Most of us think that losing weight is a very difficult task as we often fail to do so. People join gyms, fitness centers. Aerobics to lose weight but fail to do so because they ignore some basic things everyone should follow not only to lose weight but also to maintain a healthy lifestyle.
You can join any gym or a fitness regime if you are not clear with the basics of losing weight than you will not be able to do so. If you do so under someone’s guidance, that too will be for that time only. You need to lose weight permanently a have consistent results.
Below, I have discussed a few tips that you can add to your daily routine so that you can live a healthy and better lifestyle. If you are trying to lose weight, it will help you with that too.
Everybody knows that an adequate amount of water is very important for us to live healthily. But we tend to ignore our water intake. If you are struggling to lose weight, you must drink at least 3-6 liter of water every day. Water performs many functions in our body and also keeps our gut clean and healthy.
So, don’t forget your water bottle at home and drink water wherever you can.
Avoid Packed Juice and soft drinks
Most of us think that packed juices in the market by big brands are healthy and are a good substitute for soft drinks. But this is not the case. Juices available in the market are also packed with preservatives and a lot of sugar. So, no need to feel better when you drink that bottle of juice instead of CocaCola. They are both harming your body in a way or another.
Most of the tasty drinks in the market have huge amounts of sugar added to it and is generally flavored. So, if you are on a weight loss journey, avoid and packed beverages and juices too.
Increase your protein intake
Protein is a very important part of our diet. Being a vegetarian, I know that we miss out on protein-rich foods a big time. Even if you eat non -veg, you should have high protein meals especially while losing weight.
Below are a few items rich in protein that you can consume to complete your protein intake.
Some sources of dietary protein include:
- lean meat, poultry, and fish
- dairy products like milk, yogurt, and cheese
- seeds and nuts
- beans and legumes (such as lentils and chickpeas)
- soy products like tofu
- some grain and cereal-based products are also sources of protein but are generally not as high in protein as meat and meat alternative products.
Walk every day
I started walking a few years back. I used to walk for 30 minutes. Now I walk for at least 1 hour every day. Following are the benefits I experienced –
- increased cardiovascular fitness
- improved management of conditions such as hypertension, high cholesterol, joint and muscular pain or stiffness, and diabetes
- stronger bones
- improved balance
- increased muscle strength and endurance
- reduced body fat.
Get good nights sleep
It is proven that people who have a poor sleep pattern are more prone to Obesity or gaining weight. Therefore, try to complete your slee(atleast 7-8) hours. This is as important as diet and workout.
When you sleep properly, you have more energy the next day and also associated with less cravings.
So, complete your sleep every night and be healthy and fit.
Follow these five tips to stay fit and lean for life.