25 Simple Weight-Loss Tips You Shouldn’t Overlook

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25 Simple Source : http://www.lifehack.org/articles/lifestyle/25-simple-weight-loss-tips-you-shouldnt-overlook-2.html Weight Loss Tips You Shouldn’t Overlook

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Losing weight does not have to be difficult. By incorporating a few simple lifestyle changes you can start to see changes in not only your weight, but your overall health.

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1. Drink water before a meal. Researchers have found that it is best to drink fluids before and two hours after meals as this helps in absorption of nutrients.

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2. Eat from smaller plates. Try eating from salad-sized plates so that you consume smaller portions.

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3. Take your time eating a meal. Take at least 15 minutes to eat a meal.

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4. Avoid cravings. Now, this might seem like a difficult task, but the next time you have a craving, try waiting 20 minutes before giving in. Chances are it will go away.

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5. Take the stairs whenever possible. Just 2 minutes of climbing stairs a day can keep off the pesky 2  lbs that most adults gain in a year; it also burns an average of 10 calories a minute.

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6. Identify your emotional triggers. W hen you are feeling bored, depressed, or stressed out; instead of reaching for junk food, take the time go for a walk, call a friend, or take a bath.

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7. Get at least 7 hours of sleep. Being tired makes for skipped workouts and extra snacking.

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8. Wear fitted clothes. Wearing baggy clothes hides your body. When you wear fitted clothes, you will notice when you gain a pound, and can work on getting rid of it.

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9. When finished eating, put food away. After eating a meal, put food away immediately to avoid munching .

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10. Share your weight loss goals. Weight loss goals have a 50% higher chance of being achieved when you have a partner. Get your friends and family involved and watch the weight disappear.

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11. Exercise while watching television. Exercise does not have to be a burden. Incorporate exercise in the daily tasks you are performing already.

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12. Eat breakfast. Eat breakfast within an hour of waking up to boost your metabolism by waking up your digesting juices.

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13. Bring your own lunch. Pack lunch from home to bring to work. This will encourage healthier eating.

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14. Do not eat after 12 hours before the time you wake up. In order for your stomach to digest properly, it needs 12 hours of being empty. For example if you wake up everyday at 6 a.m., stop eating anything after 6 p.m. the night before.

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15. Avoid salt. Salt causes bloating, so favor foods with fresh herbs, and vegetables instead.

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16. Thirst or hunger? Before you reach out for an unhealthy snack, think to yourself: am I hungry? or just thirsty? Drink a cup of water and see if the craving goes away.

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17. Bring your own snacks. This will prevent your from eating the junks that your coworkers brought into the office.

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18. Choose snacks with water. Examples of high water content fruit include melons, peppers, cherry tomatoes, or celery. Their water content will fill you up and prevent bloating.

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19. Munch on an apple. Apples are full of fiber and work as a natural appetite suppressant through an enzyme called pectin .

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20. Eat your sweets every day. Eating a small piece of chocolate a day will satiate your craving, plus dark chocolate has many stress reduction properties and antioxidants

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21. Use fruit to add natural sweetness. When baking, use crushed fruit or honey instead of white sugar.

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22. Replace butter or mayonnaise on sandwiches Spread hummus, crushed avocados, mustard, or pureed roasted red pepper for healthier alternative.

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23. Use a reusable water bottle Keep a water bottle on your desk to sip often. Staying hydrated can satiate hunger and cravings, reduce bloating, and keep you more alert.

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24. Set up reminders on your computer or phone every hour There are many tech gear out in the market that encourage you to get up, walk around

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25. Make eating a social event Prevent yourself from eating in front of a television or computer screen. By eating with another person or persons, it cuts down on mindless eating.

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