Have you ever felt that losing weight is a constant struggle? Does it feel like counting calories, following workout plans and trying to avoid succumbing to temptations requires too much effort?
If so, take heart! Below are some quick tips you can work into your day to lose weight without feeling like you’re trying too hard.
When making food choices throughout the day, laziness can play a big factor. Often the most convenient choice is the most unhealthy. For example, fast food. However, if you always have healthy food on hand you will be able to reduce the amount of bad food decisions you are likely to make. Healthy snacks can include fruit and nuts.
It turns out that focusing your attention on a video game on your phone will distract your attention from any sort of craving you may have. If you are busy playing a video game it will keep you away from unhealthy snacks. Just don’t let it take over your life!
If you are not getting enough sleep you could put on more weight over the long term. This is because your fatigue will cause you to eat more calories throughout the day, as well as not giving you the maximal effort in your workouts.
It is easy to get carried away, especially at a buffet or a party with finger food trays, because you are not consciously aware of the amount of food you are eating. If you sit down at a table you will be mindful of the amount of food you are consuming when compared to eating from trays of finger food in between conversations.
If you choose raw foods as snacks during the day, you will be able to avoid putting in excessive calories. This is because raw foods generally are not very high in calories and are nutrient dense, when compared to processed foods which are high in calories and sugars, but low in nutritional value. Try eating fruit or nuts as a healthy snack option.
By downing a glass of water before each meal you will be able to feel fuller and this will help prevent you from overeating.
If you are finding it difficult to fight off your sugar cravings, try weaning yourself off of sugar with dark chocolate. Dark chocolate has a high cocoa content and contains less sugar. It also has the added benefit of being rich in antioxidants which has a number of health benefits.
You can save a lot of calories by not drinking sodas or high sugar drinks. Instead stick to water. You can flavor it with mint or lemon instead to save calories.