5 Weight Loss Tips in a Busy Lifestyle

5 Weight Loss Tips in a Busy Lifestyle

By: Mario Ashley, MBA

I get it.

We are ALL crazy busy. It’s understandable but not excusable.

Running a business, having two kids under two years old, maintaining my own health and fitness, while building a strong marriage is NOT easy.

Here’s how I hacked the weight loss game and lost 15lbs in 2 months given my “busy” schedule. 

Increase the Quantity of Real Food

When you first start out on any diet it becomes a mad dash toward eating lean meats, fruits, and vegetables. I’ve never heard of someone becoming overweight from eating too many salads. It just doesn’t happen. Real food provides us the macro-and-micronutrients we need to fuel our bodies. Fill your entire house with this stuff.

Limit Processed Foods
Likewise, it’s important that you stay away from processed foods. If it comes in a box or a wrapper, its processed. I would go as far as removing bread, rice, and pasta from your home. Not only are you going to drop weight quickly, but you’re also going to feel much better as well.

Plan or At least Think Your Day Through
As the saying goes, if you fail to plan, you plan to fail. Obviously, nobody strives for failure but such lack of planning inevitably leads to failure every single time. I’m not a big proponent of meal prepping food any more than one or two days out. I find food eaten more than two days out has lost its flavor. I don’t eat food that tastes like crap. Not even on a diet. I do think that simply knowing where your going to be for lunch the next day and researching the healthy options around you at that time is better planning than most people do. Get ahead of healthy eating by visualizing your day before it happens.

Snack Smart-ly
Hunger is much different than a craving. If you’ve gone more than 3-4 hours without eating. You’re hungry. If you ate a highly processed meal, and 30 minutes later are hungry again, you’re having a craving. Get ahead of both of those feelings by snacking with high satiety snacks I call the combo of protein, fat, and fiber the triple threat to satiety.  I have an RX Bar and a shaker bottle with a scoop of SFH whey protein just in case I get hungry. Here are 30 high satiey ideas you should also know about as well.

Hydrate
Drinking more water for the sake of drinking more water isn’t the goal. If you pee a lot when drinking water its because you aren’t absorbing it properly due to lack of electrolyte balance. Don’t be afraid of Real Salt (Buy on Amazon). Be afraid of table salt. Two completely different things. Also, increasing Sodium intake is pointless without appropriate Potassium intake. A banana a day does nothing for you. You would need 5-10 bananas a day to meet the DV of Potassium. Google “sodium-Potassium pump”. Simply stated you can’t pump water into your cells, which is what you are trying to do by drinking lots of water, if you don’t have a balance of sodium and potassium. I’m a big fan of a Potassium powder by BulkSupplements.