Does the warmer weather have you thinking about spring cleaning? My house definitely needs some TLC this year! But as you spring clean your closet, consider cleaning up your diet and fitness for spring and summer. According to WebMD, most people gain an average of 5-7 pounds of weight in the winter months. Instead of crash dieting to lose the weight, follow these 5 fat-loss basics to get started and develop healthy life-long habits.
In life, nothing is perfectly steady, especially weight: it fluctuates on a daily basis based on hydration levels, macronutrient consumption, etc. The biggest thing you want to look at is your weight trend: is your weight steadily increasing every month? I know that I have gained a few pounds in the past year from stress and health issues. The last year was stressful for me between personal stuff and health problems, and I let my stress-eating get the better of me. Some of the weight I have gained is muscle so I am okay with that, but I still want to drop my body fat a little bit. That is life, though – no one is prefect! Right now, I’m working on following my own advice to get my eating back on track. Check out my fat loss tips in Parade Magazine online and get some fat loss basics to help you spring clean your health this year!