You might be from those people who have decided to be fit by losing body fat and made this resolution for this year, get some abs and flaunt an envious body? And that resolution went into a coma by mid-January? Well, this happens every year.
Here are some good tips which can help you in acheiving your resolution:
EAT MORE PROTEIN IS REALLY HELPFUL
Protein is a macronutrient that keeps you satiated and it has the highest thermic effect too. That means you end up eating lesser calories per meal and it burns the maximum amount of calories to digest the food consumed. You have a lot of options for protein — shakes, chicken, fish, turkey, egg whites, etc.
DRINK MORE WATER OFTEN
The reason people need to drink more water is not just for their internal organ health but to also manage calories. More often than not, you confuse thirst with hunger. If you are feeling hungry, drink half a litre of water and wait for 15 minutes. In 9/10 cases, you will not feel hungry anymore because you were actually thirsty, not hungry. And the added bonus is that water has zero calories. Target drinking three to four litres of water a day.
GET A GRIP ON YOUR SLEEP
Staying up till late and scrolling endlessly on social media and using different apps is fun but that is just adding to your problem, than solving it. Studies have shown that you tend to eat a whopping 30% more calories if you do not get proper sleep and also the tendency of mindless binge eating is higher when staying up late night. The more calories you eat, the fatter you become, simple! Keep the screens off and hit bed early.
PACK IN MORE FIBRE
Fibre, that mainly comes from fruits and veggies, keeps you full and is considered to be low in calories. Fresh fruits and vegetables are considered a smart food option for mid-day cravings rather than a pack of calorie-laden cookies or chips.
GO TO GYM 3-4 TIMES A WEEK
One of the major reasons your resolution failed was because you went in crazy with working out and hit the gym on all seven days of the week. You thought you are superhuman but the reality is that you aren’t. Recovery from a workout, sets the path of your next session. It is important to remember that while training is important, it’s not the only thing that dictates results. Train intelligently! Start with a three or a four-day routine, build a habit and if you have the time, add more days.