Who of us doesn’t dream of a beautiful figure, the perfect weight, the minimum amount of body fat? Who wouldn’t want a flat stomach, firm buttocks, and a well-built back? We are constantly striving for a better look; we are constantly looking for miracle diets that would allow us to achieve the effect we would care about. In this article, we would like to show that sometimes very small changes are enough to achieve the effect we care about.
Without starving ourselves, hours at the gym, mental fatigue and a total lack of further motivation. Small changes in life, so that we can look in the mirror in a very short time with our full and complete satisfaction.
So what should you pay attention to? What to change, what to introduce, what to look for?
• Breakfast – the most important meal of the day
Breakfast is one of the most important meals of the day. It gives us energy, it drives us for the whole day, it stimulates metabolism to work. Breakfast is to provide us with the necessary nutrients; it’s to make us start the day at high speed. The more valuable such breakfast will be, the greater the chance that we will not snack between meals, and the amount of calories during the day that we need to eat will be preserved, without any excess.
• Regularity in meals
This is an extremely important element to be able to burn calories as soon as possible. If we don’t eat, the body begins to defend itself and deposit fat tissue „for later”. And if we deliver food every 3 hours on average, it works at its highest speed, burns calories, gives you the opportunity to lose those kilograms that are unnecessary for us.
• Fruit and vegetables in the diet
Each of us knows perfectly well that fruits and vegetables are extremely important in the diet of every human being, both to adults and children. These products are rich in fats as well as in fibre. They contain a lot of vitamins and minerals. Each person’s diet should contain about 5 servings of these ingredients each day.
• Activity during the day
It’s very important to bring activity to our lives. Of course, the more it is, the better for our weight loss, but you should know the limits here. Exercise is as important as regeneration. We should focus on a minimum of three stronger workouts per week, plus choose additional forms of active leisure. Maybe instead of a car, let’s start commuting to work by bicycle? Instead of watching TV, let’s spend time on a walk? There are really many possibilities.
• The right amount of water
Our body consists of a significant part of water and it’s extremely important every day. We should drink about 2.5 litres a day, and when we exercise, even more. What is particularly interesting, a glass of water is able to quench not only thirst, but also hunger.
• Dietary fibre
Dietary fibre is extremely important and valuable, and you should choose products that have it, because thanks to this our intestines will be in the right form, and we will lose weight ourselves. So let’s get some fruits and vegetables, oats, whole grain bread, rice and pasta, beans, peas and lentils.
• Knowledge of food labels
It’s good to start reading food labels before putting something in the cart. Very often, most things contain hidden sugar or other unhealthy additives. Thanks to the labels, we will choose wisely and healthily, additionally also checking how many calories a given product has, which is particularly important and important in the weight loss process.
• Suitable dishes
If it doesn’t seem to matter, check it out. The smaller the plate, the less we eat, because it’s better to fill a small plate to the brim than to leave a large free space. And what is especially important, even if we don’t feel full yet, let’s wait, because after only 20 minutes we will feel the state of satisfying our hunger. Don’t force yourself and don’t eat more because we don’t feel „full”.
• Moderation for ‚less healthy food’
If we completely give up unhealthy food, which we like very much, the diet will quickly bore us and give up before we start for good. So you can set a diet plan and introduce, for example, one cheat meal a week or one day a week with an extra meal that we love and which our diet doesn’t include.
• We say NO to fast food
Fast foods are the worst things we can eat, so let’s try to avoid them best we can. Instead of something quick, let’s prepare a meal for two days, and take a snack with fruit, nuts or, for example, oatmeal cookies.
• Alcohol to a minimum
Alcohol is not healthy and everyone knows it. If we can’t give it up completely, we can focus on minimizing it. Maybe one glass of wine a week, or one beer for a weekend meeting with friends? You can drink, but you need to know moderation and include alcohol in our nutritional plan in terms of calories.
• Meal planning
If we plan what we eat during the day, it will be easier for us to create a shopping list, as well as observe the amount of calories that our body can eat. Only this way can we reduce weight as we want. Is it that difficult? Certainly not! We will be able to do it if we really want to, so if we slowly introduce small changes in our lives, we will certainly see that the effects will come sooner than we would expect. Small changes, different eating habits, and some movement instead of sitting on the couch. We need so little to feel better, have more energy, and to look as we dream. So, who’s ready for a change? Start today, not tomorrow, or the day after, or Monday … Today is the day to change your life for the better.