Too often people associate losing weight with making drastic changes to their diet and lifestyle. But it doesn’t have to be that way.
There are actually a number of small changes you can make to promote gradual weight loss. Below are five simple adjustments you can make every day to achieve weight loss.
Take the stairs instead of elevators
If you live or work above the ground floor, trade the elevator for a couple flights of stairs. Just a couple minutes on the stairs can burn around 10 calories, and even walking down a set of stairs can burn calories.
Consume healthier drinks
With so much attention on what we eat, it’s easy to overlook the number of calories we consume through beverages like soda or juice. In addition to containing zero calories, water can help suppress your appetite and boost your metabolism, among its other benefits.
This might be the best news for anyone who’s looking to lose weight but dreads exercise: You can actually lose weight just by sleeping more. The more you sleep, the more your ghrelin hormone, or your “hunger hormone,” becomes suppressed. Consequently, less sleep is linked to higher body fat and increased risk of obesity.
Eat a bigger breakfast
More good news: You can lose weight by eating more. Starting the day with a big breakfast helps curb hunger later and can result in doubling your calories burned.
Use smaller plates
If you’ve been thinking about replacing your plates and bowls, now is a good time. We tend to associate portion sizes with plate sizes, and studies show that people who use smaller dishes tend to serve themselves smaller (and healthier) portions.
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