It’s often frustrating when you just cant lose those stubborn extra pounds! Unfortunately there is no one miracle solution that gives overnight results when it comes to losing weight.The key is to bring about some lifestyle changes and we’ve got some great tips to help you out with that
Drink more water
Ah the classic drink more water to solve anything advise. But its true babes. water is God’s solution to most of our problems whether its bad skin or losing weight. Water helps to flush out toxins from our bodies and cleanses out our gut. It also helps to prevent constipation and bloating. Also drinking water when you feel cravings at odd timings in a day prevents you from snacking on junk food when you’re not actually hungry.
Don’t skip your breakfast
Breakfast is the most important meal of your day. When you wake up in the morning it is very important to eat a wholesome and healthy breakfast in order to get your digestive track moving and keep your metabolism active. Healthy breakfast options include High fibre and grain bran bread, oatmeal, boiled eggs and fruits.
Portion your meals
You don’t necessarily have to starve yourself or skip meals to lose weight. Starving actually slows down your metabolism and makes it even harder to lose weight. The best way is to reduce the portion size your meals and choose healthier options. Make sure to chew your meals properly and take your time when you eat.
Increase your protein
Protein helps to build muscle and aids in losing weight. Switch from carbohydrate rich foods to healthier options that contain high levels of protein. Meat, beans, pulses, lentils and eggs are all very high in protein. Prepare meals with larger portions of protein rich foods and add vegetables and a smaller portion of carbohydrates like boiled Basmati rice.
Get enough sleep
Sleep is essential for keeping your metabolism working at a good rate. Most of your body organs require a good sleeping pattern to function properly. Make sure to get enough sleep and try to wake up early and engage in yoga or do a few stretches before you take a good breakfast. All these small changes will eventually help you live more actively and burn calories more easily.
Detoxing is a great way to cleanse out your gut and flush away toxins which aids your metabolic rate and helps you lose weight faster. You don’t need to blend complicated green juices to detoxify. One easy way is to just squeeze fresh lemons into hot water and drink in the morning. Green tea is also a great option for detox and helps boost your metabolism too.
Reduce your sugar
If you have a sweet tooth like me then probably the hardest thing to do but don’t worry you wont have to give up on your sweet treats forever. Try to cut down on sugary beverages and sugar rich junk foods. You still can indulge in a good dessert on special occasions don’t worry!
Engage in fun Physical activities
If you don’t particularly like going to the gym and keep finding excuses to skip it then its time to pick a physically engaging activity that you actually enjoy. Dancing, Sports, Swimming, Skip rope, boxing, Cycling, running etc the options are endless!