Here are five easy ways to get to your weight loss goals faster - without depriving yourself!
1. Don't Cut the Fat from your Dairy Products.
While the battle of the Paleo vs Low Carb vs Vegetarian vs Low Fat Raw Vegan rages on, one of the chief points of contention is fat content. But a Tufts University study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition
, tracked 120,000 men and women for more than 18 years and found that increased consumption of low fat dairy products led to increased consumption of carbohydrates.
2. Get your significant other on board.
Involving a partner or spouse can significantly influence healthy sleep, eating, and exercise habits (according to researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health). Researchers found that spouses of subjects who reported a high level of activity at the first visit were up to 70% more likely to be exercising regularly later in the study.
3. Stop Watching Food Porn.
It's true. It seems TV can make you fat. According to a study published in the medical journal Appetite,
women who watched food preparation shows on TV and cooked at home weighed about 10 pounds more on average than women who cooked from recipes.
4. You Can't Run it Off.
According to the British Journal of Sports Medicine,
the obesity epidemic is linked largely to sugar and other carbohydrates. Researchers at the journal assert that "s
ugar calories promote fat storage and hunger,” and therefore exercise, while part of a healthy lifestyle, and excellent for strengthening the body and mind, is no way to counter a bad diet.
5. Get up on your Feet.
Taking a short walk once an hour, even for 2 minutes, has health and weight benefits. In a study of 3,200 adults, research published in the Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology
found that even that short walk every hour could add up to more calories burned in a day (400!). Getting up and moving for 2 minutes often leads to 3, or a greater likelihood that you will jump up for other reasons more readily throughout the day.
How many of these are you already doing as part of your healthy lifestyle?