It’s a new year, another 365 days to make your life healthier, happier and more enriching. Whether you’re looking to make a dramatic change to your diet or simply hoping to lose an extra few pounds, these easy weight loss tips are going to help you reach your 2018 body goals.
Swap out your Coffee
Instead of reaching for the instant coffee each morning, start your day with a steaming mug of green tea. Green tea is one of the healthiest beverage options on the planet. It’s loaded with antioxidants, low in calories, has a light and delightful floral flavor and can promote weight loss!
Jot it Down
Keeping a food journal is a personal and expressive way to track your eating habits. Use your diary to log your calorie consumption and, more importantly, to record how you feel after each meal. This is a great way to see what dietary decisions leave you feeling energized and what foods leave you feeling sluggish and tired.
Take it Slow
We are living increasingly fast-paced lives. The pressures of modern day living have led us to live in a constant hurry. Slow down! This is especially pertinent when it comes to mealtime. Chew slowly, put your fork down in between bites, take a sip of water every now and then. Some people even opt for a pair of chopsticks in instead of a knife and fork! Using chopsticks will help you to better enjoy your meal, eat slower and avoid overeating.
Learn to cook
Forget about those unnecessary (and expensive!) meals out, put away your pre-prepared meals and Chinese takeout boxes. Home cooking will help you to better understand and appreciate what you are putting in your body. This way, you can control the use of fatty and unhealthy ingredients in your diet. It’s also such wonderful fun! Cook with your partner or invite friends and family over for a health-conscious and scrumptious home-cooked meal.
Go for Green
White foods – like sugar, flour, cream, and rice – massively contribute to our daily calorie intake. Alternatively, reach for something green! Brocolli, spinach, cucumber, zucchini and lettuce, are all water-rich and are perfect for someone looking to shed some pounds. Make sure your plate looks colorful and vitamin-packed!