Always keeping in mind our premise on the need to go to a specialist for weight loss, we have collected some self-care tips that help you maintain a balanced lifestyle, which is definitely a great starting point for starting a diet. Here are our useful tips.
Don’t fast and eat 5 meals a day
Metabolism is a very delicate mechanism, capable of losing efficiency with little. Therefore, the secret to losing weight in a reasonably fast time is to help metabolic activity, following a healthy and smart lifestyle. So it makes more sense to lose weight by eating, but by eating well.
The metabolism must be stimulated with the daily intake of the right nutrients, divided into 5 balanced meals, distributing the caloric intake throughout the day, in different doses.
A nutritionist can help you tailor your meal plan to suit your needs, for example by preferring carbohydrates for breakfast and lunch, and protein and vegetables in the evening, with fruit-based snacks.
Drink more water
To facilitate the processes of purification and drainage of excess fluids, it is important to drink at least one and a half liters of water. The health benefits given by the right amount of water are many: proper hydration improves the performance of vital functions and the whole body will benefit from it, both inside and out.
Drinking water in small sips throughout the day will make you feel more energetic and lighter, but also brighter and more purified.
Reduce your sodium intake
One of the worst enemies for our body is sodium, if used excessively: it not only counteracts the absorption of some substances, but retains water causing swelling, water retention and cellulite. Reducing the intake of sodium in the diet is also important for those suffering from high blood pressure, to preserve proper cardiovascular function.
Use coarse salt only in cooking and for the seasoning of your dishes, replace the salt with spices that enrich the taste but keep sodium levels under control.
Always have breakfast
The main rule to follow, recommended by all nutritionists, is to have a healthy breakfast. Eating fiber, vitamins and lean proteins in the morning reactivates the body and gives you a boost of energy to face the day. In addition, having a good breakfast avoids nervous hunger attacks during the day.
Walk in the morning
So is it true that you can lose weight by walking? Walking is certainly a very useful tool for those seeking not only to lose weight, but to protect their psycho-physical well-being. Walking in the morning means offering the body a slow but effective muscle awakening to prepare the muscles to face the day ahead. And what better activity than the simple and free one of walking.
Doing it in the morning on an empty stomach will amplify the slimming effect. The ideal is to walk at least 40 minutes, every morning, regularly. Set your alarm in advance and try to fulfill this commitment: you will soon feel the benefits.