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Tips For Healthy Weight Loss

Tips For Healthy Weight Loss

You have probably heard your fair share of wacky weight loss tips and tricks. Often, those weight loss tips are promoted by people or social media influencers without any health expertise. There is a ton of misguided weight loss advice out there and it can be difficult to know what works and what is just a hoax. Losing weight can be challenging, especially without trustworthy guidance. To help you determine what is good advice versus what is bad advice when it comes to weight loss, we have put together a list of some healthy tips that can help you shed some pounds and get you started on the right track towards reaching your weight loss goals.

Discover These Effective Tips For Healthy Weight Loss

Do Not Skip Breakfast

A common thing for people to do when trying to lose weight is to skip meals. The most common meal skipped is breakfast. Many believe that by reducing the amount of food you consume by skipping meals will allow you to lose weight more quickly. This weight loss strategy is unsustainable because when you reach your desired weight and begin eating breakfast once again, you will put the weight back on faster than you had lost it. Breakfast is also a very important meal to have as it is what gives you energy throughout the beginning of the day so you are not tired or moody. 

Stay Out Of The Kitchen After Dinner

At night, set a time for yourself for when you will stop eating so you won’t give into the late night munchies or mindless snacking while relaxing and watching TV. Right after dinner, have a cup of tea or a small healthy bedtime snack and then brush your teeth so you will be less inclined to keep snacking as the night goes on. Unhealthy snacking is a leading cause of weight gain, so try your best to cut snacking out as much as you can at night and throughout the day. If you do need a snack, opt for a healthy option such as veggies and hummus or a protein bar. 

Watch Out For Liquid Calories

Sweetened drinks pile on the calories but do not reduce hunger like solid foods do. Replace your favourite sugary drink with water, sparkling water, or small portions of 100% fruit juice if you are craving something sweeter. Also, be aware that alcohol calories can add up quickly. Limiting alcohol consumption can be a huge calorie saver. 

Exercise Consistently

One of the most difficult parts about losing weight is getting into a good exercise routine. Not everyone enjoys going to the gym or exercising in general. But, exercising consistently is key to healthy weight loss. To set yourself up for success, do not force yourself to do workouts you dislike. Find an activity you enjoy doing such as playing a sport, swimming, cycling, or even just going for walks. Once you find a physical activity you enjoy doing, incorporate it slowly, but consistently. Once that activity becomes a regular part of your routine, you can then begin adding more challenging routines such as going to the gym. By starting off with an activity you enjoy and committing to it, you will be more likely to integrate other workouts into your routine because daily physical activity will be a habit.

If you would like to start your weight loss journey in the gym but do not know where to start, consider hiring a personal trainer and weight loss coach. A personal trainer will be able to create a personalized workout plan that aligns with your weight loss and fitness goals while providing you with the motivation to complete your workouts effectively. A personal trainer will hold you accountable to showing up to the gym and completing your workout routine which will help you see optimal results much faster. 

Start Your Weight Loss Journey With A Jensen Fitness Personal Trainer

Sure, you can lose weight quickly. There are plenty of fad diets out there that can help you shed pounds rapidly but that will leave your feeling hungry and deprived. But what is the point in losing weight quickly if you are only going to regain it? To keep pounds off permanently, you must lose weight slowly, sustainably, and in a healthy manner. Losing weight is not just a change that occurs with your body, it is also a lifestyle change. It requires a healthy, nutritious diet followed by consistent exercise. If you are ready to start your weight loss journey, hire a Jensen Fitness personal trainer or weight loss coach who can guide you through the process and help you feel confident knowing that you are working in the right direction towards reaching your weight loss goals. 

At Jensen Fitness, our personal training, fitness coaching, and weight loss programs will provide you with all of the support you need to achieve your personal goals while helping you sustain your new healthy habits for the long term and improve your overall health. To start your weight loss or fitness journey, contact our team of personal trainers in SE Calgary by calling 1-403-200-0199 or by filling out our online contact form.

FAQ

Q: How should I start my weight loss journey?
A: If you do not know where to start, that’s okay! Hiring a personal trainer will help you get your feet wet in the world of fitness while helping you reach your goals. At Jensen Fitness, our personal trainers are equipped to help you embark on your new weight loss journey and have the experience and knowledge to help you look and feel your best. To book a consultation with one of our trainers, call 1-403-200-0199 or fill out our online contact form.

Q: Can a personal trainer help me with my nutrition?
A: Yes, a personal trainer will be able to give you some tips and tricks when it comes to food habits to help you see better results in the gym. Unless your personal trainer has a nutritional certification, they will not be able to come up with meal plans for you and can only recommend certain foods you should be eating. 

Q: How many times should I exercise per week?
A: It is recommended that everyone gets at least 30 minutes of exercise per day, however, if you are embarking on your fitness or weight loss journey, you should be going into the gym at least three times per week.


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Shayne Jensen

Shayne Jensen

Shayne is a passionate entrepreneur and highly experienced business leader in Calgary with expertise in health, fitness and wellness. Growing up in the Rocky Mountains he developed a passion for hiking, mountain biking and snowboarding. And, being a fierce competitor to all sports, he played everything from soccer to tennis to competitive squash, as well as multiple seasons of hockey, football and baseball. In his athletics, Shayne grew to learn and understand that health and fitness set the foundation for a great way of life, and that it allows you to perform better at everything you do while developing the mindset and confidence to become the best version of yourself. At Jensen Fitness, Shayne’s vision is focused on creating optimal performance in individuals while empowering them to become their best selves through health and fitness.


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