When it comes to fitness goals, losing weight is one target many of us want to hit. In fact, it’s among the top new year resolutions for a lot of people. But then life happens and juggling between jobs, kids, family life and stress, losing weight doesn’t even remain a goal.
Our weight loss experts believe that no matter how fast and hectic your routine is, there are ways to stay on track. The basic strategy is to prioritize self-care. It may not sound as simple but below we are sharing some really helpful tips and tricks to stay on your path of losing weight.
Plan And Organize
Like all other things, your weight loss efforts need a plan. So first off, make a plan. Buy grocery items accordingly. Organize your calendar for meal preps, once or twice a week. This advance meal prep will save you from munching on snacks even when you’re too busy to cook.
Never Skip Meals
Unless you’re doing Intermittent Fasting, never skip a meal or you’ll end up eating more than usual. In fact, we suggest eating on time so that you don’t feel overwhelmed with hunger.
Veggies are full of antioxidants, minerals and vitamins. Moreover, with their larger water content, they keep you full for longer. So, try to consume more and more veggies in the form of salads, stir fried add-ons, and sides.
Watch Out For Nutritional Value
Staying in a calorie deficit is the key to losing weight. But often times, salad dressings, side orders, and snacks could add more calories to your daily value than you’d imagine. So, it is really crucial to stick with your daily calorie count.
Store Real Food In Your Freezer
Instead of going with packaged items, stock your freezer with items that can be defrosted well for later use. Lentil soup, bean chili and gravies are best for stocking up in your freezer for the busy days.
Take Out Time For Workout
No matter how hard it seems, movement is essential for increasing your metabolic rate and keeping you in your best shape. Even if it’s not possible to go to gym with your schedule, go for morning or evening walks, try HIIT or high-intensity interval training, where you can burn more fat in short time. You can always lock in a good and concise workout if you make it a priority.
Last but not the least, if you have tried all these already and haven’t achieved your weight loss goals, weight loss surgery might be the answer. To learn more about your options, book your free consultation with Dr. Wadiwala today!