5 Tips For Making It Easier To Lose Weight
When you choose to go on a diet or eat healthier it can be pretty overwhelming.
Many of us see this four-letter world as an all-consuming, aggressive task thats going to take EVERY ounce of effort to be successful.
I get it! Ive been there, done thatand it is NOT fun. However, it really doesnt have to be that way.
Losing weight doesnt have to be a huge task. Dont view it as climbing a mountain because its not!
The truth is, you can make really small changes that are easy and will help so much with weight loss.TRENDING: Science Reveals Easy, No-Workout Ways to Lose Weight While You Snooze!
First, lets talk about why making these small changes is a better way to approach your weight loss journey.
Having small ideas allows you to stay focused. Also, smaller goals are much easier to reach than a general, huge goal like lose weight and become healthier.
When you have five or six small things that help you lose weight it makes the overall idea of weight loss and living a healthier lifestyle more attainable. Its like tricking your brain!
Sounds pretty cool, right?
Now, for the big question What are some of these smaller weight loss ideas that will make dieting easier for us all? Give me the magic answer!!
While theres no magic answer, there are literally so many ways to make dieting easier for us all. Let me give you just a few, and then you can really fly!
1) Use a smaller plate.
This is a really great mind trick!
You know that saying your eyes are bigger than your stomach? Well, this is kind of accurate.
A lot of times, you just eat whats in front of youand a lot of that is because of how HUGE most plates are!!BRAND-NEW: The Absolute BEST Supplements For Weight Loss As Proven By Science & Recommended by Doctors
Obviously, when you prepare food, you want a full plate. Who wants to eat a DELICIOUS dinner and see giant empty spaces on their plate? Thats just going to make me want more food (maybe youre the same way).
Well, putting your food on a smaller plate will trick your brain because you are seeing a full plate. This really helps to prevent overeating and teaches you how to properly portion your meals.
2) Add in treats.
One of the most important things is allowing yourself to have a little fun. The moment dieting becomes some horrible chore is the moment youre going to really struggle to have success.
So, cut yourself some slack.
Do you have a sweet tooth? Thats fine, I do!
With my sweet tooth, I allow myself a little treat sometimes. What I do differently than in the past, though is that now I make my treat a lot smaller.BRAND NEW: These 7 Delicious Desserts Can Help You Burn Fat & Lose Weight
Its still satisfying, and I dont feel guilty because Im not chowing down on chocolate instead of eating a healthy dinner!
3) Use a shopping list.
Make your shopping list when youve already eaten, so you arent tempted to grab those chips or cookies as you go through the grocery store.
Also, stick to your list! Go into the grocery store with a purpose, and stick to that purpose.
Its so easy when you dont have a list to just wander through and pick out things that look yummy but probably arent great for you.
By making a list beforehand and sticking to it, you take away that part of the equation and end up eating better!
4) Distract yourself.
Are you a boredom snacker? Or maybe a stress eater?
Well, let me tell you, I am all of that and more. How do I combat that?
I try to distract myself.
For example, the moment I get really bored at work instead of heading to the break room for some chips, I go on a walk.SPECIAL: This Scientific Trick Can Reduce Your Belly Fat By 8.5% in Just 12 Weeks…
Stressed at home and want to dive into that ice cream in the freezer? Try going for a run instead.
Half of the battle with boredom or stress eating is just tricking your mind into being busy!
5) Dont keep unhealthy foods at home.
Sometimes, I am really, really craving unhealthy food. Then, I look in my kitchen cupboards and dont see any!
Am I going to go through all the trouble to leave the house go shopping and get that unhealthy food? This is a lot of trouble for one craving, so probably not.
Besides having the occasional dessert (to indulge yourself with), try not to keep unhealthy foods at home. And, when you do (for the indulging moments)… keep them small so you can never overindulge!
Now, when I really want something salty, I go for my peanuts instead of the bag of chips that I dont keep in the house!
So, when you look at this list, are these some attainable ideas to implement? For sure!
Theyre all small, simple changes to your everyday life. Try to make a list of small changes like this and remind yourself of it every single day during your weight loss journey.
Not only will it make the healthy lifestyle goal more attainable, but it will make your life far easier!
How To Avoid Unnecessary Weight Gain While Under COVID-19 Quarantine
The other day on Instagram I saw someone write this caption Now that were all stuck inside, is it cool if we all gain 15 lbs collectively and just dont mention it?
And while it DID make me laugh its also more than a little relatable. ?
However, even while were cooped up inside cant make it to the gym and wont have access to the freshest produce, and the foods wed normally get in the store
There is one REALLY easy way to avoid packing on the pounds without counting your calories, doing macro math or attempting workout videos online nonstop for three hours a day:
A recent study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition found that by boosting your protein intake by 15-30%, you can burn up to 441 more calories per day.
And fortunately, LOTS of pantry staples you probably already have at home are chock-full of protein:
- 1 ounce of almonds contains 6 grams of protein
- 1 cup of baked beans contains 14 grams
- 1 cup of boiled lentils contains 18 grams(!)…
So simply by adding a few tablespoons of these protein-rich foods to what you already eat, you can easily boost your metabolism feel fuller for longer and avoid giving into any stress eating impulses you may be experiencing in these uncertain times.
Plus, adding them to the right dishes can make them taste even better!
Heres the incredible science behind exactly how protein helps you lose weight faster (without risking your health by exercising outside, or going to the gym)…