Look Slim, Get Trim

December 30, 2011 at 10:21 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Look Slim, Get Trim
For the New Year
Holiday gatherings and leftover Christmas cakes and cookies have left you feeling a bit uncomfortable. Some of these weigh changes can be the cause of fluid retention or gas / waste retention. Here are some quick tips to help you get back into that little black dress.
Limit Your Liquor Intake
For quick weight loss, cut back on alcohol as much as possible. If you must have a drink, stick to wine and drink more water. Steer clear from beer.
Drink plenty of water
Staying hydrated keeps things moving, helping rid your body of waste, while guarding against water retention and constipation.
Move it to lose it
Exercise more. Add a few extra sessions in. Step up the cardio.
Higher protein, Lower carbs
Unless you’re going to use them, cut down on the carbs. If not all this fuel will be stored and water retention a result. Eat a delicious dinner with grilled fish and green veggies.
Opt for low-bloat veggies
Avoid gas-producing vegetables such as cauliflower, broccoli, legumes, cabbage and peppers. You may want to steer clear of them a few days before an important event where you don’t want lower-belly bloat.
Cut out the salt
Sodium can cause the body to retain fluids, causing you to puff up. Substitute the salt with herbs like parsley and basil. Mrs. Dash also has a variety of no salt spices.
Avoid artificial sweeteners
Sugar-free desserts and candy are usually sweetened with sugar alcohols such as sorbitol, maltitol and mannitol, which can cause a pooch in the abdomen.
Get a tan
Tanning is a great way to look thinner!

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