Weight loss is all about dieting plus the other important things such as lifestyle and physical exercises.
1. Make your own routine
See, you have to eat something! Even if you are not sticking to a diet, you still have to eat! Make it good. You do not have to follow any plan if you just learn to trust your own intuitions. All you have to do is look beyond the advertisements. The ads will tell you this and that, but obviously, you have to choose everything based on your personal understanding.
It is easy if you start paying attention to your body. When you like soft drinks, if you take note, you may be feeling a little bloated after one. Do not neglect this intuition just because the product is well-advertised. Keep away from foods rich in trans fat. It is always that same bloated feeling there.
2. Look at your lifestyle
You know everything! You just don’t know that you know everything. That understanding is blurred by a sense of dullness always. Truth being said, the main reason why people gain extra weight is only because of laziness at the core. Sit down and have a good look at your life.
Where have you been lazy? Do you spend most, if not all of your free time lounging on the couch? Is that good? The video game may be good, but are you not getting a little sedentary? Allow activity to replace laziness. Get working. The TV is a killer. Avoid TV as much as you can! It is mostly nothing but a broadcast of advertisements.
3. Are you procrastinating?
You need to get active if you want to lose weight. There is really no shortcut other than sweating out the extra calories. Anyone trying to lose weight is almost always inevitably gripped by procrastination. You just keep telling yourself that tomorrow is the day you will start exercising and dieting. Get real!
There is no tomorrow! Tomorrow never comes. Today is the day. Any day is good. Just shake off your laziness and get active. You might start by only a little at first, but you will always gain the motivation. All it takes is the good visible result. You cannot get the results visible unless you put in the effort also. Just try to be steadfast and don’t lose hope.
4. Do you play with the kids?
Playing with the kids is actually very good physical exercise. Of course, your dog will also join in happily. The best friends of humans just love to play! You do not have to sweat it out in a gym. All you have to do is find the time to play with the kids!
In fact, your lack of time for kids is actually showing your apathy towards everything that’s good and happy. That is the main reason you want to lose weight. You want to be fit and happy. Just blend in with family time. Besides your obvious benefit of burning calories, the time you spend is totally priceless.
5. Are you following a boring diet?
Anything you eat is your diet, whether is it an officially recognized plan or not. Do not make it boring. The emotional happiness of good dining has a big role to play in aiding your digestion. It is easy to understand. When your body is happily accepting the food, it digests it well.
The only thing you need to make sure whether the happiness is true or is it only tasty! You get happy eating fast food because it is tasty. However, after eating it, you feel invariably bloated. The same is with your personal diet. When it is boring, you are mechanical with food. Food is not about filling your stomach only. It is about enjoying life in good health.
6. Do you sleep more than you should?
Everything should be in balance. Just like you should not be sleep deprived, you should not be sleeping too much as well. Actually, sloth is one of those things that holy scriptures like Bible warn you against. If most of your time is spent lounging on the bed, you are not burning your calories.
Sleep only as much as you need, and don’t carry on the affection more than you should. Of course, there is no hard and fast rule either! Some days, you may just feel like sleeping a lot. It is perfectly okay. However, keep it limited to some days only. If it is every day, you are just giving in to laziness. You have to overcome sloth totally.
7. Drinking a lot of water
Drinking a lot of water, actually, has weight loss benefits. Water is necessary not only for digestion, but also for detoxification. The toxins enter your body through negligence on fast foods and stuff. Since these are harmful to the body, it covers them with a layer of fat to mitigate the effect.
Ultimately, you gain uncontrollable weight. Furthermore, drinking a lot of water also activates the liver. The liver is the main fat burning internal organ and if there is not enough water, it has to help out the kidney. Your kidneys are activated with hydration. The liver gets more time to burn the hell out of the fats creeping in your body.
8. Making some sacrifices
Again, there is no denying the fact that you need to make some sacrifices in your current lifestyle. After all, something must be wrong with it! Otherwise, you would not feel so dull and drab. Whenever for the best, just make the sacrifice and stick to it. If you drink too much, cut down on it.
Just because you have the money to buy the alcoholic narcotic and it is legal does not mean it is good! It is just totally unhealthy if you are drinking every day. There may be many other things like this. Just consent to make the sacrifices. You may have to lose some friends, but it is totally worth it in the end.
9. Eating styles
The way you eat actually has a lot of effect on your health. For example, if you eat on a big dish, you will invariably take up more food. You can always replace your dish with one of a smaller size. Then, you can even take a small serving, but it will look like a lot. The way food looks actually matters.
Do you chew the food sufficiently? If you are just gulping down food in a hurry, the salivary digestion does not get to act. Chew your food well. Take your time to eat good food. Do you eat on a family dining table? Eating together is often accompanied with praying not for no reason! Remember, the Last Supper? That is how important supper is.