Living in obesity or carrying extra weight wherever you go can put a huge strain on your body and can cause the development of many health issues and problems. Many factors are included in the gaining weight process, such as poor diet, lack of movement, unhealthy sleep habits, stress, and unlucky genetics as well.
Whether you are looking for a way to quickly drop ten, fifty or one hundred pounds, we will show you one of the most effective methods to start the process of losing extra weight.
1. Eat Salads For Lunch
There are many ways to make some delicious and tasty salads! If you have decided that every day for lunch you will have a salad, the preparation of salads will become satisfying, but that’s not all, you’ll also supply your body with the proper amount of veggies, leafy greens, micro-nutrients and fiber.
Also it doesn’t matter how much you eat these salads, because they contain very few calories. You just need to carefully choose the dressing. Usually people who want to lose weight, are preparing a homemade dressing with salt, pepper, lemon juice and a little bit of olive oil. This is a high quality and organic dressing, there are other dressings that are tasty but they are higher in calories.
Try some of the listed recipes to make a tasty and interesting salad for yourself:
2. Swap Sweet Drinks with Water
The easiest way to wrack up thousands of calories on daily basis is through beverages. Also consuming water will boost your metabolism at the moment.
Even the brand calorie-free sweets and the diet sodas are not the right thing to drink when you want to lose weight. According to many studies it was proven that they are even elevating the carvings and the calorie consumption.
If water is very boring for you than go a head and try adding a little bit of fresh lemon juice into your glass of water or try some natural and organic juices.
3. Prepare Veggie and Fruit Snack in Your Fridge
Every week buy some tasty and yummy veggies and fruits, then prepare them to be accessible very easy for snacking. Here are a few examples:
- Slice a few apples and spray them with some lemon juice (prevents from browning)
- Chop up some bell peppers, celery and carrots, also some divvy and store them in a container with a little bit of hummus.
- Chop some broccoli and cauliflower into small pieces (bite-size) and store them in a container with a little bit of ranch dressing.
- Prepare a tomato salad with balsamic vinegar, sliced mozzarella, sliced tomatoes, some salt and pepper, and a little bit of basil.
You can prepare yourself any vegetables or fruits that you like, and enjoy eating. That way you will have a healthy snack anytime you want. This is the easiest way to avoid cravings and prevent from the intake of calories and avoid snacks that are nutrient-void.
4. 20 Minutes of Movement on Daily Basis
If you are living a sedentary lifestyle, you need to start moving and exercising for at least 20 minutes on daily basis. This will be a little bit hard for you at the beginning, but it wouldn’t be that hard to make you want to quit.
Make sure you do something you like, that way you will not feel like you are exercising. There are numerous options to choose, like walking, kickboxing, running, zumba, weight lifting, yoga, etc. But if you are not willing to pay any gym classes, you can find everything you need online, for free!
No matter how busy your daily schedule is, you can fit 20 more minutes of your day to exercise. Because the benefits that will be provided from those 20 minutes will make you exercise even more!
5. Focus on Healthy Portions
This is one of the most simple methods to know the proper portions or servings you need to consume:
- The fat servings should be the size as your thumb.
- Complex carb servings should fit in your cupped hand.
- Vegetable servings should be the size as your fist.
- Protein servings should be able to fit in your palm.
Portion per meal:
Women: A serving from each of the categories.
Men: 2 servings from every category.
Children: 1/2 to 1 and 1/2 servings from every category, id depends on the child’s appetite.
6. Be Kind to Yourself
Each one of us has this voice in our head that constantly tells us that we are not good enough. Sometimes we forget that this voice is inside us, but sometimes we listen to it so much, that we say some bad things to ourselves that we wouldn’t say to anyone else, we judge ourselves so bad and we are being very hurtful to ourselves.
If you want to be positive, happy and confident in your life, you must make that voice in your head to shut up, that way you will lose weight, be productive in the things you do. Try to talk to yourself with a lot of kindness, don’t go hard on yourself. Expect something that is real, set your goals above everyone’s goals, remember to love yourself. This is one of the most important ways to influence your body, and it can provide the most benefits out of all of the steps above!
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