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Fitness Trends for 2017

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Do you plan on sticking to your New Year’s fitness and health resolution from last year or are you in the process of making new fitness and health goals for 2017? Before you decide, check out the workout fitness trends for 2017 we have collated that will surely be of help in your decision-making process.

  1. Mixed Format Class. This type of workout mixes cardio and strength training and is guaranteed to help you burn more calories. Hybrid format classes like Speedplay, Orange Theory, Yas and Barry’s Bootcamp are mixed multiple workouts done in one class. You can also opt to join classes that sticks to only one particular workout style for 45-60 minutes. Choices vary from doing yoga and spin in a single class, bootcamp-like training that combines floor work and multiple machines, or a mixed format HIIT session.
  2. Apps. Don’t have time to join an exercise class or group? Fret not, there are workout apps that you can download and work with at home. You can access it anytime and anywhere on your computer, cellphone or tablet at your convenience. Apps like Apptiv and Sworkit features on-demand training and coaching with various options of workout styles to choose from. Another app, ClassPass, connects users to the nearest fitness classes being offered.
  3. Boxing. This classic sport turned into an ultra-empowering and anxiety-reducing workout helps you kick ass and at the same time keep you in your best form. Many fitness enthusiast are enrolling in boutique boxing studios, beginner classes, and traditional boxing gyms. If you’re worried about getting in the ring, there are also studios that focus more on no-contact style.
  4. Megaformer. This is an intense workout that will make your muscles shake and burn for the next 72 hours. Also known as the Lagree Method, named after its creator, Sebastian Lagree, Although difficult and challenging, Megaformer is worth every effort you exert.
  5. Live-stream Classes. 2017 is the year for livestream videos. You can now join different workout session via livestreaming. Fitness studios are bringing the in-class energy and power to you in the most convenient way possible.

So you better get ready to sweat and get fit this year. Maintaining a healthy diet plus exercise, whether it’s trendy or not, will always do you good. Let losing weight, burning calories and getting fit be your mantra and let 2017 be the year for you and your health.

6 Ways Your Brain Can Help You Lose Weight

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We are generally informed that our diet affects a lot of facets of our lives, from our keeping our skin glowing to heart health, from being at our best in terms of physical performance and energy to having a fuller hair. Based on his book Eat Complete: The 21 Nutrients That Fuel Brainpower, Boost Weight Loss, and Transform Your Health Dr. Drew Ramsey found that our diet has a direct effect on our brain health, he wrote” food plane designed to deliver optimal brain health by asking eaters to focus on the 21 most important nutrients for brain health, claiming that eating whole, natural foods that contain the highest concentration of these nutrients will lead to a healthy weight.”

  1. Brain growth is equivalent to weight loss. Ramsey explained that weight loss and brain health are closely connected, there are certain natural brain compounds are crucial for weight regulation. “Brain health depends on a set of natural compounds like the brain growth factor BDNF and the hormone melatonin,” Ramsey stated “These are both critical to weight regulation and the speed of your metabolism. Eating foods that promote the production of these molecules in the brain is the key to a healthy weight.”
  2. Brain food has lesser calories. Calculating calories to achieve you weight goals has been a common practice over the decades, but Ramsey says we should not go thru our weight loss in this manner, or for only simply cutting the pounds. “Your brain cells are your hungriest so feed them first. The brain burns 20 percent of what you eat. Seeking brain nutrients leads an eater to a core of foods that are very nutrient dense, and thus lower in calories.”
  3. Lessen moody eating. Have you heard about emotional eating? Whether you’re feeling down about missing your promotion in work or mourning the loss of someone close to you, eating to cope up with painful emotion is pretty common, but Dr. Ramsey warns us against this. “Better brain health and more mindful eating means less anxiety and a more stable mood. This translates to eating because you love food and are hungry, not because your brain is twitchy from missing key nutrients in your diet,” Ramsey said that. “Better brain health is vital to focus, mood and sleep.”
  4. Better bug in you. The bacteria in our bodies is an important part for preventing infections, diseases and keeping a totally healthy immune system, in that part what we eat will reflect in our bodies. According to Dr. Ramsey, bacteria and other microorganisms in our gut, that includes yeast, viruses and parasites, tells a lot about weight and overall health, a healthier gut is equal to healthier brain. “To feed the ‘Good Bugs’ that keep us running lean and healthy,” Ramsey says “ eaters should steer their food choice to more colorful plants, i.e. ‘ Eat the rainbow’ and get more fermented foods like yogurt, kefir, and kombucha.”
  5. No ‘carbage’. There are two kinds of carbs, the good ones and the bad, it is essential to consume the right stuff into our bodies. Generally known that highly processed foods are no good, and Ramsey says, “The healthiest brains have one thing in common. No highly processed foods. This is key because it eliminates the sugars, refined carbs, vegetable oils, toxins, preservatives, trans fats that are the true culprits in our health crisis.” He recommends having wholesome meals like eggs, kale or a blueberry, kefir and nut smoothie for breakfast rather than a low-fat cereal or toaster strudel.
  6. Healthy brains feel fuller. Achieving that moment when you’re actually feeling full and not bloated, can be hard a thing to do. Sometime it’s either you not nearly full enough or you are too much and now feeling uncomfortable. “Eating for brain health gives eaters a nice mix of fats, proteins, and complex carbs that leads to optimal satiety,” Dr. Ramsey stated. “ Feeling full and content is key to a healthy weight.”

5 Fast Metabolism Diet Foods that Promotes Better Sleep

We’ve long reiterated the importance of sleep and the crucial role it plays in the success of your fast metabolism diet lifestyle. Sleep repairs our body and improves our health, however the challenge lies in maintaining a consistent sleeping schedule.

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If you have trouble sleeping early, it’s time we call a friend, and what greater friend to depend on times like this than FOOD! As I told you, food is not your enemy here. If you make peace with food, it can help you heal and restore your body to its optimal condition.

Here are the fast metabolism diet foods you should eat in order to increase your chances for a peaceful slumber.

1. Fish

Fishes such as salmon, tuna, and halibut are rich in vitamin B6. This nutrient is essential in the production of melatonin, a sleep-inducing hormone that is triggered by darkness. You can try out fish recipes to munch on for dinner.This well help you sleep better.

2. Leafy Green Veggies

Remember when we’re used to drinking dairy milk to entice us to sleep? That is because milk is rich in calcium. If you are calcium-deficient, it is more difficult for you to fall asleep. And since we cannot consume dairy milk, we go for other healthier alternatives!

One of them is consuming leafy green veggies such as kale, collards, and cruciferous veggies. You can also read our complete list of alternative sources for calcium below:

Top 5 Best Food Sources of Calcium in The Fast Metabolism Diet

3. Walnuts and Almonds (Phase 3)

Walnuts, on one hand, are rich in tryptophan, a sleep-enhancing amino acid that also contributes to the production of serotonin and melatonin. If combined, they enhance and repair your body clock cycle.

Almonds, on the other hand, are rich in magnesium, a mineral needed to improve quality of sleep and is a remedy for headaches.

4. Chickpeas and Hummus (Phase 3)

Both are a good source of tryptophan and melatonin. You can take it as your snacks for Phase 3 and have a delightful, afternoon nap.

5. Cereals (Phase 1 and 3)

Cereals are rich in carbohydrates and when paired with non-dairy milk (such as almonds), it gives you the perfect meal or snack before going on a sleep. What’s more, it is a light meal, so your tummy won’t have a hard time digesting it, it won’t interrupt your body clock cycle.

Learn Emma Watson’s Secret Diet Towards a Healthy Lifestyle

Emma Watson has captivated our hearts with her glamor and charm ever since her younger years and up to present. Sometimes we wonder if her notable role as Hermione Granger was true because she casts a spell on us. We can’t help but notice and stare at her enchanting beauty. What could be the secret behind her flawless skin and youthful glow?

Learn Emma Watson's Secret Diet Towards a Healthier Life

Learn Emma Watson’s Secret Diet to live a healthy, glowing life.

1. Emma Watson Loves Outdoor Activities

Emma loves outdoor activities and she considered it as her form of exercise. She loves hiking on hills, walking, running, and playing hockey. Basically, she loves doing sports that can make her sweat.

She’s also undergoing weight-lifting that helps her to have stronger bones with a toned feminine body. As you may know, weight-lifting makes your muscle lean and boost your metabolism to lose more weight.

2. Emma’s Diet Plan Concentrates on Low Saturated Fats and Salt

Emma avoids eating unhealthy junk foods and focuses more on balancing her protein and carb intake. She prefers to eat fish (though sometimes she eats lean meat and grilled chicken), fresh fruits, veggies, salads, and spinach.

3. With Regards to Cheat Days . . .

Emma does also have her fair share of cheat days. She loves indulging in chocolates, pasta, bagels, etc. She also loves baking and she indulges herself with her delicious bakes too!

4. Emma Avoids Stress for her Skin Care

Emma knows that stress not only ruins your body but your beauty too. So as much as possible, she avoids any kind of stress and just focuses on the things that can make her happy. She wears sunscreen and removes her makeup every time she goes to bed. She also loves to pamper herself with a long bath.

Emma only uses branded makeup and nail paints like EssieLancôme, Giorgio Armani and Kiehl’s. She also loves to wear red lip shades and always keep a lipstick and lip balm on her purse.

Together with a healthy diet, exercise, and right skin care, Emma Watson was able to maintain her natural glow and vigor.  Use Emma’s story as an inspiration to embark your journey towards a healthy lifestyle too!

4 Ways How Pokemon Go Can Improve Your Health and Wellbeing

Last time, we shared about the positive health and fitness reviews of Pokemon GO towards its users just a couple of weeks after it was first released. More and more people are now inclined to walking and exercising with this app compared to the World Health Organization (WHO) campaign in the last 60 years.  It’s no doubt that the Pokemon Go craze has now become our new work out buddy!

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But did you know that walking is not the only health benefits you can get from this game app? Here are 4 ways on how Pokemon Go can improve your health and well being.

1. Brisk Walk around Terrains and Slopes 

Walking is the foundation how Pokemon Go works. You need to get out of your house, walk around the neighborhood or any place to look for pokemons, catch them or hatch an egg. You are required as a gamer to go to Pokestops and Pokegyms to battle with other players and win.

But to make your walking session all the more challenging and adventurous, opt for a brisk walk. Brisk walking can help your abdomen, hips, and legs to work hard to maintain your balance against gravity.  If you opt to train on steep slopes, you’ll be pushing more effort on your legs, joints, and muscles to work harder, losing more fat in the process!

2.  It Can Improve your Mental Health

Walking while playing Pokemon Go not only improves your physical aspect but your mental health as well. People with depression forces them to get out of the bed and chill using the app. It gave them a sense of purpose and lifted their moods. It can also help you clear your mind, meditate on the important things happening in your life and connect with nature again.

3. You Get Fresh Air and Sunlight 

Gone are the moments where you dreaded waking up early to exercise. Now, most people anticipated waking up in the morning and going outside to fulfill their quest to catch all those Pokemon! Not only that, you get the natural Vitamin D from the sun’s light rays that help absorb calcium and promote bone growth.  Breathing the fresh air and enjoying the morning breeze will help boost your mood and respiratory health.

4. You Get to Improve Your Social Skills 

Once we’ve heard the term video game, we associate it with shut in video gamers. Those people who’re in front of their computers all time doing nothing but play. But now, the video game industry’s image is now turning into a positive one because of this app. Pokemon promotes your social and interpersonal skills by interacting with different Pokemon trainers as you go on Pokegyms. It also helps promote building long-lasting friendships.

If you haven’t already, you can download Pokemon Go on App Store. Bye for now, gonna catch Pokemon myself.

6 Things You Can Do To Wake Up Early

We have heard this famous line often -“The Early Bird Catches the Worm“. Ever since our tender years, this line has been imprinted in our minds. Waking up early is the way to start the day right. They say the earlier you wake up, the more productive you can be as you get through the day.

But for some of our fast metabolism dieters, waking up early can be a challenge. How do we step up from this difficulty? How can we encourage ourselves to rise up earlier when we are so tempted to extend our shut eye?

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We recommend these 6 tips to help give extra boost to waking up early. Try applying them in your routine and see which one works for you best.

1. Place Your Phone or Alarm Clock Away From Your Bed

Do you ever wonder why even though you’ve set three alarms already, you still find yourself sleeping more? The culprit behind it is the location of our alarm clock. Most of us place our alarm clocks (or smartphones nowadays) on our bed. Making it incredibly easy for us to grab it and hit “snooze”.

And since we’re still lying in the four corners of our comfortable bed, it is easy to doze off again. These recurring actions resulted to us getting late at work and ruining our schedule for the rest of the day. How do we fix this detrimental habit?

The solution to that is by simply putting your alarm clock away from your bed! You can put your alarm clock on your study table, cabinet, or near the door. The farther it is, the better. The goal  is to force you to exert more effort in standing up and getting away from your bed. This movement will help the transition from being asleep to being awake immediately.

2. Have Something to Look Forward To

Before you go to sleep the night before, list down all your goals for the next day. Whether you want to go out for a run, read a new novel, or cook a healthy meal for the family, whatever that is, list it down.

These goals will inspire you to wake up early and keep moving! Because, if you don’t have any goals set for the day, sleeping (or doing nothing) will always be a better option for you.

3. Set a Bedtime Alarm

Did you know that you can also use your alarm clock as a bedtime alarm? Yes, you read it right! This is really helpful especially if you have trouble sleeping. Set the time when you need to sleep. The moment it alarms, it will remind you to sleep now and halt every activity you’re doing at the moment.

4. Establish a Relaxing Nighttime Routine

We recommend to only do light things before your bedtime. It is important to relax your brain and lull it to sleep. You can listen to a mellow music or meditate. Not soon after you’ll find yourself sleepy. Conditioning yourself to sleep before your bedtime will help you establish a consistent sleeping pattern.

5. Have an Accountability Buddy

Tell your best friend or your family about your plans of waking up early and let them join your quest. You can invite them to take a morning run with you. The words you left to them will hold you accountable for it. Surely, you wouldn’t want to break your promises to them, right?

6. Cut Your Screen time Before Going to Bed

The blue light emitted from electronic devices prevents your brain from releasing melatonin, a hormone responsible for making you sleep. It is highly suggested to cut off your browsing time 30 minutes before bedtime to relax your brain after a tiresome day. When you’re relaxed, your brain will be able to release the hormones you needed to have profound and relaxing sleep.

Try these tips tonight, and if they work for you, then make these things a habit. Waking up early will do wonders in your waking life.

4 Tips on How to Lose Fats On Your Hips and Thigh Areas

While most of the fast metabolism dieters are ecstatic that they are finally shedding some pounds and nearing to achieve a leaner body, others get frustrated seeing no results around their lower body leaving them with same pesky fat on some areas. Some are having a hard time losing those fats on our belly, hips, and thighs, why do such phenomenon occurs in our fitness journey?

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How do we lose those pesky fat for real? Here are our top 4 tips to help you shed those undesirable fats and finally achieve the body you’ve been working on!

1. Emphasize More Your Cardio and Strength Training Exercise

Fortunately, we incorporated these exercise to the fast metabolism diet program already, so you should be losing fat around those areas. But if you still find yourself having a hard time, you can lose more by slightly increasing your exercise workout duration from 30-45 minutes.

Aside from the usual weightlifting, you can also do regular squats, jumping squats, lunges, leg extensions and curls to emphasize on working out your thighs and hips to lose weight around those areas.

2. Aerobic Exercise

Aside from doing your phase-specific exercise, we also encourage you to be as physically active as possible. Climb the stairs instead of riding elevators. Climbing stairs, and cycling are great forms of aerobic exercise that work well on your legs and thighs. It also builds your stamina and endurance.

3. Yoga

When you’re in phase 3, we recommend you do Surya Namaskar as your exercise. This will make your body flexible and tight. You’ll also feel refreshed and gives your body an energy boost.

4. Apple Cider Vinegar

It is popularly known that apple cider vinegar has become our great companion throughout this diet. This type of vinegar has numerous health benefits and it aids in losing weight. You can use it to help relieve the tensions in your muscles through massage. Just mix 2 cups of raw, unfiltered apple cider vinegar and 1/2 cup of olive or coconut oil. Massage it on your hips and thighs for 10 minutes. Leave it for 30 minutes and rinse with water afterward.

These tips are easily said than done, but if you are just willing to go the extra mile for the sake of your health, then these things will eventually be easy as a pie. Never ever let something get in the way of achieving a good health and finally eliminating those undesirable fats.

Top 10 Summer Foods for Weight Loss

As you start to land on your age of 20’s, your metabolism becomes slow and an increase of number shows up on the scale.

Due to this alarming fact, you become anxious about gaining weight, especially when summer falls and you are planning to wear your bikinis (for women) and swimming trunks (for men), or perhaps plan for outdoor activities, yet you’re having a difficulty to catch your breath and makes you feel uncomfortable.

Admit it or not, I know you’re also one of those who wishes to consume foods that can do magic, wherein you can happily eat as much as you want and won’t even affect your weight. If you’re guilty and currently dealing with this embarrassing moment, then, you must not worry today!

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As advised by Zidenberg-Cherr, “Eat foods that make you feel full and satisfied, and your body won’t want to consume as many calories, so you’ll ultimately shed stubborn pounds”. Pertaining to the recommended healthy foods that can help lose weight, you need to eat vegetables, fruits and whole grains.

There might be no magic foods mentioned, but there are summer foods that could help you lose weight. To specify those healthy foods you need to dig in, here’s our list:

  1. Watermelon

This watery-fruit contains fiber that binds and carries fat out from your body. And according to studies, it also comprises a great percentage of water that will make you hydrated and may increase your overall calorie expenditure. A fruit that’s perfect for summer!

  1. Cold Vegetable Soups

Just like watermelon, cold vegetable soups are also rich in fiber that can help diminish your appetite and calorie intake. Since soups mainly made-up of water, you can dig in a large serving without worrying about adding pounds to your body.

For the chilled soups to prepare, you can have Creamy Cold Cucumber Soup, Peach or Watermelon Gazpacho, Chilled Pea, Avocado, and Mint Soup, Chilled Mango Raspberry Soup, Creamy Vegan Corn and Red Pepper Blender Soup and more.

  1. Kale

This vegetable is one of the icon foods of good health. Kale consists of isothiocyanates that boost your body’s detoxification capability. It also contains vitamin A and tons of fiber.

  1. Summer Squash

I know you don’t have a problem in eating squash because this has been the favorite of many and mostly kids. This kind of veggie is a low-calorie food that can help you lose weight better, and contains dietary fiber.

  1. Strawberries

This healthy fruit is also packed with fiber and nutrients that are good for your body. Eating strawberries is also recommended because it can effectively help control your calorie intake.

  1. Tomatoes

This food is also a great source of water. Tomatoes are low in calories and carbohydrates, and produce plenty of nutrients. This veggie can also help you slim down and keep your calorie intake low.

  1. Spicy Salsa

Spicy salsas consist of fewer calories and veggies rich with nutrients. According to some studies and shown evidence of research, consuming spicy salsa can make you eat less because it’s consisted of Capsaicinoids, which are chemicals found in hot chili peppers. The chemicals also go to your fat cells and reduce abdominal fat.

  1. Avocados

This fruit is also nutritious as it contain a unique mix of healthy fats and fiber. Avocados are also low in sugar, low-calorie, vitamin-rich and full of important nutrients that can help dieters to reduce weight.

  1. Cucumbers

This vegetable is rich in minerals, antioxidants and vitamins. Cucumbers can also help you detox, and are effective for weight loss. What’s amazing about cucumbers is it also consist of polyphenol compounds, and as caused by oxidative stress, it can help on reducing the speed of ageing.

  1. Pineapples

Pineapple is a tropical fruit that contains two potent enzymes, and these enzymes can help metabolize your body fat and speeds up the digestion process.

For other summer foods that can help you trim your weight down are grilled vegetables, grilled seafood, raspberries, iced hibiscus tea, jicama, frozen fruits, grapefruit, and more.

As we all know, dieting alone won’t work well unless we also do proper exercise. So to aim your goal for summer, you must start to eat, move and live right!

4 Signs You’ll Notice When You Lose Weight

Oftentimes we use the scale as a basis to determine how much weight we lost, without realizing that the scale cannot tell us exactly whether we’re losing weight or not. More so, the scale cannot tell you how much muscles you’ve gained (and weighed) and how much fats you actually lose.

4 Signs You'll Notice When You Lose WeightDid you know that the best way to determine whether you’re losing weight or not is by listening to the signals your body is sending you? Understanding your own body’s needs can help you assess your current lifestyle so you can make necessary changes to your fast metabolism diet plan for a continuous weight loss. Start watching out for these 4 signs to determine whether you’re losing weight or not.

1. You Need to Resize Your Rings

When you start losing weight, your finger’s size surprisingly shrink too. This is because your fingers also store fats like the rest of your body. Water retention can increase your ring size and if you’ve lost some weight, the tissue releases those water weight as well as the fats around your fingers. You will also notice this change on your shoe size.

2. You Look Thinner When You Look Yourself On the Mirror

The mirror is deemed to be our greatest enemies in our ‘weight conscious stage’. After all, who wants to be reminded of how we’ve gotten out of control when it comes to our food and lifestyle choices, but before you decide to pack that mirror and hide it in your basement, you might want to think twice!

Mirrors can actually become our best friend when we’re trying to lose weight. You may see yourself developing curves, belly flattened, and lean muscles developed even though you’re not losing weight on the scale. Looking and reflecting at the new you will keep you motivated until you’ve reach your desired weight.
Another way to keep track of your progress is by taking a before and after picture.

3. You Feel Colder than Before

Fats are a natural insulator, so you naturally find yourself able to withstand the chilly breeze every time you go to movie theaters or air-conditioned rooms. But when you started losing weight, you’ll feel yourself becoming sensitive to the changes in temperature and start developing a habit of keeping your sweater or jacket with you when going to cold places!

4. You’re Less than Likely to Crave Sweet Foods

One of the astounding benefits of losing weight is the ability to control your cravings for sweets. You enjoy the perks of losing weight while giving in to your sweet tooth BUT in moderation or none at all. You can also read the article Overcoming Your Sweets Cravings to know more about this topic.

Remember that it’s okay to evaluate your weight loss success on a bigger picture (e.g. weighing on the scale), but it’s also important not to overlook these small but essential changes in your body. Don’t let yourself be enslaved with the numbers projected on the scale. Instead, try to listen to what your body’s telling you and start acting accordingly.

Tips on How to Gain a Fabulous But Affordable Wardrobe While Losing Weight

One of the most highly-anticipated and life changing events we want to see in our fast metabolism diet journey is, of course, results. There is nothing more gratifying than to witness our body getting rid of those unhealthy fats and shedding off some extra pounds. We are all thrilled to see how our body transforms into a fit and fab one with likeable curves as a result of our hard work during the past few weeks of diet maintenance.

Tips on How to Gain a Fabulous But Affordable Wardrobe While Losing Weight 2While the thought of finally achieving our weight goal sounds awesome, we can’t help but feel anxious with what to do with our wardrobe. Do we need to get rid of them at this early stage? Do we have to buy a complete set of new wardrobes? We have some answers for your questions. In this blog post, we will give you tips on how to gain a fashionable yet affordable wardrobe without taking a toll on your budget.

1. Keep Wearing the Clothes You like

Is there a time in your life where you keep on wearing your favorite clothes over and over again almost to a point when everyone is suspecting you as homeless? Well,those favorite clothes of yours make you feel comfortable, so do keep them even if you’re losing weight. You can still wear your favorite belts, scarves, and sweaters while you are on a diet. You can still wear it up until you lose 20 pounds.

2. Don’t Buy Everything at Once

If you’ve lost more than 20 pounds, it’s ideal for you to go shopping and buy new clothes. However, try to limit your purchase up to 2 quantities per item. Since this is only the beginning of your weight loss, chances are, you are still going to continue losing weight so buying 5 pairs of jeans and shirts in one go just won’t do. You’ll only be wasting them since you’re bound to change your wardrobe all over again.

Instead, try to find the ‘comfort level’. Buy 2 pieces of jeans and shirt. If you lose more weight, you wouldn’t worry so much over tossing the jeans and shirts you recently bought since there’s only a few of them. If you still managed to maintain your current weight, then it’s time for you to buy more!

3. Redesign your Used Clothing

If you love sewing and have a deep fashion sense, then this is the perfect opportunity for you to use your creativity! Jazz up your used clothing and pair it with accessories to create a totally new outfit that put up with the latest trends in fashion.

4. Go for Resale and Thrift Stores

If you don’t mind using slightly used clothing, resale and thrift stores are a great way to save money while buying the outfits you want. Thrift stores generally don’t allow returning of items, so be sure to try your outfits on before buying and leaving the store. You can also check out for discounts, promo sales (like Black Friday and Cyber Monday) to save up.

5. Trading Your Clothes

If you have a weight loss circle around your neighborhood, try to trade your clothes to someone your size before. You can check people in your fitness class, resale shops, and social group. This will also encourage you in keeping your current weight since you are aware that your larger clothes are now gone!

It’s a norm for girls to perceive shopping as our reward mechanism for weight loss success. We’ve been dying to try those pretty clothes we saw at the mall before we reached our target weight, and now it’s in the tip of our fingers! But a little reminder, spending money is not the only way to make you look good and feel good. Get creative with your used clothing and you will  feel more positive and confident about yourself.

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