Healthy weight management doesn’t have to be an uphill battle. There are some simple, natural ways to manage weight that you can easily get started on today!
- Set Goals & Believe in Yourself. If you don’t believe you can actually manage your weight, you’ll be less inclined to keep up with the following tips. Set attainable goals, know that you can achieve them and you’ll already have a head start on accomplishing them!
- Get Moving. We know that exercise is good for our bodies, but you don’t have to run five miles a day to trim down your waistline. Just a brisk walk around the block can burn calories, support healthy energy levels and cardiovascular health.
- Drink Plenty of Fluids. When your body is fully hydrated, it functions properly. Drinking roughly six to eight glasses of water per day can also curb your appetite. If the thought of drinking water bores you, switch it up by sipping on green tea, which may help support healthy weight management.
- Eat Smaller Portions. Studies have shown that we feel obligated to eat what is put in front of us. Whether you’re at home or out at a restaurant, remove about ¼ of your usual portion and set it aside to eat as leftovers. You’ll still be satisfied, and at the same time you’ll be cutting back on excess calories.
- Get a Nutritional Boost. Your body needs certain nutrients to run efficiently, and some may supporth healthy weight management, including fiber, omega-3 fatty acids, folic acid, calcium and iron. Taking a daily multi-vitamin and eating fruits and veggies (about 2 ½ cups of each per day) is a great way to get these nutrients.
- Don’t Skip Meals. You may be tempted to skip meals, or fast to lose a quick few pounds, but this is not a safe or effective way to manage weight. Fasting can lead you to overeat later, and can deprive your body of essential sources of energy and nutrients.
- Indulge (In Moderation). If you completely cut out all of your favorite not-so-healthy foods, you will have a much harder time sustaining a healthier eating regimen. It’s better to indulge in small portions every once in awhile than to deprive yourself altogether, which can cause frustration and lead you to give up. Enjoy these items in moderation as a welcome treat!