Arguably, one of my biggest pet peeves on Pinterest is when a
person repeatedly pins inspirational workout quotes. I know you've
seen them, "Sweat is fat crying" or "If stress burned calories, I'd
be a supermodel" or other similar motivational nuggets. But last
time I checked, incessantly pinning thoughts of inspiration never
helped me lose weight.
Instead, in my own quest to drop some pounds, I've turned to
Pinterest for some different weight loss assistance. From healthy
food ideas to quick at-home workouts, if I take the time to
actually carry out the pins that I pin, then perhaps I will find
that Pinterest actually assists me in achieving my weight loss
Obviously one of the biggest steps in weight loss is healthy
eating. I find that my snacking gets somewhat out of control. If
you're looking for some great ideas to change up your snack
attacks, check this pin out.
I've also had great success with these no-bake energy bites (and
bonus: my boys love them too!) For a sweet tooth, what about Baked
Apple Chips? Or
you can just pull up this pin for a list of those healthy snacks
without having to click through.
I also find that you can search for recipes if you are following
a specific diet plan, such as Weight Watchers. Some of the
favorites I've encountered include salsa roll-ups or
a fabulous classic chicken salad.
Jumping on the South Beach bandwagon? Try out this pizza.
While you may not always eat food throughout the day that came from
Pinterest, it's a great way to break up the monotony of food
planning and preparation.
As a mom who also works part-time outside of the home, my time
is at a premium. Because of that, I like scouring Pinterest for
easy exercises that I can do from the comfort of my own home that,
in a pinch, won't take two hours to complete.
I've been interested in making over my body in
three weeks and even this cardio strength/workout. If
you are feeling up for a challenge, try the 100 workout.
It's easy to make excuses (trust me, I've done it for years),
but a hobby that we love (like Pinterest) can help us lose weight
if we find the right pins and we actually carry them out in our
What are your favorite healthy/weight loss pins?
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