Every morning rays of sun fill us with energy and peace of mind and with this we can easily adopt those habits that can help us lose weight. Psychologically, when we start a day with being mindful of things we have to do during the course of the day, it gets easy to incorporate healthy habits without feeling any pressure or getting tired. So if you follow these simple, easy and practical steps in the morning, it will become very easy to lose your weight in no period of time.
Sleep In a little Early
Everyone wants to get up on time and be prepared on time so that he/she doesn’t miss anything. But giving yourself another half an hour rest can change things. Researches have proved that restless mind make you consume more food (also referred to as mindless eating). And inadequate sleep can lead to release of certain hormones in body that can inhibit your metabolism.
Ideally, devise your daily regimen in order to allocate reasonable amount of sleeping time.
Soak up the Sun
Open your blinds and curtains every morning and let the sunshine brighten up your room, your mind and your body. Researches have showed that people who expose their body to sunshine (in the form of maximizing sun-exposure), tends to have lower BMI (body-mass index). Early sunshine gives good boost to your body metabolism by synthesizing healthy amounts of Vitamin D and other hormones/ neurotransmitters.
Nosh on Protein
You might have heard a lot of times that healthy breakfast can get so all through the day. As a matter of fact it is right if the breakfast is composed of protein and carbs. These two along with a little amount of fat can maintain your blood glucose level and will also keep you satisfied.
Drink your Breakfast too
Solid foods can make you feel heavy and satisfied but a glass of water will keep you wet and will also clean your body. If you are drinking a juice than add lime or lemon that would give a fruity flavor without putting extra calories.
Work in a mini sweat session
Early morning yoga or exercises are helpful in improving your energy levels, basal circulation and metabolism. It is highly recommended to spend at least 30 minutes on a jogging track or open air to flush toxins and kick-start your digestive and respiratory system.
If you are running short of time, you can always go for stretching or other forms of home-based exercises to maintain steady metabolism
If you have time in morning make a good meal for yourself at lunch time. But since there is less time so you should focus on packing low calorie foods. It is imperative to keep in mind that heavy foods and snacks can ruin all your morning effort so think carefully. So it is a smart thought if you are packing peanut butter with almonds or apple slices that can drive you for the rest of day.
Walk part of the way to Work
If you are going to office in car try parking the car a few miles away so that you can cover the rest of distance on foot. This will help you get rid of few extra calories and increase your body’s metabolism. In fact while most you are at work, you can also actively (or passively) engage yourself in simple desk yoga exercises.
Study reported in the peer reviewed Journal of the American Dietetic Association (2) suggested that self-monitoring of weight can be achieved by a variety of technological sources such as cell phone planners, apps and gadgets, electronic and personal digital assistants etc.
- Chaput, J. P., Doyon, C. Y., McNeil, J., Doucet, É., & Tremblay, A. (2012). Influence of sleeping habits on adaptive thermogenesis during weight loss in adults. Bioenerg Open Access, 1(103), 2.
- Burke, L. E., Wang, J., & Sevick, M. A. (2011). Self-monitoring in weight loss: a systematic review of the literature. Journal of the American Dietetic Association, 111(1), 92-102