Weight-loss – a huge concern for many of us, who aren’t exactly able to eat whatever we want, and still look great. Truth is, lifestyle matters, whether it is food, sport, stress, etc. All of those factors really do influence our weight. And to make it worse, there is no one formula that suits all people. Humans are very individual, especially when it comes to weight regulation. The good news is that as much as we are all so different, there are some basic rules that apply to all of us.
Follow these 3 key steps to weight loss and explore what best works for you!
- Drink water.
Any program that I initiate with my clients, always starts with one main thing – water. I can’t emphasize enough the importance of fluids for functions like digestion, absorption, circulation, creation of saliva, transportation of nutrients, maintenance of body temperature and so much more. Our bodies are 70 % water, so everyday intake is crucial for our health and well-being. Optimally, sip on water between meals. That could substitute your usual soft drinks, sodas or other high calorie beverages. Because, believe it or not, water does keep you energized and helps with migraines, so you better give it a try next time you crave for an “energy-boosting” Coke…
- Eat fiber.
All health professionals are talking about one thing – fiber. Dietary fiber
is a plant derived filament that humans can’t digest, but that helps humans digest. And we embrace everything that helps us in the digestion process, right? Especially when we’re trying to lose weight… It’s pretty simple to consume more fiber. You just need to eat more plants! Including vegetables, starchy or non-starchy, legumes, grains, nuts, seeds and all kinds of fruit. Fiber doesn’t help only with digestion though. While it enhances weight loss, it also controls blood sugar, supports heart health, and reduces the risk of kidney stones.
3. Move on a daily basis.
Everyday movement is crucial to achieve a sustainable weight loss plan. Exercise has been proven to lower the risk of heart disease, type 2 diabetes, it also improves your mood and boosts your energy! While you don’t need to tire yourself at the gym every day, it is really important to do some type of exercise. Just tune in with your body and choose a daily movement accordingly. If you’re new to that, you can start by doing 30-minute walks everyday /more or less depending on how you feel/. Gradually increase the speed, the time, add in some weight-lifting, stretching exercise, some more intense cardio sessions. You can motivate yourself by tracking down your progress. Just remember: it will take effort and time, but you will feel amazing!
Finally, you don’t have to change your lifestyle overnight. Pick one of the tips, mentioned above, and stick with it for at least 2 weeks. Then add another one, and so on… With these three tips you will definitely boost your weight-loss plan and feel great in your skin!
Do you know some other tips to lose weight and stay healthy at the same time?