It’s never too late to start living healthy.
Moreover, you don’t have to spend an eternity looking for fancy diets or workout routines.
Everybody is tired of following lengthy diets and regimens that, simply put – do not work. What most of the fitness specialists don’t tell you is that there are some easy, inexpensive and truly efficient tricks out there that really do the job! Find below a few of them, backed up by numerous scientific studies and endorsed by many celebrities:
ONE: Eat more slowly
Easy: Next time you’re having a copious meal try this trick: chew your food a couple of seconds longer. Fast eaters are also much more likely to be obese. To get into the habit of eating more slowly, it may help to count how many times you chew each bite.
It works because: Chewing your food better makes you eat more slowly, which is associated with decreased food intake, increased fullness and overall smaller portions. A study available on the US National Library of Medicine website concluded that slower chewing is a useful tool for combating obesity.
TWO: How can a pen help me eat less?
Simple: Take just 30 seconds after meal or a snack and jot down what you ate. In no time you will gain valuable insight on your eating habits. Therefore, it will be very easy to correct any mistakes you may be doing.
It works because: Keeping a food log helps you control calories (you’ll know exactly what and how much you ate). Also, it’s scientifically backed up: researchers at the Association for Computing Machinery’s Conference on Human Factors and Computing Systems, surveyed 141 current and lapsed food journalers and analyzed more than 5,500 posts in the community forums of three online major food journals. After compiling all the data, they concluded that those who kept a food journal, tended to eat less.
THREE: Add mini strength training
Fast: Do 5 or 10 reps each of knee push-ups, squats, crunches, lunges, or chair dips. Then gradually increase the number of reps it takes for your muscles to feel fully fatigued.
It works because: As doctor Wayne Westcott, PhD, fitness research director at Quincy College and Prevention says: “The one rule to follow is that each exercise should fatigue your muscles within 60 to 90 seconds.” Those extra 30 seconds of workout can mean a world of a difference! Burn that excess fat without even thinking about it!
Instead of a conclusion, here’s another quick and useful advice: simple is the new effective. Don’t go for expensive diets or celebrity fitness instructors. Be your own trainer. Be in control!