It’s hard to keep tabs on what is appropriate to eat and what not. Especially when it’s about staying fit and having a lot going on in your everyday routine. Unless you are blessed with amazing genes. The reason why i came up with 6 amazing lifestyle of naturally slim people.
However, incorporating new habits that are going to help obtain your goals as to staying fit and also fitting your day to day activities should make it easier rather than relying on ‘ crash diets’.
So below are going to be a few steps on how you can gradually/permanently make them your habit. You might already have an idea on weight loss and on how to stay fit. So you might as well feel free to leave your ideas in the comments below once you finish reading!
- THEY GET ENOUGH SLEEP
A lot of you might be surprised that having enough sleep at night is a factor as to why your body hasn’t made any improvement yet. Eating right, exercising and getting quality sleep goes hand in hand. It actually prevents the two hormones ‘Ghrelin and Leptin’ that produces hunger when you have less sleep and also increases your appetite which leads you to reach out to any food at your disposal.
As a general rule, establishing healthy sleep habits will help your body maintain a healthy weight. And also make you feel better about yourself.
2. THEY DON’T SKIP BREAKFAST
Breakfast is actually pegged as the important meal of the day. Putting something little together to eat in the morning once you finish with your morning ritual can actually kick start your metabolism. Even starting off with a shot of lemon water can boost your metabolisms and which will allow your body to burn calories rather than storing excess fat.
And again not skipping breakfast doesn’t mean having just any meal in the morning. It is not also about suggesting any meal that is going to keep you full throughout your morning, come to talk of a heavily loaded meal. It’s all about getting something healthy but light-weighted to keep you through to 12 pm noon.
So if you struggle to enjoy food first in the morning, start gradually with a smoothie or a piece of fruit. It might be an apple. Then work it up towards something more substantial such as wholemeal toast or porridge.
3. THEY DRINK LOTS OF WATER
As we all know, water is the way of life, the quench of our thirst and it also retains our body. Drinking a lot of water also aids in healthy-looking skin, cleanses impurities of the body and also leaves you feeling your best. And lastly, it also maintains a healthy digestive system.
In all, a large amount of water intake in a day is going to promote a healthy weight loss. And in order for you to reach your goals, aim at drinking at least 7-8 glasses of water per day.
4. THEY EAT FRUITS AND VEGETABLES
Fruits and vegetables contain important vitamins that are good for our body. A diet high in fruit and vegetables can protect you against cancer and heart diseases. So having some kind of balanced diet which consist a divided share of fruits and vegetables alongside with carbohydrates and protein as well will be the ultimate gateway in reaching your goals and in creating a healthy meal/ gaining the weight loss you’ve been waiting for soo long.
By doing so, you are going to give your body the vitamins its lacking and also leave you fuller for long, avoiding you from getting tempted to snack on junk food.
5. THEY DON’T CONSUME SUGARY SODAS
Sugary sodas are full of sugar and never causes you to get full. They are empty calories and should be cut out of your diet. Taking a bottle of soda may add up to your body calories and may serve as nothing else but to add up more sugar to your system.
You might be questioning what kinds you should avoid and I would say all of them. So if you are going to find difficulties in quitting them, I will suggest you start up with coke, Fanta and those basic minerals we all know. And even if it should be taken, let it be just once in a while. And for most of us natural pot belly, sugary soda will have to be an immediate deal-breaker. For we the potbelly, we struggle a lot and girl, you wouldn’t want to be consuming that much to, later on, do some crazy belly burnout when its time to fit in that dress. Yes! you know what I mean. So just avoid them.
6. THEY EXERCISE AS MUCH AS THEY CAN
When I talk about exercising, i wouldnt necessarily mean lifting up a weight or doing too much. First of all, you have to understand that the need of excercising is merely to get the heart rate up in other for it to continue to remain strong in fighting against any kind of illness attacks. So before you think of lifting weight, focusing on parts of your body which needs to be worked out, start up by activating your breath and your heart rate by doing a couple of high jacks and few other non equipment hit workout.
Lastly, if it’s about a part of your body you want to improve, whether it be, your abs, legs, glutes, love handles etc. Stay consistent about it and never give up. Also don’t expect quick results because not all bodies respond quickly to workouts. Others might see results within a week. others might not. So its a matter of keep pushing harder!
A tip before you leave. In any day that you workout, try as much as possible to get enough sleep within that night to enable your muscles to rest well. Getting enough sleep within that night allows your body to quickly burn out the amount of fat it still holds. which will eventually get you the results you need.
To finish off, I hope you found this post helpful and that you will be able to implement some of these tips to kick into your own weight loss journey
And again if you have any further tips on weight loss or how to stay slim, dont forget to share them in the comment below.