6 Habits To Integrate Into Your Daily Life In Order To Lose Weight

Last updated by Katie M.

Everyone know that to successfully shed the pounds, you have to move more and eat less, right? That's the golden rule of dieting, but that's not to say you'll manage to keep the numbers on the scales consistent even whilst living by this principle. That's where we come in! We've been there, done that and bought the t-shirt when it comes to fad diets and have found there are indeed other easy tips to follow if you want to fit into your size 8 jeans. Discover the tricks you need to follow to ensure weight loss; trust us, they're completely painless and don't involve running 5 miles a day!

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Adopting 6 new daily habits will help you stay trim

1. Chew better and add spice to your meals!

The more you chew your food, the more you feel satiated and therefore the more you reduce your portion sizes. A meal has to last 20 minutes in order for the brain to send messages to the body telling you that you’re full. To help you, prepare spicy dishes that’ll force you to slow down the pace you eat at and give your taste buds a break between each mouthful.

2. Be more active by walking more

Not feeling very motivated to do sport? Well moving is crucial if you want to lose weight. Walking is a good start, but between the car, bus and metro, we are doing it increasingly less. Taking a stroll for 30 minutes every day is enough to stay healthy. An hour of power walking will allow you to lose weight. So, start parking further away, miss out the last metro station and make the most of the nice weather to go for a walk outside.

3. Set yourself small and realistic goals

What could be simpler than reducing the size of your plate in order to reduce food portions. Eat on a smaller plate and your lunch will already look more of a hearty meal.

4. Have a good breakfast

We all know we shouldn’t, however many of us still skip breakfast. Mom has definitely said to us countless times that “breakfast is the most important meal of the day”! Having a nice big breakfast will make you less likely to snack in the day and will help you lose weight… Mum wasn’t wrong!

5. Learn to listen to your body

It might seem silly, but waiting to eat when we’re hungry allows you to lose weight. It’s often difficult to distinguish between wanting to eat and actually feeling hungry. Listen to your body, and also stop eating when you’re full. By listening more to your needs and less to gluttony, you have already taken a big step towards losing weight.

6. Reach for healthy snacks

Instead of just drinking your high-sugar, low-fiber juice. Sugar is harmful to your figure and health, so it is important to consume lower amounts of sugar. Eating a piece of fruit, therefore, will always be better in nutritional terms that drinking a fruit juice, even if it’s homemade.

>>> Take at look at this article: Want To Become Vegetarian? The 5 Traps To Avoid

Editor’s opinion – I make notes

I’ve always thought writing things down gives them greater credibility. By writing the contents of my dishes in my notebook every day, I learn to monitor my food intake. However, whilst I would like to lose weight, do I really want to have to write: “Today – pepperoni pizza and chocolate eclairs for dessert”? Not really. Writing what you eat is a habit that might seem a bit shocking, but which allows you to be self-disciplined and congratulate yourself when you improve what food is on your plate. Get writing!


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