Lose weight naturally without exercise, drink a drum of water in the morning, avoid processed foods, go on a strict fruit and veggie diet run till your lungs give out; you’ve probably read all these and more in your search to shed a few pounds here and there.
While some may be true and others just myths, the internet is riddled with so much information regarding weight loss but in this article we will be recommending some tips on how to lose weight fast, safe and naturally.
1. How to lose weight naturally
The human body can be compared to a computer in the sense that what you put in determines the results that come out. While the body functions to digest every day food and drinks we throw at it some of these foods like processed can foods, fizzle drinks and others may put our digestive system on overdrive.
Adopting a healthy diet plan is the first step to losing some unwanted flab naturally and here are a few home remedies that can help you achieve just that:
- Make a meal plan
This can be as easy as writing down your meals for the day and switching out unhealthy foods for the more healthy ones that are rich in fiber, protein and vitamins. Section your meal plan into Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
Below are some meal ideas to swap.
Breakfast: Bacon, Eggs, Whole Wheat Bread, Oats, Natural juice and Low fat Dairy Milk, Apples.
Lunch: Vegetable Salad, Chicken breasts, Sweet potatoes, Fruits.
Dinner: Wheat meal, Seafood Okro, Chicken Salad, Melon (Egusi soup), Fruits.
- Get more Protein
Try to add more protein to your meals as protein rich foods helps keep you satisfied and by that reduce the quantity of food you eat and help you lose weight. Move towards fish, lean beef, low-fat dairy products, eggs even seeds and nuts can be rich proteins too.
- Stay Hydrated
When next you feel that thirst clawing at your throat don’t go for a fizzle drink, opt for a tall glass of water instead.
Drinking water frequently can help increases the amount of calories you burn and reduce the amount of food you eat if taken before a meal.
- Exercise and Keep Fit
Doing as little as 10 – 20 minutes exercise in the morning will help kick start your metabolism. Practice walking distances where you would normally commute or take a bike as adding a few extra steps to your day can greatly help you fitness plans.
Research has shown that frequent exercise can help boost your mood by releasing endorphins that cause you to feel happier, healthier, and gives you more confidence about yourself.
- Drink Ginger, Lemon and Green Tea
Ginger is known for its antioxidant properties which help to control free radicals in the body. It also has anti-inflammatory properties that can counter inflammation and free up clogged arteries.
Adding a squeeze of lemon can help boost metabolism and it’s packed with Vitamin C.
Taking a cup of green tea in the morning is a great way to rev up your metabolism and it’s also a packed with antioxidants, a few extra cups in the course of the day will yield even better results.
2. How to lose weight fast
Have you’ve ever had an occasion in 2 weeks and you just realized that dress doesn’t fit like it used to and all of a sudden you wish you could blink and drop 5 pounds? Well while we can give tips on how to lose weight pretty quickly, you should have it at the back of your mind that the doughnut ring around your tummy didn’t get there in a day. Here are a few things you can do to drop some extra pounds fast:
- High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT)
HIIT is an exercise strategy that alternates short periods of intense anaerobic-like exercises with shorter recovery periods; the aim is to workout till you’re too exhausted to continue.
It requires no equipment and an exercise session duration can last from 10 to 30 minutes, and you can increase the duration as your body adjusts to the strain.
This form of exercise helps burn glucose in the body very quickly that why you rarely would see athletes put on weight. But it is advised you check with your doctor before carrying out HIIT exercise.
Types of HIIT Exercise include: Sprinting, Fast pace walking, Jumping Jacks, Squatting, Pushups and more.
- Portion Control
Another good way to lose weight fast is to reduce your food portions. Cutting down on the amount of regular meals can help train your body to be satisfied the little you give it. This will involve training your mind, emotions and senses to adjust to the new rations.
Here are some tips that can help:-
1. You can replace your regular plates or dishes with smaller sizes.
2. Try to eat slowly taking break between mouthfuls.
3. Drink a large glass of water before a meal.
4. When cooking, only make what you can finish.
5. Stay away from your TV and put down your smart phone
3. How to lose weight Safely
While all the tips mentioned above can help you lose weight here are a few things to know to do it safely:
Find out from your doctor before starting a new diet or exercise plans. You need to take some time and make changes gradually having your overall health in mind. Make sure to go for a physical and get an okay from your doctor before you carry one.
When exercising, try to know your limit and not to push too hard to avoid injury. Focus on starting slow then then build up as you start to settle in with your exercise routine.
Remember to get enough rest after your workout session and be sure to get the proper amount of sleep as this helps to improve your physical and mental health. Adults should get about 8 hours of sleep at night.
We hope find these tips useful and wish you all the best in your efforts to a slimmer healthier you.
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