April is finally here and here we are also are steady checking on your progress so far. How are you doing on those New Year-New Me goals weighloss included? Putting in those hours at the gym? Eating amazing? Slowed down on your regimen? Need not to worry as that is the reason we are here.
If packing your lunch, cooking dinner every night, and getting to the gym regularly sound like things you’ll be able to do at half past never, you may think that real weight loss just isn’t in the cards for you right now. It’s true: healthy weight loss can be a time commitment but don’t throw in the towel just yet.
Here’s how to re-evaluate the time you do have, and smart strategies to make dropping pounds easier, no matter how swamped you are.
- De-Junk Your Kitchen
Yep, it’ll be painful, but go through your cabinets and fridge, and trash (or give away) all your sugary snacks, processed chips and crackers, frozen treats, and any other junk-food items.
- Meal Prep Every Week
Meal prep does not just save time and energy, it is also key to ensuring you stay on track with your nutrition goals.Every Sunday, block off a couple hours to make a weekly meal plan, go grocery shopping, and hunker down in the kitchen to chop, dice, grill, and plan your meals for the week.
- Drink More Water
Research suggests that drinking water before a meal can help you feel fuller. An easy way to check that off your list is to carry a reusable water bottle with you at all times.
- Move More
The most successful weight loss plans entail not just eating more healthfully and exercising more intensely, but also moving more throughout the day. If you sit in an office all day, take a three to 10-minute break every hour to walk around the building or perform squats and arm rolls at your desk
- Make sure you’re sleeping enough
When it feels like there aren’t enough hours in the day, it may be tempting to stay up late or wake up super early just to get everything done—especially if you’re trying to squeeze in regular exercise in addition to everything else you have to do. As a result, you may lack the energy needed to complete your workouts; even worse, you will crave sugary and fatty foods that will help you stay awake
- Eat more fiber
Here is one weight-loss trick that requires zero extra time: Eat at least 30 grams of fiber a day (from food, not supplements).