Let’s be clear. These are not “easy ways to lose weight”. But, unless this is your first weight loss rodeo, you know by now that healthy sustained weight loss doesn’t come from any single action, like a calorie-cutting diet, or over-the-top gym program. There are tried and true ways to support weight loss that take time.
Instead, you will increase your chances of successful weight loss by making it a focus in as many different parts of your life as possible. Yes, you need to eat a healthy, balanced diet. Yes, you need to get as much physical activity as you can. Yes, you need to make sure your body has the nutrition it needs to healthily lose weight.
You can help yourself improve your results in all of those areas by making small adjustments in different parts of your life.
Try These Easy Ways To Support Weight Loss & Better Health
Even if you read the ideas below and don’t find a single one that you can make part of your life, then hopefully they will at least give you the idea that, together, simple changes can make a difference.
- Eat Before Your Shop – You’ve probably heard this one before. But it’s backed by scientific research. Scientists at Cornell University have concluded that you’ll buy 25% more healthy, weight-loss-boosting foods if you eat fruit before you go shopping for groceries.
- Disguise Your Snacks – Even if you workout and eat a healthy diet, poor snacking habits can ruin it all. The packing of processed snack foods, like potato chips and candy, is among the most colourful and enticing of any in the grocery store. So, when you’re hungry and open the cupboard, they’re hard to resist. Try putting your snack foods in Tupperware containers when you bring them home.
- Rearrange Your Fridge – Cornell University researchers also found that, by placing healthy fruits and vegetables at eye level in your fridge, and moving unhealthy treats to the back of drawers, you can increase the amount of healthy produce you eat by 67%.
- Sleep Well – Many study results underline the importance of getting a good night’s sleep to help your body and mind recharge so they can better deal with the everyday stresses that can lead to overeating. Make sure your bedroom is as dark as possible, turn off your phone and other electronics (try an old-fashioned alarm clock!) and try to calm yourself before bedtime to improve your chance of getting the rest you need.
The nutrition and weight loss consultants at your nearest Herbal One location can not only help you with other tips and tricks to improve your weight loss, but with healthy diet plans and nutritional supplements that will help make it happen.
If you want to find out more about the importance of a good night’s sleep for weight loss, check out our post “How Proper Sleep Improves Your Health & Wellness”.