After working hard and shedding many pounds you look slim and fit and you want to reach your goal.
But, you got to the dreaded last five pounds and it is proving to be difficult to lose that weight even after trying hard. Isn’t it?
Then listen to grandma what she has to say for losing those last few pounds…
1. Limited snack: Change the snacks from low fat cookies, crackers to oranges, carrots, celery. The snacks that you have been eating might have helped you a lot but now the body needs something little more vigorous to bring down those last few pounds. Oranges, grapefruit, carrots and celery can help.
2. Portion size: Look at your portion size. Recheck the calories on food packages and go a bit low on portion. Drink more water and green tea. This will help to bring down few pounds.
3. Burn the fat: If you are continuing your 30 minutes’ routine every day, go bit extra for few more days. Increase workout another 10 to 15 minutes and help your metabolism to help you out.
4. Watch your sugar intake: Recheck your sugar intake in drinks. For few more days, go with sugarless tea and coffee. Instead, add little lime juice and ginger to tea and consume.
5. Get good sleep: Sleep helps! If you skip sleep you might feel bit heavier. Instead, try sleeping extra half or one hour and see the effect.
6. Intermittent fasting: Try this too! If you eat three meals a day in a week, then try to cut down your intake on two days – eat only 25% of your usual calories two days. Another option is to restrict your eating time to certain hours (within 7 or 8 hours) and fast rest of the time.
7. Lift weights: Continue lifting weights to burn extra calories. Don’t give up on this.
8. Continue walking: Instead of hitting gym, go for longer walks. Walks helps in losing pounds faster than any other workouts. Walk and move minimum 10,000 steps a day.
9. House work: Move around and clean the house. Cook your meal, do your daily chores. Gardening, watering, climbing staircase, vacuuming and mopping floor, folding cloths etc – You won’t believe how much these house works helps to lose few extra pounds!
Stop thinking too much about last few pounds that you need to lose – Worry can make you gain weight or might not help in this matter. So, stop focusing too much on your weight. If you know you have made it this far, then losing that last few pounds will be easy. Instead of focusing on last few pounds, think how to have fun and be fit.
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Author: HealthyLife | Posted on: December 27, 2018