Today’s Weight Loss tip is one I personally live by and in speaking with many of the fighters at Ultimate Fitness, I have learned that it’s one of their mantras as well. Today’s tip is to ADD don’t SUBTRACT. What this means is rather than subtracting things from your diet, i.e. diet denial, add foods instead. Add in yummy items that you really love like deep-red cherries, snappy grapes or crunchy snow peas. Slip your favorite fruits into your bag lunch and breakfast cereal; add the veggies into soups, stews or sauces. The concept here is that if you add good-for-you foods, you’ll fill up on those and skip the bad-for-you snack items.
“Adding in really works, taking away never does,” says registered dietitian David Grotto, author of 101 Optimal Life Foods. Do remember to keep an eye on overall calories. Don’t forget to add in something physical too, even if it’s doing a few dance moves before dinner, shooting some hoops or taking a short dog walk after dinner. Honestly, most of you reading our blog train avidly in our gym so we’re not as worried about the physical activity. Diet is so important though so don’t forget to think about what you are putting into your bodies. After all that kickboxing or grappling you want to give your body good foods it can use!