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When I feel the urge to have a snack I do not need or a craving, I go brush my teeth and make them feel nice and fresh, That way you do not want to ruin the clean taste in your mouth, and if you did go ahead and snack it would not taste the same as the toothpaste taste would interfere and food would
I got stuck at a plateau for over four weeks, but my workouts were intense. SparkPeople upped my calories, but I wasn't sure it was right, so I didn't change at first. I was stuck for a couple more weeks. I decided to "trust" this site and learn from it. Since I upped my calories two weeks ago, I've lost four pounds. They really do know what they are talking about. :)
Circuit training will give you a GREAT workout in 30 minutes or less. Make stations alternating cardio with free weights. Warm up first of course. Jump rope for 30 seconds, then do 10-15 push ups, then step up and down on a step for 30 sec, then move to squats. You could do a number of different exercises to work ur entire body. You'll get your cardio AND strength training in one session. Don't think this is easy either...Try it!
I saw Rick Ferris' on Dr. Oz and learned that if you use cold packs on your back and neck before bed you can tell your brain to start buring brown fat, the hardest fat to burn. It also helps me to get a good nights sleep as I usually overheat at night. I've also found that a cool shower helps with overall alertness and heat reduction.
When ordering at fast food restaurants or sandwich/sub shops, order what size you wish to be. Order a "small" if you want to lose weight. Don't "supersize" your meal unless you want to be supersized yourself!
Here are some ways to get in some extra calories burned per day without working that hard: