“Life starts all over again when it gets crisp in the fall,” said F. Scott Fitzgerald. That means it’s time to clean out some things: your closet, your garage, and your eating and exercise habits. Here are a few things that you should look at taking out of your diet and some options to use as substitutes.
- Cut Out: Sugar
Added sugars have absolutely no essential nutrients, which makes them empty
calories. Besides this, sugar is bad on your teeth, liver, hormones and cholesterol. It’s
been known to lead to diabetes, heart disease and cancer. Sugar is just bad news, so
the less you can consume, the better.
Put In: Honey
Honey is a great alternative for sweetening (especially in tea and coffee). Things
like maple syrup and molasses also make good substitutes. Keep in mind, it won’t be
as sweet as straight sugar, but it adds just enough to please the tastebuds.
Cut out: Long runs on the treadmill
Not that running isn’t a great way to get your heart rate up, but the fact is, the
more you do it, your body becomes adjusted to the exercise and will burn less fat as a
result. It also limits the amount of calories you burn. Once you’re done moving, your
metabolism goes back to normal and you stop burning calories.
Put in: Weights or HIIT
High-Intensity Interval Training is more efficient because it stimulates your ability
to continue burning calories when you’re done, and the short bursts of intense
movement keep your body from getting adjusted to it (and hence keeps the body from
not burning calories). Weight training is similar in that it requires more energy from the
body to heal the tiny muscle tears that happen when you lift weights. So you’ll continue
burning fat even after you stop working out for the day.
Cut out: Late nights
Staying up late can be harmful to your health for several reasons. It can weaken
your immune system because your body isn’t getting enough time to recover from the
day. Also, staying up late can lead to anxiety and negative thoughts. And let’s be real,
you’re probably on your phone or laptop or watching TV, and those things are only going
to keep you up longer.
Put in: Eight hours
It’s true what they say: eight hours of sleep really is the perfect amount.
However, you should listen to your body’s natural rhythm to know when is the best time
for you to have those eight hours.
Cut out: Unhealthy dieting
Dieting leads to weight fluctuation which can be very harmful to your health.
Starving or depriving yourself is not going to lead to lasting results, and it definitely won’t
make you any healthier. On a similar note, diet sodas are also harmful so avoid them as
well (they’re not actual diet…they just trick your body).
Put in: The Broadway Clinic’s hCG program
This program helps your body produce a naturally-occurring hormone to boost
your metabolism, which will result in pounds lost. It is a safe, effective and natural way
to lose weight, so say goodbye to the days of trial and error. Call us today at
*RESULTS MAY VARY: weight loss results will vary from person to person. No results are “typical.”