“How to lose weight”, “Simple weight loss exercises”, “Weight-loss diets to follow to lose weight fast!” are some of the key phrases that people often search for.
Losing weight is a challenge in itself and it becomes even more challenging when your goal is to lose weight at home. This is because there is less physical activity at home.
Now, what if we tell you that there are a few simple tips following which you can easily lose weight without hitting the gym!
We have taken care of your mental as well as your physical hygiene while devising these tips for you. However, you will have to be regular in your endeavor to lose weight at home.
1. Protein – The King of All Nutrients
It is believed that when it comes to weight loss, protein is the king of all the nutrients. A high protein diet which may include eggs, pulses, fish, meat, etc. makes you feel fuller for a longer time.
So eating plenty of protein should be an essential part of your weight loss plan at home.
2. Say NO To Added Sugar
You may not even realize but you might be consuming a lot of added sugar in the cups of tea or coffee you drink. Even if you don’t drink coffee or tea, the processed food you might be consuming regularly has a lot of added sugar, which can hamper your weight loss plan.
So, if you have a habit of munching on the packet of potato chips while watching a movie at home, you will have to get over it to succeed.
3. Water – The Savior
Drinking lots of water can never go wrong. Drink water before you eat a meal so that you feel full early. You can drink 8-10 glasses of water in a day and keep yourself full.
This will not only help in detoxification of your body but will also make your skin shine. However, don’t drink too much water at night. Complete the intake of your water during the day so that you can detoxify as well.
4. Lemon and Honey – Better Than Most Tea
Replace your bed tea with lemon and honey mixed in lukewarm water. You may find some scientific flaws in tea, coffee or green tea but this drink is natural and can do wonders in your weight loss journey. Make a habit of starting your day with lemon and honey in water and we are sure it will make your weight loss quicker.
However, if tea is your forte, then consider switching to Red Tea for detox. Its multi-cleansing abilities will make short work of that excess belly fat.
5. Cut Your Carbs
Reducing carbohydrates from your diet, and adding protein and fat can help in reducing your appetite and hence you can lose weight faster. You can avoid eating white rice, bread, potato, and sugar. Instead, you can add a high-protein diet to your regime as suggested before.
6. Reduce the Size of your Plate
Yes, we are talking about portion control. While portion control can be done without actually having to choose a smaller plate but it is believed that choosing a smaller plate can help in portion control.
Don’t eat like a king the entire day. 🤴
Eat smaller portions and eat healthily, and this can help tremendously in meeting your weight loss goals at home!
7. Shift your dinner timing
It is important to have every meal and not skip any. However, you can avoid having dinner late. Try to have dinner till 8 pm, and if you are awake after that, you can consume fruits and salads.
There are various light dinner options you can rely on. It is said that one should eat like a beggar at night.
8. Exercise Regularly
This one is a no-brainer. 😛
Even a half-hour of exercise in a day counts. This may include squats, crunches, light yoga, skipping, or just spot running. It is essential to do some physical activity in a day. If you are working from home, you can take 15 minutes break and start jogging on the spot.
Although, the role of exercise is believed to be just 20% in weight loss, and the rest 80% depends on what you eat, yet that 20% counts. Make it a habit to exercise daily at home.
And make sure to set your workout goals to maximize your fitness training! These will give a boost to your weight loss goals.
9. Sleep Tight to Make it Right
Many people don’t understand the importance of sleeping tight. If you don’t get enough sleep, it may lead to weight gain in the future. It is important to give your body the rest it deserves.
It has been scientifically proved that sleep deprivation leads to poor appetite regulation, which can further hamper your weight loss journey.
10. Wait and then Weigh
Weight loss at home is not something that will happen in a day or so. It will take time depending on how regularly you follow the weight loss regime.
There is no need to stand on the weighing machine every day. You may, however, keep a weekly track of your weight loss. It may fluctuate sometimes because of the water level or the cheat meals but there is no need to stress over it.
Keep a cool mind throughout your weight loss journey!
11. Focus on a Change in Lifestyle
We know it is important for you to shed those extra pounds but we recommend that you must not focus on skipping meals to lose weight.
Make sure you bring a change in your lifestyle by adding healthy food, enough sleep, and regular exercise to it. Once you switch to a healthier lifestyle, weight loss will become much easier.
12. Detox Regularly
Our body needs to get rid of toxins from time to time. Additionally, it needs its supply of micronutrients regularly. To achieve this, you must keep sipping detox drinks as required.
You can refer to this guide to Detox Drinks and can prepare some DIY Detox Drinks at home and notice the change for yourself!
If you can’t hit the gym because of whatever reasons, worry not! These simple tips will help you lose weight at home easily. As we said before, it is however important to stick to a schedule when managing your weight.
The last point in our list holds key importance. It is vital to switch to a healthier lifestyle when trying to lose weight at home. We at Secret To Fitness wish you good luck in your weight loss journey. 👍
This guest post is written by Garima from God of Small Things.