It’s 2022. The year of living (somewhat) healthier! We’ve all resolved to lose weight this year, and we’re determined to finally make it happen. What are the best tactics for losing weight? How should you be eating? What can you do with your workout routine?
In this article, we’ll go over a few different ways that have been proven successful in helping people achieve their goals of getting healthy and achieving an ideal weight. Follow these steps and tricks, and you’ll find yourself well on your way to a healthier lifestyle – one where you feel confident about yourself every day!
Check Serving Sizes
Portion control is key when it comes to weight loss. Portions for pasta, rice and other packaged foods can be smaller than you think. Sometimes people eat up two bowls just because they’re not aware how much calories is actually into their dish! For food that that doesn’t come packaged, you can use a calorie tracker app like MyFitnessPal or Healthi that list thousands of ingredients and their calories.
Another option is to use meal replacement. There are several effective products on the market. Our favorite is PhenQ’s Complete Meal Shake – it’s simple to use, cost effective and really works
Fat Free Isn’t Always Low Calorie
If you’re trying to lose weight, fat-free isn’t always the way. Some low-fat options actually contain more calories than their full-fat counterpart because of added sugar. Fatty food are pleasing for human’s taste buds so to make up for the loss of taste when removing the fat, manufacturers add sugar! Eat foods that are high fiber and low in carbs.
Also, there are a lot of different kinds of fats, and some can actually help you feel full sooner. Avocados for example will give your body what it needs in order to stay satisfied longer vs other foods like refined carbs or sugar.
20 minutes is all it takes for your body to signal that you’re full. When we eat quickly, the message doesn’t get through so our brains think there’s still room left and start craving more food! If possible try eating mindfully with plenty of chew time – this will help slow down how much you eat while enjoying the taste and texture of your food.
One big factor in why people tend be quicker at finishing meals is that we eat while we are doing something else, like watching tv or being on our phone. When we eat with other people and have conversations, we tend to pause more often which will slow down mealtimes.
Stand Up While You Work
Standing up while working on the computer (or even watching TV) will help you burn more calories throughout the day. This is because your body is constantly in fight-or-flight mode when you sit down, which leads to poor circulation and overall lethargy .
When we stand up our bodies are using energy but also helping us stay active instead of sitting still for hours at a time. To make sure this doesn’t hurt productivity or become too tiring try standing up every 20 minutes or so – take full advantage of that desk! Oftentimes just getting out from behind your desk can get fresh blood flowing through your body again and relieve some tension built up during work. Be Active After Work You shouldn’t wait until next year’s resolution
Drink Water Before Your Meal
Water is a great way to curb your appetite and stay hydrated. A study found that obese people who drank two cups of water before mealtime lost more weight than those who did not. Also, people often mistake thirst for hunger which makes them reach for snacks when all they need is just one glass! To make sure you’re getting enough vitamins without adding extra calories or sugar try mixing it up with fruit juice or squeeze some lemon into each drink if that sounds good on taste buds too.
Workout With a Friend
A recent study showed that when people worked out with friends, they were more likely to stick to their routine and less likely to bail on their workout session. When you have someone waiting for you, it’s easier not to hit the snooze button and go to the gym. Not only is working out with a friend more fun, but it can also be more challenging since you’ll be able to push each other harder. However, if you’re not a gym person, you could get your hearth rate up without doing a conventional workout – like going for a walk or taking your dog for a run.
Just Walk More
The easy option is to take the elevator instead of the stairs or park far away from your destination so you have to walk more. If you can make a conscious effort to add in just an extra hour of walking each day, that’s an extra 3500 calories burned over the course of a month! That can easily lead to losing about one pound of weight.
Get Enough Sleep
When we’re tired, our bodies tend not to function as well as they should – including when it comes trying to lose weight. One study showed that people who didn’t get enough sleep were actually more likely to be overweight or obese. Not only does lack of sleep mess with our hormones and metabolism, but it also makes us crave unhealthy foods like sugary snacks and caffeine. Aim for at least seven hours.
Enlist your Family to Help You
Your spouse and kids can also benefit from your weight loss journey. Get creative with cooking healthy versions of grandma’s favorite cake or famous pie.
Exercising together is usually more fun too! Invite a friend or your relatives who want to join you on your #WeightLossJourney.
Compose a Healthy Meal
The brain is easily tricked. We can feel satisfied with less by putting healthy foods on larger plates and unhealthy stuff in smaller bowls or cups. Your brain thinks it has finished eating when the plate is empty, so in reality you have eaten more veggies and less french fries!
This trick works best if those portions are similar like protein + carbs vs grains/proteins but different enough that they don’t look too overwhelming together – which means avoid mixing up fat versus sugar combinations!
We hope these tips will help you on your weight loss journey in 2022! Remember that it’s important to find what works best for you, and to be patient. Rome wasn’t built in a day, and neither was your ideal bodyweight! Slow and steady wins the race.