To lose ten pounds, you’ll want to change both what’s in your pantry and how you spend your free time.
42. Eat a protein-packed breakfast
Breakfast is the most important meal of the day to help kickstart your metabolism and curb snacking later on. Eat a low-calorie, high-protein breakfast like our Salmon and Eggs on Toast or our Blueberry Quinoa Breakfast Bowl each day.
43. Kick the extra weight to the curb
Have you tried kickboxing? It’s a high-intensity workout that shreds fat and burns a ton of calories. Our Kickboxing Challenge has two fun workouts to try.
44. Create a killer playlist
The right music can motivate you and help you push past plateaus during a tough workout. From country to Top 40, we’ve got the jams you need in our Workout Playlists section.
45. Break out the slow cooker
Our not-so-secret secret to staying slim? The slow cooker! It’s our miracle worker for healthy eating on busy weeknights. Try these 10 Healthy Slow Cooker Recipes the whole family will love.
46. Get outdoors
If you’re cooped up in an office all day, getting outdoors can feel like a great escape. Take your workout outside by jogging, biking or practicing yoga in your backyard. Our Power-Up Park Workout will get you out of the gym and into the fresh air.
47. Don’t rely on the gym machine’s monitor
Calorie monitors, like the ones found on treadmills and elliptical machines, are highly inaccurate. Your best bet is to track the number of calories you’re consuming each day and measure it against your level of physical activity. If you want really accurate results, invest in a personal fitness monitor, like a Fitbit. You might also like one of these 7 Free Apps to Help You Lose Weight.
48. Rest up
Your body needs a good night’s sleep to rejuvenate and recover from the day’s workout. Likewise, you should never work the same muscle group on back-to-back days, and you should take at least one day off or with very light exercise per week.
49. Don’t beat yourself up
Our most important tip is to stay positive. When you punish yourself or hold onto negative thoughts, it drains your motivation to exercise and eat clean. Fitness should be fun! Read why it’s okay to fall off the fitness wagon, and when you do, get right back on and start fresh the next day.
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