3 Tips From Trainers On How To Lose 10 Pounds

How to lose 10 pounds

These tips were published in Women’s Health Magazine. 

“Say goodbye to cardio-based fitness. This approach can create imbalances in your levels of progesterone and estrogen, which can throw off your ability to burn fat. Instead focus on strength training three to five times per week at moderate to high intensities. It will help improve your hormonal balance as well as cause you to produce more human growth hormone, a very powerful hormone that helps keep women lean and, unfortunately, declines with age.” —Hannah Davis, C.S.C.S, a Tennessee-based personal and online trainer

“At minimum, don’t drink alcohol—even wine—four days per week. The sugar and calories are bad enough on their own, but the alcohol itself can hinder your neuromuscular system, exercise performance, protein synthesis, and other aspects of the recovery process. Ultimately, that slows muscle growth and fat loss.” —Mike Donavanik, C.S.C.S., C.P.T., an LA-based personal and online trainer

“Latch onto performance and strength. Having a sense of purpose with your training—a goal besides losing weight—will make all the difference. Whether it’s to finally perform your first unassisted, strict chin-up or deadlift a certain amount of weight, performance-related goals are more motivating. And when you attack those goals, aesthetics like losing 10 pounds or fitting into your jeans just happen on their own.” —Tony Gentilcore, C.S.C.S., founder of the CORE personal training gym in Boston