These weight loss tips are listed in random order. They’re not necessarily taken out from one single weight loss plan but these tips are proven to work on many people.
5-6 Small Meals Everyday
The standard meal schedule is three times a day but if you want optimum weight loss results, it’s highly suggested to restructure your 3-times-a-day schedule and expand it to small meals taken 5 to 6 times a day. Eating small, frequent meals will help you maintain your blood sugar levels and stabilize your moods. It makes you less susceptible to cravings and makes you more functional during the day because your body has the adequate amount of calories it needs to function.
The male human body is made up of 60% water while the female human body is 70% water. Drinking water aids weight loss in so many ways. The metabolic process requires a certain amount of water. Going below this required amount will slow down metabolism and fat burning. Sometimes, dehydration is simply mistaken for hunger. When you feel hunger pangs setting in, you should reach for that bottle of water before you binge on a bag of chips. Water supplies the body with adequate oxygen. Sometimes, the lack of oxygen in the body increases unnecessary cravings. Proper hydration is also necessary for your muscles to function well during exercise.
Efficient Workout Routines
There’s really nothing new about the importance of exercise in weight loss. However, many people fall into the trap of inefficient workout routines that take up so much time but produce insignificant results. People lose weight at the start of the fitness routine but they reach a plateau eventually. If you observe their workout routines, they’re just one-hour workouts with the same exercises, same number of sets, and same repetitions. The regular one hour workout also has many unnecessary breaks. If you really want a workout routine that will give you results constantly, you have to mix things up. Your body cannot stick to the same set of exercises because your body will adapt and get used to it. Vary the exercises and the intensity. It also helps to decrease rest period (just lower intensity on some areas).
Discipline but No to Deprivation
Discipline is an essential factor in any successful weight loss program but the problem of many people is that they have difficulty in distinguishing discipline and deprivation. It is okay to deprive your body a little but too much deprivation will have terrible repercussions. Allow yourself little rewards once in a while. Your mind has to be presented with little rewards to keep the motivation going. This could be a new pair of jeans, new workout clothes, new television set, etc. As much as possible, keep the rewards non-food related. Once in a while, indulge with a slice of your favorite decadent chocolate cake. But remember that your cheat days also have to be disciplined and regulated.