To lose those extra kilos you need to invest time in taking care of your diet. In the same way, you will have to dedicate yourself to exercise your body a few hours a week. Losing the kilos you need requires dedication and discipline by developing healthy habits, and a lot of willpower.
Sometimes you just have to leave irritating foods to deflate your intestines and drink enough water to realize that the diet is working. Here are some tips that will help you lose weight and positively impact your stomach health.
1. Detach emotionally from food
You cannot be eating every time you feel sad or stressed, you must learn to differentiate the feeling of existential emptiness from the feeling of hunger. Every time you feel anxious, try to satisfy yourself with foods with a lot of water, such as cucumber or celery, so you can control your restlessness without bingeing on chips or chocolates.
2. Prepare your food
There is nothing better than home-cooked food because you control the type of oils and condiments it contains, many times the food on the street or in packages is higher in fats and sugars that you don’t need. It is best to keep an intake of organic, baked, or steamed products, instead of fried options.
3. Avoid eating food after 9 pm
It is best to have dinner two hours before going to bed to give your body the time it needs to start the digestion process. Eating late at night usually includes unhealthy, high-sugar, high-fat food choices, such as fast food or pastries.
4. Stop buying candy
Keep the cakes, cookies, and sweets out of your cupboard, keep them out of your reach so that you do not fall into the temptation of devouring a box of these sugary products. Better buy fruits, vegetables, and nuts check the portions, and eat them as a healthy snack.
5. Start by eating vegetables
When it’s time to eat, start with the salad. Vegetables are very light, low in calories, and provide many vitamins. You will feel moderately satiated and then you will be able to complement with your portion of protein to be satisfied.
6. Concentrate when you chew
It is important that at mealtime you are aware of what you are putting in your mouth, eat for pleasure, enjoy every bite, and make sure you chew everything. This habit makes you relax and satisfy yourself at the right time, without excesses.
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7. Sleep like a bear
Studies from the University of Chicago have shown that sleep helps burn fat, so choose a natural-sounding record, light an incense, and give yourself over to relaxation. Your body needs eight hours in a row without interruption to recover from workouts and release the stress of daily life.
8. Remember to stay hydrated
Always keep in mind that your body needs two liters of water a day, many times it is easy to confuse thirst with hunger. Remember that your body has an average of 65 percent of H2O distributed among your internal organs, muscles, and skin. It is very important for your vital functions the ingestion of this liquid because it helps to eliminate toxic substances and to transport nutrients to your cells.
9. Don’t forget to exercise
You don’t need to spend hours in the gym to see changes in your body. Researchers from the University of Copenhagen in Denmark have shown that with 30 minutes a day of exercise you can lose enough weight and gain muscle. Find a simple routine and get moving.
10. Use your imagination
Scientists from Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, USA, discovered that when you have a craving for sweets and chocolates it is best to imagine eating them to calm the sensation.
Translated and adapted by Limepedia staff.