HOW TO STAY FIT
Oftentimes, people resort to unhealthy habits in order to maintain their weight.
Staying fit and healthy starts with your mind.
The simple yet practical ways to stay fit from the inside out. This is not about losing weight but about your overall lifestyle.
My favorite techniques for staying fit in an effortless manner will allow you to enjoy your life while still getting the benefits of being healthy and active.
Take small healthy changes that can achieve big things in life.
Set your own rules, follow them strictly.
I am definitely addicted to fitness, & why not, it has brought such a positive change in me.
If you feel you do not have time for EXERCISE or any CRAZY DIET PLAN then this is for you.
NO MIRACLE PILLS OR EXERCISE. Plain and simple baby steps to change the mindset towards fitness.
I do not have any proof or any before/after pictures to show you that I have lost more than 16 kgs in a span of 2 years and trust me it was NOT EASY either.
It requires constant motivation for being fit.
I started with below mentioned small changes to bring the BIG CHANGE in me. I must add that I am not a health professional or fitness trainer. The ways mentioned are just what has worked for me.
Probably you know all the ways. But how much have you followed it?
Follow it for just 28 days and seriously you will feel GOOD to see the results and glad to believe that you actually made a plan and followed it.
Drink NO MORE than 3-4 liters of water
Probably I am going against the firm belief that more water means more weight loss. In fact, many people told me to have 1 ounce of water per pound of my weight.
I started my fitness journey when I weighed 190 pounds so that would make 190 ounces or 5-6 liters of water. Now that is too much for me. It is even more difficult as going to the office and pondering over washrooms every 30 minutes is not professional at all 😛
Drinking water is very much essential for the kidney and liver. Even skin will be glowing if you have plenty of water.
But for weight loss, 3-4 liters of water worked just fine for me. I used to get bloated if I consumed more than that amount.
If you do not like to have plain water then you can definitely mix it with fruits or just lemon to make it a different flavor.
Get Plenty of SLEEP
I know it may be tough for you to get more than 6 hours of sleep. But to lose weight seriously you need at least 7-8 hours of good sleep.
Your metabolism rate lowers when you are sleep-deprived. Higher metabolism means faster breaking up of fats.
Deprived sleep ends up storing fats in all the wrong places.
If you are trying to lose weight without any exercise then sleeping well is a necessary step.
Plan your Meals ( the most important)
Preparing a meal takes a minimum of 15-20 minutes. What happens when you do not plan it earlier?
Early in the morning if you know what healthy breakfast you are going to have then you will not end up taking up junk and carbs.
The same goes for lunch, dinner, or any snacks. You should always know what you are going to eat.
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This is the most important step as we tend to eat all carbs, and sugary or fried snacks when we get hungry. So preparing a meal before we get hungry is really important.
You can prepare your 2-3 days snacks or meals and keep them in the freezer so when you get hungry you do not have to run for unhealthy foods for your body.
Get Yourself BUSY
Well Yeah! We tend to eat more snacks while watching TV or not do productive work. So keeping yourself busy at work really helps.
If you (by any chance) have free time then you can pick up any sports which will be equal to doing any exercises.
You can de-clutter your workspace, arrange your cabinet, make some life goals, create some positive challenges for yourself and the list can go on. So do it without wasting any time.
If you are also a blogger then check how to make the most of your time.
Definitely check the SUGAR/OIL intake
Have more protein. Yes, I know you have heard of it a zillion times. But have protein before you sleep. It has seriously helped me.
Roasted chicken, Tofu, and Egg whites at night in small amounts have really helped me with keeping up my metabolism.
I do not know if it will work for all but you can do is definitely give it a try for 2 weeks and re-check your body weight.
For snacks have almonds, Pistachios, or cashew. No other dry fruits helped me to lose weight as these 3.
Sugar is well known for its ill effects. Especially when we are fat. If you are constantly eating a lot of sweets, and cakes every week it is impossible to lose weight.
Now oil is another factor. Yes, we have to use oil while cooking. Why not just brush it? Use oil as little as possible.
It is a matter of just 30 days.
Imagine your fitness model and why you want to lose weight. Hope that will keep you motivated.
Keep in Mind
Your mindset to get fit will not happen overnight. Initially, for week 1 you will be terrible at following it. But once you are fixed on your goals now you can easily follow your own set rules.
You can also start with a proper diet plan with a Ketogenic diet.
BE MOTIVATED. BE FIT