Are you constantly looking for lazy weight loss options, ones you can do without much effort, but that make a difference? It’s not cheating to do them, but actually smart, in some cases. If you’re considering pills, laxatives, smoking or purging, don’t. They create more problems, cause weight gain later and can destroy your health. Instead, why not try drinking more water. It fills you up, not out and if it’s ice cold, requires burning extra calories to warm your body back to normal. Drink water instead of calorie laden soft drinks and fancy coffee.
Increase your activity when you’re not in the gym.
If you want to add to your workout, you don’t have to do it in the gym. Tap your feet or march while you’re sitting watching a video or at your desk. Extra movement no matter what you’re doing burns more calories. Take a walk daily or park further from the store and walk up a flight or two of steps before taking an elevator. Get up every 55 minutes and walk around the office. It’s healthy even if you don’t want to lose weight faster. Studies show that sitting longer than 55 minutes at a time can wipe out some of the benefits from regular exercise.
Don’t worry about how much you eat, just what you eat.
Fill your refrigerator with fresh fruit and vegetables ready to eat. You can even include some lower calorie dip. If it’s ready to eat, you’ll be more likely to eat a cube of watermelon or muskmelon than you would scouring the cupboards for a sweet treat. Have healthy snacks with you, like apples or bananas, and eat as much as you want. Load up on salad and make sure you eat adequate protein, with a boiled egg or two as a snack. It’s all about what you eat, not how much you eat.
Be mindful when you eat.
Just chewing more can help you shed weight. When you take longer to eat, it gives your body time to tell your mind that you’re full, so it can produce the satiety hormone. Eating slower also helps you enjoy the food more, so you’ll feel more satisfied. You can savor the flavor and appreciate it, which not only lets you fill up faster, enjoy the experience more but aids digestion.
- Get more sleep. Lack of sleep can cause an imbalance of the satiety hormone and hunger hormone. Lack of sleep boosts the production of the hunger hormone and diminishes the one that makes you feel full.
- While Chief Brody in the movie Jaws said, “We’re going to need a bigger boat,” to lose weight, you need a smaller plate. Trick your eyes. A smaller plate makes portions look bigger and you’ll be more likely to eat less.
- Take time to sit down to eat. Make a meal an occasion for the whole family. If you live by yourself, treat yourself like company and set the table, without the distraction of television. Focus on your meal and never eat while standing.
- Keep your house cooler when you sleep. It not only helps you sleep better, but it also burns more calories while you rest. Keep it at 65 degrees during the night to burn more fat.
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