17 Little Tips for Big Weight Loss
Small Changes That Will Help You Lose Excess Fat
Making small changes in your daily life can help you take off big pounds. Beginning a fat-loss plan doesn’t have to mean drastic changes. As you incorporate these minor adjustments into your lifestyle, you’ll begin to see how they can add up to big calorie savings and fat loss.
Begin by evaluating your eating habits, if you are eating late at night, nibbling while cooking, etc.
Identify a few of these behaviors and stop them, this will add up to big calorie savings.
- Make a meal plan, if you are going to be out for long, pack healthful snacks for the times of day that you know you are typically hungry.
- Add one less teaspoon of sugar (15 calories) to your cup of morning and afternoon coffee each day and you’ll save about 10,000 calories—the equivalent of about 3 pounds per year.
- Always shop with a full belly, eating right starts with stocking healthy food in your pantry and refrigerator, which can get a little complicated when you go into a grocery store starving.
- Flavor your sandwiches with very low calorie condiments like mustard or vinegar instead of calorie-packed mayonnaise. Leave off 1 tablespoon (100 calories) every day and you’re looking at close to 10 1/2 pounds a year.
- Have a meal schedule and stick to it, this helps to prevent bingeing.
- Eat your food sitting down at a table, and from a plate. Eat consciously, food eaten out of packages and while standing is forgettable.
- Bowls of food on the table beg to be eaten, serve food onto individual plates, and leave the extras back at the stove. Remember, it takes about 20 minutes for your mind to get the signal from your belly that you are full.
- Turn off the TV, we eat around 40 % more when watching TV and we’re more likely to eat junk food while distracted.
- Add fruits and veggies.
- Go for a walk immediately after a meal
- Eat mindfully, eat slowly, chew every bite, and savor the taste of the food.
- Don’t take weekends “off” , just because is Sunday doesn’t mean it won’t affect you.
- Don’t eat after dinner, this could add a lot of unnecessary calories. Brushing your teeth after dinner helps reduce the temptation to eat again.
- Breakfast could be your best friend, in fact it’s the most important meal of the day. Swapping out your morning bagel for eggs could help you lose 65 % more.
- Get some sunshine, it will boost your vitamin D3 levels, which has been linked to increasing your body’s type 2 fast twitch muscle cell fibers enhancing your athletic performance.