What You Can Do In Less Than 5 Minutes to Lose Weight
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You may not see the number you would like to on the scale in 5 minute, but if you keep at these routines it will guarantee major results. Thinking small might actually be smarter than trying to drastically lose weight at once. Try it!
Prepare your breakfast the night before
Skipping breakfast might seem like a good start of the day if you want to cut down the calories intake, but it also guarantees that you'll overeat at some point during the day. Another reason not to do that is that a high-protein breakfast will help your body build and maintain muscles.
If you are not an early bird, prepping your breakfast the night before assures that you will start the day with a healthy breakfast you need. Try oatmeal, carrot cake or banana cream pie, and you’ll feel like you’re having dessert for breakfast.
Drink a glass of water before meals
Drinking a full glass of water half an hour before a meal prevents cravings, minimizing the chances you’ll reach for extra calories between meals that you don’t really need. “Our bodies interpret thirst as hunger, so you may be reaching for more food when really you just need more water,” says Brigitte Zeitlin, R.D., M.P.H., C.D.N..
Divide your weight in half, and that’s the number of ounces of water you should try to hit each day.
Choose fish rather than chicken
“Fish and seafood are great sources of lean protein that help fill you up, boost your focus, and help you maintain healthy muscles to burn fat," says Zeitin. "Plus, they’re low in calories."
Fish are great sources of omega-3 fatty acids, heart-friendly fats that fight inflammation and potentially even boost weight loss by boosting your metabolism. The problem is that most of us don’t get enough. Having fatty fish like salmon, trout, tuna, or shrimp at three meals per week, would satisfy our weekly needs for omega-3 fatty acids.
A coffee before workouts
Loads of studies have suggested that a coffee before a workout can increase calorie burn as well as endurance by increasing focus and sustaining energy.
But take into account that the amount of coffee is not proportional with the number of calories you would burn, so don’t exaggerate. “Even just half a cup before a workout will ensure you have an extra boost without feeling too jittery,” says Suter. You can add a cream or even a sprinkle of sugar if you want; just skip the whole-milk latte, says Suter, since it might cause stomachache.
Go to bed earlier
Many researches has linked a lack of sleep with weight gain and overeating. “By aiming for seven or more hours of sleep each night, you can stop food cravings before they start and make smarter and healthier food choices throughout the day. Plus, you’ll have more energy to hit the gym,” says Zeitlin.
source: women's health mag