HELLO EVERYONE!!! It’s TGIF!
I have been googling and reading up on how to lose weight effectively, quickly, in a shortest time ever. And my answer is “There is no shortcut.”
But there is a guideline on how to lose weight over the time. A crash diet doesn’t magically make those fats/extra weight disappear into thin air. But changing your diet would. Living a healthy life, eating healthier food would definitely help in weight loss.
1. Change your mindset. Change your lifestyle.
“Don’t start a diet that has an expiration date. Focus on a lifestyle that will last forever.”
Losing weight, keeping fit is a lifelong journey. Let’s admit it, why diet when you wanna suffer a few months, look good, then go back to those unhealthy eating habits??? Change the way you eat, and it will change the way you are. Having a positive mindset is important, having a realistic goal is achieveable, having an inspiration to motivate you keeps you stick to plan better. Do you wanna eat unhealthy now, and suffer when you are old, or eat healthier all the way till you are old? For me, my goal is simple, eat clean, and once in a while indulge in good food, because it’s okay to let your body enjoy.
2. Workout at least 3 times a week.
“The only bad workout you can have is the only one you didn’t do.”
Trust me, even if you ran maybe 10 mins, it’s better than sitting down on the sofa eating potato chips. Right? If I can fork out a portion of my time after my work to run, who else has excuses? I know of people who still gyms despite the fact that they are fasting, so what is your excuse again? I know what excuse you got, “I prefer being unhealthy.” Skinny without exercising doesnt mean you are healthy, skinny without exercising but you eat healthily, that is maybe healthy. But no, don’t think you are skinny, you can skip exercising!!!
3. Remember to:
– Drink lots of water.
Keep your body hydrated. Drink at least 8 glasses of water, (as everyone says). I would drink at least 4 bottles of 24oz (750ml) water everyday (week day), and just started drinking green tea in the morning to boost my metabolism!
– Stay away from sugar, or sweets.
I stop eating sweets unless I really need to, because I feel giddy/weak. But generally I stop consuming sweets. And I have been trying my best to stay away from sugary stuff… It’s hard to stay away but once in a while with cardio, it’s okay I guess?
– Eat less carbs, more protein!!!
This is the key to losing weight actually. Cut your carbs by 1/4, then slowly 1/3 then 1/2, and that should be your portion for dinner. Or even lesser actually. More proteins!!! Stock your fridge with more chicken breast, white fish, salmon as main source of proteins, and lots of veges, and mushrooms, tofu etc etc!
– Have at least 8 hours of sleep.
Sleep is very essential for the body! You wouldn’t want to overwork your body and then jeopardize your health, end up sick, and have to skip your workouts right??? So SLEEP! Put your phone down and sleep!
4. Stay happy and motivated.
“It takes 4 weeks for you to see your body changin, 8 weeks for your friends and family, 12 weeks for the rest of the whole.
Don’t be dishearten if you cant see any results during the first 4 weeks, maybe it turns more time to notice!!! Never give up simply you can’t see the results!! Don’t be impatient~ follow fitness inspiration on instagram /tumblr / blog/ twitter!!
Here’s my few tips on losing weight, I actually think everyone of it is equally important / essential when it comes to weight loss! Cannot leave out any of it!
And, I’m going to try some smoothies recipe/ more salad recipes and share here soon okay! Hope everyone starts livinf a healthier lifestyle and be the best of themselves!
Enjoy your weekends! Xx