If staying in calorie range is the most difficult part of your journey, try setting a lower weight-loss rate so you will have a higher calorie range. Adjusting your goal from 2 lb/week to 1 lb/week makes is so you can eat approximately 500 more calories per day!
This higher range is more like maintenance, anyway!
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When you hit a plateau in your weight loss, try adding a few higher intensity bursts or intervals to your cardio workouts. This elevates your heart rate, makes you work harder and burns more calories to help shock your body and jump start your weight loss again!
During your normal cardio workout, exercise at your usual intensity level. A few times during your workout, bump it up for 10-60 seconds, by going faster, harder or against heavier resistance or incline. Then bring the intensity back down as long as you need to in order to recover and try again.
Eating protein foods will promote weight loss and eating fewer carbs will help to control blood sugar levels and promote weight loss. Eat 1/2 cup beans, blueberries, broccoli, oranges, spinach, tomatoes, cucumbers, carrots, pumpkin, squash,, med. sweet potatoes, cabbage, celery, greek yogurt, salmon, 1 ounce of nuts, and oatmeal to promote weight loss. Eat tuna, eggs, low fat cottage cheese, chicken or turket breast.
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