Are you looking for some tips to lose those last 5 or more pounds? Celebrity trainer and author of 5 factor diet Harley Pasternak has something just for you. AOL’s My Daily spoke with him and here’s his 5 simple tips on how to drop 5 or more pounds for the summertime.
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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