The fall weather is settling in and people start to dust off their fur coats and sweaters. You probably think, what a perfect season to hide your stubborn belly fat, that you no longer have to reveal to the world through your summer t-shirts. Well, the good news is: yes, you can ditch all your weight loss supplements and hide your flabs underneath layers and layers of clothing. The bad news is, you are only lying to yourself because at the end of the day, the weight on the scale doesn’t lie. And with great weight come great responsibilities (medical responsibilities that is). So here are 10 weight management tips that can help you secure a well-balanced through all seasons of the year.
1. Pay attention to your meal portions
Believe it or not, weight management starts in the kitchen. If you can fit it in the palm of your hand, it’s probably too much food.
2. Set a realistic weight loss goal
You are probably planning for your Christmas vacation somewhere warm (perhaps Jamaica, or Aruba), and you give yourself less than 2 months to secure the body of a crossfit athlete. No, that’s not going to happen, because that is not a realistic weight loss goal.
3. Avoid getting hungry
Now, this rule may sound counter-intuitive but if you want to lose weight, you need to eat all the time. Before you scream FOUL, we are not talking about eating whatever, however. You need to avoid creating hunger by eating healthy small portions every 3 to 4 hours. Feel free to also supplement your diet with healthy weight loss supplements.
4. Get your family and friends to help you
Don’t do this alone; instead get your friends and family to support you mentally through your weight loss journey. Studies show that one loses weight more steadily with help from a loved one than otherwise.
5. Clean out your refrigerator and kitchen cabinets
Systematically get rid of all weight loss sabotaging foods from your kitchen. That includes ice cream, white flour, soda, alcohol etc.
6. Stock up on vegetables
You cannot achieve your weight loss goals without the help of vegetables. Include them in your daily diet, especially cruciferous vegetables. You may also supplement your diet with fat loss supplements for faster results. Do your research and make sure they are safe for your health.
7. Drink water before meals
Hydrating before your meal ensures that you feel full, which prevents you from overeating.
8. Pace, don’t race
Do you take your time to masticate your meal properly? Well a key weight management tip is to learn to eat more slowly. Doing this will also train you to control your portions
Weight loss is 70% meal and 30% exercise. If you want muscle tone and some sexy looking abs, then you need to supplement exercise to your healthy diet.
10. Sleep more
Lack of sleep puts a toll on your body, causing the release of hormones that contributes to fat storage. The more fat you store, the more difficult your weight loss journey will be. So train yourself to sleep more. Your body will thank you for it