Lose Weight Steadily – In The First 2 Weeks
Six months ago, your high school friend asked you to be in her wedding. Three months ago, you tried on dresses and ordered a size that was quite snug because you KNEW you were going to lose enough weight for it to fit perfectly. Now the wedding is two weeks away. Can you really lose weight in 2 weeks? Is there any hope? Actually, yes there is.
Before we get into fast weight loss, let’s make this clear. For healthy weight loss at a rate that will stay off, you would have been better off starting at six months. Even three months would have allowed for significant weight loss, shaping, and toning. If you need to lose weight, call us and start now. You’ll be ready for anything.
With only 2 weeks to lose, you will have to dedicate yourself to a strict diet and exercise regimen. Recognize that a good portion of this weight will be excess water and may return if you don’t stick to some kind of program when the wedding is over. At Live in Fitness, we offer programs for everybody. No matter how much weight you need to lose or what your level of fitness may be, we can design a program for you.
That’s right. You cannot do this with diet alone. Exercise is a key part of this fast-fix plan. With exercise, you’ll feel energized and the endorphins will help keep you motivated. Talk to a coach here and we can work something out for accelerating your first 2 weeks and then moderating the program after the wedding is over.
Do NOT try a cabbage soup, watermelon, or lemon water diet. None of these will work. You may lose a few pounds, but you will deprive your body of necessary nutrition and probably pass out during the ceremony. Your best bet is to increase your leafy greens, eat a normal (playing card-sized) portion of protein at meals, and decrease fat and sugar significantly. Avoid adding salt to your food, when cooking AND when eating. Later, you can work with a nutritionist to come up with a personalized meal plan. For now, moderation is the key.
Hungry between meals? Try a handful of almonds. If you have trouble with portions, measure everything out beforehand so you don’t “accidentally” overeat, especially with nuts. Plain popcorn is healthy and gives you a satisfying crunch. Organic peanut butter spread on a half apple gives you more protein and the apple provides fiber and vitamin C.
If you stick to a strict diet and exercise plan, your dress will allow you to breathe at the wedding. You will lose weight in 2 weeks. After the ceremony, take a moment and reflect on how you have been able to work and achieve your goal. If you can handle two weeks, you’ve already begun to make healthy changes into healthy habits. Don’t fall back into that chip bag on the couch! Stick with us and begin a lifestyle that will lead to a longer, happier life. Don’t wait for another wedding for motivation!
You just want to lose weight in 2 weeks? There’s no deadline or event? Start a diet and exercise program and you will lose weight steadily – in the first 2 weeks and beyond.
Holiday Recipes Made Right!
Hey FitFam, the holiday season is here and with it comes all of that fatty delicious Fitness Holiday food we love so much. We know you’ve been trying your very best to keep that winter weight under control but some times we can’t help it when everything smells so good!
Here are 2 equally delicious and quick recipes that will help you stay fit and not miss out of that holiday feast. Creamy Garlic Mashed Potatoes & Chocolate-Cinnamon Bread Pudding with Raspberry Sauce.
Creamy Garlic Mashed Potatoes
1.5 pounds unpeeled red potatoes, cubed
3 garlic cloves, peeled and sliced thin
1/2 cup 1% low-fat milk
4-5 tbsp chopped Fresh dill leaves / parsley leaves
2 tbsp butter
3/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp black pepper
- Put potatoes in a large saucepan; cover with cold water, and bring to a boil. Reduce to simmer, uncover (about 20 minutes). Drain; return to pot over low heat.
- Add butter, garlic, milk, salt, and pepper. Mash potatoes with a potato masher to preferred consistency. Mix in fresh herbs (Dill leaves / Parsley Leaves)
Chocolate-Cinnamon Bread Pudding With Raspberry Sauce:
1 cup sugar
3/4 tsp cinnamon
2 large eggs
2 large egg whites
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/4 tsp salt
2 1/4 cups 1% low-fat milk
6 cups multigrain bread cubed
1/3 cup chopped chocolate
1 10oz package frozen raspberries in light syrup
- Preheat oven to 375°
- Coat a 2-quart baking dish with cooking spray
- Pour sugar and cinnamon in large bowl; Stir and let stand 5 minutes. Pour mixture into baking dish.
- Bake for 50 minutes. Let stand for 10 minutes.
- Puree thawed raspberries with syrup in food processor. Transfer mix to a strainer over a bowl. Press on solids with wooden spoons;throw away seeds. Save sauce. Spoon 1/8 pudding into bowls. Serve with raspberry sauce.
5 Ways To Help You Stay Fit During Winter:
It’s getting colder and colder outside. Christmas is right around the corner and your town may already be getting some snow. Feeling the temperature drop can make us all feel a little lazy. Before you break out the hot cocoa and snuggle up we have some great tips to help you stay motivated and keep fit this winter.
1. Avoid sugary coffees. It’s tempting to head to your local coffee shop day after day for the extra boost and warm sugary goodness. But instead of taking in all that sugar and caffein try a hot tea. Tea is cheaper and much healthier and it does a great job warming you up on a particularly cold day.
2. Eat the occasional sweet. It seems counter productive but lets be honest with ourselves: It’s the holidays and we are going to eat sweet treats. It’s just how it is. Instead of torturing yourself and eventually binging at a holiday party on snacks, pace yourself. Allow yourself a treat every once in awhile. Candy canes are low in calories and dark chocolate is much better for you than milk chocolate.
3. Ice Skating Getting out and going for a jog can be particularly tough when it’s cold outside. But if you make your outdoor cardio part of a funner, winter based sport, it can be extremely rewarding. Get your loved ones out of the house, bundle up and head to the local ice rink. Focusing on sports you can only enjoy during winter can help motivate you to get out and get active.
4. Work out videos. Live in Fitness, as well as running a world class winter weight loss camp, we have great online videos via FitClub.tv. We have great motivational, nutrition, and work out vids covering a wide range of exercises you can do at home with little to no equipment. Check out our YouTube channel for more information.
5. Swim If you have a local gym or YMCA that has a pool, swimming is another great form of cardio when jogging isn’t an option. It’s refreshing and gets you out of the house and back in the gym. If you manage to make it a weekly part of your exercise routine you can develop a great habit to carry into the warmer months.
As difficult as it can be, cold weather isn’t an excuse to be lazy. Save those snuggles for when the work is done. Get up, get out, and get going. Be person out of your friends and family who didn’t put on winter weight loss and looks better than ever.
The Gift of Fitness & Health
It is Important that we don’t let ourselves go. We focus lots of our time and energy on keeping our families happy, keeping up with our social lives, keeping up with our bills and not losing our jobs. It seems as though we forget that in order to keep all those things in track, we must pay a lot more attention than we do on our physical and mental health.
This holiday we suggest you treat yourself or a loved one who may need this more than anything, to the gift of fitness and health! At Live in Fitness weight loss camp, we provide you with the steps you need to lead a healthier and fitter life. What better way to get started on such an important part of your life, than doing it at a state of the art weight loss fitness camp retreat at Hilton Head island. No better way to get up and be motivated every morning than at our islands retreat.
Our programs are designed and customized to your body type, level and age. After our complete assessments and testing, we make sure to give each person the exact amount of attention their body needs and has been craving.