Have you been coveting a stick-thin figure, but has no time to plan a proper diet or do exercise. Worry not! Here are a few weight loss hacks that can kick-start your weight loss journey.
The Internet is full of secret ingredients and tips that claim to help you lose weight in as short as 7 days. While the veracity of those diet tips and exercises are subjective, there are a few things you can do that might actually improve your chances of losing weight in a week. The odds of these weight loss techniques are pretty good as they all happen to be completely natural and do not require any diet or gym.
What makes these hacks special is that they are very easy to incorporate in your life. You don’t have to find a special place time or place to carry these out and most of them don’t even a cost a penny. Make this part of your lifestyle and watch yourself shed pounds by and by.
15 weight loss hacks that might help you lose weight
- Drink more than 2 liters of water every day
There are many perks to drinking a lot of water. Number one being, water makes you feel full leaving less space for junk food. Numero dos being water’s magical property of flushing out toxins from your body.
- Don’t throw your diet out the window during holidays and vacation
Vacations and holidays are meant to bring happiness. And happiness, of course, means good food. That doesn’t mean that you have to eat unhealthily to feel good. Stick to healthier choices even on a break.
- Don’t eat at your desk
If you dine at your desk, the meal will be less satisfying. Soon, you will be wanting more food. Instead, use your mealtime as an opportunity to move around.
- Use a smaller plate
Trick your mind into thinking that there is more food while you would actually be eating less.
- Choose your friends wisely
Studies have shown that our meal partner affects our food choices. While going out to eat, make it a point to tag along with people who eat healthily.
- Eat before you go out
Having a full belly will help you to make healthy choices while grocery shopping. You can also save some money by not eating out.
- Move your body
If you love listening to music, move your body while doing that. If you take your kids to park, don’t sit on a bench. Walk around or play with your children. Park your car in the farthest spot. Take the stairs instead of the elevator. Take the longest route to the water cooler. Do not miss a chance to move your body.
- Portion out your treats
While having treats you might be tempted to finish the whole bag. Instead of eating directly from the bag, take a bowl and put a handful of the treats. Keep the bag away somewhere you can’t easily reach before tucking on the treats.
- Do not diet
Yes, you read that right. Diet is temporary. Instead of avoiding unhealthy eating for a short while, waiting for the day you get to have your favorite foods, make it a part of your life. Then, you will no longer be needing “cheat days”
- Add some weights to your workout
If you are already into exercise, shake up your routine by throwing a few weights into it to accelerate the fat-burning process.
- Get a good night’s sleep
Nutritionists can’t emphasize enough on the importance of sleep. When sleep goes down, weight goes up. Lack of sleep can seriously mess up the hormones that regulate appetite.
- Choose REAL food as snacks
It is quite difficult to say no to salty munchkins in colorful bags when the urge to snack hits you bad. Instead of giving in, try nature’s snacks aka fruits and berries.
- Chew gum after a meal
In order to put a stop on post-meal snacking, chew gum after dinner or brush your teeth. It is said that minty flavors are helpful in reining in your urge to snack.
- Put unhealthy snacks in hard-to-find places
If you must have unhealthy snacks in your home, put them in places that are difficult to reach like top shelf of a tall cabinet or behind heavy objects. The thought of the struggle should be big enough to dissuade you from snacking.
- Become your biggest fan
Instead of hating on your body, learn to love yourself. Try to see who you really are underneath the rolls and curves. Cheer on that person to become his/her better self.
Make these easy weight loss hacks a part of your day and see if it will bring a positive impact on your weight and most importantly, your life.
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