Want to lose weight without trying?
Wait...aren't I the one who says you have to do the work to see the results?
Yes...both of these things can be true, it just depends on your goals.
Small changes and little decisions can have an impact on the total amount of calories you consume every day. These type of tips work best when you've already created some habits for a healthy lifestyle. These can add to the momentum you're already experiencing.
If you're wanting to start small or you just want to keep off those few extra pounds of fluff that seem to creep up, here are some tips you can start acting on TODAY!
1. Take a Selfie
If you snap a pic once a week, you'll notice the progress you're making and it will help you stay motivated to continue. Recent studies show that this method could help you lose 2.6% of your body weight over a four month time period.
2. Swap Intervals for Cardio
Those who do interval training instead of steady cardio activity lost an average of an inch more belly fat over 8 months. It's about working out smarter, not harder.
3. Don't shop hungry
Have a snack before you head into the grocery store. The saying is true...you buy more when you're hungry and you tend to buy things that aren't as healthy. In fact, a study showed that those who ate a piece of fruit before grocery shopping bought 28% more produce and less junk food. It's true, the more good stuff you fuel your body with, the more it wants!
4. Play video games?
Specifically, play tetris. A study showed that people who played tetris for just three minutes reduced their cravings by 20%. Something about shifting your cognitive focus.
5. Track your progress
Kind of like the selfie trick, positive feedback that your efforts are working keep you motivated. So, track your weight and your inches to be sure to know how far you've come!
6. Walk for 30 minutes
If you're not already working out, just start walking. You could lose 1.6 inches off your waist in 12 weeks.
7. Be prepared with healthy snacks
Specifically keep some almonds in your desk drawer for when a hunger pang strikes. This keeps you from reaching for carb heavy snacks and fuels your body with healthy nutrients and fats it needs.
8. Just Breathe
Well, take a breath between each bite of food as you eat. This helps you eat slower, meaning you fell full faster results in eating less.
9. Take a Nap
When you're tired, your body releases hormones that signal to your body that you're hungry.
10. Cheat Day
Key word here...day! Not days, not weeks. One day per week. If you have trouble staying on track, consider building a cheat meal once a week. So, have that pizza on Sunday or that glass of wine. you'll keep from feeling deprived and find it easier to stick to your plans.
I hope these help!! Let me know your favorite tip here or something you're already doing and how it works for you.