Trying to cut down on your weight has to be one of the most frustrating personal struggles! I work out every single day, sometimes twice a day, and bike to work. I play softball. I eat what I consider a healthy and clean diet – and one day I need to do a photo log of what that looks like to get some help – but I stay in the same weight range. It’s frustrating!
I try to tell myself to stay away from scales because I know that the numbers are not always reflective of your body and the fat:muscle ration. Do I stick to that? Heck no! Do I wish I did? Of course! Nothing sucks more than working out for weeks and seeing no change in the numbers.
I lost 4 pounds when I started this blog and nothing has changed number wise since. Of course I feel it in my body, I feel the pain on my sides from crunches and in my legs from squats…so I know it is doing something… I just do not know what. For me my BIGGEST trouble spot is my belly – urgh hate it! Who doesn’t?
I’ve read a lot about cleanses lately and I know that most of them are pretty dangerous and/or deprive your body of much needed nutrients. However, I did stumble across one that I think could help boost me over this little plateau. It’s Jillian Michael’s “tea” from the Biggest Loser series. Basically you continue exercising and eating healthy BUT you add drinking 60 ounces of this tea to your daily intake:
60 oz of purified water
2 tablespoon’s lemon juice
1 tablespoon sugar free cranberry juice
1 dandelion root tea bag
My only question is where the heck does one find dandelion root tea bags?! Hmmm…time to start searching.
I need to remember that there is no quick fix. I don’t need diet pills or slimming drinks or expensive weight loss tolls….all I need is running shows, a sports bra, and a little determination.
Do you have any tips for weight loss? What would you suggest?