5 Great Ways to Lose Weight This New YearJanuary 6, 2018
The Holidays are definitely the most festive occasion of the year. It is during Christmas time that families are gathered together and celebrate the joy and cheer of this merry season. But this is also the time when dieting is a big challenge because of the bountiful food preparations that we all can’t get ourselves out of. And after the merriment of the festive Christmas season, we are then faced with another challenge of scraping out the excess weight we have gathered during the Holiday’s eating galore.
Statistics have shown that losing weight is on top of everyone’s New Year’s resolutions. But, fact is, it is never an easy task. Many have struggled trying to lose the extra pounds they have.
But don’t fret because there are plenty ways to lose weight the healthiest way possible. Just follow these five amazing tips to shape up for the New Year and in any occasion of the year.
Tip #1 Eat Five Small Meals a Day
Instead of eating three full meals a day, try taking in five small meals with 300 calories each. Doing this makes you feel full much longer, you would forget taking in snacks. Taking in five small meals a day will also make your metabolism working more consistently and helps avoid suffering from sugar drops. But you must also make sure that you’re taking in 40% carbohydrates, 30% proteins, and 30% of fats that makes up a balanced diet.
Tip #2 Combine Your Workout Exercises
When you are doing some exercises to lose weight, you must ensure that all the parts of your body are getting its respective exercises. For instance, you may mix in exercises for body strength to your regular workout exercises. You will not only burn calories but you will also develop some muscles.
You may try the following suggested workout exercise that has been proven very effective.
- Strength training – 45 minutes, 3 times a week
- Cardio – 30 minutes, 2 times a week OR
– aerobics – 30 minutes, 2 times a week
(Alternate doing the cardio and aerobics for every two weeks)
Tip #3 Increase Fluid Intake
70% of our body is composed of water so it is very important that you maintain sustenance of 6 to 8 glasses of water every day so your body is kept hydrated and you can be sure that is functioning well. Make sure, though, that you do not drink too much as this causes water retention that actually leads to water weight.
However, bear in mind, that when you add in other forms of fluids such as coffee, tea, and juices, you are adding calories too as these liquids contain added calories. So you might want to lessen your intake of these so you can keep track of your diet.
Tip #4 Listen to your tummy
This means eat only when you are sure that you’re really hungry. This is actually not as easy as it seems. Sometimes, we often make a mistake of thinking that we are hungry when we are actually just thirsty. This is one of the reasons people tend to overeat. But to avoid this, next time you get some hunger pangs, drink half a glass of water and wait for 15 minutes. If you still feel hungry after 15 minutes, munch on a cracker or a small slice of fruit. You could do this or you could continue drinking water until your next meal time.
Tip #5 Cut Down Your Meal Half
Cutting down half of your meal may be easier to do when you are at home since you are in complete control of your meal preparations. However, every now and then, we get invited or we would like to dine out in restaurants. When you do, it is then difficult to cut down half your meal without the temptation to eat up your whole meal because you don’t have a control of what and how much food you are getting.
But there is still a way for you to enjoy your out-of-the-house meal with your family and friends. When dining out, you may ask the waiter to have your ordered meal halved. By doing this, you avoid the temptation to eat a whole meal and get to have a guilt-free dessert time.
So start this New Year with a good weight loss plan and have a healthy and sexier body throughout the year. Start by fusing the abovementioned weight loss tips and you’re sure to fire up this year with a healthy body and positive perspective.