Ten Golden Rules for Weight Loss
Nowadays, there are so many products and diets in the market, which promise unattainable and unrealistic results all to swindle desperate consumers. There are people who have tried looking for the right products to help them achieve their ideal weight for many years all to no avail. It is quite disheartening to hear people’s testimonies about their struggles with their body weight for years only to give up and let go. However, sometimes it’s not the routine or diet that is the problem, but the unwillingness of an individual to go the extra mile to become healthier. This has what has lead to the spiraling of slimming pills, which promise what they can’t deliver.
However, not all hope is lost, here are ten golden rules I swear by that have actually worked for a number of people including me who had weight problems in the past.
Exercising is a sure way of losing weight. Let no one deceive you that you can easily lose weight without any form of exercise. Exercises vary in intensity and length, therefore one should pick an exercise that is relevant to what you want to achieve. Running, swimming and skipping rope are all fun exercises, which you can do at anytime. It takes a lot of commitment and restraints in order to perform these exercises daily, but be assured that it will pay off. If you are not able to discipline yourself, there are affordable gyms that you can sign up for and easily get a personal trainer who is able to guide you. For people who have been struggling with belly fat, aerobic exercises are the best as they focus on the stomach muscles helping you achieve that flattering waistline.
Avoid junk foods
These consist of foods like fried potato chips, sugary drinks, processed foods to name a few. Sugary drinks and processed foods contain a lot of refined sugar, which if consumed regularly can lead to diabetes and even heart disease. Eating French fries is also harmful to your health as it has fats that are not good for the body; hence remain in the body without fully being utilized as energy. Moreover, once you start eating French fries, the taste is so enticing that it’s difficult to control yourself and therefore you consume more calories that you are not aware of.
Consume more proteins
Taking a healthy breakfast is very important, especially if it is high in proteins. This gives you energy throughout the day and you will be able to feel satisfied for a good number of hours. Ensure that you partake in a rich protein diet while at the same time cutting on carbohydrates, as they take longer to digest and therefore require a lot of energy. Eggs are rich in protein and they are known for making a person feel satisfied for a longer period compared to white bread, which is unhealthy and will leave you hungry after only a few hours.
Drink green tea
Green tea has only become popular in recent times, but its’ effects are incredible. It is known for having nutrients that burn fat rapidly so that it can be fully utilized as energy and therefore leading to weight loss. Individuals who have tried green tea state that, they lost weight in the first few weeks and felt more energized and relaxed.
Drink lots of water
Water is a very important element in our bodies, we are seventy percent water and it is imperative that we regulate that. Drinking water fifteen minutes before consuming a meal is very helpful as it decreases the chances of constipation that means easy digestion. Water is also good for our skin as it is a hydrating agent, which flushes out toxins and makes our skin feel smoother.
This cannot be overstated, as it is known that vegetables are very healthy. Vegetables have fewer calories but they still make a person feel satisfied. A good portion on our plate means that you will not consume many calories, but will end up being fully satisfied as much as a person who eats junk food only.
Set realistic goals
People at times make the mistake of wanting to achieve a certain weight in a short period of time that might be unattainable. A person who wants to lose a hundred pounds in one month is doomed for failure as this is simply not possible. They may no longer be motivated to lose more weight once they see that it is not achievable and hence give up all together.
Stress is unavoidable in today’s world, but that does not mean that it can’t be controlled. Choose an hour every day just to meditate on your life and be thankful for whatever you have. This way, you will have more time for yourself and appreciate everything positive around you.
Sleep for at least 8 hours daily
Sleep is a very crucial element to our well-being. Ensure that you maintain a healthy sleep pattern of eight hours daily so that your body has enough time to re-energize and be active throughout the following day. The brain also needs rest to become more pro-active. This also prevents you from having a midnight snack long after dinner, which champions weight gain.
Don’t skip meals during the day
There is an assumption that if one takes only two meals a day, they will lose weight. This has been proven wrong scientifically. Our bodies need all the energy they can get in order to perform the most basic functions. If you skip meals, there is a likelihood of you getting sick because your body lacks the required energy to fight off diseases. If you miss breakfast, it means you will not have the energy required for the day, leading to lack of productivity and fatigue. In summary, all these factors play a critical role in ensuring you get to your ideal weight, but patience and determination are what will get you there faster.