Some women try too hard to drop those 25 pounds, while others do nothing and stay slim. What is the secret? Stop trying. Instead, develop new habits. You have enough time to do it before the summer season begins.
Most of these tricks are obvious and maybe you have tried them. The difference is when you make it a habit and do not give up on it once you see the results, your body adjusts to a certain diet, certain exercise and certain sleep habits, and you do not put on weight. Here are eight habits to adopt to lose 25 pounds and stay slim without trying too hard.
1. Warm water first thing in the morning
Warm lemon, cucumber, or apple cider vinegar water is a healthy way to kick-start your digestion system in the morning and rehydrate your entire dehydrated body. Warm water also helps to boost your energy, enhance your skin’s natural radiance, and improve your overall health.
2. Hard-boiled egg for breakfast
Eating one hard-boiled egg with vegetables or sprouted whole grain toast for breakfast is an instant way to fuel your body, satisfy your morning hunger and avoid mid-morning snacking. Eggs contain all the essential amino acids your body needs in the morning.
Moreover, eggs have anti-aging and energy-boosting properties, making them a perfect breakfast choice. Plus, I have read many studies that all claim that people who eat eggs for breakfast tend to drop weight faster than those who opt for toast or cereal.
3. Drink a green smoothie or juice instead of coffee
If you are a coffee drinker, it may take the time to quit the habit of drinking coffee in the morning. The same goes for tea. However, a green smoothie or juice is a much healthier drink that helps you shed pounds. Green smoothies are loaded with powerful antioxidants and have detoxing, energy-boosting, and anti-inflammatory benefits.
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4. Consume seaweed twice a week
Seaweed promotes weight loss and prevents cellulite build-up. Its naturally high iodine content stimulates the thyroid gland that is responsible for keeping a healthy metabolism. There are many ways to incorporate seaweeds into your eating plan. You can add them to your salad, soups, stews, stir-fries, or snack on nori instead of potato chips.
5. Have a two color smoothie for lunch
Fruit and vegetable smoothies are amazingly healthy and tasty. Many dieters have two color smoothies for lunch to get the best out of the both worlds. First, you make a fruit and yogurt smoothie and top it with a green smoothie (I recommend a spinach smoothie since it goes well with almost every fruit smoothie). Isn’t it an easy way to lose 25 pounds?
6. Reduce your meat intake
Consider eating mushrooms, beans, seeds, lentils and eggs instead of meat at least five days a week. Not only will you lose pounds, but you will also save many animals lives. Veggie soup is as delicious and nutritious as broth soup. Grilled vegetables are a diet-friendly alternative to grilled meat. When it comes to losing weight, vegetables are your best friends.
7. Avoid packaged foods
Not all packaged foods are bad for our health, but they are all bad for our waistlines. Keep healthy snacks handy so that you do not reach for packaged snacks during your lunchtime. Homemade yogurt, nuts, fruits, veggie sticks with avocado dip and seeds are all diet-friendly snacks when eaten in moderation.
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8. Listen to your body
If you have a complicated relationship with your body, you are more likely to be unhealthy and suffer from overweight and obesity. When you are in tune with your body, you know exactly when to eat, what to eat and how much you need to eat to feel full.
9. Have a mini meal after 7 pm
Yes, you read that correctly, after 7 pm, especially if you go to bed at 11 pm. This way you will feel less hungry in the morning and avoid midnight snacking. Whatever you eat late in the evening, make sure you do not overeat it.
Losing weight does not have to be complicated. You can improve your health and drop pounds at the same time by developing these little eating habits. Do not forget to exercise regularly and get enough sleep. Are you ready to drop 25 pounds without trying too hard?