Three Daily Habits to Help You Lose Weight
If you want to lose weight – whether a little or a lot – there are a few simple changes you can make to your daily routine that will help. Losing weight may not be easy, but it’s doable. Make these three daily habits part of your life and you’re guaranteed to see results.
1. Eat more vegetables
You’ve been hearing it your whole life because it’s absolutely true. Veggies are low in calories, low in carbs, and high in water. They require a lot of chewing, meaning you’ll eat them more slowly and feel full faster. Their high fibre content also helps keep you full longer and can help prevent snacking. Make vegetables a part of every meal and snack to help you reach and maintain a healthy weight.
2. Drink more water
Sometimes, when you feel hungry, you’re actually thirsty. You don’t need to force yourself to drink three litres of water a day, but try aiming for at least two to start. Invest in a large water bottle and keep it with you – in the car, at your desk, and in the kitchen. Wherever you are, you should have your bottle of water within arm’s reach to prevent becoming thirsty and mistaking it for the munchies. There are many handy water reminder apps available to try, or just set reminders on your phone if you have trouble remembering to drink.
3. Eat only when you’re hungry
It probably comes as no surprise that we often eat for reasons other than hunger. You may find you eat to satisfy specific cravings, because you’re bored, or because the clock says it’s time to eat – none of which are valid reasons. Avoid eating unless you are truly hungry by pinpointing your triggers and finding other ways to satisfy them, or at least wait long enough to become hungry before giving in. Remember: if you’re hungry enough to eat a cookie, but not hungry enough to eat an apple, you’re not hungry.
These tips will help you achieve and maintain the weight loss you’re after. Isn’t it time?