Low-Carb Diet Rules for Faster Weight Loss

Weekend Mirror - - CHILDREN’S CORNER -

1. Make a food di­ary/jour­nal:

Stud­ies show that women who main­tain a food di­ary are more likely to lose weight faster as com­pared to women who munch mind­lessly on their low-carb diet and do not watch their por­tions. Main­tain­ing a food log gives you a re­al­ity check at the end of each day about where you go wrong and when do you crave for junk and sugar the most.

2. Dance through TV ad-breaks:

Peo­ple who love watch­ing tele­vi­sion are often called couch-pota­toes. To avoid be­ing called one and fall­ing in the dreaded cat­e­gory, get your heart pumped up dur­ing that 5-7 min­utes com­mer­cial break. Skip, dance, go up and down the stairs to fix your­self a healthy salad but, get some mov­ing. The more you fid­get through­out the day, the more calo­ries you are bound to lose.

3. Don’t let a cheat meal/day be­come a cheat week­end/week/month:

What hap­pens after a cheat meal is that we re­gret it with all our heart that we tell our­selves that to­day is the last day of binge-junk eat­ing and to­mor­row, I will be a new leaf In case, the day after a cheat meal/day is a Sunday then it will be­come a cheat week­end. Also, if a fes­ti­val or wed­ding is com­ing up in the fam­ily, it will turn into a cheat month. The key is to con­trol the urge and dis­ci­pline our­selves, tell your­self that this is all for a higher cause and stay mo­ti­vated.

4. Walk/ex­er­cise/work­out for 5 more min­utes:

In­creas­ing daily activities and work­outs by just a few more min­utes helps to lose weight faster. In case you can­not work­out for longer pe­ri­ods of time just yet, start off with 10 min­utes of mild ex­er­cise at first and grad­u­ally work it up by in­creas­ing 5 min­utes at the end of each week. The goal should be to get at least 30 min­utes of work­out each day by the end of the month.

5. Add strength train­ing to the pic­ture:

Strength train­ing builds your mus­cles, and it is a com­monly known fact that the more mus­cles you have, the more weight you are bound to lose. Ba­sic body weight ex­er­cises like squats and push-ups are an ef­fec­tive way to warm up your mus­cles without putting ex­tra strain on them, and these ex­er­cises can be as good as hit­ting the gym if done us­ing the right tech­nique.

6. Juic­ing is not al­ways the best op­tion:

Many women must have told you how juic­ing im­proves your skin tex­ture by giv­ing it a blast of nu­tri­ents and vi­ta­mins. But, eat­ing the whole fruit as com­pared to juic­ing it is way more ben­e­fi­cial as it pro­vides you with the fi­bre, which keeps you fuller for longer pe­ri­ods of time and re­presses crav­ings for junk and sugar as well.

7. Get a good 8 hour-sleep:

This one is a no-brainer. The bet­ter you sleep, the lesser stress you will counter in your day-to-day life and the hap­pier you will be. Stud­ies show that peo­ple who burn mid­night lamp are prone to gain weight and it also af­fects their qual­ity of life. So, sleep well for a health­ier and fit­ter body.

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