If you’re looking for simple ways to make weight loss a natural part of your life, this is for you. Losing weight should be effortless, and you don;t have to give up the foods you like or join a gym. It’s all about striking the perfect balance in your calories, one step at a time, in teeny tiny ways that add up to big benefits.
You just need to adopt the tricks that naturally lean people do. Pick the ones you like, and incorporate them into your lifestyle. You’re sure to slim down and tone up– for good!
1. Wake-up workout
Upon waking up, sit up slowly without using your hands. Straighten your legs and lean forward until you feel your muscles stretching with the effort. Hold, then use your abs to lower yourself flat. This strengthens and builds the muscles of your core.
2. Add some protein
Have some protein during breakfast, because studies have shown eating a big brekfast makes you eat less as the day goes one. Add a hard-boiled egg to keep you feeling full, and away from that pre-lunch munchies.
3. Balance is key
While brushing your teeth, try alternately standing on one leg. Balancing activities develop your core muscles and provide a good workout activity for your brain.
4. Squat it off
Squats not only tone and strengthen your legs, they’re pretty good total body workouts. Do a proper squat by standing with your feet shoulder-width apart, lowering your hips, not bending knees forward, and keeping your weight on your heels.
Soda is packed with empty calories that do nothing for you nutritionally. Plus, your body does not register calories from liquids the way they do with foods, so you don’t get full as fast, and you tend to overeat. Try water instead.
6. Stand up
Heavy people sit on an average of two and a half more per day than thin people. So make a habit to stand up and pace around as you do things, whether you’re just talking to someone on the phone or reading a book.