By Dana Leigh Smith
In search of the best weight loss tips of all time? Then look no further! Here, we reveal top diet and exercise tips from the unofficial queen of fitness, Jillian Michaels!
A wise woman with six-pack abs once said, “Transformation is not a future event. It is a present activity.” That wise women was Jillian Michaels. Consider this article her Book of Secrets.
During her many seasons as a “tough love” trainer on NBC’s reality weight-loss competition show The Biggest Loser, Michaels transformed countless bodies, and more importantly, she gave contestants the skill set and drive to keep the pounds off after the cameras stopped rolling. And over the years, she’s helped plenty of others get the bodies of their dreams. From workout DVDs and best-selling books to countless media interviews, she’s shared tons of her diet and exercise secrets with the masses. To help you accelerate your weight loss wins, we tracked down her best-ever tips. Pick a few below that seem like they’d fit well into your routine, pair them with some of these 50 Best-Ever Weight Loss Tips, commit to them for the long haul, and sit back and watch as your body transforms before your eyes—and stay that way for life!
DON’T DO EXERCISES YOU HATE
“At the end of the day, it doesn’t really matter what the ‘best’ workout for weight loss is. I could tell you exactly what to do, but if you don’t like it, you’re not going to do it,” says Michaels. “Find a few things that you enjoy, and then mix it up. Keeping your workout routine varied (and constantly progressing), will help prevent injuries, boredom, and plateaus.” For even more ways to fight back when the scale starts to stall, check out these 20 Ways to Overcome a Weight Loss Plateau.
SWEAR OFF FADS
“Stop turning to fad diets and use common sense. This is where so many people go wrong, from cutting out all carbs to eating only fat-free foods to fasting. It's all bull, and not only is it bull, but it harms your metabolism in the process,” warns the 42-year old mom of two. “The fad diets are doing way more harm than good. They key is to master a few simple ways to exercise that will burn the most calories in the least time. And you also need to figure out how can you eat more of the good stuff and less of the bad stuff without feeling deprived so your diet regimen feels manageable.”
CRANK UP THE INCLINE
Typically hit the treadmill while you’re at the gym? Amp up the incline to burn more calories—without logging more time at the gym. (#Winning!) "All it takes to torch 15 percent more calories on the treadmill is a little incline," says Michaels. Looking for more ways to walk your way thin? Check out these 30 Tips When You're Walking for Weight Loss.
GET MORE SHUT-EYE
"Sleep is a cornerstone of weight management because of the impact it has on your hormones that control how you burn fat, how you store fat, and how you're maintaining muscle. The better your hormone balance, the better your weight management,” explains Michaels, who typically aims to log 8-hours per night.
Sodas is hands down one of the worst beverages for you, says Jillian. “It'll put weight on you, dehydrate you, and deplete the minerals from your system,” she tells Health. If you get sick of plain ol’ water, fill up on sparkling water, detox water (which is a fancy name for water filled with sliced fruit), or unsweetened teas, a beverage known for its waist-whittling effects. Make the most of the benefits from tea with The 7-Day Flat-Belly Tea Cleanse! Test panelists lost up to 10 pounds in one week!
TRY THE 80/20 RULE
"Make 80 percent of the food you eat healthy and take 20 percent of your daily calories and make them fun." Otherwise, you'll feel deprived and more tempted to go off the deep end,” Jillian says. The key to success here, however, is to pick indulgent(ish) treats that aren’t totally horrible for you. Opt for a cheeseburger, over a triple- patty burger, for example. If sweets are your weakness, opt for these 20 Healthy Desserts for Weight Loss instead of scarfing down an entire pint of Ben & Jerries.
LEARN TO NAVIGATE A MENU
According to a Public Health Nutrition study, people eat an average of 200 more calories on days when they eat a restaurant meal than they do when they eat every meal at home, which can really put a wrench into your weight loss progress. To stay on track, Jillian suggests sticking to items that are steamed, boiled, baked, grilled, poached, or roasted. That means no french fries or tempura-topped sushi rolls, sorry! If you don’t see anything that fits the nutritional bill on the menu, speak up and make a special request. Restaurant kitchens are filled will all sorts of stuff so it shouldn't a problem to fulfill your specific requests. “If you're too uncomfortable to ask for what you need, tell a white lie: Say you're allergic. I know it's controversial to suggest this, but women, in particular, can really have trouble standing up for their own needs. So if you want the broccoli soup puréed without cream, tell the waiter you're lactose intolerant," says Jillian.
BETTER YET, DON’T EVEN READ IT
If seeing dishes like ‘spaghetti bolognese’ and ‘bacon cheeseburger’ are often too hard for you to ignore, don’t even open your menu. “Almost every restaurant has the basics—veggies, grains, and protein. If you go in knowing what you want, I guarantee you'll be able to make a meal,” suggests Jillian.
ARTICLE SOURCE : http://www.eatthis.com/jillian-michaels-weight-loss
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