If one of your goals for this year is to lose weight, rest assured you are not alone. It is one of those goals that seem so easy to achieve in theory, yet practically, it feels like you are subscribed to an infinite supply of body fat. It never goes away.
Adopt some of these tricks to help you on your journey,
Do NOT skip breakfast
Some people are of the misconception that skipping breakfast would help them reach their goal faster – It won’t! Skipping breakfast means you will go hungry and will be likely to over-eat during lunch.
Talk of one-step-forward-three-steps-back. Instead of skipping breakfast all together, opt for a healthy one.
Drink a lot of water
Drinking a good amount of water has various benefits to your health, one of which includes flushing out toxins from your body.
This will have a great impact on your body’s water retention ability which in turn affects your overall body mass.
Eat lots of fruits and vegetables
The body works by a simple formula – it processes what you put in and gives you results. Eating more fruits and vegetables helps your body work naturally at eliminating toxins and storing only good body fat.
The next time you crave a doughnut, trade it for an apple. It might not feel very pleasant, but your body will be very grateful.
Eat smaller portions of food
Our relationship with food can be tricky at times. Sometimes the food is just so good, we can’t help but have another serving, and another, and another… When trying to lose weight, it is important to exercise portion control.
Instead of eating it all in one sitting, spread it out into two or more smaller portions. This gives your body room to fully digest the food and store it in the right way
The secret to losing body weight is that there is no secret – the magic lies in the mundane things such as burning more calories than you consume.
The major way to that is by being active. If it means going to the gym, doing at home workouts, going for a run, or something as simple as opting to use the stairs over the lift, do it.
The key is to get as much movement into your routine as possible.
Avoid Getting Over-stressed
Different people react to stress differently. While some tend to lose weight drastically, others put on an enormous amount of weight. If you fall in the second category, then keeping stress in check will make a huge impact on your weight-loss journey.
- Some keyways to minimize stress include,
- Getting enough rest
- Planning your schedule to avoid overwhelm
- Not letting others interfere with your peace of mind, etc.