Manage you weight naturally over the long haul by making a sustainable, long-term lifestyle change with these natural remedies. These methods of weight management include eating a healthy diet and increasing physical activity levels. Let’s break these two processes into 5 simple steps.
- Drink at least 8-10 glasses of water everyday
Drinking enough water is essential to good health. While the actual needs vary from person to person, it is critical to ensure that you drink enough fluids to keep yourself hydrated throughout the day. You have probably heard the popular advice, “Drink eight 8-ounce glasses of water a day.” It’s a reasonable goal, and can help you be on track. The actual needs may also vary from season to season and time of the day. For example, it is important to drink more water during summers as your body loses more water through perspiration. Similarly, it’s important to drink maximum amount in the morning, immediately after waking up. You could also add some lemon, honey and cinnamon to this.
- Include fresh fruits, vegetables, in your diet
Fresh Fruits and Vegetables are an important part of a healthy diet, and variety is as important as quantity, as no single fruit or vegetable provides all of the nutrients your body needs on a daily basis. These are naturally low in calories and provide sufficient fiber to keep your digestive system happy. People who eat a variety of fruits and vegetables generally have a lower incidence of chronic diseases like heart disease, diabetes, stroke, and certain types of cancer. Doctors recommend consuming at least 5-7 different varieties of fruits and vegetables every day. You can start by adding a few fruits and vegetables each day and, as this becomes part of your routine, begin to add a few more.
- Consume nuts, and seeds for snacks
Always keep some dry fruits handy as an energy-rich snack. While you can consume nuts at anytime of the day as a snack but the best time is to eat it is early in the morning to squeeze out the maximum benefits. Dry fruits like almonds, walnuts, dates, raisins, apricots, etc. are traditionally known to be a powerhouse of nutrients. They provide the body and mind with a host of health benefiting properties, if eaten in moderation.
- Exercise for at least 45 minutes every day
Wherever possible take stairs, skip the skip for a quick walk to the nearby store. Maintain consistency with regular physical activity and try to be active throughout your day. Exercise can help prevent excess weight gain or help maintain weight loss. When you engage in physical activity, you burn calories. The more intense the activity, the more calories you burn. Regular physical activity can improve your muscle strength and boost your endurance. Exercise can be a real energy booster for healthy people, as well as those suffering from various medical conditions
- Avoid fried food and products containing too much sugar
Fried foods are significantly higher in fat and calories. Several studies have found a direct correlation between eating fried foods and the risk of chronic disease and is also associated with a greater risk of developing type 2 diabetes, heart disease and obesity. It is best to avoid or limit your intake of fried and oily foods, as well as sugary drinks, candy, biscuits, and sweetened dairy. Try to replace your regular tea/coffee with green tea/green coffee beans.Healthy living is all about good nutrition, eating well with moderation and balance and being physically active. The key is to do this with enjoyment.