How To Make Losing Weight Just That Little Bit Easier

Monday, June 14, 2021


The seemingly never-ending COVID-19 pandemic has made many of us stop and take stock of our health and lifestyle. It may be that we have decided to stop smoking, or cut down on our alcohol intake, or, perhaps lose those few excess pounds. It is known that being overweight can have a bearing on your recovery from the virus, so that alone is making lots of people think about losing some weight.

However, we have all been through a considerable amount of stress, and for many people, heartache, over the past year, and the last thing that anyone wants is to be following a complex weight-loss plan or diet that involves cutting out everything that you enjoy. No, we all want something that is simple that does not take the pleasure out of life. Here, we look at some tips to help to make shedding a few pounds just that little bit easier.


Make sure that you eat breakfast

Many people who have lost weight and kept it off have a habit of having breakfast every day. Many individuals believe not eating breakfast is a good method to lose weight, but they end up eating even more throughout the rest of the day.

Breakfast eaters have lower BMIs than those who skip breakfast regularly and they perform better at school and in the workplace, according to research. For a quick and nutritious start to the day, try a bowl of whole-grain cereal with fruit and low-fat dairy. You could also look at meal replacement bars as an on-the-go alternative.

Watch the calories in your drinks

We often forget to count drinks in our daily calorie intake, but they can tip us well over if we are not careful. Sweetened beverages are high in calories, yet they do not satisfy hunger in the way that solid foods do. Water, sparkling water with lemon, skim or low-fat milk, or small servings of 100 percent fruit juice will quench your thirst.

Keep an eye on the calories that you consume in alcoholic drinks since they can easily pile up. Limiting alcohol to the weekends can save you a lot of calories if you consume a glass or two of wine or a cocktail every day.

Swap full-fat foods for lighter alternatives

Use low-fat and lighter versions of salad dressings, mayonnaise, dairy products, and other items whenever possible. You can easily slash calories if you use low-fat and lighter items, and if the product is blended in with other components, no one will notice.

Think about your environment

Controlling your environment, from filling your kitchen with plenty of healthy options to choosing the correct eateries, is another simple way to help you lose weight. That means keeping away from all-you-can-eat buffets to prevent temptation. Eat a nutritious snack before going to a party so you will not be hungry, and be judicious while filling your plate at the buffet. Wait at least 15 minutes before returning for more food and drink a large glass of water.

Shut up the kitchen on a night

Set a time for when you will stop eating so you do not succumb to late-night cravings or mindless nibbling while watching TV. If you want something sweet after supper, have a hot chocolate, a crunchy candy, or a small bowl of ice cream or frozen yogurt or a bowl of fruit but then brush your teeth so you are less likely to eat or drink anything else.

Eat more fruit and vegetables

Eating a lot of low-calorie, high-volume fruits and vegetables push out high-fat, high-calorie items. Place the vegetables on top of the meat and move it away from the center of your dish. Alternatively, begin your lunch or dinner with a salad or a small portion of vegetable soup. This will fill you up a little more and stop you from eating as much of the calorie-laden items.

Choose whole grain

By replacing refined grains like white bread, cakes, pastries, and pretzels with whole grains, you will get more fiber and fill up faster, making it easier to eat a reasonable portion. Whole-wheat breads and pastas, brown rice, bran flakes, popcorn, and whole-rye crackers are some of the healthier options.

Cut down your portion sizes

The majority of meals offered in restaurants and at home are larger than you require. Get your measuring cups out to get a grasp on your typical portion amounts and focus on reducing them. Using small bowls, plates, and cups, you can instantly manage your portion size.

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