Losing weight for the wedding day

Losing that large midsection may not be as difficult as once thought. Eating right and exercising can help you melt pounds quickly. You can accomplish a lot, even at work.

A diet high in protein with vegetables provides your body with more energy than fat or carbohydrates, which leave you feeling tired and sluggish. Eat eggs, bacon, and cheese for breakfast. For lunch and dinner, dine on steak, chicken, or a tuna salad, rather than bread or pasta. Side items can include broccoli, asparagus, salads, and other vegetables.

During the day, fiber makes a good snack. Dried fruit, nuts, or an energy bar will fill you up without conflicting with meal times. Try to avoid caffeine and soda. Caffeine free and decaffeinated beverages will give you more energy to get you through the day.

It is hard to find time for exercise with the constant demands of work. However, there are some exercises that can be performed at your desk. Contract your abs when sitting for one minute. Then relax. Try to do this exercise every 30 minutes.

Be mindful of your posture when walking. You can actually work your abs by walking with your abs "tucked in". This can be accomplished by making sure your ear, shoulder, and hip form an imaginary line. Focus on contracting your abs during your walk as well.

During the day, try to take the stairs instead of the elevator. Take longer walking routes to reach your final destination.

At lunchtime, go for a run or walk instead of sitting in the cafeteria. Avoid hitting the couch when you get home; you’ll never want to get up and you’ll wind up feeling hungry. Instead, mow the lawn to sneak in another calorie burning exercise.

For more exercise after work, keep in mind that crunches alone is not the solution to a smaller midsection. To eliminate belly fat, you must eliminate whole body fat. This means other exercises, such as push-ups and squats, should be performed in conjunction with crunches. These 3 exercises are great because you don’t need any equipment to get started. Try to increase your frequency and repetitions as you build endurance.

In addition, aerobic exercise can quickly help to burn calories so that you can get lean fast. Weight training is also important to help build and maintain muscle mass. It is recommended to work out 3 or more times per week for maximum benefits.

Best of luck as you start your midsection-minimizing program!