Increased weight has always been a concern to many people. From a teenager to an 80-year-old person, people are always worried about their increasing weight. Weight loss is a very personal choice.
You should not start your journey if you are pressured by any means.
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If you start feeling that your body is being a burden on you, then it’s the right time to start your weight loss. Trust me it’s way simpler, you just need to be consistent. Here are some tips to boost your weight loss journey.
Intermittent fasting is one of the most proven ways of weight loss. Many celebrities have tried it and successfully achieved their desired goal. You need to divide your day in two cycles. In the first cycle of 16 hours you have to fast and in the other 8 hour cycle you can eat anything.
Suppose you want to start intermittent fasting tomorrow so finish your dinner by 10:00 PM and then eat nothing till the next day’s 2 pm then from 2:00 PM to 10:00 PM you can eat anything. This is intermittent fasting.
Intermittent fasting besides losing weight has also many benefits as it increases the HGH(human growth hormone) in our body. Also it reduces the risk of type II diabetes, as blood levels of insulin drop significantly.
So give Intermittent Fasting a try, you will surely see results in your weight loss journey.
2. Choosing the right diet
In today’s fast world we often tend to ignore our health by making wrong food choices. But choosing right food is very important in your fat loss journey
Let’s start with carbohydrates. Carbohydrates or carbs are the main energy sources for our body. There are two types of carbs. The first one are simple carbohydrates which are present in almost every Indian food item like sugar, rice etc. They are the one which our body can digest easily so we tend to get hungry after eating them. While the other ones the complex carbohydrates are not easily digested by the body so we feel full for a long period of time after eating them complex carbohydrates can be found in nutritious food items like brown rice, wheat, fiber rich fruits, fiber rich vegetables etc.
Then let’s talk about protein, the basic building block of our body. For a human body, protein is as important as fuel in a vehicle. But for a vegetarian protein sources are much limited. So, make sure you have protein rich food like Dals, Paneer, soybeans, milk etc.
3. Tracking your calories
Tracking your calories is one of the most significant ways to have track of whatever you eat in a day. you can use apps like Healthifyme or MyFitnessPal to track your daily calories.
For example, if you had your breakfast then track the calories you had consumed in your breakfast and follow the same for lunch and dinner too. Make sure you’re not eating more than your TDEE(Total daily energy expenditure) for your weight loss.
Walking is the easiest and most helpful exercise in losing weight. Did you know by just walking 10,000 steps per day you can burn a hefty 400 calories. So have a habit of walking at least 10,000 steps per day. Walking not only helps in weight loss but it has plenty of its own benefits for the body. Walking is very good for the heart, it is the best cardiovascular exercise suggested by the experts.
5. Replace your regular oil with coconut oil
Coconut oil contains less fat than the regular oil you use. In a study, people who used coconut oil have shown to lose 3 centimeters without changing their diet. So make sure you cook your food in coconut oil to fasten your weight loss journey.
6. Rest is important
On average a human body needs 8 hours of rest every day. Never forget to take a rest. Rest is very much important in the weight loss journey. When you exercise your muscles break down and when you take rest your body repairs the muscles which are broken down thereby forming stronger muscles there. So instead of scrolling Instagram make sure you're off to bed an hour early.
Weight loss is not rocket science it's just a natural reaction that tends to show when you start taking things seriously. So start your journey with the mindset of being healthy rather than just losing weight.
You just need to be mindful of what you eat, how much you rest everything counts and this will lead you to a healthier lifestyle.
Follow the above tips and you'll surely see a boost in your weight loss journey.