There are many people who eat a balanced meal and exercise but are unable to lose weight. The following points can help us to know if we are not giving importance to these steps or are overdoing things:
Have adequate sleep. Try to sleep for at least 8 hours every night. It’s best to go to bed before 12 a.m. as the cortisol levels of our body are the lowest before this time, thereby causing maximum level of recovery.
Avoid the intake of processed and refined foods. Stay away from fried and fast food. Eat fresh fruits and vegetables that offer sufficient fiber.
Avoid drinks containing sugar and sip more water. Beware of sugary syrups and drinks that will add calories to your body. Instead, drink more water so that your digestive system works properly, toxins are eliminated from the body, nutrients are transported to the cells fast which in turn burn calories by using the energy derived from these nutrients.
Know your food. It helps to cook yourself as you will know what food you are eating and would be able to control the calorie-intake.
Eat slowly. Take time to have your meal and chew it properly. The body will be able to digest the food fast if it is chewed. So, don’t eat while working at the office or driving. Rather, sit down, relax and enjoy the food.
Breathe right. Make it a habit to take 10 deep breaths everyday that emerge from the depth of your belly and can throw out the junk via your mouth. It’s better if you do this act 3 times a day – in the morning, afternoon and evening.
Don’t go hungry. It isn’t wise to starve yourself as the body will store every bit of calorie that it receives during such period because it won’t get sufficient food to get energy from. Always remember to have your breakfast on time as people who miss out on their breakfast are more than 4 times likely to be obese.
Do regular exercise and more. Balance your regular exercising schedule with proper diet and a cheerful mind.