“Tomorrow’s the day!” – How many times do we make promises that we will start losing weight from the next day and how many times do we fail? Forget tomorrow, you can start it today!
It’s significant to realize that taking control of your weight by living a healthy lifestyle can have a huge positive impact on your mental and physical health as well. That’s why lots of people try to manage their weight by going to diet specialists or hiring personal trainers for a professional opinion. But if you feel like you want to do this on your own, you’ll be perfectly capable of it only if you believe in yourself and be as informed with help of the Internet, special applications or books as possible. Here’re seven things you can do to start losing weight immediately!
Exercising is the main key to losing weight and keeping healthy because first of all it prevents weight gain and helps you burn unnecessary calories. You can exercise in a gym by having access to different types of workout equipment or can go to the park for jogging, which can be enough at least at the beginning.
In addition to this, exercise can prevent some serious diseases, such as heart disease, high blood pressure, type two diabetes and many more on the other hand, it has been proved to be very effective against mental illnesses, such as depression, anxiety, PTSD and etc. Other benefits of engaging yourself in a physical activity regularly are getting better sleep and more energy, which can lead to being more productive and efficient. So, exercise can be one of the main reasons for your mental and physical health, and of course a charming figure. After all, what’s more, important than the health and good looks?
- Healthy diet
Another thing you should definitely consider trying is a healthy diet, which will not only affect your weight, but also health by providing necessary nutrients and vitamins for growth and repair and strengthening your immune system. Staying on a healthy diet can be quite a challenge because there’re many aspects you should take into consideration.
For example, your diet should include vegetables, fruits, grains, dairy, meat and so on, but it definitely has to exclude sugar and food that are high in fat. One of the most common mistakes people make, while trying to lose weight is skipping their breakfast or just eating too little. Having breakfast in the morning and therefore getting necessary nutrients is very important in order not to feel hungry throughout the day and be tempted to eat snacks. Another quite important and efficient trick is to eat meals at regular times in order to burn calories faster and control your hunger.
- Drinking water regularly
Drinking enough water during a day is definitely a must-do because it can help in achieving your goal by increasing your metabolism. While water suppresses an appetite, drinking it before eating is a great idea (half an hour before eating is thought to be the most effective) to reduce the number of calories you take. Some studies have shown that you should drink cold water because the body burns more calories in order to warm that water up. In addition to this, drinking water regularly keeps your joints lubricated, which means you can work out harder and longer.
- Cut down on alcohol
While working hard for losing weight and looking for an option that might make it easier for you, you might want to stop drinking alcohol at all, because it contains lots of calories and like it wasn’t enough, drinking can cause hunger, which will only lead to food and MORE CALORIES!
- Clean out your fridge
While working hard for losing weight and looking for an option that might make it easier for you, you should definitely try to clean out your fridge. Having a fridge full of snacks while you are on a diet can be a real torture!
- Share your experience with a friend
It’s always a good idea to share your experience and emotions with someone close to you, but in this case, it will be easier to follow a healthy lifestyle, including a diet and exercise if you do this with a friend and support each other. This way you’ll be sure that someone understands exactly the way you feel and you can share your insecurities and difficulties with.
- Take track of everything you do
One of the most common mistakes people make is not to count calories and nutrition they take or calories they burn daily. In order for the weight loss process to be efficient, one must definitely pay attention to eating the right amount of protein, fiber, fat, carbs, and calories. Fortunately, in the 21st century, everyone has access to online tracking sites or special applications, which can tell you how much you have to work out based on your daily intake.
In addition to this, people sometimes forget about celebrating even a little progress, because they have ambitious goals and aren’t satisfied with little victories. It’s absolutely necessary to realize the importance of every kilogram you lose and occasionally praise yourself.
Working towards losing several kilograms can be really difficult, overwhelming and might even make you doubt yourself, but thinking about the result at the end of this road might help you find the strength to continue every single day.
One of the most important things is not to lose the positive attitude and focus only on progress. Write inspirational quotes on sticky notes and put it in the fridge, set daily reminders on your phone to remind you it’s time to drink water, eat fruit or vegetable, exercise. If you start by looking at it from a positive angle and work hard I’m sure you’ll achieve your goal in a blink of an eye!