If you are trying to lose weight for a holiday or to slither in your bathing suit for the summer, or simply to lead a healthier lifestyle, you know it is a tough task. We are all guilty of trying all sorts of diets and fitness tips to lose those extra fat. While some have been successful in meeting their goals adopting extreme measures, others have struggled and struggled to a point that have made them give up hope. The truth is that losing weight is easy, but if done in a right manner. So, I have rounded up my top 10 secrets to help you achieve your target weight and not just that, but also live a happier and healthier life. My top 10 tips that will reboot your body and kick start weight loss –
1. Start Your Day with Workout
Set up your alarm, 20 minutes early and schedule your workout first thing in the morning. Studies suggest that people who exercise in the morning are relatively slimmer and healthier than the ones who exercise later in the day. So carry the feel good hormones and energy throughout the day by doing your exercise in the morning.
2. Skip the Scale
Don’t weigh yourself daily, sometimes it just unnecessarily panics you and can be demotivating. Also, the scale can be deceiving as it ignores the fact that you might be adding muscle weight. Weigh yourself once a week and ideally in the morning.
3. Carry Your Own Snacks
When I consult clients I have realised that their main meals are well managed, however, snack is an area where most fall for unnecessary food and jeopardise weight loss. It’s a great idea to pack your own snack at work or on the go. Make small packs of nuts and seeds, fruits, plain yogurt, chaach, sprouts, dark chocolate, chilla, cubes of paneer or cheese.
4. Eat an Apple
This one is my favorite, and I tell most of my clients “eat an apple or visualise it. If you are not hungry enough to eat one full apple, you are not hungry but just bored”. Engage in fun activities or hobbies like singing, reading or whatever you fancy. Thinking about food all the time can be extremely taxing for your weight loss efforts.
5. Try to Eat Meals at Home
For next 10 days try to eat maximum meals at home. This gives you complete control over the ingredients like sugar, fat, oil and salt that goes into your food. You will be surprised how fast you will lose all that extra flab by just doing this.
6. Become a Water Baby
I mean literally, go for a swim and up your fluid intake, drink loads of water and green vegetable juices. Summer offers us abundance of water fruits like melons. Go for the incredible summer fruits and vegetables that are 96% water. In fact a study showed how 14 men and women increased their metabolic rate by 30% by just increasing their water intake on a daily basis.
7. Eat Slowly
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.
8. Eat Protein
Increase yourprotein intake it helps burn fat, and build muscle. Eat cheese, eggs, sprouts, lentils chicken, fish or meat. Also, protein keeps you full as your body takes time to digest protein, hence you are satiated.
9. Don’t Stock Unhealthy Food at Home
It is impossible to resist temptation if its sitting on your kitchen shelf. Don’t get evil foods, don’t eat evil food. No one in your family needs processed, unhealthy, packaged food. The only way to work around it is to nut buy them.
10. Think About Your Ideal Weight
Imagine yourself at your dream weight. Visualise wearing a dress you have dreamt of, and see yourself slim. Everything in existence has begun with the right thought. Positively reinforce, tell yourself “I will achieve xy weight in 10 days, don’t doubt your thought. Give it the right energy, and see yourself happy and leaner not just in thought but in reality.
Source : NDTV