most important key is to stay consistent with your diet. Here are a few key ingredients to fat loss and how to tighten up that one devilish area we all put so much focus on. What it all comes down to is the food you put into your stomach. You can do 100 sit-ups a day, but as long as you feed yourself poorly, you will never uncover those tight abdominals. We all have a six-pack… it just depends on how far back in the fridge it is!
1. Cut Out Alcohol
Alcohol is loaded with empty calories and sugar. Generally speaking, the consumption of alcohol usually leads to snacking and since your body is already working on breaking down those calories, the food you eat will turn straight into fat. If you want a tight and toned tummy, you cannot realistically lose any weight in that area if you’re drinking, even if it only happens a few times a month. Cut it out altogether!
2. Limit Sugar
Sugar is hiding everywhere. It’s in ketchup, drinks, fruit, bread, jelly, coffee creamer, you name it and it’s in there! One thing I’ve had to do is cut sugar out almost completely. Consuming natural sugars immediately after a workout is an exception because that’s when it’s broken down the easiest. Otherwise, watch your sugar intake significantly- even when it seems harmless like coffee creamer. Try to sweeten your coffee with only Stevia if you’re a coffee drinker. You’ll save tons of calories by making small changes like that.
3. H.I.I.T. ( You will see more homemade videos of me showing you HIIT rutines - Dr. Vargas)
raining is one of the best cardio methods because not only is it much more exciting than running on a treadmill for 45 minutes at a time but it burns fat at a much quicker rate. I perform HIIT three to four times a week on the track or treadmill, for about 15-20 minutes. This is where you alternate between sprinting and walking for a minute each. Your heart rate will be flying and the fat will be melting!
4. Limit Cheat Meals
Food is a great thing and the last thing I want you to think I’m saying is that you can’t enjoy it. But what I am saying is that if you really and truly want to flatten your stomach, you need to cut back on the cheat meals. I suggest saving them for special occasions and if possible, still chose healthier options and be portion conscience. Even one cheat meal a week can discourage progress. Try to go a month without any cheats and keep pushing yourself afterwards! Instead of cheating, try to spice up already clean foods by seasoning them differently or making new “clean” combinations.
5. Carb Cycle
This is the final step that can turn a B body into an A plus. It’s definitely not the only way to get a toned stomach but it can make a big difference if you reach a plateau in your fat loss journey. Carb cycling is where you alternate between low carb days and high carb days. Heavy training days, such as leg days, would be where you consume more carbs than lighter days or rest days. These carbs are healthy carbs of course, such as brown rice, sweet potatoes, quinoa, oats and whole grains. The change in carb intake shocks your body and keeps your metabolism kickin’! It’s a great strategy to lose body fat while still being able to fuel your body properly and maintain energy levels.
Hope this help, and contact us with your health problems and challenges or if you want to lose weight with our program. We are here to help you, educate you and support you with natural and effective strategist.
Dr. Edgardo Vargas, DC