There’s never any mystery of what causes winter weight. Cold air traps us inside with some of the best holiday food of the year, and the pounds add on before we know what’s happening. Unfortunately, this weight isn’t as easy to drop off as it is to add on, and it leaves many people frustrated and at a loss of what to do to get into better shape and lose winter weight.
To lose winter weight doesn’t need to be as tricky as people make it for themselves!
Here are some of the best ways to shed that extra layer of fat, and get into fighting shape for summer.
Beginner’s burn-out is real! Anyone who has hopped on a treadmill for an hour during the first session and then ached so much they didn’t want to do it again knows what I mean. Slowly build up how much you work out. Start at three days a week, exercising and stretching for a total of half an hour. After two to three weeks, you can look over your schedule and see if you can ramp it up a little more. The goal is to make you healthy, not overwhelm, and exhaust you.
Stick To A Schedule
If you can stick to something for three weeks, you’re far more likely to stick to it in the long run. Make a schedule for yourself and celebrate your accomplishments as you reach them. You are making life changes, and ones like this aren’t easy. Be kind to yourself if you eventually mess up. IF you find schedules difficult, ask a group of friends to make this change with you! You don’t have to search for Omaha houses for sale to find like-minded people, looking on local forums can turn up future friends to jog with you.
Get Lots of Water
Water is a miracle secret to any weight loss diet. If you’re craving food, but have recently eaten, drink some water. If you’re exhausted and don’t know how you’re going to push through the rest of your work date, drink some more! It’s calorie-free, puts your body into motion, and offers more benefits, like clearer skin and increased flexibility.
It’s easy to go overboard with this, so pay attention and try not to drink more than a liter per hour. Water won’t give you hangovers or calories, but it can make you have to run to the bathroom every five minutes if you don’t monitor your intake!
Smaller Dietary Changes
The last thing someone should do when they’re looking to lose weight is make a drastic change to your diet all at once. If you’re used to getting a fast-food burger every couple of days and then try to go completely raw vegan, it’s not going to work. Make changes that will be able to be held up for the rest of your life without fatiguing you.
Cut down on unhealthy food, but don’t cut it out entirely. Allow yourself a treat now and then, but don’t designate a whole day to it, or you’ll undo a week’s worth of work. Exchange unhealthy things for healthier alternatives, and be mindful of what you want to put into your body.
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