So you put on your summer shorts and they seem to fit a bit more snug than you remember. Did they shrink in the wash? Probably not, but don’t feel bad – all of us are allowed to gain that extra winter pudge to keep ourselves warm. But with summer and the warm weather, we can’t be hiding under our several layers of clothes anymore. We’ve got some helpful tips to slimming down that you can start right away. These are simple lifestyle changes that can be implemented easily and have been proven to be effective.
1.) Quality over quantity.
This is especially true when it comes to exercise. Many people use the excuse that they don’t have the time to workout, when truthfully, all you need is a 20-30 minute intense workout. To burn fat, your heart rate must be raised for 20-30 minutes. Try doing jumping jacks for 10 minutes, squats for another 10, and burpees to finish off your last 10 minutes. Yoga and pilates are also a great way to tone up and stay trim if you prefer a more calm approach.
2.) Eat more fibre.
Fibre-high foods, like fruits and veggies, help your digestive system move food around. Thais will help you feel fuller for longer. You won’t find yourself snacking as often, and you’ll feel a lot lighter when your digestive system is removing toxins more efficiently.
3.) Drink water. Lots of it.
It’s no secret that water is essentially the holy grail of health. A lot of the time when you feel hungry, it’s actually your body mistaking hunger for thirst. So when you’re feeling empty, drink a big glass of water. It also helps you flush out toxins, and you’ll see your gut deflate and waist slim down.
4.) Portion control.
A lot of the time, we eat quickly and eat too much. Our body actually feels full 20 minutes AFTER it’s actually full. Eat slowly, and eat proper portions. Meat, veggies, rice, pasta.. choose 2-3 of those to create a meal, and have only a handful of each.
Remember, the most effective way to slimming down is to change your lifestyle, not just your diet.
What’s your tip to slimming down?
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