How To Lose Weight All Day Long — Of course another Yahoo Health Article 🙂
This article just has a bunch of good tips for how to schedule your day- fitness and food-wise. I won’t post the whole thing here but I will post what I would like to try- if only for a day!
6 am– 20 minutes of cardio before breakfast. I would be able to manage this before work if I get there at 6 and leave before 7
7:30 am– Breakfast. ALWAYS eat breakfast! The article says “The alarm clock also wakes up ghrelin, the “feed me” hormone made in your stomach. Ignore ghrelin and your body will produce even more, eventually making you ravenous.”
10 am– snack time! I usually eat Greek yogurt or almonds.
12 pm– Eat lunch. Article says “Galanin, another hunger hormone that makes you crave fat, rises around lunchtime. However, dietary fat causes you to produce more galanin, which then tells you to eat more fat. ”
3:30 pm– Last chance for coffee! Drinking coffee after 4 messes up your sleep.
5-6 pm– Strength training and any additional cardio. This is nice because this how my schedule has been going anyway
7 pm– Dinner time.
9 pm– Have a snack. Article says “Enjoy a carb-based bedtime snack, such as a serving of low-fat frozen yogurt. Nighttime carbs create tryptophan, which helps your brain produce serotonin. This feel-good chemical triggers your body to make melatonin, the sleep hormone. ”
9:30 pm– “Power down” turn off the tv and computer (so i’m failing right now…) so your brain will start to relax before bed.
10:30 pm- Go to sleep. This is usually my goal…but rarely happens.
Pretty good schedule! Not trying it tomorrow because I have my Kickboxing Jam class in the afternoon but may try it out on Thursday!
Quick update on progress- had a great workout on Sunday and a great Kickboxing session today. It occurred to me that I have improved in Kickboxing over this time because I don’t get nearly as tired or as red as I did when I first started taking the class!
Food-wise I’m doing okish. Today we were out of food so I went and bought one of those microwave three cheese rot inis from walgreens…um it was delicious but super bad for me. It really reminds me of college though (tells you how my eating habits were then…). The rest of today was good just because Andrew made hard-boiled eggs (he kind of failed and they turned out to be soft-boiled…) and for dinner he made a garlic chicken breast that was pretty yummy. What would I do without him???