Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Weight Loss with Favao

Have you ever heard of favao weight loss? I have to admit, this is a new one to me. It's not a diet or some fad plan that calls for eating strange foods. Basically, it's just a way to help you get the most out of your weight loss efforts. Favao is a body cleanse, or detox. I have often heard of the benefit of  detox, but after doing a little more research, I am convinced that it really would help with weight loss or maintenance. 

Most of you are aware that over this past summer I lost over 12 pounds. By maintaining a careful (but not overly strict) diet, and keeping with intense workouts 5 days a week, I have been able to maintain that weight. I am no expert on weight loss, but I would like to share some of the changes I made to reach my goal.

First, and I know it's an often-repeated fact, but water intake is of utmost importance! Not just for weight loss either, but also to keep a healthy body overall. It does help with weight loss though, because when you drink 64 ounces of water a day, you're not as likely to overeat. If you're full on water, you can't fill yourself with junk foods!

Another thing that really helped me was keeping a supply of healthy snacks on hand. Pistachios are a favorite, in addition to fresh fruits and vegetables. Carrots and cucumbers became some of my favorite snacks as well.

While I'm on the subject of veggies, this was another change I made to my diet. I used to eat one serving of vegetables a day, maybe two. However, when I started incorporating vegetables into my diet, with 4-5 servings a day, I felt so much better knowing I was filling up on good foods! Again, not only are you partaking of good-for-you stuff, but it keeps you from eating the junk food!

One last aspect to my daily routine that I changed was the exercise. Don't get me wrong, I have always been very active, and enjoy sports, aerobic walking, and various exercise programs. But, I noticed that when I change it up, not only does it stay interesting, but I lost more weight too. Rather than 4 weeks of a single fitness program, I included various exercises each week. 2 days of aerobic walking, 2 days of toning exercises, and 2 days of weight training (usually kettlebell programs). This works your body in different ways, and makes sure you're getting the best of everything!

If you have any ideas or tips for weight loss, please share! I'm always on the lookout for new or better ways to reach or maintain a healthy weight!

This is a sponsored post for Xango, however, all the points and views are my own.

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