Best ways to lose weight fast
By Kate Fratar
Bikini season may have ended, but you don’t have to wait for New Year’s resolutions to find the next deal on weight-loss programs or savings on personal training. Whether your goal is to stay in shape or recommit to eating better and exercising more, it helps to have a plan. Companies offer online deals throughout the year to help you keep on track and on budget.
You are what you eat
Choices about what to eat and in what portions are at the center of every diet. But going 100 percent organic at the grocery store may not always be the solution – for the waistline or the wallet. Pre-prepared meals from programs like Nutrisystem are based on clearing out the fridge and putting money in the food budget toward healthy meals and quantities that lead to sustainable eating choices. For a more complete overhaul and fresh outlook on how food and fitness come together, consultants like Jenny Craig help clients select from the program’s menu options and move toward more active lifestyles.
Embracing your inner gym rat
At-home systems and gym memberships offer flexibility for finding the right workout routine, and their prices don’t have to be as painful as preparing for that next marathon. To take advantage of classes and different training stations, gyms like Bally Total Fitness offer trial specials and seasonal discounts throughout the year.
Deals can be found for personal training equipment if you know where and when to shop. By researching fitness equipment and brands ahead of time, sites like Workout Warehouse can be checked for when the equipment goes on sale. Sears is another place to look for more variety in training equipment as well as fitness accessories.
It’s the little things that count
Vitamins, minerals, and proteins may be important for keeping us at our best day in and day out, but their costs can add up. Coupons from GNC and Vitacost help keep the medicine cabinet stocked, and free shipping with certain purchases can further deepen savings.