Simple Yet Effective Strategies to Lose Weight

Losing weight takes a lot of discipline.walking-fitness-health But you can actually still lose some weight without having to kill yourself over counting calories and hours at the gym. There are very simple ways to see those pounds drop on the scale and you won’t even feel that you’re doing anything. You just have to learn how to incorporate these simple things in your lifestyle and you will lose weight safely.

Drink green tea
A recent study compared the metabolic effect of green tea. And researchers concluded that green tea drinkers burned about 70 additional calories in a 24-hour period. Researchers believe that this benefit is caused by metabolism-enhancing antioxidants known as catechins, which are found in green tea.

Cut the salt
Sodium contributes to water retention.Thus, it will make you look and feel bloated. The daily value suggests no more than 2,400 milligrams of sodium. However, because of today’s modern lifestyle, where everything seems fastfood style in preparation, most of us are getting more than twice that amount. So keep an eye on your sodium intake. Stay away fro  salty snacks such as chips and prepackaged foods. Also, make it a habit to read the label of the food you eat.

Get some five-pound weights
Understand that strength training builds lean muscle tissue, which in turn burns more calories. The more lean muscle you have, the faster you’ll lose weight. So try to do some push-ups or a few squats or lunges. Use your free weights to perform simple biceps curls or triceps pulls. You don’t have to go to the gym to do this. Incorporate this in your daily routine in your home and you’ll see the improvement in your physique.

Get adequate sleep
Getting enough sleep is important even if you’re not in a weight loss program. More importantly when you’re trying to shake off some pounds. Sleep deprivation will make you fat. First, it will make you more susceptible to late-night munchies. Also, people  who get less than four hours of sleep per day are proven to have a slower metabolism than those who get enough rest for a full seven to eight hours. So don’t skimp on your zzz’s to help you lose those extra pounds.

Eat every meal
Skipping meals will not help in your weight loss goals. In fact, this strategy will backfire because your body will go in a panic mode so it would slow your metabolism in order to conserve energy. So avoid a backlog of unwanted pounds, eat your meals on time.

Drink Up!

You’ve probably heard it before, but yes, you should drink plenty of water daily to speed up weight loss. Our body needs water to metabolize stored fat. If you’re dehydrated, it’s more difficult for you to burn calories.

Feeling frustrated because none of these tips seem to work for you? Talk to us here at Doctors Weight Loss Center of Cary today.