Published June 30, 2014
Some Simple Strategies for Permanent Fat-Loss
Do not trust any promises of rapid fat loss with little effort. It is just not true! The only way to lose weight permanently is changing your lifestyle to healthy habits, keeping your house properly organized; planning meals and snacks, and sleeping enough hours. These suggestions will help you not only lose weight but look and feel better too!
Organize Yourself at Home.
You home reflects you personality. A disorganized home will interfere in every aspect of your life, cooking, sleeping, resting, working out, etc. Your kitchen reflects the kind of food you eat. Organize everything so you are comfortable and efficient, and any rapid fat loss goal will be much more easily achievable.
Healthy shopping doesn’t mean you have to pay more. The truth is that what is really expensive with no value is junk food. You can control expenses by planning a week at a time what you need for breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks. If you plan your menu in advance, the shopping list will be predictable and easy to update. Be aware of seasonal products and any other attractive offer you can store for later use.
Cook like if you owned a restaurant.
A good restaurant cooks a lot in advance. Do this too. With a tight schedule, and if you are hungry and have something healthy in your fridge, you will just have to reheat it and enjoy a healthy meal in very little time. So cook a couple of meals in advance and have them ready for one-of-those-days. Soup, meat grilled chicken, brown rice are just some dishes that can be frozen and reheated when needed.
Make meals important for you.
Taking enough time to enjoy your meals can help your rapid fat loss effort. Doing so will let you chew the food properly, eat slowly and feel full with less food. Spend that time to share with your family, and try talking about pleasant subjects. Leave problems and arguments for other occasions. Teach your children to enjoy the best of those family meetings.
Have at hand healthy snacks everywhere.
Feeling hungry mid-morning and midafternoon between meals is absolutely normal for everyone. If you plan in advance, you should previously assembled an assortment of healthy snacks that con help control your hunger and prevent cravings. Chopped carrots, cheese squares, almond or nuts are highly satisfying. Even some dark chocolate will not spoil your efforts (and make you feel great!)
Regular workouts keep your metabolism high and burning fat. No need to remind that frequent exercising prevents risk of heart disease, cancer, diabetes, and also makes you feel better. Try to include at least 20 minutes per day in any physical activity, and try to more every day. Don’t let your body get used to the same activity or routine.
Try to sleep enough
Sleeping is not only about physical rest. There are a lot of hormonal and mental activities that will only occur when you sleep properly and enough. Those who succeed in losing weight slowly and permanently always get enough quality sleep. If sleeping is an issue for you, it is important for you to log your sleeping habits. Include the times you go to sleep and awaken, foods and medications that could affect your sleeping habits. Just make sure you get a good night’s sleep.