We have put together some tips for you that don’t involve spending all night in the gym or spending your lunch break checking your calorie intake with a calculator.
These tips are about something else: seemingly insignificant things you can do that produce real results when you want to lose weight.
Effective Ways to Get in Shape
Wait 10 Minutes
Research indicates that the urge to eat lasts an average of 10 minutes and then goes away. As soon as you want to eat something, start a ten-minute timer in your head. Do something useful during this time to distract yourself.
Sitting Down For A Long Time Is Harmful
It is a well-known fact that a sedentary lifestyle slows down your metabolism. But even a brisk walk to another office floor or grabbing coffee once every few hours can fix it.
It will be even better if you spend at least two hours a day on your feet. When we sit down, we burn 100 calories per hour; standing up, it’s 140. Remember that simple fact a little more often.
Everything is so simple. Our bodies often mistake hunger for thirst. So the next time you feel hungry, just try drinking some cold water or tea.
If your hunger doesn’t go away in about 10-20 minutes, it’s time to eat something.
Leave Carbonated Drinks To Others
There’s no point in writing another lengthy explanation of why carbonated drinks aren’t a good idea. All you really need to know is that they can destroy any progress you have made in getting the body you want.
Just one liter of cola contains no less than 90 g of sugar! Not worth it, drink tea instead.
Don’t Sit Eating Snacks
Once you decide to eat something, skip it when you are traveling or in a hurry. Set the table, give yourself a standard helping of food, sit down, and then … eat, savoring every bite.
Protein Is Your Friend
It is well known that protein keeps you feeling full longer. So if you eat more high-protein, lower-fat foods for breakfast and lunch, you won’t end up eating too much for dinner.
If You Want To Work Out, Do Cardio
Cardio is what you need if you plan to work out in the gym. This form of exercise is the most effective when it comes to burning fat, as it activates the largest number of muscles.
Use A Smaller Plate
It has been shown that we eat 22% less food if we use a plate 5 cm smaller in diameter. All because food disappears faster.
Don’t Call The Elevator
A good alternative for those who don’t like to run is to simply take the stairs whenever possible.
Walking up and down a ladder for a total of 15 minutes can burn 150 calories. If you do this every day, you will burn 1,050 calories a week.
Hold Off On The Alcohol
Besides the fact that alcohol stimulates the appetite, it is also high in calories. A glass of wine contains 85 calories, while beer has 150-200 calories.
The worst option in this regard is “creamy” cocktails: Baileys is the equivalent of a 100 to 327 calorie dessert. So if you want to lose weight, drink non-alcoholic beverages.
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