A lot has been said and done concerning weight loss. However, the subject has remained agonizingly complicated for many folks. Sure, we know that shedding that extra weight meant either giving up your favourite food, spending hours at the gym, or both. But times have changed and our schedules have gotten busier.
According to the National Centre for Health and Statistics, 42.5% of adults over 20 years are considered obese, while 73.6% of Americans in the same age cluster are considered overweight. This statistic implies that over two-thirds of American adults are either obese or overweight. And while many people resort to extreme measures to shed weight, there is no single most effective way to lose weight.
Fortunately, today, dropping that dress size doesn’t have to be so torturous and complicated. Obviously, if you are looking to shed a significant amount of weight, hard work and significant lifestyle changes are necessary, but the secret lies in making simple and informed tweaks to kickstart an effortless process of burning fat. Try a few of these to lose weight and maintain a lean muscle mass.
Swap Sodas for Unsweetened Tea
Sugary sodas are packed with large numbers of calories and are a terrible choice of drink for someone trying to lose weight. A can of coke, for instance, comes packed with 140 calories and 39 grams of sugar, which can risk overconsuming your daily caloric requirement. Try unsweetened tea (especially green tea) instead as it contains zero calories and is known to aid in fat-melting.
Take Black Coffee
Skip the luxury of sugar and cream and order your coffee black. Black coffee not only lacks calories but will help the body to burn calories. That is, black coffee will improve your average metabolic rate and help burn calories faster.
Remember to Squeeze That Lemon in Your Water
Spiking your water with some fresh lemon juice will make you drink more water and also add detox benefits to your body. Lemons contain antioxidant-rich compounds called polyphenols, which burn fat and prevent fat accumulation.
Eat Off A Smaller Plate
Swap your large dinner plate for a smaller one. This will not only help you eat accurate portions, but is also likely to trick your mind into thinking that you are eating more.
Get into The Habit of Sleeping Early
Well, this sounds more like a luxury to many, but sleeping for more than six hours a night has profound impacts on one's overall health. On the flip side, not getting the recommended 8 hours a night risks fatigue in your daily routine, which can subsequently lead you to crave high-calorie foods. However, getting sufficient sleep means you will feel less fatigued and eat less.
Use Height Adjustable Desks at Work
Stand at the workplace. Sitting all day long at work means you will pack more pounds every day. But today, experts are suggesting height adjustable desks to break the monotony and burn a few calories as well. These desks help you burn calories by enhancing workplace movement that improves metabolism and blood circulation.
(Written and edited by: The Decision Maker)