Whatever we eat, our body will burn calories but to lose weight, calories have to be burned in terms of fat and to melt body fat a proper balanced diet with a workout is required. But even if you don’t have time or you lack motivation to hit a gym, still you can lose weight by following a lot of low-effort but highly effective strategies for getting rid of that extra fat from the body. Here are the few tips for such lazy or busy person.
1] Eat healthy snacks : Do include snacks in between your 3 major meals as it will help you to curb your appetite. Select healthy snacks that helps you feel full for longer time. For eg., you can go for roasted channa or makhana, fruits, saute veggies, yogurts, nuts and seeds, etc. These help you to overcome your hunger pangs and full your stomach and they are easily available and feasible to carry.
2] Eat slowly with controlled portion size: Controlling your portion size is key for weight loss. Always be a smart selector while filling up your plate. Eat in smaller plates, chew slowly and stop eating once you feel full. Fill your plate with healthy options and hence should select from the five food group. For e.g., make half of the plate with fresh fruits and veggies. You can go for rice in your diet, but instead of going for 1 cup you should opt for ½ cup once in a day, esp in your lunch rather than dinner.
3] Eat balanced meals : Going for a healthy balanced diet might fill your appetite by providing you all the essential nutrients. The meals should be planned from the Food group.
4] Keep yourself hydrated : Drinking water is good for health. Water is known to fill you up and keep you from overeating. Dehydration or not drinking enough water can be responsible for slowing down your metabolism and your body functionality. Drink at least 1.5-2 L of water a day to help remove toxins from your body and boost your metabolism naturally.
5] Get healthy sleep : A shortage of sleep lowers level of leptin in your body, which makes you feel hungry. Researchers observed the connection between sleep patterns and obesity and found that people who slept 5 to 6 hours a night gained 4.5 pounds more than those who dozed for 7 to 8 hours nightly. So a maximum of 8 hours of sleep is necessary to start up the day. By having an enough sleep you can keep a control on your appetite also.
6] Healthy late night snack : Those who goes for a healthy night snacking, for eg., air-popped popcorn (without butter and oil), it helps you get 250% more whole grains and about 22% more fiber than those who goes for unhealthy snack options. High fiber helps you keep your blood sugar in control and hence you feel full for long durations. Also it will not spike your sugar levels faster.
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