There’s nothing more frustrating for most people on a weight loss mission than those pesky last 10 pounds!

But adding in little things here and there to your lifestyle over a period of time will melt away those stubborn last pounds in a much more enjoyable way than you think!

The best part though – it stays off!

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1. Just one hour

Every single day, or a minimum of 6 days per week, I took just one hour to do yoga (whether in studio class, youtube video or self guided flow) OR one hour of hiking or walking around outside.

You can choose the activity that you enjoy the most.

It’s amazing, when you realize what is in walking distance to you,you won’t even notice the walk as “exercise” when a destination, errand or side goal is involved.

You can always add in some earphones and an excellent audio book for an even more enjoyable walk!

2. Move more

Try parking far away from the entrance of places that you drive to. Add in a short walk around the block here and there if you’ve only got blocks of minutes throughout the day.

A nice brisk stroll before bed will leave you sleeping like a baby!

When I meet with friends, instead of sitting and having a meal or a drink, we go for a walk while we visit! This is an excellent way to avoid distractions and really have quality time together too.

3. Plants for the base:

Adopting a plant based diet is not the endless salads that most people think of.

Did you know that cauliflower can be made into tortillas, pizza crust, flat bread, rice and more? Collard greens are excellent at holding up as wraps.

Instead of grains in your meal, find fun ways of swapping out the grains for something plant based, at least for 80% of your meals and the fat will literally melt off!

4. Three letters – A.C.V

easy weight loss tips_2Drinking a tablespoon of Apple Cider Vinegar in water first thing in the morning, or a couple of teaspoons in water roughly 15 minutes before each meal does AMAZING things to your body!

There are far too many benefits to list here, but just for starters;

– It suppresses appetite naturally, the acids help to digest proteins.

– Absorbing protein optimally helps to activate our human growth hormone, which is what keeps our metabolisms revved while we’re at rest.

– It regulates blood sugar so you feel full longer and replacing it with salt on meals will wash away excess water weight too!

Check it out online for much longer lists of all of Apple Cider Vinegar’s benefits for the body and weight loss!

5. H2O

The human body needs exactly 1/2 of your body weight (lbs) in ounces water per day to function optimally.

This keeps our digestive system running smoothly, hydrates our cells, detoxes the body optimally, ensuring all of those nasty weight gaining toxins are washed away, and is the leading help of losing water weight.

Just like the Apple Cider Vinegar, the benefit list is a long one. Start in the morning, and sip all day long throughout the day. Before you know it, you’ll hit the mark!

It helps to keep a measurement on your water bottle or use an app on your smart phone to keep track of how much water you’re drinking throughout the day.

Sidetone: NOTHING replaces clean filtered water! If it’s opaque, the body will treat it like a food, so be sure you’re drinking plain filtered water for optimal benefits!

Discover more tips and tricks in Part 2 tomorrow.

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