When you start a weight loss plan you don’t need to do anything drastic to your regular routine. Instead, you can take tiny steps that will help you to lose weight. These changes will be realistic and can be easily introduced into your lifestyle.
Limit High Fat Food
First, look at the ingredients and the amount of food you are consuming every day. It is very common to overeat when you are distracted during activities such as watching television or going to sporting events. For instance, potato chips might be light weighted but they are high in calories. So, first look at the food items that you are eating and try to avoid food that contain high fat. A good way to avoid overeating and watch your calorie intake is to portion out the proper serving size into baggies or container so you don’t have to worry. You can also save some calories by looking for low fat or low calorie versions of your favorite foods.
Skip the Commercials
Watching television is a great way to relax, but you can make the most of your time by skipping the commercials. When the commercial break starts you can dance with the tune, walk around the room, or do a few simple exercises like squats, sit-ups, pushups, crunches, or even jumping jacks. If you sit idle during the commercials you won’t be losing weight. Hence, it is better to do some activity while the commercials are on than nothing at all.
Walk More Five Minutes
Among different types of workout, when you walk, you just do not increase your metabolism but make your whole body work. Thus, try to increase the distance you walk every day, even if by five minutes. For this you can park your car a bit away from your destination or instead of taking your bike to the store walk and get the things. Your aim is to walk more and increase your metabolism.
Take the Stairs Wherever Possible
It has become a common habit that whenever you need to go upstairs you look for an elevator, instead choose to take the stairs. Try to climb at least two to three flights every day. If you keep climbing two to three flights a day you will be able to burn quite a bit of calories easily. If you cannot climb too many stairs start with a few and then keep on increasing it every day.
Eat Fresh Fruits Don’t Drink Them!
Stop drinking fresh fruit juices, instead eat the fruit itself. When you eat fresh fruit you eat fiber, which is good for digestion. Apart from that when you eat the fruit instead of drinking its juice you will feel full for longer. You will also save calories because when you eat an apple you consume about 48% less calories than if you drink apple juice!