Living a fit and healthy lifestyle isn’t a piece of cake (literally) and at times it can be pretty difficult. While eating healthy and working out are two pieces of the wellness puzzle, there are small things you can do on a daily basis to help lose weight fast! Here are 8 weight loss hacks that will transform your body and mind to get you into a healthy state. Small, daily acts turn into big gains in the end. Plus, some of these small things will turn into habits that you won’t even think about anymore! It’ll become second nature to you.
When you lose weight the healthy way, there are more than just physical benefits from healthy lifestyles. You’ll experience mental and emotional benefits from working out and eating right! If you have a good fitness plan, you can even take these hacks to the next level!
8 Weight Loss Hacks You Can Start Doing Today
1. Skip the fruit juice… just eat the fruit.
Fruit Juice often has extra added sugars and artificial sweeteners. Forego the fruit juice and just eat the fruit! Another alternative would be to invest in a water bottle that has an infuser! Put some fresh fruit in the middle (infuser) and you can enjoy a fruity beverage!
2. Eat protein at every meal (and snack).
If you’re working out, protein will help repair your muscles so that you get stronger and leaner. Protein also helps you get over muscle soreness. But most importantly, protein fills you up faster and keeps you feeling full longer.
3. Invest in excellent Tupperware or meal prep containers.
Meal prep is one of the best practices to keep your diet in check. You’re more likely to eat unhealthy things when you’re hungry and tired. But if you have pre-made meals ready to go, then you can eat those instead! Meal prep Tupperware can help keep those meals fresh for longer.
4. Stop eating out or ordering delivery often.
Fast food and dine-in restaurants are notorious for overindulgence. You get way more food than you could possibly want or need. And not only that, but the food is often greasy and/or unhealthy. That’s why it always tastes so good! Because restaurants are often using full-fat and full-calories ingredients.
5. Ditch the soda, try sparkling water with fruit instead.
Soda is rich in chemicals, sugar, and more. If you are a soda addict, try sparkling water. You can make sparkling water taste good with some fruit infusion recipes! If you’re on the go, put that water or sparkling water in a stainless steel cup that will keep it cold ALL DAY.
6. Don't Eliminate Carbs!
Carbohydrates have gotten a bad reputation over the past few years. Carbs give us energy. Our brain and our body need carbohydrates. However, there are some carbohydrates that are better than others. Stay away from processed and refined carbohydrates like french fries, potato chips, ice cream, etc. But keep good carbohydrates like whole grains.
7. Completely chew your food – and don’t stuff yourself.
When you eat very quickly, you’re more likely to overeat because the “I’m full!” signals from your stomach to your brain can’t keep up with your mouth. This can also cause that “stuffed” feeling when you’ve literally stuffed yourself with food. Eat until you’re satisfied… if there is still food on your plate – grab that Tupperware and save it for later!
8. Shop the outer aisles of the grocery store.
The outer rim of the grocery store is where you will typically find natural foods: proteins and meats, vegetables, fruits, etc. The aisles are often the processed items — which aren’t all bad, but don’t get the majority of your groceries from them!
These weight loss tips may some obvious and common sense… but they are so hard to follow sometimes. Convenience often trumps health; So it is up to us to find the discipline to plan ahead and keep our eyes focused on our health. These healthy tips are guaranteed to help you become healthier and fitter. If you are just starting out, focus on 1-2 of these health hacks each week. Some may work better than others, just find what works best for you!