Slow and steady wins the race. Studies have shown that people with more realistic goals and do not rush themselves to lose weight are usually more successful at losing weight. If you suddenly stop eating junk food all of a sudden, chances are that you will crave the same and cheat on your diet. So when you slowly make changes, you instead slowly cut down on your junk food consumption week by week. As you gradually follow these changes, they will grow onto you and become a habit.
So make the following tiny changes to your daily routine to lose more weight:
A)No Frills coffee:
Do not indulge in heavy cream based caffeine drinks. Instead opt for low calorie old fashioned coffee, with or without milk and sugar. A daily habit of ditching your fancy coffees can help you lose weight miraculously.
Maintain a diary of all the food you have eaten in the day, also mentioning the calories in each item. Studies have shown that people are likely to twice the amount of weight by maintaining a food journal.
C)Get a Good Night Rest:
Even a few nights sleeplessness can result in weight gain. So relax, keep your stress at bay and turn out the lights sooner than usual. Sleep more and see the difference in your weight.
D)Take the Stairs:
Don’t be lazy. Skip the elevator and instead head to the stairway. Climbing 2-3 floors of staircases can help in weight loss.
We all know this, but now put it in practice. You will be surprised how your portions will reduce and your food will be absorbed better. Eat in a state of complete relaxation for optimum absorption and digestion.
F)Don’t Stock Unhealthy Food at Home:
It is impossible to resist temptation if it is sitting on your kitchen shelf. Don’t get evil foods, don’t eat evil food. The only way to work around it is to not buy them.
G)Use a Pedometer:
A pedometer shows you how many steps you have walked in a day, distance along with the calories lost. Its use on a daily basis encourages you to walk more.
H)5 Minutes More:
Everyday increase your physical activity by 5 minutes. You should increase till you reach a minimum workout time of 30 minutes a day.
Do not use the car to go places within a one mile radius. Instead walk to your closest grocery store or laundry store.
J)Ditch the Juices:
Opt to eat fruits instead of filling up on juices. Fruits contain more fiber and can keep you going longer. You feel fuller when you eat as compared to drinking.