Losing weight sounds like a difficult task, doesn’t it? Sometimes you may even think it’s impossible and give it up. Simple changes to your lifestyle can give great results. Do you know, weight management is not only about eating less and exercising, but it’s also about bringing small changes to your daily routine?
Here are a few tips, tried and tested, that’ll help you get in shape:-
1. Drink a lot of water
Drinking more water enhances the metabolism of your body.
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If you drink less water, it is difficult to lose weight as dehydration slows down the metabolic system. Also, if you have a glass of water just before your meal, it can make you eat less and make you feel satiated faster.
2. Snack right
Carry a fruit to work. 4 pm to 6 pm is the time when you get hungry and you end up eating fried/unhealthy food to curb your craving. Dry fruits or salads are also a healthy option. All you need to do is take some time out during the weekend to shop for these healthy snacks.
3. Add Green Tea to your life
Green Tea has the ability to stimulate fat oxidation. Rich in catechin polyphenols, the chemicals that stimulate fat oxidation, Green Tea helps you lose weight. Catechin polyphenols are absent in Black Tea, so choose Green Tea over regular tea and make a healthy choice.
4. Practice mindful eating
When you are having a meal, don’t watch TV, talk on phone or multitask. Concentrate on every bite you eat. When you eat mindfully, you’ll enjoy your meal more and also you will know when to stop. Master this art of mindful eating so that you never overeat and enjoy every meal to its fullest.
5. Exercise more
Add more physical activity to your life. Walk to work, use the staircase instead of elevators. Get yourself a bicycle and use it for traveling small distances. This way, you’ll not only burn calories, but also you will stay alert and active.
6. Get smaller bowls and plates
Replace your over sized dinner plates with smaller ones. It may be a small change but it has a big impact in the long run. Portion control is one of the best and easiest way to manage your weight effectively.
7. Maintain a diary
Record what you eat. By doing this you will know your eating pattern. These records will help you eliminate unhealthy foods from your diet and help you eat what’s right for you.
Inculcate the habit of mindful eating and enjoy a healthy life.