When it comes to weight loss, we all get excited about the prospect of loving our lives once we have achieved our goal weight, but we rarely think about our happiness and contentment in the days and weeks when we are going through it. The only way that you are going to be able to lose weight and keep it off is to find a happy medium where it becomes a hobby rather than a hindrance. Here is how to lose ten pounds without hating your life in the process!
1. No Fads
Whatever you do, don’t fall into the trap of yet another fad diet. These types of diets might help you to lose ten pounds in a short time, but they are not built to be a lasting lifestyle change and at some point, you are going to crack and binge. You will hate the super restrictive nature and will be miserable!
2. More Protein
Protein is tasty and good for you, and thankfully it aids in weight loss. Swap out your sugary or carb based snacks and meals with high protein alternatives and you will drop those ten pounds whilst still being able to enjoy a good diet.
3. More Water
It is essential that you drink lots of water and stay hydrated. You would be amazed by how many people mistake thirst for hunger and snack by mistake. If you stick to the eight glasses per day, you will feel fuller for longer and won’t be tempted to overeat.
4. Move around
You don’t have to commit to running five miles every day to qualify as ‘being active’. There are plenty more realistic and achievable options like walking to work instead of driving, taking stairs instead of elevators, all of those little changes that produce more exercise without making you want to die!
5. Healthy Fats
Don’t forget that not all fats are bad fats. You can satisfy your hunger with foods that are filled with healthy, beneficial fats like salmon, nuts, avocado, and many others. These are the kinds of foods that are both nutritious and filling, which is the combination you need to be looking for to lose that weight whilst staying content.
It never hurts to give yoga a go. It’s not something that will necessarily add to weight loss, but what it will do is help to lower your stress and anxiety levels, therefore making you a much more contented and stable person as you put your body through change.
This is something that we all like to do! You need to make sure that you get a good, regular sleeping schedule going so that you don’t feel irritated during the day. The more rested you are, the less likely you are going to be to want to snack and make bad food decisions.