Exercise may help you lose weight, but a balanced diet is critical to keeping it off. At The MAX Challenge, we want to see you succeed, and offer the following recommendations as you begin your transformation:
Drink More Water
Trade juice and soda for water and tea, making sure to hydrate throughout the day and both before and after every time that you exercise. Not only will water keep your electrolytes in balance, but it can boost your metabolism and even clear your complexion. Current research suggests getting at least half of your body’s weight in fluid ounces per day.
Eat When Hungry, Stop When Full
Discipline, not deprivation, is your best friend when it comes to losing weight. Focus on smaller portion sizes and make sure to eat whenever you are hungry, stopping when you are full and limiting splurge foods as much as possible. Fill your plate with fresh fruits and veggies, lean meats and fish, and whole grains, but allow yourself the occasional treat in order that you not sabotage your success down the road.
As with most hurdles in life, your weight loss journey will be easier and more enjoyable with the compassionate support of a like-minded community. Reach out to others in your gym or fitness class, and share your story with those around you, meeting new people and making new friends in the process.
Whether you live or work in Fair Lawn, New Jersey, The MAX Challenge of Fair Lawn is excited to be a part of your weight loss journey. Contact us today to learn more.