I’ll be the first to admit that at times I can be lazy. There are days when I feel like doing nothing more than sitting on the couch watching tv, then there are other days when I’m working hard all day and am so motivated. One reason why I love lazy girl hacks is because not only are they for the lazy person but they also work. If you follow these tips and are eating a balanced diet I promise you the pounds will literally fall right off.
It’s okay if you don’t do all these thing 100%. Just do what you can. Have a lot of weight to loose and feel like you never will because you don’t have the determination? I promise you can put these simple hacks into action. Will you loose 50 pounds overnight but 3 months from now you can either look in the mirror and see you weight the same (or have put on more weight) or you can loose 20-30 pounds by just making these small adjustments.
Don’t drink your calories
The average American drinks 400 calories a day. That’s a ton of empty calories that are making us fat! Think of it like this next time you reach for a sugar filled drink. If you drink water instead (which has zero calories btw) you can feel better about eating some sweets later (just don’t over indulge)!
TIP: You can also add some fruit to your water to add some flavor
2. Avoid packaged & fast-food
Processed food is usually loaded with calories and salts and is the biggest reasons why obesity is an epidemic in America. It’s just so convenient! If you’re stopping by McDonalds every day on your lunch break, try packing your lunch instead. The pounds will melt away if you eating the right foods and most importantly, not overeating!
3. Use a water bottle tracker
And carry it with you everywhere! Yes, drinking water is hard to do at first. But guess what? Your body will start to crave it after about a week. So water bottle trackers are great especially when you’re starting out.
TIP: Go online and see how much water you should be drinking daily. It’s usually about half you’re bodyweight.
4. Use small bowls and plates
Portion control is so important! It’s easy to over eat. That’s why using smaller containers is so helpful. When you use a big plate, you naturally want to fill it up but that is certainly not doing you any favors. Trick your mind into thinking your eating more. Also, try slowing down a bit when you eat. it takes a while for your brain to realize you’re stomach is full.
5. Prep Meals ahead
Prepping your meals ahead of time can seem like a lot of work but think of it this way. You actually only need to cook once every four days, rather than daily. Get some containers and your meals will stay good in the fridge for at least four days (some people push it father). It’s easy to just go out and grab some fast food when we get hungry so this hack is really going to help you loose weight!
6. Do short workouts over the course of the week
Don’t overwhelm yourself (especially if you’re just staring out) but doing an hour + workout. Do 15-20 minutes a day, Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday and Saturday and take Sunday off, or you can make up your own schedule. By following this tip you will notice that you will become more motivated to workout because you will start to see improvements.
7. Limit your sitting time
If you watching a movie at home stand up and move around the room instead of sitting down for the whole 2 hours. Do some squats for high knees to get your heart rate going and burn those calories!
8. Drink water before every meal
About 10 minutes before you eat drink 1-2 8oz glasses of water to fill up you’re stomach so you don’t over eat. Drinking water before you’re meals will also help with your digestion.
9.Don’t be to hard on yourself
I think this is where most of us fail. We have bad days and mess up, then we feel like failures and this causes us to actually fail.Remember, some progress is better than no progress at all. Just start small and work your way up. Don’t feel like you have to do everything on this list right now. Get some grab and go snacks this week and next week start prepping meals. Whatever it takes. If you have the motivation to do everything,then by all means, go for it! But don’t get down on yourself if you skip your daily workout or drink a soda.
Disclaimer: I am not a weight loss instructor I am just simply sharing some tips and tricks that have helped me keep in shape and have really helped my overeating.
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