Skip Nav
How Black Females Athletes Helped Me Love My Body
Healthy Living
I'm a Black Woman, and This Is How Working Out Has Made Me Love My Body
Fitness Gear
Bye-Bye, Expensive Classes — These 14 Amazon Products Will Help You Practice Yoga at Home
Best Way to Lose Weight and Keep It Off
Weight Loss
Forget Crash Diets: These Are the Habits That Will Help You Shed Those Pounds For Good
Healthy Snacks
12 Low-Carb Protein Bars That Will Help You Survive Particularly Long Days
Celebrity Instagrams
How 50 Members of Bachelor Nation Keep Their Health in Check

Weight-Loss Tip From Autumn Calabrese

Forget the 80/20 Rule! This Trainer Says to Follow the 90/10 Rule to Lose Weight

If this is the year you've committed to finally losing weight and getting in shape, we asked trainer Autumn Calabrese, creator of the 21 Day Fix and 21 Day Fix Extreme fitness and nutrition programs, to share what she thinks is the number one way to finally reach your weight-loss goals.

"The number one thing people need to do to lose weight is be consistent. You need to be consistent with your workouts, getting at least 30 minutes of exercise four to five days a week," she said. An easy way to get in the habit is to choose four or five specific days of the week, as well as one specific time, such as Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays at 6 a.m. Think of these as important appointments you've made with yourself that you cannot skip out on. The first two to three weeks will be the hardest, but once you're used to working out on the same days and times each week, it'll feel weird not to.

Autumn also said, "You also need to be consistent with your healthy eating. That doesn't mean you have to be perfect all the time but you do have to be on top of it. I like the 90/10 rule. I know a lot of people say 80/20, but if you're really trying to lose weight then 90 percent of the time you need to be eating healthy, clean food in the proper portions." Autumn says it's OK to splurge on one cheat meal once a week, but make sure it's a cheat meal, not an entire cheat day. "If you do these two things, work out and eat right consistently, you will lose weight and keep it off." Autumn reminds us that "being healthy is a journey, not a destination."

ADVERTISEMENT

You can burn some calories with Autumn in a couple of our Class FitSugar workouts! Be sure to check out her 20-Minute Country Heat Dance Workout and her 15-Minute Full-Body Workout that incorporates weights.

Image Source: Beachbody
Latest Fitness
All the Latest From Ryan Reynolds