It is never the wrong time to get into better shape. If you are looking to also slim down, though, here are some Slimon.ca tips to helping you accomplish your goal:
EAT MORE FATTY FISH
Yes, you can get skinnier by eating more; you just have to eat more of the right things. You need protein for energy as well as for building muscle. Even if you are not working out to bulk up, eating healthy could involve eating more healthy proteins. To lose weight, you need protein because it results in the biggest thermic effect—it takes more energy to digest, process, and absorb protein and its nutrients. Eating more protein, then, can prevent you from overheating and losing muscle in the process, both of which are common side effects of dieting.
Ocean fish is less fatty than beef and chicken, but the fattier fish species also provide you with essential Omega-3 fatty acids, which also help strengthen soft tissue.
DRINK MORE COLD WATER
Generally speaking, if you want to hydrate, you need to drink room temperature water. However, if you want to burn more calories you should drink cold water. When you drink cold water, your body reacts by trying to heat up and that means the use of calories. Since water contains zero calories, drinking cold water means you are essentially speeding up your metabolism by as much as 30 percent.
DRINK MORE GREEN TEA
Many people drink coffee—though not everyone really likes it. Its the caffeine, right? Well, green tea has caffeine too, but it also converts fat into free fatty acids that help your body to burn fat. This can increase metabolism by 5 percent.
MOVE MORE EFFECTIVELY
Yes, it is not easy to find time to work out every day. But you only need about 20 to 30 minutes of high-intensity action to get a benefit. Weight lifting, of course, builds muscle and the more muscle you have, the higher your metabolism. You should also mix up your exercise routines, though, because it will keep you from getting bored and will also ensure that you are developing muscle (and burning fat) evenly.
GET BETTER SLEEP
This is the easiest part of being healthy, particularly if you are getting more physical activity. Studies show that lack of sleep is a major contributor to obesity because lack of sleep increases blood sugar levels, which can decrease metabolism. But better sleep also makes you more willing to face whatever challenges the day holds for you.