Tuesday, February 18, 2014

4 Tips for Losing Winter Weight

With summer right around the corner it's time to start thinking about how you want to look in your bikini! In this video I share 4 tips that you can implement to help kick your body into fat burning mode. I do want to make a note about calorie/macro counting that I didn't mention in the video-- much like I go through phases of doing cardio and not doing cardio, I go through phases of counting calories and not. I know it can sometimes be a little cumbersome which is why I like to give myself a break, typically over the winter months. Once I jump into fat burning mode (now!) I start counting again because it really does make a difference when you are trying to lose fat. Once I meet my goal I'll probably relax a little, but until then I like to know that I'm doing everything I can to get to that goal. :) 



If you need help with meal planning/macros or are looking for a program to follow, please email me- brittany (@) littlebshealthyhabits.com. 

10 comments:

  1. Hey girl! I am actually going to Mexico with my boyfriend it looks like at the same time you guys are! Where will you be staying? I am definitely kicking things up a notch and trying to lean out for our vacation, too. We are the same height and I have seen you mention before you tend to gain weight in your abs before other areas. I am the same way in that aspect too. Super frustrating. With that said, I think nutrition and exercise for small/petite women like us is so different than for taller girls. What are you dropping your calories down to for the next 10-12 weeks? I was tracking my calories in MyFitnessPal and was averaging around 1,200 a day before exercise was accounted for but wasn't losing any weight. Wondering what your thoughts are on this? Thanks for all your videos and blogs- love reading them! :)
    -Brie

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    1. Hi Brie,

      I'm starting at 1700 calories and will go no lower than 1400. I'm hoping I can get to where I want to be while still eating at least 1500 calories a day. My guess is that you've been eating too little (1200 calories) for too long and that's why you're not losing.

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  2. Great tips! Huge fan of your blog! Will you be at any of the booths at the Arnold Sports Festival next weekend?

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  3. Hi B,
    I am starting my summer slim down. I made your banana nut bread, it's so yummy. Can you tell me the calories per slice? Thanks

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  4. Hi! I'm curious, what is your preferred form of cardio? I hate doing cardio for a multiple of reasons but my main problem is I have lower back and knee issues so I do not run. I lift about 3-4 times a week and recently added in HIIT for cardio. Do you think doing 3 HIIT sessions a week is enough or should it be steady cardio on an elliptical or intervals? My HIIT sessions look something like this:
    3 circuits with 2 minute rests in between:
    Circuit 1: Tabata-- Round 1,5 Jump rope- Round 2,6 box-jumps with 5lbs in hand- Round 3,7 mountain climbers- Round 4,8 Sumo squats with 5lbs in hand
    Circuit 2: Tabata- Jump rope fast on 20 seconds, slow on 10 second rest period
    Circuit 3: 4 minutes of as many pushup/ mountain climbers as possible (2 walking pushups, 8 mountain climbers x 4 minutes)

    Sorry this is so long and confusing! What are your thoughts? Thanks!

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    1. I think it really all depends on what you've been doing and what your body is used to. Your circuits look great, but if you've been doing that for a while and aren't seeing results then you might want to switch it up and throw in some steady state or just do HIIT on a treadmill. I'm starting out with 2 sessions of steady state for 20 minutes and 1 HIIT and then after a couple weeks I'll likely switch that around and do 2 HIIT and 1 steady.

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    2. If you have knee and back problems, maybe you should stay away from jump rope and box jumps...ride a bike, easy on the lower body and burns tons of calories!

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  5. Hi there! I can't find your actual email address so I will just type my questions in here. I read your blog and watch your videos religiously and I'm trying to shed that last 15-20lbs of fat for summer and I'm having an awful time calculating my Macros!!! Maybe it's because I suck at math? Anyway - I'm a 5ft 5in, 157lbs, 27 year old female and according to MyFtinessPal I should only be eating 1290 calories a day to lose 1 lb per week. That seems awfully low!! I workout right now about 4 days a week, 3 days of cardio, 4 of lifting. Any and all advice is GREATLY appreciated! As always - love your blog!

    Cheers,
    Kathleen

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    1. Yes 1290 is way way low for your height and weight. Send an email to brittany@littlebshealthyhabits.com :)

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  6. Yes 1290 is way way low for your height and weight. Send an email to brittany@littlebshealthyhabits.com :)

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