Yes, you have officially heard this for the gazillionth time, but its oh-so-true. Water is a calorie free liquid that will help you lose weight in addition to providing multiple other health benefits! So how does it work? Well, by drinking water, your body will start letting go of the water it had been holding on to (water that make you look heavy), helping you lose some weight almost immediately. More importantly, we often tend to confuse thirst with hunger. By drinking water when you feel hungry, you will eat less and stack up on fewer pounds.
Say ‘No’ To Sweetened Drinks
This includes Soda’s and Sweetened Juices. In addition to being super fattening, they are super unhealthy too; filled to the brim with artificial flavoring, artificial coloring and preservatives.
Eat 3 to 5 Servings of Fresh Veggies & Fruits
Veggies and Fruits are low on the calories and high in nutrition! Consuming a diet high in fresh veggies and fruits will provide you with adequate nutrition while you lose weight.
Eat 5 to 7 Meals A Day
Don’t get us wrong; we don’t want you eating king sized portions of food 7 times a day! Instead, eat 5 to 7 times a day, but keep the meals tiny. This allows your metabolism to work at a faster and more efficient rate and your hunger will be satisfied all day long. Try to eat lean proteins such as fish, turkey and chicken along with veggies and fruits and a little bit of low dairy.
Read Food Labels Correctly
Don’t get fooled by claims such as ‘Fat-free’, ‘Low-fat’ and/or ‘Sugar-free’ – These are all merely marketing techniques and rest-assured that fat and sugar is lurking in there somewhere. Make sure to look behind of the product and read the Nutritional Value carefully; very carefully.
There are no two ways about it – No If’s and Buts’! You must exercise to lose weight. You should exercise for a minimum of 30 minutes a day 5 times a week. Weight instructors suggest being active generally by doing the following;
- Taking the stairs instead of the elevator
- Bicycling to work
- Walking to work
- Getting up and strolling at work - especially if you have a desk job.
- Cleaning up the house