Is fast weight-loss really possible? Yes, if you make the right changes in your lifestyle.
The fast and safe way to lose weight
If you think marathon workouts and deprivation diets are the only ways to lose weight, you need to rethink your weight-loss plan. According to research, taking small steps – not major leaps—is the best way to get results that last. Focusing on a few small changes at a time lets you ingrain healthy habits that stick with you, rather than an all-or-nothing approach that is too hard to follow.
Here are just five simple but effective ways to help you lose weight, look better, and feel better about yourself. Add one or two to your routine and your body will thank you for it!
1. Limit high-fat/high-calorie foods.
Slowly cut down on cookies, potato chips, fries, and other high-fat/high-calorie foods. If you have a habit of eating these every day, try going down to six days, then five and so on. At the same time, increase your intake of healthy snacks like veggie sticks, nuts, and fruits.
2. Prepare your own meals.
Packing your own meals to work not only saves you calories, but also thousands of pesos. When you prepare and eat your own meals, you not only control the quality and portions, you also reduce the amount of fat, salt, and sugar you’re consuming.
3.Do the 10-minute trick.
This is especially effective when it comes to reducing cravings. Take one serving of your favorite treat and take a minute to look at it, smell it, and think if you really want it. Then, take one bite and chew slowly, really focusing on the taste and texture before swallowing. After the first bite, ask yourself if that bite satisfied you. If you want more, repeat the exercise, this time chewing at least 20 times. Continuing this exercise should take around ten minutes. Taking time to slow down and appreciating your food helps you feel more satisfied and keeps you from overeating.
4.Eat fruits, not drink them.
Why settle for juice when you can have the whole fruit? Not only do you get more healthy fiber (check this article for the top high-fiber foods- [link to article]), you will also feel fuller longer.
5.Get enough sleep.
Sleep deprivation has been linked to weight gain and not just because it makes you prone to late-night snacking and relying on high-sugar foods to stay awake during the day. A study by the University of Chicago shows that women who get less than four hours of sleep each night have a slower metabolism rate compared to those who get eight hours of sleep. So develop good sleeping habits and you’ll get an edge when it comes to slimming down.