With the new year comes a new you, a new chance to change your diet and use some of our weight loss tips that’ll keep you motivated throughout the months. Unlike fad diets, which can cause your weight to bounce up and down like a yo-yo, a healthy diet and small lifestyle changes can be a long-lasting solution to weight issues. We’ve got the tips that’ll get you on a weight loss plan that you’ll stick with all year long.
1. Drink Plenty Of Water
We all know water is important to your health, but it’s actually also a vital weight loss tool. Drinking a full glass of water before every meal can help you stay full and ignore cravings, plus it’ll help boost your metabolism by up to 30%. On top of that, it helps your skin stay healthy and your organs function so you can look and feel amazing.
4. Coconut Oil
Coconut oil is more than just an amazing conditioner for your hair – it’s actually good for you! In most recipes that you’d use butter or shortening, consider coconut oil instead. Its mild taste makes it great as a substitution, and its healthy fats (in moderation) can help burn calories.
3. Use Smaller Plates
What better way to start the new year than with some gorgeous new glassware? Take yourself on a shopping spree and pick out a beautiful new plate set for your home, but make sure to choose an option that’s smaller than your previous. Smaller plates visually trick your mind into thinking you’re eating more than you are, and you’ll feel more full, faster.
4. Brush Your Teeth More
Besides being great for your dental health, brushing your teeth after every meal is a great tool for losing weight. Brushing your teeth after meals won’t help you burn extra calories, but the minty taste will help you avoid reaching for dessert or a late-night snack.
5. Take A Walk
If you work in an office, chances are your breaks revolve around snack time. This can sabotage your weight loss goals, and munching every time you get a free minute will leave you feeling guilty. The good news is that you don’t have to have a snack to get your vitamins, as going outside and taking a break in the sun will get you plenty of Vitamin D. The even bigger bonus is that taking a walk halfway through your day can improve circulation and help burn more calories.