Credit: weight lossLosing weight is hard, and it's all about burning more calories than you consume so I'm going to tell you 5 routine changes you can make today to start losing weight now. These small changes will help you consume fewer calories every day and will help you burn a little more every day. To lose 1 pound you must burn 3500 excess calories.
What do you eat for breakfast? Make it a habit to eat a low-calorie healthy breakfast every day. Most people eat the same thing every morning, so this is a change you can make that adds up over time. Some fast food breakfast meals are 500 calories are more. By changing to something healthy and low-calorie like a piece of fruit, a fruit smoothie, or a cup of greek yogurt, you can save about 300 calories a day. 300 calories a day is 2100 calories a week or 9000 calories a day.
What is your exercise routine? If you aren't exercising for at least 20 minutes a day, 5 days a week, start today! Even if you only go for a walk and burn 100 calories, over a week that is 500 calories and over a month that adds up to 2000 calories. If you currently exercise, but only 3-4 days a week, consider adding an extra day. Or you can always add a couple of minutes to your exercise routine to increase your calorie burn over time.
3. Burn Extra Calories Throughout The Day:
Pace while you talk on the phone. Park farther away when you go to the grocery store. Take the stairs at work. There are lots of ways to burn extra calories throughout the day, so make the choice do it!
4. Eat Healthy Snacks:
Bring healthy snacks with you to work, to school or with you while you run errands. You can cut up an apple, pack some grapes in a bag or buy 100 calorie packs. Preparing your self with a healthy snack will prevent you from eating that unhealthy, high-calorie snack out of the vending machine.
5. Don't drink your calories:
Water is so healthy for you, it's good for your body and it's free! Don't waste your calories on soda or sugary juice. If you drink 300 calories a day, by cutting that out of your diet you will save yourself 9000 calories a month. That's almost 3 pounds worth! Over a year that adds up to 30 extra lbs worth of calorie consumption.
I hope these ideas help you change your routine so you can start losing weight today!
This is not professional advice.