Losing weight doesn’t have to be challenging. If you’d like to drop a few pounds, there are plenty of things that you can do. As long as you’re willing to follow this simple guide to weight loss, you should see the number on your scale drop. Remember: All success is a series of well executed, small steps.
Start Drinking More Water
First, realize most people mistake thirst for hunger. That means if you think you’re hungry, a lot of the time, you’ll just be thirsty. So drink 8-10 cups of water daily and take a drink of water to check and see if you’re actually hungry… to test it. IF you’re hungry after your drink, go get something to eat! Water is calorie-free, which means it’s the ideal beverage to drink. Drinking water can also give you energy and improve the quality of your skin.
Include Protein In All Of Your Meals
When people are trying to lose weight, they often feel like they are hungry all the time. In many cases, this happens because people aren’t getting enough protein int he meal before.
If you include enough protein in your regular meals, snacking can disappear. You may want to start off your day with some eggs, yogurt or cottage cheese. At lunch, eat a lean protein like grilled salmon or chicken.
If you’re always eating protein, your body will always feel satiated. It’ll be easy for you to avoid overeating and snacking.
Eat Smaller Portions
A common trick naturally thin people know is to eat small portions, and savor the food.. enjoy it.. make it last a little longer in your mouth as you taste it. If you were going to enjoy and savor a lovely glass of wine, no one would ever think of taking a giant gulp and chugging it down quickly. That would be ridiculous because there is no way you can enjoy or savor the flavor doing that. Well, the same applies to food. Don’t take huge bites and gulp it down. If you simply reduce your bite sizes, it will reduce your portion sizes and you’ll be able to cut your calorie intake by quite a bit.
Use a smaller bowl or salad plate the next time you serve yourself. Take a moment to notice how the food feels in your stomach. Give yourself a little bit of time before you grab more food. It can take your brain a few minutes to realize that your stomach is full so waiting until you “feel full” always means you overate.
Find Easy Ways To Become More Active
Not everyone can spend hours at the gym each week. However, you don’t need to be a gym rat to exercise well. There are a lot of simple things you can do if you want to increase your levels of physical activity.
Try finding little “opportunistic” ways to get the exercise that you need. If you work at a desk, you should stand up and stretch from time to time. During your lunch break, try walking up and down the stairs or around the building. Park further from the door and walk fast getting there. Getting extra exercise can make a world of difference.
Make Substitutions When You Cook
If your favorite meals are full of undesirable ingredients, you may want to make a few substitutions. For example, you could cook with olive oil or coconut oil instead of butter.
Weight loss isn’t as challenging as it seems. Many people make weight loss out to be harder than it actually is. At the end of the day, you just have to burn more calories than you consume. Do that, and you’ll be able to lose plenty of weight.