Do you want to lose belly fat, reduce weight, and stay slim? We have news for you. Ditch rigorous exercises and deprivation diets to see some great results. Research suggests that taking small steps instead of big ones give you beneficial results in the long run. According to a study published in the Annals of Behavioral Medicine, it was proved that people who made little changes to their diet or exercise routine every week shed four times more fat (during a 120-day program) than those who adhered to normal weight loss and exercise guidelines. So, if you want to see some great numbers on the scale, follow these baby steps to achieve your fitness goals:
Try Light Morning Exercises
Wake up 15-20 minutes earlier in the morning to find time for some light cardio exercises such as jumping rope, jogging, jumping jacks, or a brisk walk in the park. These physical activities will keep your heart healthy. You can walk to your office if it is within walking distance. However, if you travel by car, consider parking your car a little farther from your office.
Eat Your Breakfast
Never skip breakfast, or else your hunger pangs later will entice you to make poor diet choices like eating a burger or pizza. As we all know, fast food isn’t good for our health and can potentially cause high blood pressure, obesity, and cardiovascular diseases. Include more complex carbs such as brown bread, eggs, and lean proteins in your breakfast to give you energy as well as keep you feeling satisfied until lunch time.
Avoid Alcohol and Sugar
Alcoholic beverages and sugar are harmful to both your health and your sleep quality. If you want to see a receding waistline or sleep soundly at night, limit or stop altogether your sugar and alcohol consumption. The results will surprise you.
Avoid Late-Night Snacks
Stay away from after-dinner snacks if you want to control your calorie intake. Drink water after dinner to keep feeling full. You will feel your tummy lighter when you wake up in the morning. Limit watching TV in the evening as you may start craving snacks while sitting idle. Instead, take a walk or play a board game with your family; call friends or relatives to catch up with them; or complete some household chores.
Eat healthy and follow a healthy lifestyle to lose weight. Aim for little steps instead of giant leaps to achieve impressive results. If you have any questions, consult with one of Florida Wellness Medical Group’s health and nutrition experts today.