When it comes to reducing excess weight a person comes across lot of impractical or to some extent impossible solutions. People consider it easy to live with their overweight body than going for tough diet schedules. You put on weight effortlessly and you can lose it too but with a bit of lifestyle modification. Here are 10 guaranteed methods that can give you a slim and trim body you desire.
1- Keep notes of what you eat
People who keep food diaries eat about 15 percent less food than those who do not. Keep an account of what you eat especially at weekends because people tend to consume approximately 115 calories extra during this time by including fat rich foods and drinks like sodas and coffees.
2- Switch to simple food options
Avoid spreads, dressings, sauces and snacks because they can add up the calories and cause weight gain. Stop going for creamy salads. Simply opt for fresh green salads at lunch and it can save you up to 80 calories. Secondly, do not drink tinned juices. Instead enjoy an apple, orange or a slice of watermelon. These veggies and fruits will keep you content much longer than those juices. As a result you will eat less.
3- Put less in the plate
No matter how hungry you are, if you put more food on your plate you will definitely eat more.
Prefer small dinner plates instead of regular plates so you can have a small serving. Moreover, use small glasses and cups for drinks instead pouring them in regular or extra large glasses. Keep in mind that your extra fats are the result of these large plates and glasses.
4- Skip unnecessary stuff
Well, now we are asking you for a bit more sacrifice. Skip one of your favorite foods from your routine diet like chocolate, chips, biscuits, burgers or pizza. This sacrifice can subtract a few hundred calories from your diet, which will result in eating less fat. Interestingly your body will not even notice the absence of these foods.
5- No keeping stomach empty for long
Although a little hunger can be good for you, but starving yourself all day will result in more food intake. Eat timely meals and snacks in order to avoid low blood sugar levels.
6- Some intense work 30 minutes a week
Whether cleaning a couple of windows, a floor, bathroom tiles or your car, a 75 kg person can burn about four calories every minute spent cleaning or working. Scrubbing for 30 minutes can lead to burning approximately 120 calories, which are equal to the calories in half cup of ice cream.
7- Avoid sodas and energy drinks
For noticeable results, avoid empty calories which you get from a daily soda and morning juice.
Stick to water flavored with fresh ingredients like cucumber, lemon or mint to save on important calories.
8- Increase activity
If you do not have time for exercise, do not worry. You can reduce your weight by making an effort to move a little more during the day. Take short breaks and walk round the office. Make a cup of tea yourself instead of asking the tea boy for it, walk to the water dispenser for a glass of water, opt for the stairs instead of the elevator and park your car a little farther from your destination so you can take more steps.
9- Early and a light dinner
Having an early and light dinner is the key to weight reduction. Eat it approximately three hours before going to bed. Eating too much and too late can cause digestion and sleep problems that makes it difficult to stick to a healthy routine. Brush your teeth after every meal and before sleeping and that will send a signal to your body and brain that mealtime is over.
10- Sleep tight
A sound sleep can do it too! The more you keep awake the more you eat throughout the night. Set a target of getting at least seven hours sleep every night. It will give you an opportunity to keep your weight on the right track.