Jump start your fitness program and shed all your extra winter pounds with these simple and easy spring weight loss tips.

Are you one of the many Calgarians who have let your fitness and diet habits slip a little over the winter? The smell of spring may be a firm reminder of the need to jump back on your weight loss program before bikini season arrives.

Spring is often the best time to lose weight after a cold and lazy winter because:

  • Later sunsets mean it’s easier to sneak in an evening workout
  • You can move your fitness sessions outside
  • It’s prime season for fat-burning vegetables such as spinach, arugula, and artichokes
  • The hot weather reduces your appetite
  • The long stretch of holidays and waistline-ruining foods are behind you

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Whether you choose to work out in a gym, in the great outdoors, or from the comfort of your own home, the personal trainers at DreamBody can keep you on track to achieve all your fitness goals.

Using tailored weight-loss and exercise programs, we can help you get the sustainable, yet dramatic, results you’ve always wanted!

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4 No-Fail Ways To Jump-Start Your Weight Loss This Spring

Who doesn’t love spring? The weather is perfect, flowers are blooming, and people are generally more energized. Now there’s one more reason to be excited about the arrival of this season.

Spring can be the easiest time of year to stop daydreaming about your fitness and weight loss goals and start taking action! Here are just a few simple ways to start doing that:

1. Make Breakfast The Biggest Meal of the Day

When you’re trying to lose weight, one of the most important things to remember is that the bigger your breakfast, and the earlier you eat it, the better it is for your metabolism. This spring, aim to include a protein-rich breakfast into your day BEFORE 8am. This will keep you full for at least 2-3 hours before you need that mid-morning snack.

Good Breakfast Choices for Weight Loss Include:

  • Eggs and Baked Beans
  • Berry and Yogurt Smoothie
  • Oatmeal
  • All-Natural Peanut Butter
  • Wild Salmon or Chicken Breast

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2. Ditch the Coffee

While a cappuccino or latte may not seem to have that many calories, it’s important to remember that sipping on milk-containing coffees is often calories that we do not need, or compensate for during the day.

Why not try: If you’re drinking more than one coffee with milk a day, opting for green tea, or just plain black coffee will really make a difference!

Benefits of Green Tea:

  • Improves your health
  • Improves brain function
  • Increases fat-burning and improves physical performance
  • Lowers your risk for some types of cancer
  • Improves dental health
  • Reduces your risk of some age-related illnesses including Parkinsons and Alzheimers


3. Take it Outside

Now that it’s (finally!) nice outside, you can begin moving your fitness routine outdoors - an excellent way to keep things fresh and interesting. Being outdoors can feel much less constricting than being in a gym, meaning you’ll be more likely to keep up with your workout routine!

5 Great Outdoor Activities To Improve Your Fitness

  • Biking Trips
  • Ultimate Frisbee
  • Running
  • Hiking
  • Outdoor Yoga or Bootcamps

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4. Enlist the Help of a Workout Buddy

Chances are high that you aren’t the only one with springtime weight loss and fitness goals. Take a poll of the friends or family you can see yourself working out with, and then find out who else wants to get active.

Decide on a weekly fitness class to attend together, meet up for a morning run, or go dutch on a series of personal training sessions - whatever you opt to do, working out with a buddy can go a long way to keeping you motivated and on track.


Call Today

To find out more about how the DreamBody team can help keep you on track to all your fitness and weight loss goals this spring, contact our Calgary fitness centre at 403-612-3538 or fill in our online contact form.

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