Weight loss – one of those damn issues that can consume us mums if we let it sometimes!
If you’re struggling to reach your ideal weight, you may feel as though you have exhausted all of your options. I know I do sometimes. However, everyone’s body is different, and what works for one person may not work for you. That is why it’s so important to think outside the box. Often, the simplest of changes can have the biggest impact on the journey towards your ideal body. Make sure that you don’t rule anything out. Below are five clever tricks, you might not have considered, that may help you reach your dream weight.
Drink more water
Increasing the amount of water that you are drinking can help you to lose weight. It can also help to flush out any negative toxins from your body. Drinking more water will improve your digestion and can even help you to reduce your cravings. Why not invest in a water bottle that provides a clear measurement of the liquid it contains? This will help you to stay on top of your daily intake and to track your progress.
Chew your food
How many times did your grandmother tell you this? She had a point! When you are chewing, a message is sent to your brain that you are eating food. The more you chew, the easier it is to trick yourself into thinking that you have eaten more. This will reduce the amount of food that you need to eat in order to feel full. Try to increase the amount of times that you are chewing each piece of your meal. This technique will also help you to improve your digestion. Another option is to try sugar-free gum.
Eat foods that speed up your metabolism
Certain foods actually help to speed up your metabolism. If you are struggling to lose weight, you may want to consider introducing these foods into your diet. This doesn’t have to be at a great expense. For instance, apples are the perfect example of a food product that is cheap, easy to find, and helps to speed up your metabolism.
Try a slim belt
Have you ever considered wearing a slim belt? This product helps to contour your body-shape. It also creates a sauna-like effect that helps to boost your metabolism. If you’re particularly concerned about your stomach area, this could be just the thing you need to achieve your dream shape. You can workout in these to increase the effectiveness.
Consider when you are eating
Just exercising and eating healthily is not enough, you should also consider making changes to your schedule. The time of day that you’re eating will have a huge impact on the way in which your food is being digested. Ideally, you want to have your evening meal as early as possible. This is where I massively fall down!
This will give your body a chance to digest your food before you go to sleep. You need to make sure that you’re burning more calories than you’re taking in. This will be much easier to achieve if you’re eating your meals earlier on in the day.
How many of these do you manage already?
I’m off to drink a big glass of water and think about it!