December 5, 2018
Losing weight is usually not an activity that tops one’s list of favorite things, and rightfully so. Sweating it out in the gym and always watching what you eat can be tiresome, particularly if the results are not quick to follow. Worse still is the fact that often the pounds that you have shed with great difficulty start reappearing on the scale the minute you even slightly loosen your grip on the strict regimen. Here are some habits that can help you get in shape and stay in shape:
Cook Your Meals Yourself – Home-cooked meals are much cleaner and healthier as compared to food cooked in bulk in restaurants. Such meals contain less sugar, salt, and fat and are, therefore, a better option when it comes to losing weight. Creatively use herbs and condiments to add flavor to your meals and reduce your salt intake.
Aim to Get At Least 10,000 Steps Each Day – Take the stairs at the office instead of the elevator, opt to walk wherever and whenever you can instead of hopping into your car, and take a 2-minute walking break for every two hours spent at your desk.
Pay Attention to Nutrition Labels on Food – When buying groceries, get into the habit of checking nutrition labels, especially for boxed food items. Properly decoding nutrition panels is vital for ensuring good quality, healthy choices.
Take Smaller Bites and Chew Them Slowly – Researchers say that it takes about 20 minutes for your brain to get signals from the gut indicating that a hunger pang has been satiated. Smaller bites chewed unhurriedly can help you achieve the 20-minute span between your first and last bites, therefore, helping you avoid overeating.
Invest in a Scale – Having a scale at home is an excellent idea. Checking your weight often can help you stay on the right track by keeping you motivated enough to follow through your weight loss program.
Eventually, it is an combination of consistent healthy eating, regular exercise, and lifestyle modifications that can help you attain and stick to an ideal weight. Try the suggestions given above to see a marked improvement in the effectiveness of these three factors that affect weight loss.
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