If you are among those people who want to lose weight and achieve fast results, well you should know that weight loss process takes time, perseverance, strength and discipline.
It also requires a healthy diet plan that includes incorporating essential nutrients in the body in recommended quantities and staying hydrated.
1. Learn to breathe deeply
This simple habit of breathing deeply from your stomach, and not from your chest is very helpful in the weight loss process.
Also, developing this habit in your life will help you tone your abdomen. Additionally, it will help you to better oxygenate the brain and optimize all of the body’s functions.
Start breathing deeply every day for five minutes and increase it gradually.
2. Shower with contrasts between hot and cold
Another beneficial way to lose weight step by step is by alternate the temperature of the water when showering, cold for a bit, then hot for a bit.
Apart from helping you to lose weight, this habit is considered as extremely effective in treating illnesses such as arrhythmia, dystonia and hypertension in its initial stage.
It also helps to reduce cellulite.
3. A good massage
Another way to lose weight gradually is by having a massage, done well and with certain frequency.
Massages helps in breaking down fat deposits in the body, stimulating blood circulation in the abdominal zone and regulating intestinal movements. Thus, it promotes the release of toxins through defecation.
4. Chew gum
Make sure you always have chewing gum in your purse if you want to lose weight little by little. This technique is recommended simply because when chewing we actually aren’t ingesting anything, but we are keeping both our mouth and brain occupied and our and thus we help lowering anxiety levels. Always opt for a chewing gum that does not contain sugar like peppermint, eucalyptus or mint.
5. Don’t forget to drink water
According to scientists, we often mistake our body’s thirst for hunger and eat when we just need to drink some water. This happens because our body sends the same signals when we are thirsty as when we are hungry.
Staying hydrated plays a crucial role in the weight loss process as by increasing our water intake, we allow our body to release more toxins, which is very helpful when it comes to stepping on the scale.
It is not advisable to drink beverages that say “low in sugar” or anything else that appears to be a diet product because they contain the same values of any carbonated drink and don’t provide the body with any real benefits. You can always opt for a mineral water.
6. Take the stairs
If you lead a busy life and you don’t have much time to exercise regularly, the least you can do is take the stairs and walk as much as you can, as thus you create a certain resistance and start enjoying the exercise.
A research financed by the National Research Council at the Cooperative University of Colombia showed that it is possible to lose weight if you take the stairs daily. However, this shouldn’t be your only form of exercise, nor should it be your only healthy habit.
7. Heightened your desk at work
Though it seems a bit uncomfortable, this practice has been carried out in great part of European companies. It includes working at a light elevation in respect to the level of the floor. This helps you to burn 50 more calories a day, per hour, than if you stay seated, with your body at the same level.
Though it seems hard to stop our bad habits, the good news is that it isn’t impossible. Try it out!
Losing weight doesn’t mean staying hungry, but balancing your portions and eating only quality foods. Working out is also recommended which leads to better oxygenation of your body.