Almost every individual surviving the odds of the 21st century are victims of shameful shortage of time. In the midst of the hustle of maintaining a profession / occupation while raising children and completing home chores, people usually tend to forget their own basic needs. Compromising on food and health leads to numerous complications one among which is steady weight gain.
This is one of those issues which cannot be shaken off as easily owing to the factor of severe lack of time. So, the ones intending to do different things to bring themselves back to shape are usually met with failure. The solution however, lies in doing things differently.
This basically means that people have to realize that what they are doing within their share of 24 hours is contributing to the excess poundage. And, it is these acts that will have to be done ‘differently’ so that the pounds don’t add on. Here are a few remedies to losing weight which can be carried out without having to add more activities to your already busy and rather, set schedule.
1) To begin with, try to change your diet for the better. Say for example, you eat fast food for lunch while at work and carry a few boxes home to make up for an easy dinner, bring that to an immediate full stop. Substitute your tongue tingling meals with an interesting spread of vegetables and fruits with some source of lean protein like a slab of fish, chicken or eggs. This will shrink you down almost instantly within the first week itself.
2) Employing the concept of smart snacking is the next remedy to instant slimming. Most of us are more inclined to eat snacks that are loaded with refined carbohydrates, excessive sugar, salt and grease. When you do feel the pangs of munching on something, pick up a fruit or vegetable instead. These options are tasty, healthy and low in calorie at the same time. You can also munch on a handful of nuts like roasted almonds, walnuts etc. When tempted to buy snacks, it is best to reach for packets of fruits and nuts than the usual trash in attractive packaging.
3) It has been seen that people who don’t drink plenty of fluids tend to retain their gained weight. If you are aiming for weight loss, you must shake hands with healthy and low calorie drinks like green tea, fresh fruit and vegetable juice, yogurt shakes and most importantly, water. At the same time, it is necessary to maintain a safe distance from all forms of carbonated and aerated drinks even if they claim to be ‘Calorie Free’.
4) Invest 30 minutes in exercising. You don’t have to go to the gym or even step out of your home for this. The time that you devote to watching your favorite show can also be the time to hop onto a treadmill (if you have one), and jog / brisk walk for half hour. You can follow it up with weight exercises and aerobic exercises to achieve optimum benefits.
All this taken seriously into consideration is sure to show effects within as less as a month. It is very important to not overdo things, lest you will put your body into a state of shock.