How do you lose weight and keep it off? We reached out to Los Angeles’ own celebrity trainers Jordan Yuam of Jordan’s Virtual Fit Club and Jeff Bomberger for their tips on the most effective way to lose those extra pounds! From brand new moms to WWE wrestlers, models and a-list celebs, Jordan and Jeff have worked with countless body types and have years of experience in dealing with getting their clients in shape in a matter of months – and sometimes even a few weeks. Here are their top weight loss tips:
WATER AND GREEN TEA FOR WEIGHT LOSS: Drink the daily recommended amount of eight or nine cups of water to stay hydrated and help flush out toxins. To add a little extra calorie burn to your water intake, drink about four cups of unsweetened green tea per a day to help burn an extra 200 calories!
WEIGHT LOSS TIP: STAY AWAY FROM THE WHITES! Eat wheat or brown substitutes for white or refined products like rice, bread and flour tortillas. White bread, white rice, sugar and flour all lack fiber. These products are quickly metabolized by your body, thus causing large fluctuations in your insulin levels which can cause you to store fat and leave you feeling sluggish after meals. By substituting these whites with brown rice, wheat bread or corn tortillas, you will add fiber to your diet, causing a slower breakdown of the food resulting in a more balanced sustainment of energy levels.
LOSE WEIGHT BY EATING MORE! Eat 4-6 small meals throughout the day. Breakfast is an absolute must to jumpstart your metabolism. If you are eating three meals a day, try adding an apple before or after lunch to keep your metabolism active and steady throughout the day.
FRUITS, VEGETABLES AND FIBER: Add more fruits and vegetables to add good vitamins, minerals and fiber to your diet. Vegetables are a great way to add bulk to your meals without adding tons of extra calories. That way you’re full and trim at the same time!
LOSE WEIGHT BY LIFTING WEIGHTS: Whether you go to a gym or work out with free weights at home, resistance train 2-3 times a week for at least 20 minutes. Muscle burns calories while active and at rest. In fact, one pound of muscle burns between 30-50 calories a day. If you add two pounds of muscle, you could burn up to an extra 100 calories a day by just being alive!
MULTI TASK WHILE TRAINING: Incorporate combination movements into your resistance training/weight lifting program to burn more calories and make your workout more efficient. Example: Movements like squats with the added shoulder press and doing lunges with a twist or bicep curl in between sets are both great ways to burn more calories in less time.
INTERVAL TRAINING: Use interval training when doing cardio. Try this: Warm up for 3-5 minutes treadmill, sprint for 30 seconds, then briskly walk or jog for 1 minute, then repeat this cycle for 10-20 minutes (depending on your fitness level) and cool down. If that’s too easy, crank it up to a 1 minute sprint, 1 minute walk or jog! Try this twice a week for 3-4 weeks and watch those skinny jeans slip right on!
Learn more from Jordan and Jeff at www.jordansvirtualfitclub.com and at Bomberger’s performance training