The world has started shrinking to size zero with women trying every bit to lose that extra ounce of flesh on their bodies and men trying to get in shape through carving out toned muscles in the gym. Yes, we are heading to a ‘fat revolution’ where everything that makes us fat is abhorred to the core. Why? Well, the reasons are quite baffling. It has become very important for us to look good and get in shape so that we are not scorned at by others for our not so petite frame. We want to wear our favorite fashion labels that bring out clothes only for the so called perfect figures and label them as ‘small’. We do not want to go for that ‘L’ or ‘XL’ as it might lead to stereotyping. We blindly follow our favourite actors and actresses on screen and aspire to look like them. Body fat washes away our self-confidence. Perhaps, we are not comfortable in our own skin. However, on the other hand whatever might be the reason it is good to aspire to look healthier, smarter and more confident. The change is positive as more and more people are now trying to incorporate a healthy lifestyle into their lives. A majority of people now want to stay fit and healthy and are willing to work for it.
Going on a crash diet and taking diet pills and fat burners are a passé. Nowadays, instead of resorting to such extreme measures we can very easily lose our body fat naturally and stay fit and healthy for a prolonged period of time. Here are 10 very simple and natural fat loss tips that you must know.
10. Be Positive
The more you feel good about yourself, the easier it is to improve yourself. Just do not indulge in excessive stress. Remain calm and composed and balance your daily schedule. This will help you a lot while on a weight loss regime. Your positivity will motivate you to work harder and become better with each passing day. You just need to relax and love your body. The consequent results will be amazing when you work out in a calm and composed manner.
9. Watch your Vitamins
When you aim to lose fat, make sure that your body is not facing a vitamin deficiency. There are some key vitamins which are essential for your body and make you lose extra fat. Proper intake of vitamins, C, D and E can help you lose weight enormously. It is best to get these vitamins from the food you eat. Citrus fruits are rich in Vitamin C while milk and eggs are the best bet for Vitamin E. Maximum exposure to sunlight is recommended if you want your body to be rich in Vitamin D.
8. Do not skip your meals
It is often considered appropriate to skip meals when on a weight loss regime. However, this is the biggest misconception that people are generally duped into believing. Skipping meals might sound alluring but it does more harm than good. Once you skip your meal, you end up feeling all the more hungry the next time you sit down to eat and eat in excess as a result which increases your total body fat. Instead, you must divide your meals to six times a day eating just the sufficient amount every time.
7. Walk, walk and walk
The thought of picking up the car and going out might sound attractive but it is best to travel short distances in order to stay healthy. Nothing can beat the age old way of exercising, i.e. brisk walking. Walking surely cuts down your calories, makes you healthier and rejuvenates your mind and body. It is regarded as one of the best forms of exercise.
6. Drink lots of Water
‘Water, water everywhere; not a drop to drink.’ All of us are conditioned not to drink enough amount of water. However, the truth is that dehydration in the body is the main cause of many health disorders including obesity. We must make it a point to drink 7-8 litres of water per day as it is the easiest and most effortless way to lose belly fat. Water keeps you hydrated and definitely helps you lose fat.
5. Cut down on Alcohol
Sugar is your biggest enemy if you want to reduce body fat. Alcohol, be it of any type contains lots of sugar and sugar consequently leads to fat. That one drink of alcohol can have irreversible effects on your body and you would be better off without it.
4. Drink Herbal Teas
Replace your sodas, juices, coffee and other sugary beverages with herbal teas. Herbal teas, especially green tea detoxify your body from the inside and speed up your metabolism. Your internal organs get cleansed and it is perhaps the best natural way to lose fat.
3. Non hungry eating
Identify yourself with non-hungry eating. Limit the intake of fast foods and do not just eat on any occasion. We tend to eat every time we are bored, hungry or stressed. We must make sure that we eat only when we are truly hungry. Also, concentrate on eating a variety of foods in small intervals instead of eating just about anything.
2. Get a sound sleep
7-8 hours of sleep is necessary for human body on an average. A proper sleep relaxes your mind and rejuvenates your body. Lack of sleep is a great deterrent to your health. A sound and consistent sleep will make you healthier and will keep your belly fat in control.
1. Be Patient and Persistent
Commitment towards your target-in this case losing weight is the key factor that determines your success. If you are not committed to your dietary plan and your exercise regime, it will go in vain. Patience and persistence will take you to places. Losing weight is not an instantaneous process and you need to understand that it will take time. Live happy, healthy and hearty!