For me, a good weight loss plan is mainly built of things you can maintain on a long term basis. What good is a diet plan which you hate, and will drop the minute you hit your target weight? Nothing, as you will fall into the yoyo diet trap faster than you can imagine.
Here’s my suggestions for what you can do TODAY, not next week, or tomorrow, or when you finish the big work project, I mean today.
Drink More Water
Drink a pint of water first thing in the morning, it’s been proven to speed up your metabolism by up to 30%, which is pretty good I think.
Eat more Fat
Good fats are great for your, and help to burn the bad ones. The presence of good fats in the body enables your body to use your stored fat for energy. Things like, nuts, seeds, fish oils, coconut oil, grass fed butter. Add them to your meals and snacks.
Salad for lunch
Just keep lunch simple. Often people are busy, grabbing lunch between meetings, or on the go. Your thinking head space will be impaired, so don’t bother, set your default lunch to a hearty salad, every day. They don’t have to be boring, prepare your own, and see how many different vegetables you can include.
Put your cutlery down in between bites.
You don’t have to finish what’s on your plate. Get into the habit of slowing down, enjoying every mouth full, put your cutlery down, and then make a conscious decision whether you want to pick them back up again.
Whatever you’re doing, just focus on that. Eating, working out, working, seeing friends, they are all SO much better when you put your phone away and focus. Mindfulness is everywhere at the moment, which doesn’t mean you have to meditate daily, just focus on what you are doing, and do it well.
So there we go, 5 things you can do today which will instantly make a big difference to your weight loss, energy levels, concentration, and focus. What’s not to love about that? If it all seems a bit much, don’t worry, take it step by step. Break it up, do one thing every few days, keep adding new habits on top. In 4 weeks, you will have a handful of habits which you do on autopilot.