With Valentine’s Day being just around the corner, all those extra pounds that you have accumulated over the holiday season might be worrying you. No need to lose heart as there is still time. Here are some quick weight loss tips to help you cut the flab and look gorgeous as you step out for your V-Day date:
Go for more fibre
Eating a high fibre diet is the best thing to do as it not only keeps you fuller for longer but also reduces the calorie intake. As you choose whole grains, fiber-rich fruits and veggies and nuts over unhealthy packaged foods, you end up lighter and fitter within no time. Also, make sure that you cut down the carbs and replace unhealthy, saturated fats with healthy ones.
Keep track of all that you eat
While eating healthy should be your priority, it is equally important to keep track of what you eat. Maintaining a diary of your everyday diet would be a good way to curb cheating and help you know where you are going wrong. You can cut on empty calories which you sometimes consume without even realising (such as the spoonful of sugar you added to your morning coffee!)
Say no to sugar and salt
If you want to lose weight quickly, ditching sugar and salt can be an easy and effective quick-fix. There are plenty of good reasons to avoid sugar-laden desserts and drinks. Salt is as big a culprit because it causes bloating. It would be a good idea to go “low sodium” the next time out for snack shopping.
Reach out for a cup of green tea
Green tea works like magic for shedding weight fast. Besides the array of health benefits that green tea drinkers vouch for, this prodigious drink boosts you metabolic rate and helps you burn calories. Say cheers to the cup of green tea and get into a new avatar by the big day!
Walk, hike, gym, yoga…..whatever you do, just get moving. Make the best of the time you have as you include exercise in your daily routine. You can change some daily habits to come closer to your goals…walking to work and taking stairs instead of lift are some smart moves you can make.
A 15-day weight loss plan needs you to be a smart eater. Drink plenty of water between meals so that you feel satiated for longer. Drink at least 8-10 glasses of water daily. Go high on water-rich foods like cucumbers, watermelon, pineapple, cranberries and celery. Make your portions smaller instead of skipping meals.
Be realistic with your expectations
Yes, you do need to lose weight by Valentine’s Day……but it is important to be realistic with your expectations. Don’t lose sleep over it as stress and sleep deprivation can actually cause your weight loss efforts to backfire. Focus on doing your best rather than thinking what you could have done had you started earlier.
And once you lose weight with these tips, make sure that you keep the momentum going. After all, your beau would want you to look stunning not only on the Valentine’s Day, but all days of the year!!