Although we would all prefer to have the time for a regular training practice and a strict diet, it’s just that the hours of the day are sometimes too short.
However, there are many things you can do to contribute to a healthier lifestyle, without starving yourself or feeling guilty about missing out on your workout schedule.
Take a look at these 40 ways in which you can get rid of excess weight and still stay fit:
- Eat slowly
Overeating can happen to anyone, but the trick is to eat slowly and make the time of 15-25 minutes to eat properly. In such way, the body hormones are stimulated faster which later encourages better digestion.
- Stair climbing
Burning calories has never been as easy as with stair climbing. Take a few minutes per day to commit to this practice and make the most of it each and every time. You can also use stairs to stretch properly.
- A good night’s sleep
As per many studies, sleeping has a lot to do with the weight loss process. Experts from the University of Michigan showed that if you add just one more hour to your sleep, you can amount up to 13-pound weight loss. This applies to people who consume no more than 2,500 calories per day.
- Focus on vegetables
More vegetables mean faster digestion, which ultimately leads to faster weight loss. Steer clear of dressings that contain plenty of fats but go well with your veggies. Make sure to choose vegetables rich in water, fiber and plenty of vitamins and minerals.
Soup represents a healthy way of staying full without consuming unnecessary fats. Bone soup or stew is highly recommended, especially if it’s combined with a handful of healthy veggies. Some other good options are tortilla soup, wonton, or minestrone.
- Consume Protein-Rich Foods
Proteins are crucial for the everyday diet. Proteins are able to boost the weight loss process while suppressing cravings and hunger.
There is a variety of protein-rich foods you could use, such as almonds, chicken breasts, quinoa, lentils, Greek yogurt, and fish.
- Consume Fiber-Rich Foods
Fiber-packed foods prevent the body from craving unhealthy products and keep the fullness sensation for a longer period of time. Fiber, especially viscous fiber, is especially relevant to the weight loss process.
Include more fiber-based foods, including oat cereals, flax seeds, beans, Brussels sprouts, oranges, and asparagus.
- Consume Whole Grains
A wide range of whole grains, including brown rice, buckwheat, oats, and barley, can contribute to the weight loss process. You can achieve the same with other products, like English muffins, pizza crust, waffles, and waffles.
- Reduce Sugary Drinks
Reduce the intake of regular soda and replace it with tea or water. If you find this difficult, and some citrus fruit or mint to spring or carbonated water for a taste treat.
- Liquid intake
To drink less, always use a thin, tall glass. Short and wide glasses actually contain more than a tall glass, which contains 25% less than the usual content.
- Italian way of eating
Italians have amazing bodies and it is all due to their fabulous nutrition. Do your research and learn how Italians can eat pizza and pasta and still remain slim.
- “Skinny” outfit awareness
Take a piece of clothing that doesn’t suit you like it did before, without being too small for you. Hang it nearby to remind you of your goal on daily basis.
Choose a piece of clothing that can soon for you if you put in the effort.
- Less Alcohol
Alcohol consumption is not advised at all while trying to lose weight. It contains seven calories per gram and boosts the hunger and cravings.
- 10 Minutes Pilates at Home
Pilates is amazing for building a muscle mass and a strong core. There are very easy exercises you can do at home, so make sure you incorporate some in your everyday workout regime.
- Drink Green Tea
Green tea enhances the metabolism performance and leads to fast weight loss. Make it a daily habit to drink at least one cup of green tea.
- Do Yoga
Yoga encourages weight loss and brings a piece of mind. Many experts advise that yoga needs to become your everyday routine, so feel free to go for it.
- Homemade Meals
Make sure to cook at home at least four times a week. That will enable you to use the ingredients you want, while paying attention to everything you put inside your body.
- Chew Mint-Flavored Gum
Sugarless, mint-flavored gums can prevent the cravings from reoccurring while helping you stay full for longer periods of time.
- Skip the meat
Bee, bacon, and pork need to become strangers while you are trying to lose weight. As far as meat is concerned, you can consume turkey that is both yummy and offers plenty of health benefits.
Aside from turkey, you can also consume fish. Combine these with potatoes, tomatoes, mustard, roasted peppers, and banana to enhance their flavor.
- Go for smaller dishes
Eating from a smaller-in-content plate can increase weight loss. Make sure to consume 100 to 200 calories a day. This brings a wonderful weight loss of 23 pounds per year!
- Food portion awareness
Portion control is, in fact, quite relevant for the body and weight loss as well. Measuring the right content and components will help you stay organized and on track with your diet.
- “Eating Pause”
Eating pauses happen when you are not able to continue eating for the time being, and you set your fork aside. This is also when you need to stop eating for the meal. This is your body signaling your brain that it is full.