10 tips to lose weight during the lockdown period.
The Morning Drink:
Your journey to lose weight starts from the morning. Start your morning by drinking hot water with 2 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar or with lemon and honey. This will boost your metabolism and reduce hunger throughout the day.
Clean Your House Actively:
Spend a good amount of time in cleaning your house. Sweep the floor, and mop it everyday. Dust your furniture. Physical activity in the first half of the day will increase your BMR (Basal Metabolic Rate) which will help you lose weight.
Eat A Heavy Breakfast:
Do not skip your breakfast. Eat a breakfast with high protein content, with lots of fiber in it.
Exercise To Lose Weight And Tone Body:
Exercises that make you sweat are a must during this period. Cardio exercises can be in the form of Aerobics, Zumba, Skipping, Free Hand Exercises, Power Yoga, or even Dance. Ab-exercises / core muscle exercises and Pilates are great exercises for weight loss.
Drink Lots Of Water:
Drinking lots of water helps to boost metabolism. It also helps in flushing out toxins from the body. Water acts as an appetite suppressant. Also, intake of at least a glass of water or any non-sugar drink before any meal reduces the quantity of food one consumes.
Weight Loss Meditation and Affirmations:
Meditation is a power tool which aligns the mind and body. While meditating use the technique of visualizing the body, and visualizing that extra fat in the problem zones of your body are disappearing.
Keep saying to yourself silently or out aloud that you are losing weight. Research has proved that weight loss affirmations help in reducing weight. It is a great way to remind yourself to maintain a healthy lifestyle . Also, it helps the Reticular Activating System of the brain to subconsciously focus on habits that can lead to weight loss and food that leads to weight gain. Law of Attraction is activated for losing weight.
Moreover, stress increases weight. So focus on reducing your stress levels.
Cut Down On Carbs And Unsaturated Fat:
Make a habit of eating less carbohydrates throughout the day. Also, avoid eating fried snacks and food items. Carbohydrates, Sugar, and Unsaturated Fat lead to tremendous amounts of weight gain in a person. Since many people are using this time to make and experiment with different types of food you must try looking up recipes which have high food value.
Increase Intake Of Proteins and Veggies:
Have more proteins and vegetables rich in Fiber. You can have them with every meal. Also, instead of unhealthy snacks eat food which are high in proteins and fiber. Some yummy snack ideas are as follows:
- fresh fruits
- fruits with melted dark chocolate
- boiled eggs with pepper
- grilled chicken strips
- grilled fish
- mixed dry-fruits
- frozen yogurt
- clear soups
- grilled vegetables
- vegetables / chicken / paneer lightly tossed on oil with seasoning
- chicken or vegetable salads
Cut down Your Caffeine Intake:
Controlled intake of black tea or coffee without sugar or sweeteners do no harm. However, we have a tendency of loading our teas and coffees with sugar, which can jeopardize all our weight loss plans.
Count Your Calories:
Maintain a journal where you enter everything you write. Since you are home-bound you will not have much opportunity of moving around. Count the calories of whatever you eat. Do your research and find out how long / how much exercise is needed to burn the calorie which you put into your body. Remember, the calorie you take in must be less than your daily calorie expenditure. Only then you will lose weight. This is probably the most important tip out of the 10 tips to lose weight during the lockdown period.
Set a weight loss goal and stick to it. Follow the 10 tips to lose weight during the lockdown period and watch your body change for the better during the lock-down period. Surprise the world with a better looking version of yourself when the lockdown is over. But, the most important thing to remember during this period is Stay Happy, Love Yourself, Love Your Body.