Lose weight while stuck in traffic or a meeting. Contract your muscles, especially abs, isometrically, meaning there’s no movement, just a contraction. Hold for 10-15 seconds. Relax a few seconds and repeat several times. Your body temperature will begin to rise, raising your metabolism, burning more calories, and helping you lose weight. When you sit too long, your body stops producing lipo-protein lipase, an enzyme that essentially vacuums fat out of your bloodstream (not good for losing weight). Set a timer and walk to your glass of water every half hour. Stand up and perform 20 squats. Make it more challenging by completing them very slowly. Place your trash can on the other side of your cubicle. Walk to talk to a co-worker rather than send an email. Instead of a meeting at the conference table, do a group walk-and-talk around the block. Activity has been shown to increase brain power so you’ll also be more focused and creative while improving your health and losing weight.
Hydrate to Lose Weight –
Lose weight by staying drinking water. Everything in your body works better when properly hydrated. All the receptors in the cell membranes (which are the means of command and the control message system) function more efficiently, proteins and enzymes are more efficient, oxygen is delivered better to the cells, nutrients are properly transported, body temperature is regulated, toxins and waste are more easily removed, the immune system is strengthened, as well as bones, joints, and organs are better cushioned. A better working body means more weight loss. Don’t divert water intake with the consumption of too much coffee, soda, tea, milk, juice, alcohol, etc. These upset our water balance even though they consist mostly of water. They are diuretics and can actually cause the body to excrete more water than the drink contains, making you hungry, and therefore making it harder to lose weight. Try and sip your water throughout the day; most people can only metabolize about 1/2 cup of water every half hour. No need to take in the water if it’s not going to get used. To lose weight, slowly increase your water consumption to 1/2 your body weight in ounces of water.
Pack Snacks to Lose Weight /
Lose weight by planning your snacks. Without your own stash it’s easy to be tempted by bad foods which are typically higher in calories and can add extra pounds (not helpful for losing weight). Plus they are digested quickly, making you hungry sooner, and more likely to snack again. Pack your snacks in a small portable cooler such as nitrite-free jerky, handful of nuts, handful of sunflower/pumpkin seeds, trail mix, Lara or Organic bars, turkey breast slices, red peppers, hummus, hard boiled eggs, and olive mix. Your best bet for a plan to lose weight is to prepare your snacks in advance.
- How to Use Your Mind to Lose Weight (self.com)
- Weight-Loss Strategies on How to Stay Motivated to Lose Weight (mariaslastdiet.com)