Tired of crazy crash diets, weight loss gimmicks and diet pills that don’t work? I sure was! I struggled to lose the excess 40 lbs I was carrying around. I tried to improve my entire lifestyle by following intense workout programs and restrictive diets with no results. I started to think small, and at the edge of failure, I did that. I finally began to get results. HOW?
Here are some of my favorite 10-minute tips to lose weight.
Take A 10-minute Break
You may think that in order to lose weight, you need more activity, more cooking, more planning. Wrong.
Take a 10-minute breather from your everyday busy life and do absolutely nothing. Turn off the TV, the phone, the computer, ask your partner to watch the kids. Now spend 10 full minutes with your eyes closed relaxing and taking deep breathes.
Why is this so important to weight loss?
Stress creates a hormone called cortisol that can increase your appetite. Think about it. When you’re anxious, do you crave sugary, high-fat foods? Do you snack when you feel stressed out?
Studies show that 10-minutes break on a regular basis can help reduce stress levels, so it helps your weight loss.
Cut 100 Calories
Cutting out a lot of calories from your daily diet can be overwhelming. Cutting entire food groups like carbs is even harder. So what you can do?
Forget trying to overhaul your diet plan and keep it simple: cut just 100 calories at each meal. That can be a pat of butter on your toast, the 10 croutons in your salad or a tablespoon of mayo on your sandwich. Cutting a total of 300 calories spread out over entire day can take off almost 3 lbs of your weight per month, even if you don’t change anything else about your lifestyle.
Sneak In 10 Minutes Workout
Somedays you have a busy schedule, and hitting the gym for an hour of workout is next to impossible. This doesn’t mean you can’t fit in fitness. Let me explain.
Studies show that squeezing in 10-minute of exercise throughout your day can be just as effective as a longer session. Before you take your morning shower, try a quick strength circuit of any five bodyweight exercises. Take a 10-minute walk at lunch and jump rope with the kids for 10 minutes in the afternoon. Breaking training down into smaller-sized portions can be more manageable to fit into your over-scheduled day.
Go To Bed 10 Minutes Earlier Tonight
Recent studies show that sleep may be as crucial to weight loss as exercise and diet. When your body doesn’t receive enough sleep, the hormones that control satiety and hunger get out of balance. That causes you to eat more.
You don’t have to go to bed at an unrealistic hour. Most experts agree the ideal sleep is between 7-9 hours a night. It’s simple. Try to go only 10 minutes earlier tonight. Continuously keep turning back the clock each week until you’ve adjusted to your optimal bedtime.
Cut 10-Minute From Your TV time
Stay calm, I’m not saying you have to give up your TV time at the end of the day. Just press pause for 10 minutes for every hour of watching to get up and move around. Can’t wait to see what happens?
Take a walk around the living room. The average 150 lbs woman burns about 75 calories walking for 10 minutes. Not bad for 10 minutes.
If you’re beginner, out of shape, or want to make your first step to your weight loss, you are on the right track!
Stay constant and practice these 10-minute activities I recommended to you until they become natural for you. You will be amazed by the results.Tags: 10-minute workout, appetite, calories, Cortisol, diet, diet pills, high-fat foods, lose weight, restrictive diets, shape, Sleep, sleeping, stress, stress levels, tv time, weight loss, workout, workout programs