Of course the gyms are crowded. Unless you want to go and wait for up to 1 hour before using the trade mill or other equipments, your home is a safe house. January is one of the best times you can workout from the comfort of your own home weather wise, the secret is “stick to the routine“. On the other hand, not everyone has the time or like to workout and we all want to look our best. You can safely lose 3 or more pounds a week at home with a healthy diet and lots of exercise. This is how.
Tips On How to Lose Weight Fast at Home
If you burn 500 more calories than you eat every day for a week, you should lose about 1-2 pounds. If you want to lose weight faster, you’ll need to eat less and exercise more. Creating a routine at home is the best way to go. Choose a time that best fits, print out a calendar and prepare your food ahead of time if possible.
If you take in 1,050 to 1,200 calories a day, and exercise for one hour per day, you could lose 3-5 pounds in the first week, or more if you weigh more than 250 pounds. It’s very important not to cut calories any further that’s can be dangerous.
Limiting salt and starchy food may also mean losing more weight at first, but that’s mostly fluids, not fat.
“When you reduce sodium and cut starches, you reduce fluids and fluid retention, which can result in up to 5 pounds of fluid loss when you get started,” says Michael Dansinger, MD, of NBC’s The Biggest Loser show.
Diet For Fast Weight Loss
It is recommended that eating a diet that minimises starches, added sugars, and animal fat from meat and dairy foods. help you loose weight. But for rapid weight loss, focus more on fruits, veggies, egg whites, soy products, skinless poultry breasts, fish, shellfish, nonfat dairy foods, and 95% lean meat.
Here are more tips from Dawn Jackson Blatner, RD, author of The Flexitarian Diet :
- Eat vegetables to help you feel full.
- Drink plenty of water.
- Get tempting foods out of your home.
- Stay busy — you don’t want to eat just because you’re bored.
- Eat only from a plate, while seated at a table. No grazing in front of the ‘fridge.
- Don’t skip meals.
Keeping a food journal if possible. writing down everything you eat, because if you see what you consume some times can be very scary. keeping a jounal can also help you stay on track. “Even if you write it down on a napkin and end up throwing it away, the act of writing it down is about being accountable to yourself and is a very effective tool for weight loss,” says Bonnie Taub Dix, MA, RD, author of Read It Before You Eat It .
So don’t wait until the gyms are empty or have less people to embark on your weight loss journey. If you can’t excersize or have no time, always remember that you can eat clean and still loose weight. Or start some soft workout routine in the comfort of your own home and work your way up to more challenging excersize. Don’t forget you enjoy it while at it, because this is one of the things that will keep you going. Play your best tracks or dowload some workout tracks if it helps.
Written by: Noellin Imoh