We’re well into the new year and many of us have weight-loss as a new years resolution. Often times we are really good at working out for a few weeks into the new year, and then we’re back to normal again. If you want to get a few tips on some simple things you can do to succeed this year, you should have a look at the ones we’ve put together here. They may be familiar but they’re not always easy to remember, so a reminder is always a good thing.
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Maybe this is the year when you’ll make it!
Walk to the grocery store
If you live fairly close to the grocery store, walking is a great plan. Get a trolley bag to avoid having to carry the most heavy stuff and you’re all set to go. This is a great way to get some extra workout while doing something you need to get done anyway.
Eat less and more often
It may be hard to get used to this in the beginning, especially if you eat few and large means, but it’ll soon be worth it! Once you get used to eating smaller portions you’ll also feel full faster. Give it a week or so and you’ll notice a huge difference.
Make your own food
In general the food you’re making yourself is a lot healthier than all those take-aways and burger menus. Have your kids or husband/wife join in and you’ll get social while cooking. It’s cheaper and healthier and you’ll have a lot more control of what you’re eating.
Have healthy snacks available
Many struggle with loosing weight because they have too much chips, chocolate and unhealthy snacks available. Get rid of it all and cut up vegetables and fruit instead. Place it on your table and when you feel like having some snacks, go for the healthy option. It tastes good, it’s healthy and it’ll help you reach your goal weight. This is also a great habit to teach your children.
Drinking water before and between meals is not only healthy but it’ll help you feel fuller as well. It’s a great option compared to beverages that have a lot of sugar and sweeteners and you’ll get used to it after just a few days. Squeeze some juice from a lemon or other citrus fruits if you want a bit more taste to it. Always keep a water bottle available as it also helps your from getting dehydrated and helps against headaches and various other symptoms.