3. Make food switches
Swap processed and packaged foods with whole fruits, veggies, meats, and grains. Processed food is typically packed with sugar, salt, calories, and sugar, all of which you should avoid if you are to lose weight.
4. Eat proper portions
Overeating healthy food is still overeating! Eat proper portions and listen to your body. If you have already eaten a proper portion and still feel hungry, drink a glass of water and wait for a few minutes.
5. Slow down
Make sure you slow down and chew every bite properly. This helps avoid eating as much as you thought you needed, meaning eating more than your body actually needs.
6. Drink more water
Dehydration makes you sluggish, fat, and tired! Swap all drinks during the day with water and you will be less hungry, more energetic, and you will eat less empty calories and sugar.
7. Stop putting sugar in your coffee
Stop adding sugar to your coffee as it is toxic to your body in many ways than one and is spiking your insulin. In general, you should eliminate sugar from your diet, not the fat.
8. Add an extra serving of vegetables each day
Eat more veggies, especially leafy greens. This provides the body with the needed fiber, vitamins, and minerals- all of which fill you up in a healthy way!
9. Keep alcohol to the weekends only
Alcohol is packed with empty calories, so make sure you limit your consumption by drinking it on weekends only. Offering to be the driver for the night is a good idea, saving your friends from paying for cab and saving you tons of calories.
10. Offer to bring something to dinner
Bringing something healthy to dinner is a good idea, allowing you to enjoy a healthy option for you to eat. It doesn’t matter whether it is a birthday, holiday, or other occasion; there is a way to avoid desserts and drinks.
11. Take carbs out of your morning
Those who have more pounds to lose are very likely to have low insulin sensitivity. It is recommended to remove carbs out of breakfast and focus on healthy fats, veggies, and protein. Having a small amount of carbs in the evening meal promotes better sleep, which also assists in losing weight.
12. Get better sleep
The body is in stressed-out state if you are failing to get enough sleep. This makes you hold on fat, make bad food choices, skip the gym, and reach for sugar and carbs.
13. Combine cardio and strength training
While cardio workouts burn many calories, strength training helps build muscle and accelerate the metabolism. Alternating between cardio and strength days is highly recommended! If you are not sure what to do, consult your trainer.
14. Move more throughout your day
The more you move, the more calories you burn and the faster you lose weight! So, go for walks regularly, get a standing desk, and move wherever and whenever you can!