Let’s face it: losing weight is hard. It can be an everyday struggle that more often than not is a losing battle. However, one way to tackle losing weight is to make simple changes to your lifestyle that you can maintain. This does not involve going cold turkey on everything you love, but just enough to see the scale go down without driving yourself crazy.
Make Meals At Home
Eating out is convenient, but that means a lot of extra calories and fat because it is harder to make healthier choices. It may require some extra at home prep time but it’s worth it instead of ordering out for lunch everyday at the week.
It’s not practical to eat at home meals everyday of the week, but try to cook a few days of meals at a time and this way you will be saving time in the end.
Water is a go to for people trying to lose weight, but skipping to just water is hard. Instead of cutting out all other drinks try sparkling waters because they also have zero calories but come in many flavors including lemon, lime and strawberry. The best part is that it tastes like soda but cuts out all the bad stuff.
Another routine people have a hard time with is the trip to Starbucks in the morning and it can cost you a lot of calories. A 16 ounce White Chocolate Mocha comes in at 400 calories, so try switching it up to an Iced Skinny Latte that is just 70 calories according to the company’s website.
Alcoholic drinks can also cost you big when it comes to calories. A beer can set diets back up to 250 calories, but one simple switch is drinking light beer. It may not be the first choice but every bit counts when saving calories.
Eat Healthy Items First
This is probably going to be one of the most challenging tips on this list, but try to eat everything on the plate that is healthy first. This means eat your vegetables first.
“Vegetables tend to be lower in calories, yet pack a way more powerful punch when it comes to keeping you healthy and full for longer. This all means you may tend to eat fewer calories, while still feeling satisfied, if not more satisfied, than when you rely on packaged foods and foods devoid of nutrients,” according to Atkins.com.
It will be hard to say no to the bread first, but trying this simple tip will help you down the line to get to your final weight loss goals.