Are you over-weight? Do you hate being called ‘the obese one’ in your group? Let me tell you, that you are not the only one.
According to the WHO statistics of the year 2016, more than 1.9 million adults of age 18 and above were overweight worldwide. Among these above 1.9 million people, 650 million were obese. These statistics are enough to scare anyone off. World health authorities are afraid that these numbers will multiply in future.
Wait! This is not supposed to be good news or motivation for you to relax and enjoy another coke and pizza topped with cheese. This is an alarming situation. This is high time that you stop for a while and think about the consequences. Diabetes, heart diseases, cancer, and musculoskeletal disorders are some of the most common outcomes.
Calm down, this article is not intended to frighten you but to give you food for thought and some tips on how by changing your lifestyle, you can reduce weight automatically.
There is no second thought on the fact that our generation is full of couch potatoes. We love to watch television for hours or sit in front of laptops. To put fuel on the fire, while watching TV, we eat without thinking. This leads to an increase in the waistline and overall body mass. So, the first thing you need to do is, minimize your screen time. If it is 5-6 hours a day, reduce it to 2-3 hours. Also, don’t eat anything while you are in front of TV or laptop. This will help you shed pounds dramatically.
I know we are habitual of driving a car or riding a motorbike. But, if you ask any weight loss expert for one golden tip to reduce weight, they will recommend you to “walk as much as possible”. A brisk walk is a very efficacious method for weight loss and is especially effective when combined with a full retreat program like the one recommended on Bali island. Increase number of steps you take every day and keep its track by using a pedometer. Results will be profound.
Start using stairs instead of elevators or escalators, even if you have to climb up to the third or the fourth floor. This will aid you in speeding up your heart rate and burning some extra calories.
Foodies love to fill their plates while eating. I understand that giving up this habit is very difficult. Here is a little tip for you: you need to trick your mind by serving food in smaller plates. This will automatically reduce your portion size. Also, take smaller bites and eat slowly. Chew every bite properly and then take the next one. Trust me, these small changes in eating behavior can produce immense difference.
Love soft drinks? I can give you dozens of facts to prove that it is the most significant contributor to your weight gain. Their main ingredient is sugar, and it is marked as white poison. This means that the more cans you drink, the more poison you are putting in your body. Solution: give up soft drinks! I know it is too much to ask, but that’s the way it is. If you really want to lose the extra pounds you have put on, you will have to give this sacrifice. So, next time you hang out with your friends, order fresh juice.
Last but not the least, prefer cooking at home, instead of dining out. I’m sure everyone’s mom says this at some point, but we all tend to ignore it. The best thing about cooking at home is that you are the boss. You can keep a check on what you are eating and what you need to reduce or eliminate. You can cut out extra sugar, salt, mayo or cheese from your meal effortlessly. It has an additional plus; you can save a lot of money and buy a dress or a pair of shoes you were planning to buy for so long.
In a nutshell, an active and healthy lifestyle automatically leads to weight loss. It is all about motivation and commitment. If you want to shed pounds and maintain it, then you need to change your habits and start having an active lifestyle.