The struggle to lose weight can be quite overwhelming.
You try strict diets and crazy workouts for a while but then can’t seem to stick to them, right?
The problem is that the ways you have embraced to reduce weight are not sustainable at all. This is precisely why you find yourself back at the starting point.
It’s time to change the way you go about losing weight.
By following these 5 tips to lose weight sustainably:
1. Get Proper Sleep!
We can understand if you’re a bit puzzled about sleep’s correlation to weight loss. But really, proper sleep canplay a vital part in helping you lose weight.
Research has shown that short sleep, which is between 6 and 7 hours, is linked to weight gain and a higher BMI (body mass index).
Conversely, the same research has also shown that people who were getting at least 7 to 9 hours of sleep were not exposed to weight gain and higher BMI.
2. Exercise Daily to Trim Yourself
Exercising is one of the most effective ways to lose weight.
Whether it is a simple morning walk, a round of cycling or jogging in the evening, or a proper session in the gym lifting weights or doing cardio workouts, making exercise a part of your routine can assist you in getting in shape.
Also, for people really trying to turn things around, HIIT (high-intensity interval training) is also the preferred route for sustainable weight loss.
3. Get Those Nutrients In!
Knowing how many nutrients you have to consume on a daily and weekly basis can do wonders.
So, you should be eating a balanced diet that contains the optimal amount of macro and minor nutrients.
A strategy that goes in tandem with counting your nutrients is to read the labels of whatever food items you are consuming.
This will ensure that you aren’t exceeding or falling short of the daily and weekly requirements.
4. Goodbye to Junk Food!
Soft drinks, fast food, biscuits, chocolates, and chips represent the pinnacle of junk food. They all have way less nutritional value (like fiber), and an excess of calories, fat, and liquid-form sugar.
It is therefore imperative to replace these items with healthy foods, like vegetables, fruits, rice cakes that are unsalted, oat cakes, unsweetened or unsalted popcorn, and of course, real fruit juice.
5. Lifestyle Changes
Weight loss calls for a serious lifestyle change.
For instance, cutting out on alcohol is a must. Similarly, you have to increase your intake of water, which can trim down excess fats in the body.
Also, like we mentioned, proper sleep and regular exercise have to become a part of your lifestyle.
Do you want a plan tailormade to aid you in your sustainable weight loss journey?
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