These small and simple weight loss tips might just be what you need to ease your way into the active lifestyle. Disclaimer! I am not a dietician or a professional at fitness. I just try sometimes and these are the tips I’ve gathered that really worked for me!
You can do all of these at the same time or you can allot one month for the hardest one for you, then add another tip the next month.
Tip #1: Refrain from eating junk food and drinking sodas.
I minimized my consumption of junk food and sodas a year ago after realizing there are a bunch of other healthy stuff to snack on anyway. Junk food contain a lot of sodium already as well as calories I don’t think you’ll be able to burn right away being that you’re only starting. (Well, at least that’s my philosophy back then.) If you’re easing in losing weight without exercise first, I suggest you get used to a week or two without junk food.
These foods are so addicting you won’t even know you’ve eaten the whole bag! The calorie count at the back of the bag is per serving and some bags are for 3-4 servings even. Instead of junk food, maybe snack on nuts or drink lots of water. Also, I don’t like the feeling of being bloated after eating chips. The feeling discourages me from exercising or just moving in general.
Oh and instead of sodas, you can always opt to get water while eating at a restaurant. Saves you additional cost too!
Tip #2: When you’re feeling hungry, drink water.
Okay, this doesn’t apply to regular meals. During the day, you might feel random moments of hunger and you’re not sure if you’re actually hungry or just bored. I read somewhere that, when you’re hungry, your body sends your brain the same signals as when you’re thirsty.
To avoid the additional calories, if you’re a calorie counter, just drink a glass of water or a cup of tea and you’ll be good. If you absolutely must eat, almond nuts are a good option too!
Tip #3: Stand up and walk around every 90 minutes.
Easing your way into the active lifestyle, you must incorporate movement into your everyday life. One way of doing this is to make sure you stand up and walk around every 90 minutes you spend sitting down. It’s also a good way to stretch your muscles and minimize your backaches. Trivia: Yep, sometimes I edit articles while standing up!