Diet plans and hours at gym may not sound tempting to people with extremely busy routine. It can be tough for people to manage between work hours and time spent on exercise or at gym. But of course health is important and one must not neglect himself in busy schedule.
There are hacks that can manage between your weight loss goal and your tough routine effectively.
Follow these easy things in your life and get your journey started towards fitness and weight loss.
- Love yourself first
For healthy and fit life first you need a motivation to start and there is no great motivation than loving yourself. Loving yourself does not cost you any energy or time or money. You can start it now without worrying for anything. All you need for this is you and a lot of love ☺
- Find yourself a support
After you are motivated enough now it is time for some real entry. Involve someone else in your plan. Tell your spouse, friends or colleagues that you are going to work on your health and fitness. This will not only keep your motivation level on track but they will provide you moral and physical support for this. For example they will not offer you anything to eat in between schedules as they will know that you are on diet. And they will encourage you by telling you that you are doing really well.
- Don’t label your food
Don’t label your food as bad, junk or good food. Just try a mix of it every day with different combinations. Staying only on veggies or boiled food is not encouraged. Eat everything but eat it in limit. You can eat chocolate or your favorite fries sometimes. Just be normal about your food.
- Chew well
What you eat, chew it well. Chewing for long give signals to your brain about fullness. Don’t talk or divert your attention towards other things. Staying focused on eating will make your brain realize that you have eaten quiet well. Distractions don’t let your brain calculate about how much you have eaten and you end up eating more than usual.
- Hunger check is must
Before eating anything ask yourself a question “are you really hungry”?
Eat only when you feel appetite. This will not only help you in maintaining your fitness and weight but it will also improve your stomach functions and overall health.
- Don’t go for temptations
Eat only on time. Even if you are too busy don’t eat irregularly. This can boost your weight gain a lot. Try to eat on regular intervals. Say no to temptations or irregular cravings.
- Switch your normal water to detox water
We all know the famous detox water recipe. You can keep a bottle of detox water with you and instead of drinking normal water you can switch to detox water.
- Don’t pick leftovers
Never ever pick leftover food even if it is only one bite. It will engage your stomach in digestion process again and your body and metabolism will not get enough rest.
- Set realistic goals
Always set realistic goals especially when you are not involving yourself in gym or other time consuming exercises. Obviously you can’t lose 50kgs just by not doing exercise or following diet plans. Try to be realistic as this will keep you motivation level up. Unrealistic goals can break your motivation and you may get dishearten after not achieving your set goal.
- Eat healthy versions of your favorite food
You want to eat something but also want an effective weight loss, than transform your food in healthy version. Instead of eating fries you can eat baked potato or no oil fried chips. This will satisfy your appetite without creating burden on your calorie burnout routine.
- Keep your lunch box with you
Rather than buying food from outside keep your lunch box with you. This will stop you from buying food that can be real threat to calories control routine. In your lunch box you will pack healthy food and obviously this will encourage healthy eating during tough routines.
- Make a cheat sheet
Staying loyal with yourself is important. Make a cheat sheet for you so that you can know how and why you cheated your appetite routine. You can work on points to increase your motivation once again and you can drag out temptations and reasons that may boost your cheating intentions.
ABOUT Andrew Patrick
Andrew Patrick is a freelance writer and editor. He loves to read and write articles related to health and lifestyle, and has a passion for technology as well. He holds a Masters degree in Computer Science from the University of Karachi. You can connect him on LinkedIn