How to Take Off Those Last 10 Pounds.
You know what I like to call those last 10 or 15 pounds that won't come off no matter what you do? Vanity pounds.
The term describes our desire to lose weight that, as far as our bodies are concerned, actually feels healthy. Today's society pressures us to want to look a certain way, so for aesthetic reasons we try to be thinner than our bodies want us to be. Personally, I have gained and lost the same 8 vanity pounds more times than I care to admit.
Losing your first 50 pounds might have been tough, but believe me, dropping those final few stubborn pounds is a whole different challenge. The body struggles to hold on to that last bit of fat for survival purposes.
Now, don't get me wrong — you can lose the weight if you want to, but it will require you to muster a tremendous amount of restraint and willpower. If you're really up for it, do the following for 30 days:
-Cut your sodium to 1,000 mg a day.
-Drink at least 80 ounces of water daily.
-Cut out processed foods.
-Abstain from alcohol.
-Train at 85 percent of your MHR (maximum heart rate) for 1 hour 5 times a week.
You can do a lot in 30 days — in fact, I can pretty much guarantee you will lose at least 5 pounds.
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Reward Yourself When you achieve your goals, find ways to treat yourself like a king or queen, but without resorting to food. Try relaxing and pampering yourself. Take a long bubble bath; treat yourself to a manicure or a massage; buy yourself a little something you've been wanting; give yourself time to read a book. By taking the time to look after yourself, you're reminding yourself AND stating to the world that you're worth it and that you know you deserve the best life has to offer.