When we think about weight loss we usually focus on regular exercise and healthy eating but we often forget all the small things we can do to help speed up the process and bring noticeable results within a short period of time. These smart lifestyle habits for weight loss are just simple changes you can make to set up a winner routine that will help you lose weight, keep it off and dramatically boost your results!
Skipping breakfast is a big no-no when it comes to weight loss. Starting the day with a healthy breakfast, full of lean protein and fiber, jumpstarts your metabolism, keeps you full and satisfied for longer, and helps you make healthier food choices throughout the day.
By getting your workout done in the morning, you will not only boost your metabolic rate and burn more calories for the rest of the day, but you’ll also be less likely to skip your daily dose of exercise.
Squat a little deeper, hold your plank a little longer and punch harder every day. Your body is a reflection of the effort you put into your workouts.
Never let yourself get too hungry and plan for one or two snacks between meals to avoid overeating later. Grab a piece of fruit, a yogurt or a handful of nuts for a quick healthy snack.
A high-protein diet induces sustained reductions in appetite. Consuming protein-rich foods such as eggs, fish, meat, whole grains and legumes with every meal makes your brain more sensitive to leptin, the hormone that decreases appetite. This enhanced sensitivity helps you eat less without feeling hungry.
Identify your top 3 diet mistakes. Foods and drinks that are high in sugar, salt, refined carbs or saturated fats and that have very little or no nutritional value. Swap them with healthier alternatives and stick to it!
Work more exercise into your day to increase your caloric burn and speed up fat loss. Take the stairs instead of the elevator, park your car further away from your destination, clean your house more often, go out to dance or dance in your room (here’s an upbeat playlist to help you start the party), play outside with your kids, take your dog for long walks … Do what works best for you, the idea is to be less of a couch potato and move more.
You can easily trick your body into burning calories more efficiently, especially when you follow an appropriate workout plan, like the JumpStart Edition, and eat the right foods. A faster metabolism helps you burn off fat quicker, even while you’re sleeping, cleanses the body, boosts your immune system and helps you feel more motivated and energized.
Sleeping too little prompts us to eat bigger portions of all foods and increases weight gain. If you have a hard time falling asleep, a regular bedtime ritual will help you wind down. Put on your coziest PJs, grab a cup of chamomile tea and beat insomnia with our bedtime essential flow!
Drink more water, get more greens into your diet, ditch the junk food and stress less. Love yourself, take care of your body and in return your body will take care of you!