Losing weight and getting into shape can sometimes feel like an uphill battle. It’s no easy task, but luckily there are a few tips that you can adopt to help simplify the process. Check out the following list and implement some of these good habits into your lifestyle today.

5 Good Habits:

1. Kick the Carbs:

Take in a larger portion of your daily calories in the morning so your body can utilize them as fuel during the day, rather than storing them as fat later in the evening when you are less active.

2. Clock Your Calories:

Avoid refined carbohydrates (white bread and pasta), which trigger fat storage, and increase foods high in fiber (fruit, vegetables, whole-wheat grains) to feel fuller longer.

3. Solid Sleep:

Try to get at least 8 hours of sleep per night. Your body becomes stressed when you’re tired and stress leads to the release of hormones that promote fat storage so get plenty of rest.

4. Choose the Uphill Battle:

Raising the treadmill by 10 degrees at a 5 mph pace can burn over 100 extra calories in just half an hour. Get more out of your treadmill time and go uphill!

5. Mix Things Up:

Your body adapts and becomes more efficient at exercising over time, giving you fewer rewards from your workouts. Change things up frequently to keep pushing your body to new heights.

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