With every new year comes a new set of resolutions and the resolution at the top of many people’s list is to lose weight. The weight loss industry is full of myths. People are advised to do all sorts of crazy things not supported by any scientific evidence. Over the years, however, scientists and doctors have found some strategies that have proven to be effective. Surgery is not the only option to lose a significant amount of weight. Here are some tips to help you get started on your weight loss journey without having to go for surgery:
1. Always have a substantial breakfast
Eating more in the morning and less at night makes you feel fuller in the morning and less hungry later. Feeling full means that you do not trigger hunger pangs and you eat less food during the day. People who eat more in the morning and less at night tend to lose more weight. Some studies suggest that individuals who start their day with a high-protein meal eat less during the day.
2. Keep Track of what you eat
Pick a way to track your food intake. Use your most preferred way of keeping records; whether it is paper-based or taking photos, make sure you record everything that gets into your mouth. Check your intake history before you have your next meal, it reminds you what you have already eaten that day. It is interesting how we can think we are eating healthier than we are. This record will help you look at the food and the amounts of food you are eating objectively. It points out when you are eating too much and also if your diet has too much junk food in it.
Begin with something fundamental like strolling around the square. When you feel that it’s getting too easy, increase the distance, speed, or include weights. You can also begin with exercises to build your core and improve your balance; these would incorporate Tai Chi, yoga, and pilates.
With everything taken into account, if beginning an exercise program feels a bit overwhelming, start small. One lap around the living room is still more than no laps Pick only one exercise to start. Do that exercise every day over and over. Every few days increase the reps or weights. Once you are feeling good, add another activity. Building slowly gives you a sense of accomplishment every day because you are never trying to complete a class or a routine for which you are not ready. Before you know it, you’ll be doing 30 minutes without strain.
4. Shop Smart
Try not to leave what you eat to risk. Have the ingredients you need available, so you aren’t enticed to fall back on take-out. Consider menus that work for the family: Maybe your veggie pan-fry can be their side dish, as well. Make a basic need list together, regardless that you may cook independently. Shop the perimeter of the store; this is where the fresh food is displayed, produce, fresh meats, dairy, etc. The middle of the store holds the processed foods, the high carb, high calorie, high sodium foods. Also, avoid bulk buying somethings, the increased amount just makes it easier to indulge and overeat.
In conclusion, there are some easy ways for you to lose weight other than going for surgery. Take note of these methods, and you will have amazing results. All these ways are painless; you just need fortitude and commitment. All the best in the new year as you lose weight and keep fit.