A lot of us dream of having the ideal body but find it extremely tough to attain. I’ll admit, fitness goals are a total lifestyle change. And that is not easy.
So what if I told you there were some hacks to beating your fitness goals once and for all? Well, for starters, you’ve still got to eat healthily and stick to a workout regimen to see results. BUT, here are 10 lazy girl hacks to completely ace your weight loss goals fast. Check them out below and let me know what you think!
Eat a High Protein Breakfast
There’s a common misconception that eating breakfast leads to weight gain, but it’s actually quite the opposite. Skipping breakfast wrecks havoc on your metabolism and you’ll likely consume more food later in the day. Instead, eat a high protein breakfast to help you stay full. When you do, you’ll notice you’re no longer reaching for midday snacks and you’ll be so much more productive!
Use Small Plate & Bowls
This is a psychological trick that has been proven to help dramatically with weight loss. By using smaller plates and bowls, you trick your brain into thinking the portion sizes are larger and thus more filling. Pin this nifty chart for future references when preparing food as well as when purchasing new tableware!
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Don’t Snack Before Bed
Snacking before bed is what a lot of us tend to do. Okay… We might not even just snack, we eat. Snacking before bed is a major setback to your body goals because it’s what causes you to gain excess weight so fast. Exactly what you don’t need. When you snack before bed, your body goes into rest mode, meaning digestion slows and all those calories get stored as fat. Yikes! Next time, reach for healthy snacks in the day and opt for a light dinner. You’ll likely see a big change!
When you eat slowly, your brain can perceive your stomach’s fullness and tell you when to stop eating. Eating too fast, on the other hand, gives your brain no time to catch on to how much you’re eating so you end up eating more. Other benefits of eating slowly are better digestion and lowering stress levels both of which can aid in a healthier you.
Drink Water 30 Minutes Before Meals
Water is so important in helping your body run at its best. It also contains no calories and helps you feel fuller. Instead of reaching for a soda or other high-calorie, but nutrient-poor drink, opt for water instead. Researchers have discovered people who drank water 30 minutes before meals lost 44% more weight over the course of 3 months.
Practice Mindful Eating
Mindful eating is a practice similar to meditation. To practice mindful eating, you have to become aware of your senses which include hunger cues, anxieties, as well as the sight, sound, smell, and feel of your food. Appreciate your food and eat for nutritious fulfillment instead of bingeing. Come to the understanding that food is meant to nourish you and develop a healthy relationship with food. This new and positive way of thinking will change your relationship with food for the best!
Get 7-8 Hours of Sleep
It’s difficult not to feel hungry in the middle of the night, which is why late nights and snacking go hand in hand. Researchers have found that people who sleep late tend to have more weight gain. The plan of action here is to have a steady schedule of meals and bedtime. While a schedule may sound rather strict, it’s actually one of the easiest ways to prime your body for effective weight loss.
Weigh Yourself Daily
Weighing yourself daily will both motivate you and alert you to what you’re doing right or wrong. If you go days without weighing yourself, you may not catch the weight loss achieved until you’ve given up on your goals halfway through the week. And by that time, you’re more likely to feel frustrated because you haven’t seen any progress. Remember, the road to your ideal body is slow and steady. It takes time and effort, so remind yourself every day you’re moving in the right direction!
Drink Green Tea to Boost Your Metabolism
Researchers have found that drinking green tea daily may help with weight loss. While you shouldn’t rely on it as your main weight loss plan, drinking 2-3 cups of green tea a day can give your metabolism a boost. Green tea also has amazing detoxifying benefits that are amazing for your health as well as your skin.
Eat Plenty of Low-Carb Vegetables
Vegetables are not only packed with essential vitamins, they’re full of fiber. Fiber helps you feel full longer and may also help reduce fat. For an instant pick-me-up without the calories and crash from coffee, make yourself a vegetable-packed juice! It’s easy to make a cup in the morning and have it power the rest of your day. An important thing to remember if you’re juicing at home is to keep some of the pulp inside your juice.
Prepping your meals in advance not only saves you time and money, it also prevents you from reaching for things that are quick and unhealthy (like microwave pizza)! I suggest planning meals with a source of protein such as chicken or salmon and lots of veggies. Keep it low carb if you’re on a keto diet! Now when you’re hungry, you can pop one of the meals in the microwave and you’re satisfied without having to consume empty calories.
Stick to these tips and I am almost certain you will reach your fitness goals in no time at all. The key is consistency!
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