For women who are a little overweight, it is important to consider that the beginning of a plan to lose those extra pounds has more to do with our health than aesthetics.
If you are determined to achieve it, it is very simple to follow these tips that will help you say goodbye to the extra calories and those bad habits that do not allow you to be in shape. It’s not necessary to make a strenuous effort… it’s just a matter of attitude.
1. Drink a glass of water before you eat
If you do this before every meal, your body will feel hydrated and satiated, which will help you not to overeat. This simple step will cause you to reduce up to 400 calories each day.
2. Eat dark chocolate
Eating dark chocolate at breakfast has been proven to help you lose weight, it will also increase your endorphin levels.
3. A hot shower
Several studies have shown that taking a hot bath helps burn the same calories as a 30-minute walk.
4. Chew more slowly
This will make your brain feel fuller faster and you won’t overeat, which will reduce your calorie intake.
5. Start moving
If you don’t like doing sports, you can opt for another type of movement to burn calories. While you’re at work, take a few minutes to walk around the office, take the stairs instead of the elevator, try not to carry your car everywhere, with these small changes you’ll burn more calories.
6. Use smaller plates
If you use a small plate, but full of food, you will manage to fool your brain, because it will think that you are consuming a lot of food and it will send a signal of satiety sooner. The best thing is to do this little trick so that your brain gets used to it.
7. Stretch your muscles
The more flexible you are, the better you will be able to perform any type of activity; furthermore, you are less likely to get injured. Doing yoga can be an excellent option because it has multiple benefits, including burning calories.
8. Avoid Hunger
This is one of the biggest mistakes you make when trying to lose weight, you need at least 5 meals a day and this will keep your sugar levels from falling.
9. Don’t skip dinner
You should eat your dinner 2 to 3 hours before going to bed, try not to eat too much, as this could cause a bad rest and you would accumulate extra calories in the form of fat.
10. Sleep, sleep, sleep
Lack of sleep will cause you to be hungrier during the day and not have enough energy to perform your daily tasks. It is important that you get at least 7 hours of continuous sleep; the more time you rest, the better.
11. Eliminate fat with a paper
If you can’t get rid of fried or greasy food, reduce the calories by absorbing the excess fat with paper. This will considerably reduce the number of calories.
12. Sit up straight
When you sit up straight, wherever you are, you are helping your body lose weight, because this habit reduces cortisol and your body expends more energy.
13. Eliminate carbonated drinks
Increase water intake, eliminating soda will have many health benefits and help you lose weight quickly.
14. Take a break
Doing so deeply and intensely decreases the levels of cortisol in the body, which is the hormone responsible for weight gain and stress, furthermore, as more oxygen enters your body, you accelerate your metabolism.
Translated and adapted by Limepedia staff.