Losing weight without exercising is a myth

Mind what you drink: The most and foremost way to lose weight is to limit your calorie intake. To reduce calorie intake, avoid alcohol and sugary beverages. You should avoid drinks like cola, tea, coffee, juices and any other sugary drinks.

Hide unhealthy #Food: Storing the unhealthy foods where you might see them, increases your cravings and hunger, instigating you to eat more. In a recent research, it was discovered that the residents are more likely to weigh more if the visibility of the calorie-ridden foods is more in the house, compared to persons who keep just a bowl of fruit visible

Have a balanced diet: Go for a balanced diet. Don’t starve yourself to death. Plan a balanced diet which includes adequate amounts of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, lean protein, and dairy. Foods like poultry, eggs, legumes, dairy products, and tofu are excellent sources of lean protein. Protein will help keep you satisfied longer and may curb hunger cravings. Whole grains also provide a good source of fiber, vitamins and minerals. A whole grain includes millets, oats, brown rice, whole wheat bread and pasta.

Small plates for snacks: You can trick your brain into believing that you are eating more, with the help of smaller plates. Hence, it’s smart enough to munch unhealthy foods from reduced plates, helping you to eat less.

Drink enough fluids: Drink at least eight glasses of water daily. It would be better if you can take lukewarm water. Water keeps you hydrated and keeps a check on your appetite. In a recent study in adults, it was found that drinking about half a liter of water, half an hour before meals, decreased hunger and also helped in consuming fewer calories

Get adequate rest and sleep: Early to bed, early to rise, makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise. As the saying goes good sleep lets your body relax and get the much-needed rest which it requires. Sleep well as it helps to relax your body muscles. Sleeping for seven to nine hours is recommended for healthy life.

Chew and Chew: Chewing your food makes you eat slowly, which is helps reduced food intake, smaller portions, and increased fullness. People who eat faster are prone to obesity. For getting into this habit of eating your food more slowly, you may count how many times you chew each bite.

Increase physical activity: Here I do not mean rigorous exercise, with a physical activity I say things which we regularly do. For example, instead of taking an elevator we should use stairs, go for a walk, daily chores, etc. #Youth