Weight loss is a hot topic among people today, especially thinking about the fact that more than half of us are overweight. As we get older, we often get busier, and before we know it, find ourselves in the prime of our lives and packing a couple of added pounds. With so little additional time in our lives, it’s impractical to join the most recent diet fad or commit to sweating in the gym for hours at a time. Are we all destined to grow outward with each passing season, or is there an easy way for us to reclaim our good figures? If you struggle with your battle of the bulge, read on for five surefire tactics to lose some of those unwanted pounds, and more importantly, find out how you can prevent packing them in the first location!
TIP #1: Burn it in the AM.
What’s the first thing you do when you wake up each morning? Hit the snooze button for an additional ten minutes of sleep? Imagine if I told you that taking those ten minutes to strap on your sneakers and walk briskly around the block would lead to weight loss? It’s been proven that aerobic activity done on an empty stomach forces your body to recruit energy from storage. This energy is stored in the kind of fat on various parts of the body. Starting tomorrow, take ten minutes out of the morning to walk briskly around the block before breakfast. Don’t rush or try to walk as soon as possible; simply walk at a speed you could easily hold a conversation. This apparently modest action, when done consistently, will produce surprising weight loss success!
TIP #2 Forget Your Late Night Snack.
I understand I’m not the only person who enjoys eating a snack after dinner! Although comfort food appears to taste better right before bed, it’s even more prone to stay with us when eaten late at night. It’s been shown that not eating three hours before bed reduces fat storage throughout the night. As soon as you’ve made this a habit, you’ll be ecstatic over the long-term weight loss!
TIP #3 Kiss that Frappuccino Goodbye.
While blended coffee beverages have rapidly gained popularity with the masses, their caloric tallies have been all but dismissed. Whether you’re an avid Starbucker, or only wander in for an occasional treat, it’s very important that you be aware of the facts about what you’re drinking. Not only is this an extreme number of calories to be consumed in a beverage, but the calories come purely from sugar, which can be easily stored as fat. The next time you’re in line at the coffee shop and find yourself eyeing a sugary beverage, redirect your attention to the tea selection, or stay with an old fashioned cup of java.
TIP #4 Fuel Your Fire.
You probably remember continuously adding sticks and branches to keep the fire from running out of gas. Eating a small meal every three hours is an excellent way to keep your metabolism high all day. When your metabolism is high, you burn more calories throughout the day and therefore are less likely to store fat. As opposed to eating 2 or 3 large meals per day, and allowing your’flame’ to go out, giving way to hunger pains, try eating a small meal every three hours and be amazed at your weight loss success.
TIP #5 Curb Your Carbs
I am sure sometime in the past year you’ve found yourself subjected to the testimony of a converted’low-carb’ enthusiast. While these people may look great, it’s not the ideal diet for everybody. Extreme fatigue, crankiness, and downright impracticality are what make this diet a tough cookie to swallow. Cutting a couple of carb-filled things from your daily diet can make a massive difference in meeting weight loss objectives. While I would not suggest throwing out your breadbasket completely, consciously cutting carb-filled things from your daily food intake is a superb idea. If you have a sandwich for lunch, make it open-faced, thus cutting out half the bread. If you enjoy eating pasta for dinner, lower your pasta portion and add extra vegetables.
These minor adjustments to your daily diet will prove themselves priceless when you step on the scale!It’s you against the bulge, and now that you’re armed with these 5 tips for simple weight loss, I’m confident that you’re going to win! Remember that consistency is crucial. The more effort that you put into implementing these 5 tips into your daily lifestyle, the faster the unwanted pounds will disappear!