It's a familiar story: You pledge to honor a daily elliptical routine and count every last calorie. But soon, you're eating cupcakes at the office and grabbing happy hour mojitos, thinking, Oops, diet over .
There is a better way: Swap the all-or-nothing approach for one or two healthy switch-ups in your daily routine. "Doing this can lead to more weight loss than you ever imagined," says Marissa Lippert, RD, author of The Cheater's Diet .
In fact, we talked to readers who knocked off 10, 25, even 60 pounds with some easy tweaks. Borrow their slim-down secrets to transform your body the real-world way.
very interesting article and very useful tips I am actually going to note a couple down! One thing I learned as well by doing the diamond push ups is (of course as you say to keep everything tight) to really focus mentally on your chest muscle and try to contract them as much as you can on the way up. That way, after only 10 you will feel a burning sensation in the middle – which means it worked well !
One question though on the “bar dip” exercise, would you recommend to go down really low (shoulders at the level of the bars) or a little higher to prevent injuries?
Thanks in advance!
yes, indeed, high fat low carb diet is the most effective way of losing weight. It’s carbohydrates not dietary fats that prevent your body by stimulating high insulin secretion from using fatty acids in the adipose tissue as a source of fuel. That means that by eating too many refined carbs you won’t be able to lose any weight at all. Therefore, cutting those carbs (sugar, white flour, potatos, white rice, etc) will do the miracle: you will curb your appetite and make your body use its internal sources of fuel (fat) instead of external (glucose). You can eat all kinds of fat rich foods along with proteins. But stay away from only trans fats (for example, margarine).