I am SO excited to be able to share this post with you today! These ladies who are not only my friends but also certified personal trainers, have allowed me to interview them to get the best weight loss advice. They have over 20 years of combined experience in nutrition, weight loss and personal training. As you can tell they are quite versed in the area and I am honored they sat down with me to get the low down on losing weight. The information they have shared with me is invaluable to your health and wellness!
My name is Krista Hatch. I have been a Fitness Instructor/Personal Trainer for over 20 yrs. Certified by ISSA PT, Tabata Boot Camp Cert. Cycling Cert I have taught everything from Aqua to Tabata Bootcamp. I truly believe that exercise is the one of the keys to better Health and Well Being. As a woman I understand the struggles from having babies , both of mine were C-sections. I am all about the longevity of life– not being skinny. Below are my top weight los tips! -Krista Hatch
My Top Weight Loss Tips
- Drink water— and drink more water!!
- Get rid of the processed foods
- Move your Body for at least 30 mins daily 5 days a week
- Pick up some weights or do body-weighted exercises
- Get rid of the Soda(including diet)
- Get some Sunshine– you need 15 minutes daily Natural Vit- D
- Sleep you need to get at least 7 hr — do not watch tv in your bedroom!
You can follow Krista at her blog here!
My name is Stephanie Lippincott, and I am a certified personal trainer in Jacksonville, FL. I work with women every day, coaching them through weight loss, healthier living, fitness and any other baggage that comes along. I’ve been there, and I’m here to tell you there’s hope. My goal is to inspire, coach, love and motivate women to complete health and wholeness through freedom, faith and fitness.
Top 7 Tips for Weight Loss Tips
I’ve maintained a 75 lb. weight loss for nearly four years. These are my top 7 tips for weight loss tips.
- Never go more than three hours without eating. While the science isn’t exact, this works because it keeps blood sugar stable. Not only does it keep the body fueled for activity, it also prevents simple carbohydrate binges, which happen when you go too long without eating and your body craves the simplest form of sugar it can get.
- Eat food in its whole form. You’ve heard about shopping the perimeter of the grocery store. In addition to that, beans, nuts, whole grain rice and essential oils (olive and coconut) are key components of a healthy, balanced diet. Fruit, vegetables and lean protein are the basis of any healthy diet.
- Do exercise you enjoy. Forget the latest exercise craze. Do what you love. As you start to incorporate physical activity on a regular basis, you can explore a more well-rounded exercise plan. So, if you love to walk, get moving!
- Drink water. Simple enough, right? Did you know most people need half or their entire body weight in ounces of water a day? Depending on your activity level and how much you sweat, a good place to start is to take your body weight and divide it in half. That’s how many ounces of water you should drink a day.
- Find what works for you. There are a lot of great nutrition programs out there. Find one that speaks to you, that supports your goals and lifestyle, and start there. A little bit of structure goes a long way. Educating yourself about nutrition is the best way to ensure success in the long run.
- When in doubt, hire a pro. Don’t wait until you’ve tried everything. If you’re serious about weight loss and improving your health, seek the services of a certified nutritionist and certified personal trainer. Your physician is a great place to start for help with a nutritionist. Look for a CPT with a national certification: NASM, ACE, ACSM or NSCA. Ask questions before you hire and make a financial commitment. A professional should have no problem answering questions about their qualifications or experience.
- Take the focus off of weight loss. Wait, did she just say that? Yes. Focus on healthy habit changes. Weight loss is a byproduct of healthy and balanced living. Fix your habits. The weight loss will follow.
You can catch Stephanie at her blog here!
I hope you’ve enjoyed this post! I sure enjoyed getting to sit down and interview these tops ladies in their field of nutrition and wellness. Their passion for helping others is so clear when talking with them. Weight loss isn’t ever easy, it takes a lot of will-power and subtle changes to help you reach your goals. I hope you found this post as helpful as I did.
Leave a comment below and tell me what your take-away was and the weight loss tips you enjoyed!
To Your Success!