10 Super Effective Secrets On How To Lose Weight The Healthy Way
Looking to lose weight? In this article, Beauty and Tips have got 10 super effective secrets on how to lose weight the healthy way.
Losing weight isn’t easy. We know this, and we assume that you know this, too. There is a lot of sweat, a lot of hunger, and a lot of pain involved.
Well, actually …
Losing weight doesn’t have to be full of sweat, hunger, pain and tears. It can be much easier, much quicker and much healthier than that.
If you want to lose a few pounds the healthy way and get into shape for the summer, let’s take a look at 10 super effective secrets that will let you do just that.
Invest In A Pedometer
Before we go any further, we strongly recommend that you invest in a pedometer. People who use them average around 2,500 extra steps per day. Over the course of 365 days, that’s an extra 10 pounds burnt off.
Drink More Water
How may glasses of water do you drink a day? If the answer is two or less, you’re not drinking enough.
In fact, you’re not drinking enough water if the answer is four or less.
Water is the elixir of life. But as well as hydrating us properly better than any other substance, and flushing toxins out of our system, water is also helpful when it comes to weight loss.
When you were hungry as a kid, do you ever remember your mom saying “you’re not hungry, you just think you are. You’re actually thirsty.”
You just wanted to scream pure rage at her!
“MOM. I AM HUNGRY.”
“No, you’re not, dear.”
But actually … mom was sometimes right!
Because we get so much of our water content from our food, our body sometimes tricks us into thinking we’re hungry when it wants water.
To prevent yourself from getting hungry too often, and thus from overeating, try drinking water more often throughout the day.
Eat A Healthy, Fulfilling Breakfast
We know lots of women who skip breakfast. Perhaps you skip breakfast, too. It’s a common thing to do. Maybe you just don’t have the time to eat in the morning, and reason that you can grab some chocolate when you get to work.
The problem with skipping breakfast is that you will get hungry at some point. And when you get hungry at work, it’s so tempting to grab something quick and easy.
Like a donut.
Or a candy bar.
Or a slice of pizza.
It’s tasty, but not healthy. And it won’t help you lose weight.
It’s a good idea to eat a healthy, protein-packed breakfast that keeps you going until lunch. If you argue that you never have enough time to prepare and eat breakfast, it might be worth it to wake up a bit earlier.
Cut Back On Sugar
Think you can get away with sneaking sugar into your diet even if you’re trying to lose weight? Think it won’t cause too much damage? Think again.
Sugar is all bad. It literally doesn’t have any redeeming qualities. It gets your insulin worked up into such a state that you have too much of it.
You need lowered insulin. Why? Because when insulin is low, fat is able to break free from its chains so that your body burns it.
Moreover, sugar is basically empty calories. Your body stores it away to use another day. But when that other day doesn’t come, it turns it into fat.
Cutting out sugar is an easy and super healthy way to lose weight. Your teeth will also thank you for it!
Make Yourself Accountable
Finding it hard to motivate yourself when no one’s looking? Get a buddy to keep you on track. Tell them your goals. Make yourself accountable to someone.
Snack On Dark Chocolate
Now that you’re losing weight, you probably think you have to give up snacks. Indeed, this is one of the most upsetting parts of losing weight!
If not the most upsetting part.
But actually, you don’t need to give up snacks altogether. Sure, you do have to stop eating sugary snacks, such as candy. But you can replace them for something equally indulgent – but healthier. Such as dark chocolate.
Dark chocolate is the guilty pleasure that’s actually good for us. Rich in antioxidants, it can prevent weight gain, and it can also better regulate our blood sugar levels.
You shouldn’t eat too much, though. Just 2-3 squares a day is good.
This might be the one tip you’ve been dreading the most. Intense physical exercise. Is there anything worse when you’re just not used to it?
In the long run, though, exercise will benefit your body and your mind. You’ll lose weight the healthy way, and you’ll improve the way you feel about yourself.
If, however, you’re not ready for such strenuous physical activity just yet, you should at least …
Do you move about enough? Really and truly?
Or could you move about more?
For example, are you the kind of person who takes an elevator up two floors?
Or maybe you take the car two blocks down the road to the store?
You might argue that these things save time. But is that really the reason you always take the elevator?
Find ways to move more. Stop making excuses. Take the stairs, walk to the shops if you’re only heading out for one or two items.
Hey, you could always just go for a walk 😉
Swap Soda For Juice
We’re only as strong as our weakest link. In other words, our weakest link is what ultimately stops us from succeeding at anything.
For some, their weak link is alcohol.
For others, it’s anger issues.
For those who are struggling with their weight, it might be soda.
Soda tastes good, and it’s so refreshing on a hot summers day.
But soda also causes weight gain. It’s rich in either sugar or artificial flavouring, and it could be your weakest link.
If you drink soda, it’s time to cut it out and replace it with something else. Iced Tea is a refreshing alliterative, as is fruit juice and water!
This one might be a tricky one for any of you who’s never made a smoothie before. If you insist that you just don’t have the time to make your own smoothies, you can always just buy pre-made ones from the store.
Smoothies are your new best friend. Being rich in fruit and vegetables means they’re loaded with healthy nutrients and antioxidants that will help you to get leaner.
Stay happy and healthy!