We know days can get busy and it can be hard to focus on ways to stay on track with your weight loss goals. Here are 5 tricks and tips to add to your back pocket that can be easily be incorporated into your day.
1) Watch Condiment Portions
It’s easy to pile the ranch on that salad at lunch and not realize how many calories you’re consuming. Check your favorite bottle of dressing and measure out one serving, it’s probably a lot less that what your eyes tell you.
2) Choose a Parking Spot in the Back of the Lot
Looking for small ways to increase the amount of time you move your body in a day, becomes a fun game! Every little bit helps.
3) Purchase a Wearable Fitness Tracker or Simple Pedometer
It can be very addicting to watch your step count climb daily with a fitness tracker. There are several inexpensive options on Amazon that cost around $22-30 to get you started.
4) Drink Plenty of Water
Water is essential for you body to function properly - not only does it aid in digestion, it also helps you to feel fuller faster. Being dehydrated makes your body and mind sluggish, it may also cause you to think you’re hungry when what your body really needs is hydration.
5) Eat Your Meals Slower
It takes 20 minutes for your brain to send out signals that you’re full. So pay attention to how long you chew your food, spending more time chewing your food actually helps your body with nutrient absorption as well. We understand that eating slow isn’t always an option so reaching for a glass of water between bites will help you pace yourself and help you feel full faster.
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