Who doesn’t want to be healthy and in good shape? Well, all of us do. But in the rigmarole of life, when we are busy getting our lives in order, sometimes attention to our own selves takes a back seat. We get so tied up with daily routine that it sometimes becomes challenging to look after our health and well-being.
Years of neglect takes a toll. The result is piles of weight. What we see in the mirror does not excite us anymore. But there is no need to be disheartened. One month of consistent effort can give exemplary results. Yes, the keyword is ‘consistent’. Informed lifestyle changes, correct diet, moderate amount of exercise can bring us back on track. So read on.
1. Control what you eat
This is really important. Whenever you go food shopping, try to lay your hands on fresh produce. Pick up dairy, greens and fresh seasonal fruits. Avoid packaged foods because they contain a lot of salt and other preservatives which pile on pounds on the body. Fresh home cooked food is the healthiest option there is. Avoid red meat for a month. Stick to chicken. Try to give up white sugar and use plant based sweeteners and honey.
2. Eat the right carbs
Carbs are an important part of our diet. Giving them up completely could be a wrong choice to make. Avoid refined carbs completely. Stick to multi grain cereals. They will provide you with ample energy to go about your day. Whole grains give you that satiated feeling must faster than refined carbs.
3. Eat small portions
Eating small portions helps to digest food much faster. So make sure never to over stuff your tummy. Keep the food groups in mind. Consume ample liquids so that you remain properly hydrated. Nuts are a great way to give you that feeling of fullness and strength. So whenever you feel like munching on a bag of salted wafers, reach out for nuts instead.
4. Sip on green tea
Green tea is a blessing. Start your day with a hot cup of green tea with a teaspoon of honey and a dash of lemon juice and your body will thank you for it. The antioxidants present in green tea help to burn out calories in a pleasant manner. The instant energy of green tea will give you a much needed boost. Two to three cups a day would really do you good.
5. Exercise your way to a hot body
Exercising is mandatory if you want to have your desired body shape. A 40 minute walk in slow-fast-slow pattern will work out your body like a dream. But remember that toning of muscles only happens in a gym. Work those muscles with the right weight training at least four days in a week under a certified trainer. Keep yourself well hydrated and sweat it out and nobody can stop you from having a super body. Skipping and cycling are other sure shot measures of losing weight. Pick up an exercise routine that suits you but follow it religiously for best results.
6. Sleep really well
A good sleep is as significant as exercise. Hit the bed in time so that you clock in eight to nine hours of good sleep. Make sure you have a warm or cold shower based to the weather in your area, dress in comfortable nightwear and slip into a clean bed. Switch off all lights and keep away your cell phone at least an hour before hitting the bed. Keep a pot- pouri of crushed lavender on the side table as it is known to induce good sleep. Alternately you could also sprinkle a few drops of lavender essential oil on your pillow. Sleep your way to good health.
7. Choose a diet that’s right for you
There’s no one diet plan for everyone. But if you consider your preferences, lifestyle and weight-loss goals, you’ll likely find a plan you can tailor to your needs. Latest reserach shows that Keto diet is the most effective and safe method to lose weight fast without starving. Take the quiz and get your personalized 8-week keto diet plan, designed especially for your needs.
Make the above mentioned changes in your life if you are already not following some of them. You would surely be on your way to get your dream body. If you would wish to lose weight further, continue to follow this routine till you are satisfied with the results. In fact maintain this lifestyle and you will remain fit and healthy for all times to come. I am sure the compliments that would come would definitely encourage you not to give up. So cheers to a new ‘you’.
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