Trying to lose weight? Then you know the drill: take in fewer calories, burn more calories. But, easier said than done, right? It sometimes takes a complete lifestyle makeover. However, in most cases, losing weight doesn’t have to require heroic effort. Just make the commitment to live a healthy lifestyle. Adopting a few healthy habits will make it easy for you to lose the weight quickly.
- Drink a lot of water
Regular water consumption keeps you hydrated and aids weight loss, since being dehydrated makes you think you are hungry when you are not, at least not as hyngry as you think. Try drinking a glass of water before a meal – you will not be so hungry so it will be easier for you to watch what you eat. Drinking cool water might even speed up your metabolism.
2. Eat vegetables
Vegetables, as well as fruits, are low-calorie and eating five to seven servings of them felps you lose and keep the weight off.
Cucumber, lettuce, spinach, zucchini, cabbage or celery are all vegetables rich in water so you can add them to your diet and cut back on the calories while enjoying your favorite dish. They can help you feel full with few calories, but they are also rich in antioxidants which by themselves help increase your body’s ability to burn fat.
3. Don’t skip your breakfast
The more you eat in the morning, the less you will eat in the evening. Moreover, there are a lot of opportunities during the day for you to burn off all of those calories. Eat cereal and consume more fiber and calcium – some studies have found that people who eat cereal, or oatmeal, for breakfast are less likely to be obese. And remember, get most of your calories before noon.
Physical activity is of the utmost importance for weight loss. If you don’t feel like going to the gym, try walking your dog, vacuuming vigorously, biking, gardening. If you decide to choose walking, keep in mind that 30 minutes of daily walking is enough to prevent weight gain, while 45 minutes of this type of exercise results in weight and fat loss.