Losing weight is a tough battle. You have to constantly make choices that will help you shed pounds. This means tons of decisions throughout the day. You can turn it into a fun challenge! Here are some things you can do every hour to help you finally lose those extra pounds.
6 a.m. (or whenever you wake up, let’s just start with 6 a.m. as an example): When you wake up, have a big glass of water. Adding a lemon to your water is great too. Have a small snack like a banana if you plan to work out in the morning. If you don’t work out until later in the day, have a good and healthy breakfast, preferably something with protein and fiber.
7 a.m.: Do some stretches in the shower!
8 a.m.: Make a healthy lunch. Load up with veggies, protein and fruit.
9 a.m.: Bring a reusable water bottle and fill it up frequently at work. Staying hydrated will reduce your feelings of being hungry.
10 a.m.: Have a little snack that is low in calories but full of fiber.
11 a.m.: Take a little break to write down your food intake and fitness of the day. This will let you know if you need to exercise more, how many more calories you should eat the rest of the day and it can motivate you!
12 p.m. – 2 p.m.: On your lunch break, eat your healthy lunch and get moving a little bit. Go for a walk if you can.
2 p.m.: Remember to walk around during the day. Instead of emailing or calling a co-worker, walk to their desk. Bring a smaller water bottle and get up to refill it every hour. Every little bit counts.
3 p.m.: Have a small snack to keep your energy up until dinner. Feel free to have a piece of dark chocolate or something sweet to keep you going and avoid overeating or eating dessert later.
4 p.m.: Have a little green tea to keep you going until the end of the work day. Green tea is also great for suppressing your appetite and increasing your metabolism.
5 p.m.: Take a walk or a bike ride after work and before dinner. This can also relieve any lingering stress.
6 p.m.: Make a healthy dinner. Be sure to fill up with veggies, protein and whole grains. Put away leftovers right away to avoid overeating.
7 p.m.: After dinner, brush your teeth! This will help reduce mindless snacking if you like watching TV at night and tend to grab a snack when you’re not hungry.
8 p.m.: If you watch TV in the evenings, do work out moves during commercials.
9 p.m.: Get your workout gear ready for the morning or pack up a healthy lunch and snacks. Do some yoga moves to calm yourself down and get ready for bed.
10 p.m.: Hit the hay! You need enough sleep if you want to lose weight.
What do you do during the day to lose weight? Which tips are your favorites?