A lot of people fail to adhere to something challenging.
This applies largely to losing weight. This requires determination and patience. A better physique can lead to better health.
Most of us want a quick fix so we give it all we got in one go. The only problem is this doesn’t change anything and just leaves you losing precious energy.
Instead, just go about with a few simple changes to your everyday routine.
You'll drop off a bit of weight, start feeling a little better, and then it’s easier to add a few more healthy habits into your daily routine.
Building slowly helps you achieve a new lifestyle--in an easy and painless way--that you will be able to enjoy and adhere to.
So for now we can do these five changes:
1. Drink a glass of water before every meal.
Drinking lots of water is a given fact. But you can use this to feel a little fuller in your stomach so you won’t eat as much.
2. Eat one really healthy meal.
Pick one meal. Just one. Then change what you eat. If it's lunch, eat one portion of protein that fits in the palm of your hand, a vegetable or fruit, and four or five almonds.
Decide on one meal. Then try to change that.
Let’s say it’s lunch, consume a value of protein which can fit in your hand, a vegetable or a fruit.
It’s not a lot. But this is healthier and lets you take small steps so you can have better control on your portions at every meal.
3. Use your lunch to be active.
It doesn’t take an hour to eat. So you can have a productive time after your lunch break.
Go for a walk. Or some push-ups or sit-ups.
Just do something to burn a few calories.
This will make fitness a part of your everyday life without stressing your schedules.
4. Eat one meal-replacement bar.
Protein bars is a great way to bridge the gap between meals. It’s a simple habit of eating smaller meals more often.
This is good for staving off that midafternoon hunger you’ll eventually have after eating a lighter lunch.
This is a great habit you’ll want to get used to.
5. Have fun completing a physical challenge.
Once a week pick something challenging to do. Take a long walk, a long bike ride or go hiking.
Just make sure you complete something substantial. Don’t do it because you’re obligated to do it. Do it to enjoy the outdoors. Go to your friends' house that’s six miles away. Or ride 10 miles and back enjoying the scenery and fresh air.
Each time you do a weekly challenge you will have burned calories and improved your fitness.
The best result of doing these five simple steps to lose weight and have a healthy lifestyle is motivation.
When you start feeling well and have more energy, then there will be plenty of room for potentially healthier activities to add to your daily life.