One of the most challenging aspects of weight loss is drastically changing your daily routine. These nine simple daily swaps make easing your way into weight loss more manageable. Try them today.
Here our top nine easy and lazy ways to lose weight:
Breakfast really is the “most important” meal of the day. According to Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health It is important in maintaining a healthy body weight and for starting the day off with the right vitamins and minerals. And those who skip breakfast are more likely to snack on fatty and sugary treats later in the day.
Take The Stairs
One of the easiest ways to lose weight and maintain an active lifestyle is to ditch the elevator or escalator and take the stairs. If you think about it, the stairs offer the ability to be active and moving while other modes of vertical transportation are quite sedentary. According to Men’s Health a study found that over a 12 week span people who took the stairs increased their stamina and shrunk their waistline by 2 percent.
This gives your stomach more time to digest your food and allows you know when you should stop eating.
Drink More Water
Up to 60 percent of the adult human body is made up of water. It is important to get your recommended amounts of water daily. Make a plan to drink more water and try drinking a glass before every meal. It is the easiest way to make you feel full, not over eat and aid in digestion. And many times, when someone feels hungry, they are actually thirsty. So go ahead and drink up.
Even thinking about it makes sense. You burn more calories and put yourself in a more active position by standing over sitting.
The next time you are picking out dishware, opt for smaller, blue dishes. The smaller dish equals less room on the plate. The color blue is a proven appetite suppressant. That is because there are hardly any natural instances of blue foods in nature and we are programmed to not find them appetizing. And if you are really serious about this, try adding a blue light to your refrigerator to keep your munching to a minimum.
That’s right, like your mother told you not to do. It has been proven that people who stand for at least two hours a day can lose up to 350 extra calories a day. And that can be a loss of 30 to 40 pounds a year without having to hit the gym.
Don’t Eat In Front Of The TV
Stop this practice now. If you are multitasking while eating your brain isn’t focused on the food. That means you can end up eating more, and enjoying it less. Instead try painting your nails or preforming another task, besides eating, when you watch TV.
Pay With Cash
Put the credit card away. According to the June issue of the Journal of Consumer Research people who pay cash for their food are more likely to curb their impulse buying as opposed to when they pay with a card. Keep cash on hand and make sure to use it when you go out to eat. The pain in parting with those precious greens will make you think twice.
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