Weight loss: Daily habits that will ensure you drop the extra kilos and stay healthy lean

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  •  We live in a world where people across different walks of life, profession and educational background have a common struggle – unhealthy body mass index, being overweight and in some cases obesity. Be it convenience foods or processed meals, refined carbohydrates or a sedentary lifestyle – people accumulated extra kilos over time and then end up struggling for months to burn it away.
  • From following diet fads to spending hours at a gym, people resort to a lot for weight loss. Little do they realise how their daily habits could make a difference and help with staying healthy lean. And what’s more, your daily routine and habits could make a huge difference with respect to weight loss goals.
    So take a look at the many ways your daily habits could help with weight loss and keep you healthy lean.
    1. Sit, and eat slowly: In a world where practically everyone is racing against the clock, one struggles to find ample time to sit and eat. However, eating slowly to savour your meal works well with hormones and can help you feel full for longer. It also helps cut down on calorie intake which is an important contributor to weight gain.
    2. Stay active: Sitting in the same place to work or attend classes all day does your heart and overall health no good. Studies suggest that it could overtime spike risk of heart diseases or metabolic syndrome. Therefore, including some exercises in your daily routine could help you stay active. Be it going to a gym regularly or stepping down for a walk, jogging every morning or practising yoga at home – staying active can help you burn calories every day thereby promoting weight loss.
    3. Do not go fat-free: Fats are believed to be the biggest culprit when it comes to weight loss – although that is not completely true. Healthy fats found in fish, nuts, clarified butter and dairy products like milk and unprocessed cheeses are beneficial for health. However, if you opt for fat-free foods like no-sugar soft drinks, low-fat yogurts or processed food, it could be having an adverse on impact on health due to the preservatives and hidden sugars. Therefore, avoid depriving your body of the fats it needs to stay happy healthy.
    4. Eat the right foods: Diet fads often force practitioners to give up on a nutrient group – for instance keto diet’s no-carbs plan. While it may look like a healthy choice that result in quick weight loss, you could over time find it too difficult to adhere to because carbs are an essential source of energy. It is then that one may return to their original diet regime only to confuse their body thereby resulting in weight gain or other adverse effects. Therefore, avoid diet fads and alter your diet to include limited and healthy portions of the right foods through the day. Make your meals a combination of carbs, fats, proteins, fibre and essential minerals that keep your body going and promote maintaining a healthy BMI over time.
Disclaimer: Tips and suggestions mentioned in the article are for general information purpose only and should not be construed as professional medical advice. Always consult your doctor or a dietician before starting any fitness programme or making any changes to your diet.

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