We all want to live our best lives, have glowing skin and feel immensely confident in our tight and fit bodies. But not all of us are blessed enough to wake up like that; getting to that point is a process. Some may not even know where or how to start that process, and that’s why we’re here. The first step of burning fat and losing weight always the hardest, so take note of these tips, implement them into your routine and start living your best life!
1. Increase Your Water Intake
This first step is extremely simple and easy but often overlooked when it comes to losing weight. Unless you’re already a frequent an avid water drinker, try to double your daily intake and see what it does for you.
Not only will it help in clearing up any dermal blemishes you may have and give you that aforementioned glowing skin, it can also help you in losing weight without the help of dieting or working out! Simply enough, the weight you lose is referred to as “water weight”.
The downside to this is this amount of times you’ll have to take a restroom break throughout the day. But if you can overlook that one stipulation, you’re already off to the races.
2. Track Your Calories
You can do this one of two ways. If you’re already on an intermediate or advance level of tracking your calories and macronutrients, this step will most likely cover bases you’re already aware of.
But for those who aren’t and need a refresher, the key to losing weight is having your body remain in a caloric deficit; the act of burning more calories than you take in on a daily basis. With a quick search on your phone, you can find apps that will track your calories for you. All you have to do is scan the bar code of the item and you’re set!
If you’re completely new to the caloric knowledge of the foods you eat on a daily basis or you simply just don’t feel like doing all that, you don’t necessarily have to. Just be mindful of what you’re putting in your body! Cut out the fried foods, sweets, and anything else you know wouldn’t be good for you.
Always remember, eating healthy is just as important as exercising when it comes to losing weight.
3. Intermittent Fasting
Eating at the right times is important, too. The last thing you want is to eat a huge meal full of carbs and fats, then having those calories stored in your body by going straight and not allowing your body a chance to work off those calories in any type of way.
Intermittent fasting is the idea of having an allotted time window to eat all foods for the day. For example, the normal time window most people abide by is a 16/8 split, meaning they eat for eight hours of the day and fast for the other 16.
By doing so, your body will constantly burn calories on its own in the fasting stage and it’ll be that much easier to remain in a caloric deficit at the end of the day.
4. Stay Committed
A combination of the three tips mentioned above will have you well on your way of losing weight. In each step though, you have to train your mindset to stay in tunnel vision and keep your eyes on the end goal without getting distracted.
Take it a day at a time. Success and results won’t come overnight. Rather than trying to build an entire brick wall in one day, lay down a single brick per day. With some consistency, before you know it, you’ll take a step back and see that the entire wall essentially built itself!