Losing weight is something that the majority of the population has to do sometime during their lives. Bodies change and metabolisms slow down while our eating remains the same. Because of this, it can be hard to adapt and change our lifestyles in order to stay fit and healthy.
There are many tips and tricks on losing weight, but there are few guaranteed ways on how to lose weight. Every body is different so while drinking eight cups of green tea every day for six months worked for one woman, it might not work for everyone. There are different diets and exercises that doctors swear work when it comes to losing weight and being healthier.
1. Cut the Crap
When people say “you are what you eat,” they are not lying. This being said, if you go to Mickey D’s for lunch and get a big quarter pound burger five days a week, then chances are you are not in your physical prime. All of the fat and calories add up fast, so it is important to monitor intake and balance it with physical exercise. A typical healthy diet consists of eating about two thousand calories a day.
2. Be Active
This is easier said than done. Instead of staying at home on your day off watching old How I Met Your Mother reruns, try cleaning house or going outside and walking the dog. These little bits of housework keep you moving and are sneaky ways to burn some calories outside of the gym.
3. Walk or Run
The health benefits that come from walking or running just a few miles a day or just a few days a week are absolutely astonishing. Walking alone can help prevent numerous types of cancer by keeping your body and fluids moving, which then keeps all of your body’s systems running effectively. It helps maintain and keep muscle mass as well as toning your muscles. Walking does wonders on the cardiovascular system as well as mental health. Running is a very high-intense workout and also offers its fair share of benefits. Running strengthens muscles in your legs and ligaments which make you less susceptible to sprains and injury. It burns more calories than walking, which then helps with maintaining or losing weight. Running also causes the brain to release endorphins which help improve overall mood. Running with your phone for music makes it much easier to get started, especially with an running armband to protect it from being dropped.
4. Drink Plenty of Water
Often times we overeat thinking that our bodies are telling us that we are hungry. In order to prevent that, try drinking plenty of water throughout the day. Keep a water bottle on you at all times if it helps remind you to hydrate.