It’s true that losing weight can seem like a difficult task. To start, there are a lot of conflicting tips and tricks from various sources out there.
There’s also the fact that it takes a lot of time and effort, and who has the time for that when you’re busy at work or taking care of your family? But you can lose weight in three simple steps.
Step 1 – Decide to Lose Weight
Okay, so maybe this tip isn’t exactly simple. In fact, it may be the most difficult step of all to take. You have to ask yourself what kind of lifestyle change you’re willing to commit to. Are you ready to give up your favorite food group?
Will you be able to find the time to exercise every day? Are you prepared to live in discomfort as your body adjusts to its new diet? If you’re sure that losing weight is right for you, then read on.
STEP 2: EAT CLEAN
Eating clean means eating food that’s as close to its natural state as possible. This means no artificial ingredients, no refined sugars, no trans fats, and no preservatives. Eating clean also includes lots of whole grains, fresh fruits, and vegetables with every meal.
The more natural your food is, the less you’ll have to worry about calories and fat grams.
STEP 3: EXERCISE
A lot of people think they can’t lose weight because they don’t exercise enough. But the truth is that you do need to exercise—but not as much as you think! Experts recommend 30 minutes of exercise per day for maximum weight loss benefits.
Think about something that gets your heart rate going for about 20 minutes a day (walking, jogging, cycling) and then add in another 10 minutes at least three times a week for some more strenuous activity (running stairs, doing sit-ups or push-ups). It’s important that you find something you like doing so it doesn’t feel like a chore!
STEP 4: Start by eating breakfast.
You might have heard that skipping breakfast is the way to lose weight, but it’s actually the opposite that’s true; skipping meals makes it harder for your body to regulate its metabolism and your blood sugar levels drop, making it much harder to resist high-calorie foods later in the day. Instead, eat a healthy breakfast every morning.
Whatever you choose should be made up of nutritious ingredients and keep you away from the vending machine as long as possible. If you struggle to get up early enough for breakfast, set an alarm throughout the evening and go to bed earlier so that you can wake up in time.