Many people have conceptualized their own theory of dieting. Some resort to the no-eating policy even if they saw those methods been tried, tested and failed. Loving one’s body and respecting it needs to sink in their minds even steadily as it may. There are newer ways of losing weight without having to compromise on the eating habits much.
The world of healthy living starts with healthy eating. If you are willing to make small changes in your diet then you will be able to shed all those extra pounds.
Here are 10 ways to help you choose healthy living by making small changes in the diet to loose weight.
1. Do not Skip breakfast
If you are skipping your breakfast for the sake of losing weight then you need to think again. Not having your breakfast actually intensifies your hunger pangs. You will end up hogging more food than usual in your next meal hour. It has been proven that people who have their breakfast tend to lose their weight more easily than others on diet. Follow a method of having the same meals every single day. Repeating the same meal helps you lose all those extra pounds. Your body also adapts more easily with the same nutrition that you are having. Including nuts and fruits like banana in your breakfast diet regime helps. So remember not to skip your breakfast next time.
2. Sit ups during commercials
When you are on a diet you need to help yourself. If you say you on a diet and remain to be the same couch potato that you were before, then I am sorry to say that you are not helping yourself there. Next time when you are watching your favorite show, keep the remote far from the reach of your hand. That way when you get up to swap the channel it becomes like a small push-up.
Style icon Victoria Beckham, recommends this idea as well. Next step is taking the time off during the commercial hours to do some more stretching. Do whatever that would make you feel light like simply skipping, dancing, or even moving up and down the stairs. Keep on pushing yourself until you run out of breath. It will help you shed at least 270 calories a day. Repeat this routine to tone your body and for better health.
3. Learning how to say “NO” to fatty food
We all know the irresistibility factor of all the creamy delicious foods we see at the bakery. It is a wee bit tough to get rid of our sweet carvings instantly, but it is not altogether impossible. List your favorite food items and mark those items that you possibly cannot stay without. Now cut down one food item short of the list. That way, week after week you will be able to cut – down in your cravings one at a time. Your body will also be able to cope up with the changes. Now start including fruits, vegetables and baked foods in your diet. Start slow and you will notice the difference soon enough.
4. Take the stairs
Most of us get too lazy to take the stairs. All thanks to the wonders of technology. Next time skip the lift if you seriously looking to lose weight. Take the stairs. You should at least be climbing stairs for two to three minutes every single day. It miraculously helps in losing more pounds than you could ever expect. If you are able to cope up with this routine, start to include extra flights of stairs for climbing.
5. Taking brisk walks as much as you can
Next time when you are on your shopping therapy do make sure to take brisk walks alongside. Many of us hardly take a minute to reach the parking lot and happily drive off.
Do this simple trick next time you go out. Do not park your car in the usual parking lot. Instead park it a mile away from where you are headed to. That way when you are getting back, you will get to walk that extra mile, sweat it out and lose some pounds.
6. Relish every bite
Relishing and savoring every bit of what you eat curbs your hunger pangs. When you sit down to eat do not gobble down you food. Instead start with a small bite and chew it down slowly taking your time. When you take the time to enjoy every bite, you tend to feel more satisfied and filled. Doing this routine won’t let you reach out for more food; instead you will be happy and contented.
7. Include fruits in your diet.
All the dieticians will ask you to include fruits in your diet and why not? Fruits are wholesome and healthy. Having fruits daily will not only improve your skin texture but will also keep your stomach and brain engaged. Including fruits in your diet and having it in small portions throughout the day will help you stay energized as well. Eating the fruits will keep you satisfied for longer hours.
8. Drink lots of water
Drinking water is a no mercy criteria. Everybody knows the essentialities of drinking water. It keeps you hale and hearty. It’s been tried and tested over the years. Drink two cups of water before you start eating your meal. It will help you lose weight. It tricks your stomach into believing that your stomach is full and making you eat lesser than usual. So drink more water and stay healthy.
9. Treat yourself sometimes
Dieting does not mean starving yourself to death. Everyone is entitled to let their guilty indulgence take over them once in a while. Treating yourself to small treats once in a while won’t harm you. Just remember to keep certain limitations for the treats. Try to include food items that have not more than 150 calories.
10. Include fish in your diet
Having fish is very healthy. Skip the red meat and instead opt for fish such as trout, salmon and mackerel. It is filled with Omega-3 properties that helps in boosting one’s memory and fight against inflammation in the body. Include fish in your diet three times a week. It keeps you not only light but also keeps you satisfied for long hours together.
These are some of the small changes that you can make in order to lose weight. Small contributions each day makes up for greater changes, so take small steps to yield great results tomorrow.