Losing weight is not a matter of quick fixes. However, it is about your health and lifestyle changes that can help you achieve your goals. We have made a list of 8 subtle changes that will put your “pound struggles” to an end.
8. Know Your Game
Nowadays, most restaurants offer lighter alternatives to your favorite dishes, as well as nutritional information, which can be very helpful and insightful.
You will often find that a hamburger contains fewer calories and fat compared to a salad topped with a creamy dressing and croutons.
A good example from McDonald’s: a classic hamburger has a nutritional value of 250 calories (no fries!), And a chicken salad with buttermilk (not healthy?) Contains 520 calories. That’s double!
7. Add a Ziplock
Now this one is a must. It works better than any other magic pill. A homemade lunch will also save you thousands of calories and dollars.
Cooking eggs and making a healthy wrap takes only 10 minutes, but will result in a 300-400 calorie reduction.
This then transfers to a smaller number on the scale and an additional outfit for a gorgeous new you!
6. Sleeping Is Mandatory
Go to bed an hour earlier and see a pound less on the scale after a week. Recent research by the University of Pennsylvania has shown that people deprived of sleep for several nights gained weight almost immediately; the rested group showed excellent results in weight loss.
It will certainly be difficult to discipline yourself, but the result is worth it.
5. Walk It Off
If you’re not ready to hit the gym yet, one of the best ways to start is by taking a brisk walk. It’s nice and easy, and you can enjoy your time, enjoy the scenery, and literally “take a break.”
You won’t burn off those extra pounds in a day, but we’re talking about subtle changes, right?
Using a tracker/pedometer/Fitbit/your name is a great help in understanding how much you actually move during the day.
Some fancy models buzz unpleasantly until you get out of the chair and start to move. Technical progress at its best.
4. Add Protein
In 2015, the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition published research showing how protein can support weight loss and maintenance.
Eating a high-protein diet helps you feel full throughout the day, resulting in fewer food cravings.
An ideal example would be a 2-egg omelet in the morning, a chicken wrap for lunch, and at least 4-6 ounces of chicken/fish/meat for dinner.
If you’re not a big fan of all of this, try replacing one of your snacks with a protein shake, Greek yogurt (22g of protein per cup!), And/or cottage cheese.
3. Add Good Fat
You may think it is a joke, but it is not. Monounsaturated fats are good fats and can help you lose weight, normalize blood sugar levels, and lower “bad” LDL cholesterol.
Delight yourself with whole milk, avocado, salmon, almonds, and may the force be with you!
P.S.: Portion control required. This thick almond butter is amazing, so keep it to 2 tablespoons
2. Add A Mini Workout
There is a reason why 5-minute body workouts have become so popular. They work. Try adding sit-ups, squats, and push-ups to your daily routine. 40 squats a day? About 1.5 minutes of your time. But every day!
Adding wrist/ankle weights can improve results drastically. You should try it!
1. Trim Your Portions
Knowing what YOU like and what you can easily ignore is another great tip. Are you a fan of cookie dough? Pasta? Or maybe pizza?
When you write down your favorite dishes, analyze them, and make a priority list, you can say, “I’ll skip the pizza and let my best friend have it all!” But then on Saturday, you can treat yourself to sushi and a glass of wine.
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