Vacations provide an opportune time and space to unwind and take a breather from your busy lifestyle. You’d want to enjoy this break to the fullest and perhaps take a few photos to document your experience. The desire to appear at your best is understandable, especially if you don’t wish to check your angles in every photo constantly. If you would like to lose weight and trim your waistline, here are some tips to help you achieve that ideal body.
Abstain From Sweets
It isn’t easy, we know, but you will need to sacrifice those sweets, chocolates and even soft drinks. These empty calories snacks contain little to no nutrients your body need and instead, supply food energy that may lead to weight gain. Furthermore, these foods may hinder the absorption of other nutrients.
A diet that’s high in added sugar puts vitamins E, A, C and magnesium at risk. One review states that the nutrient intake was less with every 5% increase in added sugar. Instead, opt for the healthier option such as fruits to sate your sweet tooth.
Burn Off Those Calories
It’s a no brainer to include exercise in your weight loss journey. You will need to put the different body parts to work, in order to shed some pounds. You can gauge the intensity of your workout routines by also making sure that your output is bigger than your input. That said, make sure that your body can keep up with your exercise routine. Start small before increasing its intensity by small increments.
If you can, dedicate some time to commit to a routine 3 times a week. If you don’t have the luxury of time, slip in a 15 minutes’ walk here and there. Even though it may not be enough to bring about a significant change just in time for your vacation, do remember that there is no easy way to lose weight and a shortcut should never be an option as it will harm your body in the long run.
Start Your Day Right
The first thing that you need to make sure you got right, is not to miss breakfast. When you wake up, your body needs to enough blood sugar to ensure that it functions at its optimal level. There are many studies that show eating breakfast is linked with better memory, low levels of ‘bad’ LDL cholesterol and higher metabolism.
It is thus crucial to ensure that you kickstart your day with a healthy breakfast. A heavy breakfast with pancakes, bacon and eggs will often than not, make you feel sluggish instead. Have a decent breakfast such as a bowl of oatmeal and a glass of vegetable smoothie. Ensure that you have just enough till lunch rolls around.
Never Skip Lunch
Besides breakfast, but you shouldn’t skip lunch as well. You need the energy to maintain brain activity and other bodily functions. Es. pecially if you’ve taken a light meal a few hours prior, you will need a more substantial meal to supplement your daily activities.
You don’t necessarily need to eat only salads to lose weight. There are healthy options that are more filling, such as wholegrain pasta or even wraps. Try to include lean proteins such as salmon, chicken breast or tuna. Always ensure that you have a well-balanced diet at all times.
Have A Plan
Start with a realistic goal that you wish to achieve. Be conscious of the calories you take in and calculate the amount of calories you need to burn such that you’d be at a calorie deficit. Commit to your exercise routine and a strict diet. That said, forgive your body if you are not able to attain your goal. You will realise that your body may need more time to lose that stubborn weight or that it has reached a plateau. Once that happens, do not be hard to yourself and introduce changes into your routine. Perhaps increase your workout intensity or shift your dietary components.
You might even want to consider going for the best slimming treatments you can find in Singapore to supplement your weight loss. Having an expert’s advice on the matter is worth your time, and with their help, you may even achieve a slim waist just in time for your vacation.