Tuesday 8 June 2021

4 Ways You Can Conquer Obesity This Year

 Gaining weight can happen in the blink of an eye, and if you lead a busy life, it's very possible that you'll grab the quickest meal available so that you can get back to work. Fast foods, on the other hand, are generally high in calories and low in nutrition, and if you live a sedentary lifestyle, you're bound to gain weight. Then came COVID-19, which forced everyone on the earth to stay at home, which may or may not have helped your weight problem. Whatever your motivation, if you've decided to make a positive change in your life, congratulations! You've already taken the most difficult step.

Consider keeping a food diary

It's easy to lose track of what you're putting into your body, and things that seem healthy on the surface may not be as healthy as they appear. For two weeks, keep a food journal, noting the calories consumed beside each meal. Remember to include snacks and non-water drinks in your calorie totals at the end of each day and week. You'd be shocked how many calories a little chocolate bar can load into your daily quota! Once you’ve seen where your shortcomings are you can make positive changes to your meal plans.

Exercise your problem areas

One of your motivations for losing weight could be to feel more confident in your own skin, and there's nothing wrong with that! Everyone has problem areas they want to fix, whether it's flabby arms, bulging tummies, or big legs. When you work out, focusing on your problem areas will help you notice improvements much faster. You could try new and alternative workouts such as the Aussie pull up to focus on your arms, or find a new stomach fat busting technique to keep your exercise exciting. What happens when you see the results? You're even more inspired to stick to your new healthy lifestyle!

Meet your water quota

Water is crucial to health, and the average person should drink 2 litres of water each day (more if you exercise) to stay hydrated. Even if it's only once a day, replacing fizzy drinks, coffee, and other unhealthy drinks with water will make a huge difference in your weight reduction, fitness, sleep, and even skin. To help you stay on track, you can download free applications that remind you to drink a glass of water, or you can use water bottles with prompts to help you consume more water.

Turn regular activities into exercise

Finding time to exercise can be challenging, especially if you have a career, children, and a home to run, so try to include exercise into your normal routines! If you spend a lot of time sitting at a desk while working, try out some of these desk exercises. Alternatively, look into buying a standing desk, or a standing desk adapter. Other chores, such as cleaning your home or straightening up your garden, can be turned into exercise by dancing to music, moving considerably quicker than usual, or even adding weights to your arms and legs.

With these tips, mindful eating and motivation levels high, you can conquer obesity this year!