Tips on Losing Weight

Sooo, who ate a lot, a lot yesterday? Hopefully this post inspires you to get rid of the calories you just took in from your Super Bowl party ;)

I was not really planning on losing weight in 2013 but after reading fitblrs (Tumblrs about fitness), blog posts about getting fit on my Google Reader and realizing that my favorite jeans are getting tighter, I knew I had to shred the fat off. I was aiming to shred the belly fat first but my thighs were the first ones to get skinny(-er)'s the only part of my body that I wanted fat actually. LOL

I've been working out for 30 days now (going to be the 31st tonight). So far, I've lost at least six pounds which makes me pretty proud of myself. You probably have figured out by now that I worked on losing my weight in a safe way. No starvation and no working out too much here since I've experienced first hand that not eating does not do you any good, it just slows down your metabolism and that makes you gain weight faster. So here are the things I did this time...

Workout. I did Power 90, the easiest Beach Body workout. It's only 30-40 minutes a day and it's not as exhausting as P90X and Insanity. It's very doable and I recommend it to anyone who needs to insert some exercise in their day.
Eat healthy. I don't mean stay away from all the junk in the world. I mean, try to eat fruits instead of candy, fish and chicken breast instead of dark meat and/or grilled or roasted food instead of fried. It's easy, think of the picture below whenever you're tempted to eat fried foods. I honestly still eat junk food, I just make sure to only consume one serving.
Total Whole Grain Cereal and Blueberries
Romaine Lettuce with Tomatoes and Raspberry Vinaigrette and Baked Chicken Fillet
Chicken Sandwich in Whole Grain Flat Bun
Pan Fried Tilapia Fillet with Avocados, Tomatoes and Balsamic Vinaigrette

Prepare your food for the week on Sundays. It will also be easier on you when you get home from work and when you prepare your lunch for the next day. You also save a lot of thinking time with doing this!

Buy those fish fillets at the market. They are very easy to cook. I usually just panfry the tilapia fillets without oil on a nonstick pan after defrosting it and sprinkling salt and pepper on it. Make sure you defrost the fish the right way though.

Eat fruits...they are great for snacking. The sweetest apples are the Fuji ones so that's the one I get. Blueberries are addicting. Bananas are very filling but they can sure make you feel bloated.

Buy Total Whole Grain cereal. Check the Nutritional Facts vs other cereal brands. Total wins.

Buy new workout clothes. It's a good investment. :)
Cute Workout Clothes

(and last but not the least)
Drink green tea. I always see it in the list whenever I read about fat burning food. Based on what I've read, it can help speed up the metabolic rate because its antioxidant effect helps the liver to function more efficiently. So drink it, because it's good for you.
So I hope you guys get some good tips from this! Oh and wish me luck that I keep on losing weight and continue to tone up!

Simply Evani

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  1. good luck Jan. Six pounds is awesome. doing it the safe way they won't come back keeping up your healthier lifestyle. I'm trying to get rid of at least 25 pounds. I need to step up my game in the working out department. keep at it girl!

  2. Great tips, and all so very doable! I started drinking green tea instead of sodas, eating apples instead of candy bars, and making sure to never skip breakfast (since I binge later on). I also make sure that I get my junk food fix at least once a day, but no more than one small serving (like one tiny bag of chips from the vending machine, or one scoop of ice cream). So far I managed to ditch five pounds in a month, which doesn't seem like much, but I can really feel the difference!

    1. We're pretty much on the same boat on everything you said! I also have one serving of junkfood everyday. Good luck on the weight loss! You sure sound like you're doing it right!

  3. Great tips Jan! This will definitely come in handy for the Let's Get Physical link up. I'll have to look into Power 90!

  4. great posting!! your healthy meals look so jummy


  5. congrats on the weight loss! great tips! :)
    new follower! :)
    hope you have a great day!

  6. I really needed to read this post after a dessert-filled weekend. I also hear really great things about green tea. Great tips!

  7. gotz to look at power 90. gonna start my jillian michaels right now. gosh my legs will hate me tmrw haha

  8. I'm definitely going to look into Power 90. Thanks for the tip!

  9. Congrats for losing 6 pounds and good luck! You inspire us to live healthy. I am actually starting as well. I make it a point to workout 4 times a week since it's been a while since I've done it then I hope to do it in a regular basis :)


  10. "Prepare your food for the week on Sundays." I love this tip, but I always "forget" to implement it. It makes such a massive change to your overall dieting.