Holidays mean great fun, travel and sometimes, indiscriminate eating. It is the post-holiday time that is the toughest, because that’s when you realise that you have put on extra flab in a few days’ time.
If you have tried to lose that fat with only exercise and diet, you must have understood through your experience that this is not the best way to lose fat.
These two are in fact, only the first steps on the ladder to weight loss, but they are not the last. There is a lot more that you need to do in order to lose weight. In fact, there has to be a lifestyle change to lose weight and to keep it low.
Stress is a main cause of weight gain. Throw stress out of your life. It is mostly during the times of stress that one eats junk food, and overeats to derive comfort from food. With stress out of your system, you would find it very easy to lose weight.
If, by chance, there is a thing or person that causes stress, try to get past that stimulant. A major element of stress is from work, so leave your work at your job and come home to a healthy family life. During this time, your work should stay out of your life and mind.
Apart from chucking out stress from your life, you also need to start to enjoy your life. Stress automatically goes away when you make time to indulge in fun stuff.
It can be games, movies or something as different as learning music. Do whatever it takes you to make you happy and remember everything is good in moderation.
When we say indulge yourself, it sure does not mean gulping down cartons of food or popcorn and soft drinks.
Stay away from unhealthy habits. No doubt, we all acquire habits that are not exactly desirable. However, if you think that you need to lose weight, you have to make changes to avoid these unhealthy habits.
For example, if you are into smoking or drinking due to stress, you should try to find a more positive way out of the problem. The momentary relief that you get from stress would actually land you into a lifetime of health problems.
Drink a lot of water. We, modern people, tend to eat more junk than drink water. A hydrated body aids in your efforts at losing weight. Avoid processed foods, soda, fizzy drinks and alcohol because they are dehydrating in nature. They also add empty calories to your body. Therefore, drink plain water and be healthy.
The best way to do this is to keep a bottle of water with you. You would not forget to sip water and at the same time, you would not be suddenly dehydrated.
Moreover, this water would flush out all toxins from your blood stream. It also will help with your metabolism and thus make you burn your fat really fast.
These healthy habits would definitely help you to change your lifestyle and lose weight in a big way.