Obesity is today increasing at an alarming rate across the globe and it is one of the most emotionally disturbing problems. Though heredity is found to be the primary cause of obesity in most cases, many a times it has been found to be as a result of a person’s lifestyle choices. To keep away obesity therefore you need to maintain a healthy lifestyle. But how do you exactly define a healthy lifestyle?
Healthy lifestyle does not mean that you have to change your lifestyle completely upside down. Rather it means that you need to bring in small changes in your life. Such changes, when maintained will bring bigger and permanent difference in your health. So, here are few weight-decreasing-lifestyle-change tips that you must start following immediately.
1)Start exercising. Do any form of exercise that you like. Try out various forms of cardiovascular, strength training, Yoga, Pilate or weight training exercises.
2)Make a schedule of your exercise routine. Rotate your exercise regime to stay interested and not get bored.
3)Keep a journal to track your accomplishments.
4)Do not get stopped by setbacks. Always remain focused. A positive attitude will never let you give up!
5)Eat healthy food like nuts, seeds and olive oil. Include high-fiber foods such as vegetable salads and whole-grain pastas in your diet.
6)Choose foods that you like and stick to them. Learn to prepare healthy, low-calorie foods that taste good. Check out cook books for new healthy recipes. Remember that eating well does not mean you have to eat dull food.
7)Try to eat small frequent meals. This way, your body will increase its metabolism rate and the calories will get burned faster. Also, small meals can prevent bingeing.
8)Plan your meal ahead. Keep your fridge stocked with nutritional food. This way you will be less likely to binge in high-calorie, high-fat junk food.
9)Try to determine your favorite snack time. Try to have plenty of nutritional food stocked up with you so that you can eat these when you get hungry.
Always remember that digital scales never tell you how much calories your body is going to consume and how much of it is going to remain stuck underneath your skin as fat. Therefore, what matters more than what you eat is how much of it is efficiently burned by your body. How many calories of consumed food are burned during metabolism and other activities, and how many remain in your body. So, at the end, it is all about lifestyle.