Take the stairs instead of the elevator. I used to live four floors up and this really works for me. Instead of taking the elevator I take the stairs. This can be a bit challenging in the beginning but you’ll get used to it. This can be good or not good when you’re in a hurry though. Good, because if there’s a lot of traffic in the elevator you can skip a few steps with the stairs, not so good because it may cause you more delay, say you’re a slow walker. This may not ensure you quick weight loss but in the long run can increase your endurance.
Plan and prepare your meals in advance. If you can prepare breakfast along with your other meals for the day, better! Planning makes you stick to your diet. If you prepare breakfast and lunch and dinner separately, chances are, in the middle of the day, you might get a craving for something and go that way instead of sticking to your diet. Keep everything in your diet plan within reach. When doing groceries make sure it will last you a whole week or until the next time you visit the market. You’ll know what to eat if you see them. Get those fat burning foods in your fridge. Stick to buying only the food that is included in your diet and skip the junk food!
Eat your food in a different way. If you eat really fast, try taking a bit more time to chew. Cut your food to smaller pieces. Eating slower means you don’t have enough time to eat other food when you’re done. I have a friend who has another trick so she can eat slower. She uses chopsticks! She’s used to using the usual fork, knife and spoon and is not a big fan of asian cuisine so when eating her usual meals, she’ll first cut them down to bite sizes and painfully and slowly uses her chopsticks to feed herself. This can be frustrating especially if you don’t know how to use them but it’s one way of tricking yourself to lessen your food intake.
Get the right amount of sleep. You need all the energy to get going in a day. If you get enough sleep you get the right amount of energy to do your exercises or prepare you’re meals on your diet plan and do all the other usual daily activities that you have. Not getting enough sleep may sometimes cause us to feel sleepy within the day, or worse, lazy. We all know what lazy means, it means skipping things that we’re supposed to do. Missing exercises, eating food not on our diet plan and it’s not just healthy.
There are many ways in losing weight. You’ll know what works for you if you see results! When choosing a diet plan that could work for you, be sure it’s something that you can work and stick with. And always remember, losing weight may not always be healthy, know what you want, get fit or get thin.