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Practical Tips for Weight Loss

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The main focus for your weight loss journey should be on diet and exercise routines. Your diet keeps your energy levels in check, while your exercise routine tones your body by adding lean mass.

diet routine

When trying to lose weight, there are certain foods that you should include in your diet while avoiding others entirely. What you put into your body determines your overall physical well-being.

• Start your day with a high-energy breakfast: Skipping breakfast is the most common mistake people make when trying to lose weight, but starving yourself doesn’t help. Instead, eat a meal high in protein and fiber to start your day. This includes eggs, oatmeal, fruits and vegetables.

• Eat healthy snacks between meals: Instead of eating chocolate, cakes and cookies, choose healthier alternatives like handfuls of nuts, baby carrots, salads, etc.

• Avoid wheat products: the gluten contained in the wheat grain is difficult to digest; therefore causes the body to accumulate fat mainly around your waist. There are many alternatives to wheat including; Almond flour, cassava flour, chickpea flour, teff flour, etc.

• Eat high-fiber and low-fat foods: Fiber keeps your blood sugar in check, prevents constipation and keeps you fuller longer, thereby aiding in weight loss. Fiber curbs unnecessary cravings. These foods include broccoli, chia seeds, sweet potatoes, lentils, black beans, kidney beans, peas, etc.

• Drink plenty of water: Water contains no calories and flushes toxins out of your body. When you keep your body hydrated, you optimize the activity of your internal organs and skin to look young and radiant. Focus on drinking at least eight glasses of water every day. If you don’t like the taste of pure water, you can infuse it with lemon, mint or cucumber. Add this to your water in a large container and leave overnight for best results.

• Avoid carbonated drinks and artificial juices: These drinks contain processed sugar and are high in calories; which are toxic to your body. Drinking freshly squeezed juice is the best choice.

exercise routine

It is important to keep your body active as it improves its metabolism. There are many physical activities you can engage in to achieve this.

Cardiovascular exercises are great for losing weight; they include

• To go biking,

• Bathe,

• constantly,

• Skipping rope,

• Climbing stairs, etc.

These exercises will not only help you lose weight but also keep your heart healthy.

Choose an activity that you enjoy so you enjoy the weight loss process. Joining a gym can be the best option as you will meet other people with the same agenda and they will motivate you.

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Thanks to Anne Kim

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