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This article was originally submitted by Tehreem Aamir
Losing weight is one of the major issues that people are facing nowadays. Everyone wants to have a perfect slim body so that they can slay in every outfit.
There are a lot of medicines, syrups, food items and drinks in the market which claim to help you lose weight in days and weeks. Some of these products will work for you and some will literally be a waste of money for you. Furthermore, the ones which will help you lose weight will not only be extremely harmful to you; but will also start showing long term side effects.
So the idea of using any weight loss product does not seem so good! What you should focus on is that you should start taking small steps; which may be slow in the process but will show life long, harmless and ‘good for health’ effects.
Here are some tips you should follow to lose weight naturally!
1. Drink plenty of water
Start by drinking at least 1.5 litres of water in a day. Our body weight includes the weight of waste stored in our body. Thus, drinking water after every few minutes will help you excrete that waste; which will ultimately help you lose weight and also get clear skin!
2. Add protein to your diet
You should add some protein in your diet. At least one meal of your day should be focused on proteins only, and the best time is dinner. Start having proteins in your dinner, which can be steamed chicken, steamed fish, roasted chicken, roasted peas and/or lentil soups.
3. Replace sugar with natural honey
Sugar is considered as a white poison and poison is clearly not good for anyone. Stop using sugar as a sweetener and replace it with natural honey. Natural honey is not only better in taste than sugar but also has many health benefits.
4. Add fruits and veggies to your diet
I know it’s difficult for us to add raw vegetables or fruits in our diet but there are many other options we can use. If you cannot eat fruits, start making fruit smoothies which are just like fruit juice and are more flavourful than bottle juices. For vegetables you can steam cook or roast vegetables by adding oil, salt and black pepper. Once you start having roasted veggies, you’ll love them.
5. Don’t sit or lay for more time
Exercising for losing weight is a bit difficult for many of us to do but trying not to sit or lay down for too long or moving and walking after every few minutes is not so hard. Many people get fat not because of their eating habits but because of sitting or laying for hours.
Sitting for long periods of time not only makes you fat but also causes many diseases. Try to walk for 2 minutes every 30 minutes. This will make your metabolic system active which will subsequently help you in maintaining your weight.
Let us know if these tips were effective and helped you lose weight in the comments section below!