Tired of hitting the gym and popping diet pills? Here is a list of 10 wonderful and stress free ways to lose weight naturally!
When it comes to weight loss, there are hundreds of tips, advices, workout schedules and diet plans available. Losing weight is easy, but not losing your mind is the main challenge. A healthy weight loss plan involves a change of lifestyle- doing away with the junk, and in with a healthier attitude. Here’s a low-down of 10 things that can help you lose weight naturally.
- Keep track of what you eat each day
Keeping a food journal goes a long way. Keeping a track of your daily intake helps you see how many calories you are consuming per meal and where you need to cut back.
- Water, water, water
Drink LOTS of water. Keep yourself hydrated throughout the day. Drinking up to 9 glasses of water per day increases your metabolism rate and boosts weight loss. Switch carbonated beverages and soft drinks green tea or mint water. They’re refreshing and have antioxidants.
- Do not eat out of boredom
We often confuse boredom and hunger. Eating when having nothing else to do should be strictly avoided. Divert your mind to some other activity like walking or swimming. Wait until your stomach starts to rumble to open the refrigerator.
- Walk, jog, dance or jump around!
If you do not have time to go to a gym every day or workout regularly, make sure that you incorporate small periodic walks into your daily schedule. Run up and sown the staircase, jog, dance or just jump around! Walk 10 minutes in the morning, after lunch and after dinner. 30-45 minutes of brisk walking every day helps you stay active and lose weight. Yoga and meditation in the morning for a few minutes helps you stay positive and focused.
- Eat foods rich in water
Increase the amount of water rich foods such as tomatoes, watermelon, salads and cucumbers in your meals. They are low in calories and have you feeling fresh and full.
- Reduce white food intake
Avoid “white” food i.e. food with white flour, added sugar, white rice, etc . Substitute them with high protein brown breads or brown rice. White food is high on carbohydrates and take a longer time to digest.
- Nuts are great for snacking
When craving a snack, opt for a handful of nuts and dry fruits. They are great for your body’s metabolism and keep hunger at bay. Eat a mix of almonds, cashews, raisins and other dry fruits when hungry.
- Eat smaller
Instead of three large meals in a day, go for regular “mini-meals”. A full meal is heavier on the body whereas having smaller meals helps to stay fit and active throughout the day. If you must have three meals during the day, take a little less than what you can eat. Smaller portions, bigger benefits.
- Eat more fruits
Fruits are an amazing way to keep yourself well fed and active without worrying about gaining more weight. They contain astounding amounts of antioxidants and vitamins that are great for your health. Substitute drinking fruit juice with eating fruits to avoid the excess sugar and be healthier.
- Go natural!
Adopt a simple and natural lifestyle. Watch one less hour of TV, ride a bike instead. Avoid using elevators, take the stairs as much as possible. Walk before or after every meal. Spend time in park or go jogging in the morning.
Adopting these tiny changes in your lifestyle will help you lose weight without even realizing it. So opt for a natural lifestyle for a healthier, happier you!