Have you ever thought that little adjustments can make your life healthier and happier? By following some easy tweaks you can lose excess weight and feel better.
Here are some simple tweaks to help you lose you extra pounds:
• Start with protein
Starting your day with protein will help you feel full and alert longer
and have more energy. You can eat eggs, peanut butter, or tofu.
• Green tea before exercise
Green tea has antioxidants and caffeine that help increase your
metabolic generation of heat. Drink one cup of green tea at least 10
minutes before you start your workout.
• Avoid white bread
One slice of white bread contains about 80-110 calories. Whole grain
breads are better as they contain fiber, vitamins, and nutrients, they
satisfy better and keep you full longer.
• Swap processed foods
Replace processed foods with fresh alternatives that will help curb
cravings and hunger. Processed foods are low in nutrients which make
your body crave more food to get required nutrients.
• Get rid of sugar
By eliminating white sugar you can ditch unwanted calories. Try natural
sweeteners like Truvia or Stevia, with zero calories, honey, or coconut
sugar. Avoid chemical sweeteners that are full of carcinogens.
• Move at work
You should get up and move every hour at the office. Do some jumping
jacks, squats, or stretch. After lunch go for a brisk 10 minute walk to
improve your mental and physical health.
• Take deep breaths
Whenever you find yourself stressed, mindfully take a few slow deep
breaths. Inhale for the count of 6 and exhale the same. This will calm
you and help you feel relaxed to avoid unwanted reactions.
• Add raw nuts and seeds to your diet
Nuts and seeds boost immunity and production of energy, they contain
healthy fat, protein, fiber, and minerals. Mix them up and take a small
handful of them when you go out or before a meal.
• Make someone happy every day
Try to make one person happy every day, this will give you a feeling of
satisfaction and joy and help you feel good about yourself. Jot down the
good things that happen each day before you go to bed. Mere remembering
good events can release endorphins.
• Eat at the table
Make it a habit to eat at the table. Avoid eating on the sofa, in bed,
or on the run. Posture matters and at the table your posture is exactly
the way it should be.
• Eat slowly
Use portion control and eat slowly. Pay attention to when your body
feels full and have small bites of your favorite meals. When you feel
you are full immediately pack away anything left and freeze it for
• Swap ice cream for yogurt
Switching to yogurt from ice cream can save you about 100 calories. If
you love chocolate ice cream for a treat swap for a chocolate frozen
yogurt bar. They are delicious and healthier.
• Pay attention to when you eat
If you’re in the habit of eating snacks when reading or watching TV,
choose healthy snacks like munching on fruit or raw vegetables. Learn to
share your food and pack lunches for work, you can use your frozen
leftovers. Pay attention to what your body is saying.
• Play a brain game
Solving puzzles, reading books, and playing games that involve mind
application stimulate the brain. It helps sharpen your brain and slow
the memory aging process.
• Avoid going out when you’re hungry
This tweak is good for your wallet and your waist. Eat a healthy meal 30
minutes before you plan to go out or take a healthy snack along with
you. If you have to eat out, avoid ordering too much at once. You can
always order more if you still feel hungry. One great trick for eating
out, when eating out portions are often oversized, ask for a to-go box
right away and put half your entrée away for another meal.
• Drink water before meals
Drinking two glasses of water before meals will help you feel full
sooner. Water has no calories and is great for every part of your body.
This will help you slow down while eating and to eat small portions.