8 Steps to Jumpstart Your Weight Loss

by Kristen Carlucci on August 16, 2013

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Are you just getting started with your weight loss efforts?  Or have you hit a plateau and need to reignite your routine?  Whatever the reason for your weight loss woes, these 8 Jumpstart Tips are guaranteed to have you seeing results in no time.

1. Quit eating ALL sweets for 7 days straight. This includes sugar in your coffee and tea. Detox yourself off of sugar to gain control of your cravings and increase your energy levels.

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2. Do not use any margarine, Crisco or hydrogenated vegetable oils, as they block weight loss and increase cholesterol. Choose olive or canola or Smartbalance butter instead.

3. Avoid white flour. This includes white rolls, bagels, pasta and rice.  These foods have been stripped of all their vital nutrients (fiber, B vitamins) and promote blood sugar spikes (aka more food cravings) and fat retention.

4. Eat brown foods and avoid white foods. Eat brown rice instead of white rice and brown rice pasta or whole wheat pasta. This will increase your fiber intake and B-vitamins (the energy vitamins!) to aid your weight loss by keeping you full for hours.

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5. Drink 8-10 eight ounce glasses of fresh water every day to aid your kidneys in getting rid of toxins. This will allow your liver to metabolize fat better.  Add lemon to your water for even greater detoxification benefits!

6. Do not skip meals. There should not be more than 5 to 6 hours between your 3 meals. Eat snacks only if you are truly hungry and not from boredom and stress.  Keep snacks under 150 calories.

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7. Eat protein at every meal to stabilize your blood sugar levels, which will control your appetite and decrease your cravings for sugar and starches.  Lean protein sources include skinless chicken/turkey, lean beef, beans, fish,  nuts/nut-butters, or lowfat dairy or dairy-free alternatives.

8. Take a multivitamin supplement (with minerals), that contains nutrients which help convert your foods into energy, such as the B vitamins. This is especially important if you don’t tend to eat a lot of fruits, vegetables and whole grains!

This is a sneak peak to jumpstart your weight loss! If you’re looking for more personalized suggestions to fit your lifestyle and food preferences, don’t hesitate to contact me!

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Joseluis February 17, 2016 at 7:50 am

To lose weight, Stop Obama Socialism by cunittg disability, unemployment income and distribution of food stamps. Make food expensive so that Americans stop eating like cows.Europeans are not fat because food is expensive and they don’t get hand-out money and cheap food. Quality of foods are much higher in Canada and Europe than cheap American standards.You people are being fed genetically modified and engineered food? by your? Giant greedy corporations that don’t care for people health.

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