The year is just about to come to an end, and it’s when most of us regret the diet decisions we made over the year, particularly during summer. And to many people, this is a continued cycle- we always make new year resolutions but never go past the second month. Health and weight resolutions can be particularly challenging to attain.
However, brace yourself for a new look, and get ready to slip into your skinny jeans with our healthy tips that will help you shape up quickly. Consider this guide as the first transformative step towards your healthy reinvention.
Weight loss is challenging, especially if you’re not motivated enough, do not have the willpower, and are not working to achieve certain a certain goal. Obviously, what we consume has a huge impact on our body weight but anyone who tries to alter their diet for the sake of weight loss know is not simple.
Yes, dietitians agree the nutrition is vital for achieving weight goals, but it’s just a piece of the puzzle. Aside from knowing about nutrition, you should establish concrete goals, that will drive your willpower to succeed. Have specific and clear-cut goals that you want to achieve, and in our case, what you want of your body.
Many of us fail to register any weight loss improvement because we’re simply not focused on what we actually hope to achieve.
2. Exercise regularly
To lose weight, you need to burn more calories than you consume. One of the effective methods of burning calories is by engaging in exercises. Many people claim that exercises are not effective for weight loss since they increase hunger in some people making them eat more calories than they burned during the workout.
When it comes to getting in shape, nutrition is just part of the battle; physical exercises and training will help you inch closer to your goals by burning calories and toning your muscles.
However, this is not the only reason to include exercises and training into your regimen, exercises prevent a myriad of health conditions, relieve stress and make you feel better.
3. Avoid distractions
Learning to listen to your body is the most important step towards losing weight and keeping it off. However, most of us are faced with many distractions that hinder successful weight loss.
For instance, practice mindful eating; create your space/ schedule, and avoid eating while watching TV, reading emails, chatting, or with any electronic device, as it easy to mindlessly overindulge.
Also, when engaging in physical activities, such as hitting the gym, silence any attention grabber such as cell phone or TV as they tend to zap your energy. And not only the objects, but even friends yakking while you’re trying to shape up.
Once you tune in, you’ll be able to push yourself to your limit, past the comfort zone.
4. Healthy nutritional choices
Nutrition is probably the most important piece of the weight loss puzzle; getting your diet right can have a tremendous effect on your weight. There’re different ways to achieve your weight loss needs using your diet. Below are just some of the ways.
Power up with protein
Having protein in every meal will ensure that you stay satisfied and resist the temptation to snack excessively between meals. Additionally, protein plays an instrumental role in boosting the metabolism rate in your body, since it takes more calories to break compared to carbs and fat.
Meat should not be the only source of protein; there’re plenty of other protein-rich sources such as lean beef, fish, lentils, bean, peas, chicken breasts and Greek yogurt.
Eat small meals often
For a start, the last thing you want to do is to show up at the dinner table absolutely ravenous. In such a state, your decision-making flies right out of the window, and you’re susceptible to making an ill-informed dietary choice.
Frequent eating encourages your body to fats, rather than the muscle tissues. See, our bodies are genetically programmed to conserve energy, when food intake stops, and when you don’t eat, your metabolic rate may stop or slow down. Frequent, small meals boost your resting energy.
5. Try different workout programs
To avoid compartmentalizing your strength and allows optimal muscle balance and tone, try to incorporate a range of workout programs. By engaging in a variety of programs, you target different areas using different approaches. Variety of workout programs ensures you work out all your muscles-even those neglected when you hit the gym.
As you can see, no single workout program can help you lose weight and get in shape on its own. All the techniques are intertwined and dependent on each other.