Shedding weight is a lot harder than simply gaining a number to your scale. But who among you here find the process an easy peasy one? If you do so, well you must be very determined.
Most of the people I’ve known are struggling of following their diet plans and workout procedures due to their kind of lifestyle and failure to discipline oneself. Since this typical problem is always arising during the first phase of dieting, here are other ways to make your weight loss mission more effective and will surely last long.
But take note! The tips we are sharing this time has nothing to do with trimming your daily meals and spending much for your gym sessions. Exciting, isn’t it? To start with, the things you must do are the following:
- INCREASE WATER INTAKE
I know you’re very familiar with this method since you’re a kid, but we just want to remind you that drinking lots of water every day is always the number one way of losing weight and good for your overall health.
In order to make your weight loss mission successful, you need to drink atleat 2 to 3 litres a day depending on your daily activities. If you’re not fond of drinking water and still in the adjustment period, you can put something or a flavor to your water so it will taste good like adding fresh lemon or lime, fresh mint leaves or even cucumber slices.
If you want a body system cleanser and fire up your metabolism, then you must try drinking a warm water, ginger or lemon. If you’re into herbal teas, you can try “white tea (from the plant of green tea), green tea, rooibos tea, oolong tea, mate tea and ginger tea”.
- SWTICH to ACTIVE LIFESTYLE
If you think your exercise régime for how many months or years didn’t work, I suggest you need to modify it with the alternatives. By following the activities in your daily routine such as walking when you’re heading to your work or school, cycling, playing outdoor games or sports with kids, walking the dog, cleaning the house or loan, gardening, and taking the stairs instead of elevators and escalators, your body fat will be naturally reduced and you will leave a healthier life.
If you change your lifestyle by spicing it with those activities, then you’re hitting two birds with one stone. You’re losing weight, at the same time, having fun!
- FOLLOW the RIGHT SLEEPING PATTERN
In order to lose weight, you must also practice a perfect sleeping pattern wherein you need to sleep 7 to 8 hours per night. You should not sleep too much because it can lead to increasing of weight.
According to Vanessa Bartlett, a Sydney-based fitness guru and pilates professional, “sleeping enough is important because it reduces the production of cortisol hormone which inhibits fat loss.
- AVOID STRESS
Stress can contribute in gaining weight such as stress eating. Aside from that, it will also affect your hormones, metabolism, brain function, deplete immune system and hinder body fat reduction.
When you feel so stressed, you must try meditating for 10 minutes, yoga, and other relaxing activities that may help to make you feel relieved and happy.
- GET RID of ELECTRONICS during MEAL TIME
According to a survey, eating while scrolling your social media accounts or even eating while watching TV can lead to over-eating.
Wondering why? Because using your phone or other electronic devices while meal time can divert your attention of enjoying what you’re doing or viewing not knowing that you’ve already eaten too much and just got carried away.
- BE EXPOSED to the SUN
If you want to boost your weight loss mission, you must not be afraid of being exposed to the sun.
Did you know that humans need a minimum of 20 minutes sun exposure early in the morning as well as during late afternoon and at least five days per week in order to gain enough vitamin D? If you just discover that today, then start exposing yourself and greet Mr. Sun with your brightest smile every day before going to work.
- CHANGE the COLOR of YOUR DINING ROOM
Appetite problems can also be due to the things that surrounds you. If you realize that your house or dining area’s atmosphere and color can make you consume more food or makes you lazy, then you need start redecorating and repainting.
As suggested by the interior designer, Palinski Wade, you must start “removing all red and yellow tones from the dining room because it can reduce your appetite.” Now you know why some fast food chains around us have a touch of red and yellow colors in their logos and interior designs because as what psychology experts have explained, red, yellow and orange are attractive and can subconsciously trigger hunger or excitement.
- MAINTAIN a PERFECT POSTURE
By simply sitting properly or straightening up your body figure can help toning your stomach muscles. Aside from that, maintaining a good posture will lead to a healthier life.
If you will practice these 8 simple methods for your daily routine, you can expect for a better transformation of yourself and achieve your weight loss goal easily!