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Mar 17, 2011

10 Weight Loss Tips To Add To Your Daily Routine

10 Weight Loss Tips To Add To Your Daily Routine Most dieters fail because they jump on a crash diet they can’t stick with for the long run and they eventually end up gaining all the weight back – and sometimes even more! This can be a vicious cycle that people struggle with their whole life.
So, how do you make sure you don’t fall into this cycle? By slowly incorporating small, healthy changes into your daily lifestyle.  Once these healthy changes become routine you won’t have to worry about falling off the diet wagon.
With that in mind, here’s 10 weight loss tips you can slowly start adding to your daily routine.  Pick the one’s you like and feel you will easily be able to stick with.
  1. Eat more often – Eating a mid-morning and mid-afternoon snack will help curb those hunger cravings that lead to overeating at lunch or dinner.  Keep that snacks around 150 – 200 calories.
  2. Take-up a hobby – Find a hobby such as gardening, which can burn as many calories as golfing, or any activity you enjoy to help stay active and burn more calories.
  3. Workout less for better results – Switch up your boring old cardio routine with interval training. By doing interval cardio training you can burn the same amount calories as regular cardio in half the time.
  4. Eat Slow – A study published at the University Rhode Island showed that participants ate 67 fewer calories per meal when they took an extra twenty minutes to eat.  Here’s 4 ways to eat slow for weight loss.
  5. Write down what you eat – Keeping a food diary may improve your chances of losing weight by tracking those extra calories that sneak into your diet.  Check out these 5 Benefits Of Keeping A Food Journal And How To Do It Properly.
  6. Spice up your workouts – On those days you just can’t seem to drag yourself to the gym try doing something you enjoy to burn calories – go for a bike ride or go on a walk with the family, for example.
  7. Crank up the music – British researchers found that listening to high tempo music that matches your workout rate will help you go up to 15% longer.
  8. Plan your cardio before a meal – This will lower levels of ghrelin, a hormone that stimulates your appetite, so you won’t eat as much at your meal.
  9. Easy on the condiments – Go easy on the mayo, heavy dressing and other calorie-dense condiments. Opt for lower calorie extra’s like mustard and vinaigrette.
  10. Drink green tea – Studies have shown that participants who drank green tea, especially caffeinated, lost weight.  Plus green tea may help prevent cancer and heart disease.

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