Exercising and eating well are the 2 main factors we need to address when trying to lose weight but there are a few other simple things we can be doing to speed us on our way to your skinny jeans.
Breakfast, breakfast, breakfast!
It has been said many times – breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Studies have shown that people who eat breakfast are less likely to overeat during the day, and eating breakfast helps to kickstart your metabolism after your overnight fast.
Don’t drink your calories
We all know alcohol is high in calories and limiting it in our diet is a good thing. But high sugar frappes, juices and lattes will also clock up the calorie. swapping high-sugar drinks for water will save hundreds of calories per day. If you’re not a fan of water, try flavoring it with fresh fruit. Take a look at how much water will keep you in peak condition?
Pack up the processed food
Highly processed foods are usually packed with calories, sugar, trans fat, artificial colors, artificial flavors, and other nasties. Additionally, they are almost always lacking in the crucial vitamins and minerals your body needs to survive and thrive.
Take a step or 10,000 in the right direction
Of course, structured intentional exercise like a regular Sleek class or streaming workout is recommended and will help you get results, but walking is a great way to stay active and to ease you into exercise too. Even if you have a regular workout routine, you should still be trying to get in at least 10,000 steps every day.
Take time over your food
Give your meal your undivided attention, be mindful, eat slowly, chew your food thoroughly and you’ll eat less and consume fewer calories. You’re less likely to recognize the cues your body is giving you that it’s full if you speed through a meal.
Don’t eat late
To help your body digest what you’ve eaten, dinner should be your final meal of the day and shouldn’t be eaten too late in the evening. If you must snack after dinner, make it light. Try our top snacks under 200 calories
Opt for eating in
It’s not impossible to eat healthy when you’re dining out, but it can definitely be challenging. Pop some music on, light some candles and enjoy a healthy home cooked meal in.
Load up on veggies
Vegetables are low in calories, high in nutrients, and because they contain a high amount of fiber, they keep you feeling fuller for longer, meaning you’re less likely to snack.
Get your Zzzz’s in
Study after study has shown that a lack of sleep leads to weight gain and various other health problems. The body has a hormone called leptin which suppresses the appetite and is the hormone responsible for energy expenditure. A lack of sleep reduces leptin in the body which is a major cause of weight gain. If you need any more convincing, read a little more about how good sleep affects us in every way HERE
Good luck with your personal goals Sleekers and keep us posted!