Every one of us has been struggling with their weight at some point of their lives. Some of us still have such problems and we do all we can to lose weight. However, if the pounds are not going down, we must be doing something wrong. We hope that by going to the gym and eating less will help us get slimmer, but there are some other interesting and unexpected ways to get better results.
Black coffee has no calories that should worry you, provided that you don’t add sugar. This coffee is a great substitute for many high-calorie drinks and it has a delicious taste. Additionally, it can suppress your appetite and higher dosage of caffeine boosts your energy making you more alert and efficient. Being additionally active and dynamic just after one cup of black coffee can burn extra 100 calories each day, and you will always feel fresh and focused enough to get through the day without stress.
Believe it or not, but more quality sleep will help you lose weight. In order to actually get a good night’s sleep, you will need to go to bed earlier. This new sleep routine has two purposes: firstly, it will prevent you from munching on the snacks late at night, and secondly, you will sleep and rest more. Sleep is essential for our bodies because they regenerate during the night, which ensures proper function. Functional and rested body further contributes to healthier metabolism, which automatically leads to improved weight loss. Lack of sleep only puts additional stress on our bodies leading to unwanted weight gain. Also, it makes us eat more sugar and junk food in order to seemingly reduce stress and the result is excessive weight and an unhealthy body.
If you are used to eating out, the only certain thing is that you are eating plenty of food filled with calories and fat. However, if you cook your own meals, you can easily control what you eat, thus minimizing the daily intake of unhealthy ingredients. You don’t have to waste your time and money on weight loss recipes anymore. Instead, prepare meals with plenty of vegetables and lean meat cooked on healthy fats, such as butter and olive oil, and you can watch your pounds drop as you eat your favorite meals. Additionally, by preparing your own meals and spending more time in the kitchen, you can burn some extra calories.
Try Riding a Hoverboard
Hoverboards have become a huge success because they are fun to ride and can easily get you from point A to point B. However, did you know they can actually help you lose weight? Even though they look easy to maneuver, you will need a lot of skill and effort to control a hoverboard. Firstly, you can burn a plenty of calories by riding a hoverboard segway as it makes your whole body move. As a result, you will be strengthening your core. Secondly, this way of exercising will sharpen your focus since you will have to concentrate hard not to lose balance. Lastly, your reflexes will become much quicker because there will be a plenty of quick reactions at the beginning, and your back will get the chance to straighten up.
Drink Plenty of Water
Drinking plenty of water is crucial for our health and it has been proven that it can help us lose weight. If you drink just a glass or two of water before your meal, your stomach will already be filled with something and you will automatically eat less. Additionally, you should replace all sugar-filled drinks you usually drink with a bottle of water and you will notice the difference. Nevertheless, drinking plenty of water each day is one of the simplest and healthiest ways to lose weight.
Reduce the Size of your Plate
Average plate is about 12 inches wide, and if you replace that one with slightly smaller one, you will eat up to 23% less food per meal. Also, with downsizing your plate you will trick your mind into eating less than usual without even noticing it. In order to play even better tricks on your mind, you should use smaller spoons, cups and bowls as well, and savor your meals slowly to give your body enough time to digest the food and give the brain more time to realize that the stomach is full.
There is no need to spend a fortune on expensive gyms and recipes. You just have to look around and change a few habits. These methods will make weight loss less tedious and you will be more satisfied with the results.
Zara Lewis (Twitter: @ZaraELewis) is a mom, designer and a regular contributor to highstylife.com , devoted to implementing healthy life habits in every aspect of life of her family and friends. She seeks for beauty in everything that surrounds her. Will start a blog about it once. Until then writes her diary occasionally. Romantic soul and tech geek in one body. She enjoys hiking, cycling, yoga and cooking.