Taking off a few pounds is a goal for many of us. If you struggle to lose weight, improve your health and boost your strength and flexibility, check out the tips below.
Not getting enough sleep tells your body that you are at risk or in danger. Being in danger means your body thinks you need more reserves, so it packs on the pounds. To avoid weight gain from poor rest, set a regular bedtime and rising time for each day, even weekends, and take a nap if you need one.
Ensure that you are getting the nutrients you need to stay strong and healthy as you reduce your calorie intake. According to Legion Athletics, adding a caffeine free fat burner can “increase your energy” and help you “keep going longer” without the moody edge that caffeine can give.
If you work from home, get a pair of hand weights and keep them by your desk. When you need a break, do ten overhead presses. When you’re ready to look at your phone, do ten curls. After you use the restroom, do ten lunges on the stairs. When you yawn, get up and stretch.
Try to get in an hour of walking each day. You can split this up as needed, from walking the dog in the morning to walking the stairs at work or walking across the parking lot when you run errands. Rake leaves, do some gardening, go bird watching, or whatever else it takes to get you out and moving.
Don’t eat while doing anything else. If possible, avoid screens while you are eating. Taste every bite, put down your fork and have some water, and do some deep breathing mid-meal. Being aware of what you are eating, the flavor, temperature and texture, can help you know when you are full.
Avoid getting into a rigid eating schedule. When you eat by the clock, you will often end up eating too much just because you are used to it. Consider doing something that keeps your hands busy. This helps you get in the habit of eating only when hungry.
Walk with a friend who makes you laugh. Meal plan with a friend who has a healthy diet already. Join an online group of folks also interested in eating better and share ideas. You’re not alone, so reach out!
Meal plan when you get your grocery store flyer. Order your groceries or do your shopping after enjoying a healthy meal or snack choice that you are proud of.
Keep a food diary that tracks what you ate, how you felt after, how much water you drank and more. If you choose to weigh yourself daily, list that as well.
Weight loss takes time. Don’t expect immediate results, but do celebrate the wise choices, good decisions and days when you feel especially healthy after your food choices.
Keeping your body moving, making healthy food choices, and avoiding empty calories in food and drink is the key to effective fat burning. If weighing each day is too stressful, track how your clothes feel and remember to celebrate the good days.