Weight loss is a process and it can be quite long. Some people find it difficult to squeeze activities like going to the gym, cooking dinner and preparing lunch in their day practically impossible. First thing you need to know that weight loss requires a lot of commitment and time as well, but, if you have troubles finding time for yourself, we have gathered some tips that should help you lose weight anyway:
Take small steps
Every single step that you take toward a better and healthier you counts, so make sure to include lots of small changes in your life. The biggest change in this case is your approach to your healthier life – instead of thinking how you need to exercise for hours in the gym and eat superfoods, start looking at small changes as small victories – you will be amazed how these changes are going to help you lose weight.
Cut down the size of the portions
First thing you need to know about dieting – you don’t have to prepare special meals to lose weight, it is enough to just eat less. Most of the people need from 1,200 to 1,500 calories to lose one pound a week. Just eat smaller portions and you’re on your way to slimmer you!
Eat all meals
Busy people often skip meals, which has been proven to slow down metabolism, meaning that the body slows down the whole digestion process. In order to enable your body to function properly, you must eat all three meals.
Did you know that experts recommend at least 30 minutes of exercise every day? If you are not able to dedicate time for whole 30 minutes, you could break it in smaller time periods and it can add up!
Don’t sit whenever you can stand
In last couple of years, more and more experts have started talking about how dangerous sitting for long periods can be and how we should stand and walk more. While it won’t help you lose weight, it can help you be healthier.
Get enough sleep
Experts say that we should get at least seven to eight hours of sleep every night. People who generally feel that they don’t have enough time tend to get up early or go to bed later, which is a solution, but if they don’t get enough sleep, it is still not good solution.
Use your weekends
Weekend is a great time to relax and use that free time for yourself. Spend some time of the weekend on planning the next week and you could possibly find some time for a workout.
Try HIIT exercises
High intensity interval training (HIIT) is a great workout for burning fat (some even say that it is the best exercise for fat burning). This type of exercise consists of warm up, high intensity bursts and cool down periods. One study has shown that during 20 minutes of HIIT exercise you burn more calories than 45 minutes on elliptical.