It’s 70 degrees in my part of the world today.
70 glorious degrees. Evidence that spring is coming and pool days are on the horizon.
Men’s Health apparently felt like letting the ladies know how to lose 15 pounds by swimsuit season. I won’t get into why it’s messed up that a men’s magazine is telling us ladies how to lose weight, another time.
But the tips are valid:
#1: Eat a protein-enriched breakfast. You will save at least 200 calories going this route rather than a bagel on your way out the door.
#2: Reach for seltzer water, ice water, or unsweetened ice tea throughout the day. You’ll save yourself 450 calories staying away from soda.
#3: Turn off the TV when eating dinner. Distracted eaters tend to chow down an extra 300 calories per meal.
#4: Stand up. Simple enough, right? When the cell phone rings, pick it up and take a walk. Park further away for an extra calorie punch. Just find a reason to move! You will save an extra 334 calories a day.
#5: Pack lunch and eat dinner at home. This is my ultimate weakness. Driving to Chipotle is often so much more appealing than cooking on my own. But not only will you save 200 calories/day, you’ll also save a buck or two in the process.
These sound relatively easy enough, right?