Losing weight can be challenging, especially for those who haven’t taken on the task before. There are a ton of weight loss programs, workout routines and gimmicks that can make any person unsure of what works for them. If confusion has set in on how to jump start weight loss, take a look at these simple tips to get on track to dropping the extra pounds and shaping up.
Add more water to diet
Dehydration can cause water retention leading to bloating and overeating. Oftentimes when people feel hungry it is a result of inadequate hydration levels that need to be met. Drinking a glass of water at the top of the morning jump starts metabolism to keep energy levels stable and the burning of calories consistent. Staying hydrated during the day will maintain healthy levels of sodium and maintain the body’s overall balance. This simple step can produce weight loss results in as little as a few days.
Reducing portion sizes is the most effective way to jump start weight loss and to keep weight off. By moderating the amount of calories consumed at one time, you give your body time to properly use the nutrients from the foods eaten. Eating six small, balanced meals a day every three hours with small snacks in between will give metabolism the boost it needs to burn off calories.
Incorporate active movement daily
Weight loss is facilitated by being active to get the body moving and producing energy that will burn fat and build muscle. If working out is new to you, begin by taking a daily walk at a rigorous pace and pumping your arms in stride. If your schedule is too busy to make the time for a walk, begin by taking a walk around the building during a lunch break or opt to walk to places that are close to your home instead of driving.
Lower sugar intake
Sugar packs on the pounds quickly, creating a type of fat that can be hard to burn off. Jump start weight loss by cutting back on refined sugar snacks, sweet dairy products and alcohol that converts to sugar once it’s processed in the body. Weight will begin fall off naturally using this step alone.