Losing weight is a challenging task and trying to shed kilos with a full-time job gets even harder.
If your work hours dominate your day, it can get very easy to let go of exercise and healthy eating habits.
Fast food, quick snacks, junk foods are easily accessible and provide instant gratification for your hard work and lift your spirits after a terrible meeting.
If you have a desk job, you cannot even begin to imagine if you can ever break your sedentary lifestyle.
You think you can only lose weight when you will have no job and all the time in the world. But we don’t want that, right?
All you need are some easy and smart lifestyle changes that can make you a healthier person and lose weight even with your full-time job.
Read on to find out.
1. Plan your meals in advance
One of the key reasons why diet charts from nutrition experts work is because they allow you to plan and prepare your meals in advance. Planning and knowing what you’ll have for your main meals and mid-meals will prevent any unhealthy snacking or last minute ordering of fast food. Try to eat home-cooked meals on a daily basis. You can schedule a cheat day a week for eating your favourite fast food. You’ll save money, save time, and know exactly what you’re eating.
2. No mindless snacking
If you feel like a bag of chips will give you enough boost to have fun while working for the next half hour, you have got to break this unhealthy habit. It can get very difficult to lose weight if you indulge in snacking at work. A desk drawer full of chocolates and candies may help you enjoy while working throughout the day, but will also definitely add inches to your waist. But if you feel like snacking during the day, you can choose healthier snacks like almonds, fruits, and yogurt.
3. Stop drinking your calories
“I can’t work anymore without my coffee first,” if you find yourself resonating with this dialogue at work, then we have got another hurdle on the track to lose weight. Drinking too much coffee or tea during the day can add lots of extra calories in your daily intake. The main evil in these beverages is the added sugar. One cup of sweetened coffee contains about one hundred calories. If you drink 3-4 cups in a day then you are way over your calorie requirements. Reducing your daily intake to one cup or going for black coffee without sugar can put a stop to this unnecessary weight gain.
4. Increase your routine activity
If commuting to work takes time and then you work for 8 hours a day, then it can get very tricky to find any time for exercising. One way is to join a gym or find time for exercise first thing in the morning. If nothing works for you, then your best bet is to increase your daily activity and try to be on your feet as much as possible during the day. Try walking from the metro station to your workplace and take stairs instead of elevators. Whenever you take a break, try to get some walking and stretches done. All these little steps will prove worthy in helping you burn better calories, create a calorie deficit and maintain a healthy weight.
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