It’s not always possible to spend hours at the gym religiously or follow a diet to the T. There will be days when you will feel like taking a bite of that sinful chocolate cake or skipping the gym. But how about making simple lifestyle changes in your daily life that will help you lose weight? Here’s a list of what all you should do and at what time of the day you should be doing them.
Mid-morning: Tropical snack
For those pre-lunch hunger pangs, snack on tropical fruits like pineapple and papaya. These contain enzymes like bromelain and papain, respectively that breaks down protein and eases digestion so that you don’t feel bloated. Either have whole fruits or make a smoothie using papaya, pineapple and coconut water.
All day: Portion control
Overeating is one of the major causes of weight gain. Sometimes, we don’t even realise that we are filling our plates with more than what we actually need to eat. So it’s important that you check your portions. Measure them out before loading food on your plate, use smaller plates if required and say no to second helpings.
All day: Drink more water
Water helps flush out the toxins and extra salt from our body, which make us feel puffy and add to the weight. Keep a bottle handy at all times. That will ensure that you don’t forget to take a sip every now and then. Once the bloating is gone, you’ll feel lighter by a few kilos.