5 Lifestyle Tips That Will Change Your Waistline Forever

Losing unwanted weight can be hard. Breaking bad habits, prioritizing your health, and changing the way you’ve always done things requires commitment, effort, and an inner drive that can be hard to maintain when you don’t see results fast. But when you know the secrets behind how your body and mind work together to influence your waistline, shedding pounds, and burning fat, taking control of your life can be easier. Follow these 5 fitness tips from Pilates expert & fitness professional, Kit Rich, to see results fast!

1. Positively Fit

Anything you put your focus on becomes larger in scale. But negative thoughts about dieting and fitness create more negativity! If you start your diet thinking of “deprivation” “starvation” “lack of” and “I can’t” – these negative thoughts will consume you and take you on a path of inconsistency and torture! It is so important to change your frame of mind and focus on positive thoughts. Think “nutrient filled” “healthy” “energetic” “beautiful” “vibrant” “the real me.” These positive words and focusing on them will change your body for life.

2. Turn up the Intensity

High Intensity Interval Training, much like the athletes do to prepare for the Olympics, is one of the greatest ways to shed fat and fast! But, you only need 20 minutes (3-4 times a week) of this high intensity exercise. Try running fast for 1 minute, then back off for 30 seconds; repeat for a total of 20 minutes. If you can’t run, walk on the treadmill (or get on the elliptical) and crank up the incline. Walk at this incline for 2 minutes straight, then take the incline down for 1 minute and repeat.

3. Get the Most out of Your Meals

Digestive enzymes are one of the most important tools in your tool box for good digestion and proper nutrition. Take a digestive enzyme before every meal to help assist the body in breaking down food properly.

4. Lemon Zinger

Lemon is one of your biggest fitness secrets. It should be used every day! It is loaded with enzymes and is a great restorative food for the liver, which works while you sleep to gather and purge toxins from your body. When you wake up, your liver is primed to be hydrated and flushed clean with activated water. Drink two 16-ounce glasses of water on an empty stomach first thing in the morning, squeezing half of a freshly cut lemon into each glass. The fresh lemon juice enhances the water’s ability to latch onto toxins in your body and help flush them out. After you drink the water, give your liver half an hour to clean up before eating breakfast.

5. 80/20

You’ve probably heard of the 80/20 rule for FILLING your plate. But we like to apply this to HOW you eat. You should never eat to the point of fullness. Eat until you are about 80 percent full or feel satisfied. This helps with proper food digestion, absorption and a leaner looking tummy.

Your weight loss journey doesn’t have to be a monumental struggle. Reaching the top of any mountain is just a matter of putting one foot in front of the other. Small changes like these 5 easy tips can make a tremendous difference in your waistline (and your life!) When combined together, these “little things” really do add up to amazing results. Incorporate these 5 lifestyle tips into your routine today and experience the positive changes first-hand.