Daily Habits To Lose Weight Healthily
When it comes to losing weight, some of us think that it requires a strict diet of chicken breast, broccoli and limited carbs with every food calculated by the gram. Unless you’re an athlete competing at an elite level, that’s not true. In fact, small and gradual changes in lifestyle have shown to be more effective and sustainable in the long run in helping one to lose weight healthily or to maintain a healthy body weight. Here are some habits you could easily implement into your lifestyle to improve both your body weight and health.
1. Cut Out Carbs In The Morning
Studies have shown that when you eat a fat & protein based breakfast without any carbs, your body utilizes carbs better throughout the day, turning them more likely into energy instead of body fat. Enjoy your fried eggs and bacon!
2. Increase Your Fibre Intake
Fibre is a nutrient that fills you up without providing any calories, effectively reducing hunger. Plus, it is good for your digestive health, making sure your food doesn’t stuck on its way out. Superlife Co’s Superlife Co Asian Quinoa Packs is rich in fibre and will help you do just that.
3. Increase Your Protein Intake
Protein has a higher Thermogenic Effect of Food (TEF) compared to carbohydrates and fat, meaning that it takes more energy to digest and assimilate protein, resulting in fewer net calories absorbed. Protein also has a higher satiety effect, making you feel fuller. Superlife Co’s Chia Seeds are a great source of protein and is also rich in Omega-3s and antioxidants.
4. Get Enough Sleep
Lack of sleep is a major cause of many health problems, both mental and physical. Mentally, it impairs attention, alertness, concentration and reasoning. Physically, it increases the risk of various heart diseases, kills sex drive, accelerates ageing and causes weight gain. A good method to cure sleep deficiency is to create a sleeping schedule. Cut out all electronics usage prior to going to bed, darken the room and if possible, set the room temperature to 19 degrees Celsius.
5. Drink Plenty Of Water
You’ve probably heard this again and again. However, most of us still don’t get enough water for optimal body function. The problem is most of us rely on our thirst to tell us when to drink. This shouldn’t be the case because when you’re thirsty, your body is already in a slight state of dehydration. Always have a water source with you and get into the habit of constantly sipping water. Your body will thank you for it.