It is easy for busy people to put on the pounds as compared with those who may have some time to spare to reflect on their overall health. Not having enough time to hit the gym or engage in proper exercise schedules, indulging in sugar rich snacks to keep spirits up (seen especially in people restricted to desk jobs) and seeking solace in junk food as a replacement for meals, takes an immediate toll in the BMI of the crazy busy lot. The truth is, it does not take much to keep in shape even when you don’t have time to breathe. Here are 5 simple adjustments that you can make in your everyday life to witness results almost instantly…
Plan your meals a week ahead – Take one good hour off your weekend to plan healthy and nutritious meals for the next week. This will leave you with very little to guess while engrossed in the 5 busiest week days, which will further prevent you from considering fast foods as the best and the quickest solution. When you know what to put on your plate, you can prepare the meals (like chopping, marinating etc) beforehand to save time.
Never shop for refined sugar rich foods – When shopping for grocery, hit the vegetable and fruit section first followed by the lean protein section and roasted nuts. Fill your trolley up with these nutritious options before attempting the sweet and savoury section. Ensure that you don’t have any space left for the same. While this may seem way too simple to cause any difference, the effects of this change is extraordinary. Once your kitchen is full of all things healthy, natural and low calorie, there is very little that can cause excess weight gain.
Fill up your Handbag with Healthy Snacks – Always ensure that your handbag is filled with healthy and low calorie snacking options like roasted nuts, whole fruits and even light protein bars. You can also keep 2 pieces of dark chocolate (more than 72% cocoa) and preferably with low sweet content. Once you have healthy snacking options right at hand, you will not need to go out and indulge in sugary calorie-rich options.
Stay hydrated all the time – Staying hydrated in important and staying hydrated with friendly old H2O is even more necessary. Water tends to flush out toxins from the body and also plays a role in preventing weight gain. It keeps all organs, organ systems, hormones and hormonal systems functioning at their best. You can never achieve optimum results when it comes to losing weight without the right intake of water.
Learn easy office exercises – If you cannot hit the gym because you are tied up in office, you can always bring the gym to work. There are a number of exercise schedules that you can do in the office without having to try too hard and that too with great results. Some of these exercises take as little as 15 minutes while offering proper toning and tucking effects in difficult parts of the body.