We are in that time of the year where a lot people take cheat days, and kinda let themselves go. This is understandable but then, what happens after the whole celebration. You will want to get back into shape again, especially if you don’t have the fastest metabolism and your weight has ballooned already. The new year is almost here and you will want to attend dinners, parties, and meetings, without feeling terrible in your dress. Here are some ideas that will help you get your weight back down to manageable levels as soon as possible.
1. Morning detox water
Morning detox water aids in weight loss, as it helps to boost metabolism by flushing out all the toxins out from the body. Squeeze some lemon into a glass of warm water and drink it first thing in the morning, before breakfast. For additional benefits, you can add some honey.
Another detox drink can be prepared by soaking fenugreek seeds overnight in a glass of water, which should be drunk the following morning. Or you could try soaking some ground cinnamon overnight in a glass of water, add some apple cider vinegar in the morning and enjoy your detox drink. If you do this every morning, there will be noticeable changes within 2 to 3 weeks.
You can easily burn calories simply by walking. Take a stroll out with your dog, or walk around the house while on the phone. You can also choose to take the stairs instead of the elevator or walk down to your destination if within a short distance, instead of driving or taking a cab.
3. Keep dinner light
You might have the urge to eat all the eatables at the dining table after a long stressful day, but you should not do that. You’ve already had enough cheat-days during Christmas so keep your dinner light and avoid eating heavy foods. Instead, go for foods that are low-calorie and also nutritious, like lentil soup, mushroom clear soup with veggies, a bowl of chicken clear soup, or any soup with a lot of vegetables.
Aside from the fact of these meals being low in calories, they are also an excellent source of protein and healthy fats. Of course, remember to be mindful of your portion sizes, don’t eat till you run out of space. Use these tips and those extra calories you piled on during the holidays will be gone in no time at all. If you have a bit more weight to lose though, you will need to use a more intensive program of exercise and nutrition to help you accomplish your goals.
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