If you’re like many dieters, you don’t mind changing your eating habits and you aren’t even bothered by the workouts you need to do to slim down. But you’d like to lose weight faster. Waiting for weeks to see results on the scale is not fun.
So why not supercharge your weight loss plan? There are simple changes you’ll make to your daily routine and to the eating habits which will assist you to eat less, burn more calories, and keep your weight loss program on track. And with your diet in hyperdrive, you’ll get the results you want and deserve in less time.
1. Cut Meals in Half.
No time to count calories? No problem! Just cut most of your meals and snacks in half. You’ll eat less and slim down quickly. Very often meal items are too big anyway. By cutting them in half, you’re probably serving yourself the correct portion sizes for weight loss.1
Keep the vegetable and fruit portions full-sized. But cut your starches (like potatoes, bread, and rice), your protein (this is usually meat), and your sweets in half.
And don’t forget about your drinks. You can cut those in half too. Don’t worry about reducing no-calorie drinks like water and black coffee, but go ahead and pour out half of your creamy lattes, sports drinks, and other drinks that are bad for your diet.
2. Ban Juice in Smoothies.
Are you a fan of smoothies? A healthy low-calorie fruit or vegetable smoothie is often an honest meal substitute or mid-day snack. Many dieters use them to lose weight. But they’ll assist you to reduce faster if you do not use juice once you make them.
Fruit juices add calories and sugar to your blended drinks. Unfortunately, juice doesn’t provide a lot of benefits. Whole fruit, however, is better for your diet. You’ll get flavor, texture, and therefore the advantage of important nutrients once you add whole fruit. And the fiber in whole fruit helps you to eat less and slim down.
So how does one blend your creamy drink without juice? Just add water and a little bit of ice. You won’t miss the juice, and your body will thank you for leaving the calories behind.
3. Multitask During Workouts.
The best weight loss program should include exercise. Cardio workouts to burn fat, stretching exercises to boost flexibility and strength training to shape a tight body are all important. But who has time to do all that work?
With a little bit of gym savvy, you can do it all at the same time. When you’re at the health club, skip the weight-training machines and the cardio equipment. Instead, head to the gym floor and do full weight exercises instead. Movements like the walking lunge increase your heart rate to burn fat, tighten and tone the lower body and even increase the range of motion in your hips and thighs.
When you don’t waste time moving from machine to machine, you can do a few extra exercises and burn more fat in less time. Bodyweight exercises are also easy to do at home. So there’s never a reason to skip your workout if you can’t get to the gym.
4. Add Low-Calorie Volume to Every Meal.
If you cut your meal in half to supercharge your diet, your dinner plate may look empty. You’re not likely to feel satisfied with a meal that looks small. Boost the volume on your plate with no-calorie or low-calorie foods.
Keep fresh lettuce in the fridge and use it to increase the size of your sandwich, salad, or tacos. Making a casserole? Keep frozen vegetables on hand and add chopped carrots peas or corn to the mix. You can even make rice and grains more substantial by adding onions and peppers.
Boosting volume with veggies will add very few calories to your meal but can help to provide greater meal satisfaction and enjoyment. When you feel full and happy, you’re likely to eat less in the hours after your meal.
5. Just Say No to the Elevator.
Stair climbing burns mega calories. It’s also a quick and efficient way to get a great looking backside and leaner legs. But you’ll not want to try to an entire stair climbing workout a day.
Instead, just climb a couple of flights of stairs here and there throughout your normal daily activities. Skip the elevator at work, avoid the escalator at the mall, and make the extra effort when you’re at home. You burn almost 10 calories per minute when you hike up the stairs.2 Your total number might reach a hundred calories or more throughout the day. This simple trick could assist you to lose an additional half-pound or maybe an additional pound hebdomadally.