If you’re focusing on a healthy lifestyle and one of your goals is to lose fat, it can be a bit of a balancing act. Not many people are happy to significantly restrict their diet and nor should they be. Little changes can make a big difference and help you to see results quickly and effectively, without a diet that leaves you hungry.
Here are five small changes you can make to boost fat loss:
Eat your Fruits
Orange juice is one of your five a day but it is much healthier to go for the orange itself. Eating whole fruit will not only fill you up for longer, it will deliver more heart healthy fibre to your body than liquid carbohydrates.
Add more Stairs
If you maintain a healthy lifestyle it’s likely you opt for the stairs whenever possible but is this always the case? Choose the stairs every time you can. Whether that’s at work or at home. Perhaps you have a downstairs bathroom but could scale the stairs to the upstairs one instead.
Making a conscious decision to be that little bit more active will be something your body responds to.
Track your Fitness
Whether you use the pedometer on your phone, buy a standard one or invest in a fitness tracker, once you start counting steps you won’t be able to stop. Getting competitive with yourself is a great idea so don’t be surprised if you start spending your lunch breaks walking around rather than glued to your desk.
Pack your own Lunch
If you usually buy lunch out or at work, consider swapping to taking it in. Not only will you save money, you’ll be able to control your calorie intake. Premade wraps and sandwiches are usually much higher in calories than those we make ourselves and you can also make conscious decisions about the foods you choose.
Opt for slow release carbs and plenty of protein to keep you full and satisfied.
Relish your Treats
Treats are so much more enjoyable if you take your time over them. What’s more, taking the time to enjoy a treat makes it more satisfying, so you are less likely to go back for a second.
I already do all these, and still have a tendency to chubbiness. ,Maybe I relish chocolate too much?!
SO true - and I especially like the encouragement to eat fresh fruit. We do'n't buy fruit juice any more - the proper thing is much healthier.