Your desire to lose weight before summer can sometimes be last minutes. And before getting into tank-top and shorts weather, you need to find easy ways to achieve your weight goal. But when you only have a month or less before it’s officially summer, doing some hardcore workouts and implementing a strict diet may be the last thing you want to do.
I totally get it! And that’s why I decided to look for some easy and practical ways to help you cut a few pounds before the heat hits. Down below are some awesome fitness ideas that’ll give you get a healthy and toned body without spending too much time. They give great results, help you lose weight quickly, and boost your confidence. So check them out and let me know what you think!
Don’t Eat Less, Eat Right
A common misconception when people do diets is that eating less is what they need to do to lose weight. However, it’ll just boost your cravings and make you overeat when hungry (plus, it’s not sustainable!) Instead, try eating right throughout the day and focus on meals that are high in nutrients and vitamins (but taste great of course!). These will make feel fuller longer and keep hunger at bay, resulting in weight loss.
In addition to the above tip, make it a habit to eat slowly and mindfully. This will help you eat less and lose weight. When you enjoy and savor each bite, you’ll pay more attention to the feeling of fullness and realize that you’re not hungry anymore.
Besides clearing up skin, detoxifying can also help you lose weight. It’ll cleanse and flush out toxins in your body which promote weight gain and other digestive problems.
Try to make some detox water by simply adding slices of cucumber, lemons, limes, and mint into cold water. They’re refreshing and will help you lose weight effortlessly.
Drink More Water
Though it may sound cliche, drinking more water will not only hydrate your body but also speed up your metabolism. It’s the best way to easily quench your thirst and not take in calories at the same time. So forget the diet sodas and sports drinks and drink a glass of water.
Say No to Fast Food
Fast food may be convenient, but unfortunately, their meals are full of calories and carbs which are horrible for weight loss. So try cooking tasty healthy meals at home so you can lose weight. This will definitely help you save a lot of money and your health as well.
Enjoy Your Exercise
While workouts are important in weight loss, getting into a gym or spending a lot of time on workout classes may be the last thing you want to do. So instead, think of other ways to make exercise more fun and enjoyable.
Why not do some workouts that don’t require equipment and can be done in the comfort of your own home? Another idea is to do Zumba or another dance tutorial on Youtube. They’ll make you feel like you’re in a class and best of all, they’re free!
Avoid Late-Night Binging
It’s easy to finish a bag of chips or a bar of chocolate while watching Netflix on a late night weekend. But before you know it, you’ll start to see some added weight. So for an easy fix, after dinner have a healthy snack already prepared. This way you won’t be tempted to just grab anything you see. Choose a serving of mixed nuts, popcorn, or sliced fruit. They’re tasty and will easily fill you up. Just be mindful that moderation is key!
Get at Least 7-8 Hours Sleep
Lastly, after implementing all of the tips above, always make sure to get proper sleep. If you’re getting enough sleep, you’ll be able to avoid sweet and/or savory cravings, overeating, and will actually burn calories (that’s right, sleep helps you burn calories!). Also, it’ll boost your energy for the next morning and avoid having the stress hormone, cortisol, to rise (which makes you gain weight).
It’s that time of the year again where everyone wants to be in shape and get ready for summer. And while there are many diet tricks that seems to be complicated and time-consuming, these eight weight loss tips will hopefully make your life a bit easier. They’re all easy to implement and are healthy ways to lose weight. So go ahead, give them a try and let me know what you think!
Now if you know any easy exercises or weight loss tips, let me know in the comments down below. I’d love to hear about them!
Chasing Foxes was started in 2016 as a way for Grace and her husband, Silas, to start traveling. However, they started to realize that they had a passion for improving themselves, and wanted to help others level up their lives as well. So whether it's with cooking, travel, or staying healthy, they want to help you better your life bit by bit, as they do the same.