Losing weight is a battle many people fight. Some win and some lose. The ones who lose do so because they lose their motivation and their will to fight the battle. They settle into the old routines and don't change their lifestyles. Those who win though, those who make it through to the other side thinner, happier and healthier have some things in common. They don't give up and they constantly seek new ways to motivate themselves and to stay healthy. Here are 10 easy things you can do to start losing weight now, even in your spare time.
Number 1 – Burn Calories at Work
When you get to work, take the stairs instead of the elevator. Go for a walk on your breaks, and even do some calf raises and isometric exercises when you are in your chair.
Number 2 – Avoid the Doughnuts
If you are at a workplace that offers doughnuts, bagels and other free goodies, it's in your best interest to keep as far away from them as possible. The rare occasion that you might want to indulge is when it is someone's birthday. However, if your company has birthday parties often, even this can be a mistake!
Number 3 – Walk Don't Drive
Instead of driving a couple of blocks over to visit a friend, walk instead. The same holds true if you live near the park of the grocery store. Walking can help burn calories, and it's nice to get outside.
Number 4 – Add Some Spice to Your Life
If you enjoy hot and spicy foods, you are in luck. The capsaicin in hot peppers is a good way to boost your metabolism. Of course, you have to be careful how you use the peppers. If they are in your nachos or your burrito, they aren't going to do you much good! Using hot sauce on tuna, chicken and other meats is a good idea though.
Number 5 – Build Muscle
If you enjoy working out and you want to burn off some more fat weight, start pumping iron. Muscle helps to burn fat and the more muscle you have the more calories you will burn.
Number 6 – Visit the Park
When you visit the park with your family, friends or even your pets, do more than just sit on a bench. Participate in some type of game. Throw the Frisbee to your dog. Get out and get moving.
Number 7 – Enlist Others
Working out and losing weight with friends is a good idea. It is possible to provide motivation to others and to receive motivation when you need it.
Number 8 – Learn a New Recipe
Start researching healthier recipes online and find some low calorie alternatives to your favorites. You can still have great tasting food, but you don't have to have all the calories.
Number 9 – Drive around the Fast Food Places on the Way Home
Fast food is one of the top reasons people in the world are obese. It's easy to head through the drive-thru and order a meal that has several thousand calories.
Number 10 – Park Farther Away
When you go to work or the store, park farther away and enjoy those few extra paces knowing that you are burning extra calories.