If you are like 90% of the population, you are always on the lookout for how to lose weight; but do you also look at how to get healthier while you lose weight?  Here are my top 5 tips to do just that!

1). Whenever possible triple your vegetables.  This means extra spinach on your sandwich or extra broccoli with your dinner.  Take a look at whatever you are eating and ask how you can add more of the antioxidant rich, calorically low goodies in order to keep your tummy full and your calorie bank in the black.2). We have all heard breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but did you know it’s really helpful to start your day with at least 15 grams of protein and 4 grams of fiber?  Your blood sugar will stabilize, setting you up to make healthy choices through the rest of the morning and into the afternoon.

3). Ditch, kick out, throw out and avoid all white flour products.  These devious bombs cause your hunger level to act like a ping pong ball, leaving you wanting more whites and depleting your energy level.  Whites = too many calories without the nutritional support.

4). Plan to eat about every 3 hours, with a combination of fiber rich carbs, lean protein and a little healthy fat.  This combo sets you up for optimal energy.  The key here is to stop eating when you are no longer hungry vs. when you are full.  Remember, you need to eat again in 3 hours!

5). Tip # 5 is posted everywhere we look, but we rarely pay attention!  DRINK MORE WATER THAN WHAT YOU THINK YOU NEED!  If you think you are hungry, you might just be thirsty! Shoot for anywhere from 70-100 oz. a day depending on how much you sweat.  If you love your coffee, this actually dehydrates you, so you need even more.  Time and time again when I encourage a client to drink more water, they truly do lose weight!  It is a true miracle!  Besides that, your cells, mind, blood and muscles need the constant flow of fresh rain!

Try the top 5 for 2 weeks and I bet you will not only lose pounds, but feel amazing in the process.