5 Healthy Habits to Help You Lose Weight

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Healthy Habits to Help You Lose Weight

Sometimes losing weight can feel like an impossible task. This task is simple in theory, but it can be easy to get discouraged when you factor in unhealthy habits, fad diets, and conflicting information. However, the truth is that weight loss is often the result of slowly but steadily improving daily eating and exercise habits. Of course, this is easier said than done. Today, we’re going to run through five daily healthy habits to adop

Stick to high-protein meals, especially for breakfast

Protein is important for maintaining and building muscle mass, which is important for long-term weight loss. After eating a protein-rich meal, your body decreases ghrelin levels, the hormone that makes you feel hungry. This will help to keep you full and resist the temptation to grab a mid-morning or late-night snack afterward.
Unfortunately, breakfasts high in sugar and carbohydrates like cereal, pancakes, and waffles have become typical for many people.
Eeggs, yogurt fish, or beans are some higher protein foods that would be great to start off your day!

Exercise moderately and regularly

There are many benefits that come with exercising regularly. Some benefits include that it lessens risk for heart disease, aids in weight loss, improves circulation, and helps with blood sugar and insulin resistance. Studies have shown that moderate exercise routines are far more effective for weight loss because they are maintainable for someone who isn’t already in great shape. Sometimes keeping a physical activity log or tracking steps can be very helpful to make sure you are keeping up with getting exercise regularly throughout the week.

Walk or bike to work

If you commute to work, you have two chances every day to get in some physical activity. While most people drive, consider walking or biking. Science has shown that those who commute actively have, on average, lower BMIs than those who drive to work. Active commuting is much more efficient than designated exercise because you have to do it. It isn’t time set aside for exercise. The fact that it serves a primary purpose beyond getting you in shape makes you more likely to stick with it.

Plan your meals

Have you ever compared how much you spend at the store when you go grocery shopping hungry vs. after having a meal? It can benefit both your wallet and health to avoid grocery shopping when feeling hungry! You may purchase more food or have cravings for certain foods when shopping if you are hungry during that time.

When you go grocery shopping think about making a list before of meals you want to make that week to help avoid buying too many items that you might not end up using. Some find it helpful to prepare meals in advance with their busy schedule so that they are easier to grab-n-go. When you prepare your own meal, you know exactly what goes into it, and you can plan portions accordingly. Meal planning is linked to lower obesity rates in men and women.

Stay hydrated

In a world full of beer, soda, and coffee, it can be easy to neglect the most important drink of all, which is water. Keeping hydrated improves your metabolic rate, helps maintain physical alertness and prevents sluggishness throughout the day.
While proper water consumption depends on external temperatures, body size, and activity levels, most experts agree that drinking a minimum of one to two liters of water per day will make a huge difference in your weight loss journey. This is likely the easiest thing you can do for yourself to aid weight loss.
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Dr.Alibhai

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