We are breaking down eight easy daily habits that may be the key to helping you lose weight. And, we promise they aren’t just the basic, go to the gym, or eat healthier tips. These are daily habits that may not be something you associated with supporting weight loss at all but are actually key parts of long-term health, and successful weight loss.
Curious to know if you are already doing these things? Read on.
8 Easy Daily Habits For Weight Loss Success
#1 Get a Workout in Before You Get Your Day Started:
If you live a super busy life (as most of us do), why not make it a daily habit to get your workout in first thing in the morning? Not only will this guarantee that you actually get your workout in, but it will also help set the tone for healthier choices all day.
#2 Get More Sleep:
Did you know that not getting enough sleep can cause some serious food cravings and weight gain? Yup. In fact, studies have found that even just one week of only sleeping five hours per night could put you at an increased risk of weight gain. So, try to make sleep a priority, and get to bed earlier, if possible! A solid 7-8 hours of sleep per night could really do your body and weight loss goals some good.
#3 Drink More Water:
It’s not uncommon to mistake thirst for hunger. In fact, if you find yourself hungry soon after eating a nutritious meal, it may just mean that your body needs a little hydration. So, if you find sugar cravings coming on strong, reach for a glass of water instead of that sugary snack. Re-evaluate where your hunger stands after you hydrate. If you don’t feel hungry anymore, chances are, your body was just craving a little hydration.
#4 Add Anti-inflammatory Spices to Your Food:
Anti-inflammatory spices like turmeric, ginger, and cayenne pepper can do wonders for reducing your inflammatory load (a key part of supporting weight loss!) So, go ahead and sprinkle some turmeric into your smoothie or cup of coffee. If you like some added heat to your food, add some cayenne pepper for an added anti-inflammatory and fat-burning boost.
#5 Get Your Zen On:
Stress is a real buzz kill when it comes to weight loss success, and if you are chronically stressed, it may be causing you to hit a plateau. Since stress can affect hormone balance, it makes sense that it has the potential to pack on the pounds. So, make it a goal to practice some form of self-care daily. Even just ten minutes per day can do so much good for your overall health.
#6 Be Mindful:
Bringing some mindfulness into your day can help support weight loss for more than one reason. For one, mindful eating is a great way to help slow down, making it less likely you’ll overeat. Being mindful about the foods you eat is also a great way to really ask yourself how each food you eat is nourishing your body.
Mindfulness can also help calm your mind and body, and thus reduce stress, a key part of weight loss success. Ready to add more mindfulness into your day? Try this one-week mindfulness plan.
#7 Add More Fats to Your Diet:
Swap out some carbs for healthy fats. Fats like avocados, coconut oil, nuts, and seeds are nutrient-dense and can help nourish and fuel your body while also keeping you full in between meals. They are also ideal for better blood sugar balance. So, cut back on some of your heavy carb intake, and try snacking on some healthy fats instead.
#8 Pack Your Lunch:
Try packing your lunch instead of buying lunch out. You would be shocked at how many calories this can save you, not to mention the fact that you decide what you put into your lunch. This means you can avoid all the added sugar, sodium, and additives often found in foods you would pick up on the go.
Change Your Daily Habits to Make Weight Loss a Little Easier
While weight loss isn’t easy, there are certain daily habits that can help you reach your goal a little easier. Plus, changing some habits can help support overall health. So, try implementing these eight daily habits to see how they can benefit your weight loss goals and overall health.
One healthy habit at a time is one step closer to reaching your health goals. Plus, with the free FitOn app, you can find workouts to fit in with just 15, 20, or 30 minutes to spare. So, even if you only have a tiny bit of time to squeeze in a good workout, FitOn has you covered.