If you are desperately trying to avoid your favorite cookies and squeeze in workouts, it can seem like there’s nothing pain-free about it. Yet while exercising and eating healthy food does take some work, it doesn’t have to require too much effort. You just need to make some lifestyle changes and that’s it.
Most quick weight-loss programs don’t work as promised and if you are trying to drop a few pounds fast, here are some great tips that will make it easy to lose the weight quickly without sweating too much.
This plan outlined here will improve your metabolic health, make you lose weight without hunger and reduce appetite significantly.
ADD IN HEALTHY FOODS TO YOUR DIET
Add in crunchy snow peas, juicy grapes, deep-red cherries and other healthy goodies to your diet. Add veggies into sauces, stews and soups and your favorite fruits into your breakfast cereal. Sunflower seeds, sesame and poppy seeds will provide you the proper nutrition, and your tummy and wallet happy. Remember to keep an eye on overall calories, and don’t forget to add in a few moves before dinner too.
FORGET ABOUT WORKING OUT
If the word exercise bothers you, then avoid using it. Hiking, riding bikes, grass skiing, walking, washing the car, chasing your dog in your yard are great to burn calories and invigorate muscles. Walking when the weather is sunny is an easy way to keep fit, so even when you are short on time, you should go out for a few minutes.
LIGHTEN THE FOODS AND DRINKS YOU ADORE
Try switching from high-calorie beverages to light beer or diet soda. Drink more water! Eat pizza with reduced-fat cheese – it tastes just as good as your favorite one. Keep an eye on boosting fiber while you are avoiding foods with fat calories. Fiber will help you feel satisfied longer. You can easily amp up the fiber by tossing a handful of red bell peppers on the pie or adding a cup of whole wheat flour to your pizza.
Drinking a glass of water before every meal will make you watch what you eat. In other words you won’t just hog everything when you are not that hungry. To keep your mouth busy and less likely to snack on junk food, keep no-calorie beverages at hand. If you are going to a party, grab a low-cal drink. You can’t lose any weight by drinking alcohol. Drink more water when you are physically active.
SHARE YOUR MEALS
Many American restaurants serve massive meals, so when you go out with your partner you can think about splitting a dessert. That way you will save some money and you won’t feel stuffed. You can share more than just a meal. For instance, you can split a gym membership or double up on a bicycle built for two. When you are trying to get more exercise and eat better, you can be more successful if you do it with a partner.
The truth is that a small portion served on a large plate will leave you craving more, while a small plate will give you a signal that you already have more. Plus a small plate full of tasty food feels much more satisfying than a large plate with the same amount of food on it. Use smaller spoons, cups and bows, and the pleasure will last longer.
- Eat a high-protein breakfast.
- Avoid sugary beverages, drink coffee or tea.
- Drink water a half hour before meals.
- Eat weight loss-friendly foods (leafy greens, salmon, boiled potatoes, tuna, soups).
- Eat soluble fiber.
- Use smaller plates and eat slowly, at the same time every day.
- Get your family on the same healthy-eating page.
- Get a good night’s sleep.