Have you been focused and consistent with your workout and have only a few more pounds to go? Celebrity Fitness Trainer and author of 5 Factor diet Harley Pasternak suggests 5 simple tips to lose 5 pounds or more by summer. AOL’s My Daily gives us the skinny on these five tips. Pasternak has trained mega-celebrities like Jennifer Hudson, Lady Gaga and Twilight’s heartthrob Robert Pattinson.
1. Be Physically Active All Day
“From the moment you wake up to the time you go to bed, you should be moving,” says Pasternak. That means walking up the stairs instead of riding in the elevator, walking instead of driving when feasible, gardening, cleaning — anything that doesn’t involve your butt being glued to a chair. “At the end of the day, all those calories that you burned periodically really add up,” he says.
2. Eat Five Times a Day
“When you graze instead of gorge, you have more control over how much you eat and are less likely to make bad choices,” he says. Each meal or snack should include a low-fat protein, a whole grain, fiber, a healthy fat (like olive oil or canola oil) and a sugar-free or low-sugar beverage.
3. Drink Three Liters of Water Each Day
“When you drink enough water, you increase the rate at which you burn calories,” says Pasternak. And when you’re dehydrated, you can often mistake thirst for hunger, meaning you’ll eat more than you would have if you’d stayed hydrated all day.
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