Although we would all prefer to have the time for a regular training practice and a strict diet, it’s just that the hours of the day are sometimes too short.
However, there are many things you can do to contribute to a healthier lifestyle, without starving yourself or feeling guilty about missing out on your workout schedule.
Take a look at these 40 ways in which you can get rid of excess weight and still stay fit:
- Eat slowly
Overeating can happen to anyone, but the trick is to eat slowly and make the time of 15-25 minutes to eat properly. In such way, the body hormones are stimulated faster which later encourages better digestion.
- Stair climbing
Burning calories has never been as easy as with stair climbing. Take a few minutes per day to commit to this practice and make the most of it each and every time. You can also use stairs to stretch properly.
- A good-night’s sleep
As per many studies, sleeping has a lot to do with the weight loss process. Experts from the University of Michigan showed that if you add just one more hour to your sleep, you can amount up to 13 pound weight loss. This applies to people who consume no more than 2,500 calories per day.
- Focus on vegetables
More vegetables means faster digestion, which ultimately leads to faster weight loss. Steer clear of dressings that contain plenty of fats but go well with your veggies. Make sure to choose vegetables rich in water, fiber and plenty of vitamins and minerals.
Soup represents a healthy way of staying full without consuming unnecessary fats. Bone soup or stew is highly recommended, especially if it’s combined with a handful of healthy veggies. Some other good options are tortilla soup, wonton, or minestrone.
- Consume Protein-Rich Foods
Proteins are crucial for the everyday diet. Proteins are able to boost the weight loss process, while suppressing cravings and hunger.
There is a variety of protein-rich foods you could use, such as almonds, chicken breasts, quinoa, lentils, Greek yogurt, and fish.
- Consume Fiber-Rich Foods
Fiber-packed foods prevent the body from craving unhealthy products and keep the fullness sensation for a longer period of time. Fiber, especially viscous fiber, is especially relevant to the weight loss process.
Include more fiber-based foods, including oat cereals, flax seeds, beans, Brussels sprouts, oranges, and asparagus.
- Consume Whole Grains
A wide range of whole grains, including brown rice, buckwheat, oats, and barley, can contribute to the weight loss process. You can achieve the same with other products, like English muffins, pizza crust, waffles, and waffles.
- Reduce Sugary Drinks
Reduce the intake of regular soda and replace it with tea or water. If you find this difficult, add some citrus fruit or mint to spring or carbonated water for a taste treat.
- Liquid intake
To drink less, always use a thin, tall glass. Short and wide glasses actually contain more than a tall glass, which contains 25% less than the usual content.
- Italian way of eating
Italians have amazing bodies and it is all due to their fabulous nutrition. Do your research and learn how Italians can eat pizza and pasta and still remain slim.
- “Skinny” outfit awareness
Take a piece of clothing that doesn’t suit you like it did before, without being too small for you. Hang it nearby to remind you of your goal on daily basis.
Choose a piece of clothing that can soon fir you if you put in the effort.
- Less Alcohol
Alcohol consumption is not advised at all while trying to lose weight. It contains seven calories per gram, and boosts the hunger and cravings.
- 10 Minutes Pilates at Home
Pilates is amazing for building a muscle mass and a strong core. There are very easy exercises you can do at home, so make sure you incorporate some in your everyday workout regime.
- Drink Green Tea
Green tea enhances the metabolism performance and leads to fast weight loss. Make it a daily habit to drink at least one cup of green tea.
- Do Yoga
Yoga encourages weight loss and brings a piece of mind. Many experts advise that yoga needs to become your everyday routine, so feel free to go for it.
- Homemade Meals
Make sure to cook at home at least four times a week. That will enable you to use the ingredients you want, while paying attention to everything you put inside your body.
- Chew Mint-Flavored Gum
Sugarless, mint-flavored gums can prevent the cravings from reoccurring while helping you stay full for longer periods of time.
- Skip the meat
Bee, bacon and pork need to become strangers while you are trying to lose weight. As far as meat is concerned, you can consume turkey that is both yummy and offers plenty of health benefits.
Aside from turkey, you can also consume fish. Combine these with potatoes, tomatoes, mustard, roasted peppers, and banana to enhance their flavor.
- Go for smaller dishes
Eating from a smaller-in-content plate can increase weight loss. Make sure to consume 100 to 200 calories a day. This brings a wonderful weight loss of 23 pounds per year!
- Food portion awareness
Portion control is, in fact, quite relevant for the body and weight loss as well. Measuring the right content and components will help you stay organized and on track with your diet.
- “Eating Pause”
Eating pauses happen when you are not able to continue eating for the time being, and you set your fork aside. This is also when you need to stop eating for the meal. This is your body signaling your brain that it is full.
- Eat an-All -Healthy Pizza
Pizza doesn’t mean you are going to put weight on all the time. If you choose your ingredients right and you keep the veggie base on point, you will have a delicious pizza with no more than 104 calories in it.
- Tomato-Based Sauce
Marinara, unlike Alfredo sauce, is a far healthier option and offers less calories as well as more nutritional value.
- The 80-20 Rule
The rule otherwise known in Okinawa as “Hara Hachi Bu” means that food is to be consumed until you are about 80 percent full. We often eat until we are 100 percent full, sometimes even more than that. Actually this ancient proportion measurement can help you lose weight in the speed of light.
- Vegetarian Meals
Vegetable-rich meals can be elevated to a full-blown vegetarian meal menu, based on nothing but organic products.
- Tips for Eating Out
There are many other tips and tricks you can use to encourage faster slim-down.
- Instead of a meal, order an appetizer or a child’s portion
- Share your plate with someone else and make up for the rest in salads
- Ask for ½ of your meal to be packed into a take-home bag before you start eating.
- Pay attention to labels
Reading product labels is nothing to be ashamed of, since those can immediately lead you to the sort of product you actually need. Make sure to be careful when it comes to fat, salt, and sugar levels in a product and if possible, always go for organic.
- Get rid of unhealthy products
It is best to start out by cleaning your pantry and fridge and dispose of anything that might encourage weight gain and obstruct your healthy diet. The quicker you do it, the better.
- No electronic device while eating
When you eat while watching TV or playing a game, you tend to eat more than you otherwise would. This, in time, can result in obesity.
Therefore, set a meal time for each day and try to enjoy it without outer disruptions.
- Use red serving plates for u healthy products
This tip can actually come quite in handy. According to one study, where pretzels were eaten from red plates solely, showed that people preferred eating from plates in different colors, since the color red was a warning, stop sign that worked like a charm.
Hydrating is one of the key elements of losing weight. As studies showed, consuming water before eating will give you a sense of fullness, meaning you’ll eat less than intended.
- Group Activity
Engage into a fun, healthy activity with your friends or family and find something you truly care for. This will help you not to lose weight alone, but to spend some much needed quality time with your loved ones.
- Eat and Move
By establishing a healthy diet and combining it with also healthy workout regime, you will be able to drop those stubborn extra pounds faster than ever before. Anything, from a simple walk to a mild jog, would do.
- Feel Full with Feta Cheese!
Feta cheese offers almost no calories and is extremely healthy for the body. It goes well with almost everything so you can combine it with ease and never worry about gaining weight. However, keep in mind not to overeat it, because moderation comes before everything else.
- Drink Freshly-Squeezed Grapefruit Juice
Grapefruit offers numerous health benefits that are able to get rid of stored fats in no time. Also, by juicing the fruit you won’t risk losing qualities from the product, you will just manage to find fun ways to combine it with other fruits or vegetables.
According to Swedish experts, grapefruit is amazing for kickstarting the metabolism, while disposing of those extra pounds. Also, the fruit helps your organism stay hydrated and encourages the heart and brain health as well.
- Epsom Salt Baths
Epsom salt baths have been used in the alternative medicine for many years back, and are able to perform a total body detox, while melting the extra pounds away.
By getting rid of all toxins inside the body, you actually enable it to lose weight faster and to get used to healthier dietary habits.
- Essential Oils
The benefits of essential oils are countless, and they can, too, help you become slimmer and fitter in no time. Aside from this, essential oils help with fighting other conditions, like breathing issues, infections, anxiety, burns, skin irritation, and nausea.
Essential oils are amazing when it comes to melting belly fats with ease. A study in Korea examined the benefits of essential oils and, ultimately, managed to collect marvelous results.
- Have THE “Special” Day!
Whether you do it once or twice a week, make sure to have a day off to treat yourself, without crossing a major line. Just an ice-cream or a piece of cake can brighten your day, so feel free to enjoy it- you’ve earned it.
- Burn calories…and then some
If you burn extra 100 calories with each passing day, you will lose 12 pounds in a year. Here is what can help you lose those 100 calories:
- Walking (15-20 minutes)
- Housecleaning (half an hour)
- Light jogging (around 10 minutes)