10.) Eliminate Whites. Don’t eat any white bread, white rice, spaghetti/noodles, or white potatoes. These contain little to no fiber and pack on the pounds.
9.) Drink Coffee or Tea. Recent studies show coffee may be just as healthy as tea. Both contain caffeine which can help to elevate your metabolism and burn more calories for you.
8.) Juice. Replace breakfast or lunch with a plethora of fresh fruits and veggies by juicing. Turn it into a smoothie by adding ice and low fat yogurt or milk.
7.) Hike. It’s a great time of the year to hit the trails and experience nature and the outdoors. You’ll burn anywhere between 300-600 calories each 30 minutes and melt that flab away.
6.) Sign up for a controlled food program. Companies like Jenny Craig, Weight Watchers, and Nutrisystem make it fun and easy to to practice proper calorie and portion while offering delicous to chose from or prepare.
5.) Hit the gym twice a day. That’s right…twice a day. The days are longer now in summer so you’ll have extra time and energy to slip into the gym for two workouts daily. You can do it!!
4.) Turn off the TV or computer and take a walk around the block. With the weather being so nice, there’s no reason to be sitting around the house. Get up and get out, and walk your neighborgood each evening after dinner.
3.) Drink more water. Water could help to elevate your metabolic rate (the rate at which your body burns calories), and it makes you feel fuller longer so you don’t overeat. Also, being dehydrated (lack of water), makes you feel tired and sets up a barrier to physical activity and exercise.
2.) Visualize. Place an old picture of yourself with that great beach body you used to have on your mirror or computer monitor. Imagine yourself looking that good again while being older and wiser.
1.) Think outside the "exercise box". Take a pole dancing class, zumba class, belly dancing class, or kickboxing class. Have fun!
* This article made its debut on www.nohoartsdistrict.com
(Jack Witt is a Health and Fitness Coach providing In Home Personal Training, Personal Training at Private Fitness Centers in the North Hollywood, Burbank, Studio City, Sherman Oaks areas, as well as Worksite Health Programs, Corporate Wellness, Life Coaching Products, Keynote Speaking, and Group Exercise Classes.)