Times are hard right now and many of us are stuck at home. But being stuck at home doesn’t mean we have to stop trying to lose weight or make ourselves feel healthier.
Try these 5 tips to keep on your weight loss path and shed pounds even while being stuck at home,
1. Increasing Your Metabolism
In order to produce Sustained, Permanent and Long-Term Weight Loss, it’s imperative that you boost your metabolism. And the most effective way to raise your metabolism is to have a greater proportion of functional muscle on your body. The only way to build this lean muscle so you can raise your metabolism is through “Strength Training”.
There’s no other method that works wonders on the Metabolism like Strength Training. By performing Strength Training, you’ll effectively increase the amount of functional lean muscle on your body so that your metabolism will elevate. After a Strength Training session your body will undergo a significant increase or “Spike” in Metabolism, which will allow you to burn much more fat then you were able to before.
2. Eat A Well Balanced Diet and Minimize Unhealthy Snacking
When we are stuck at home, many of us will snack, and often just out of boredom. Eating a well balanced diet may seem hard right now but try to stick to having your major food groups and eat healthy snacks. Fruits, veggies or even cheese and crackers. Try to lower the sugar intake while still enjoying snack time.
3. Decrease Your Daily Calories
For years now, we have been told to use dieting to rid the excess fat from our bodies.
The trouble with this concept is that the low calorie restricted diet would throw the body into starvation mode, with the body holding onto the fat and using precious muscle tissue for energy. This would then lower the metabolism causing greater muscle loss and when the diet is broken the unwanted fat would not only return but actually increase because to the lowered metabolism.
The way around this is to cut your daily calorie intake by a small amount of calories only. This will stop any starvation mechanisms from clicking in. You can do this by making up a seven day eating plan and writing down every thing you eat for the week, and then work out the calories you have eaten with a calorie counter. Divide this figure by seven and you have your daily calorie value.
Decrease daily calorie value by a couple of hundred calories per day and no more. This will generate slow weight loss and the majority will be fat loss only. The daily calories should be consumed during the day with small frequent meals.
4. Fast Walking Burns Fat
We are being urged not to go out much, but taking in a walk for a little while each day is okay. Just as long as you are staying away from crowds and walking solo.
Not only is fast walking better much easier on the hips, but it also produces a greater percentage of fat loss as opposed to jogging or running.
Here are some of the benefits of Fast Walking.
- Easy to Perform
- Most Conventional
- All Natural Body Movement
- Doesn’t Cause Injuries
- Can Be Done Anywhere
- The Best Minimal Effort Exercise for Fat Loss
I can’t stress enough how Fast Walking is necessary in every weight loss program.
5. Home Workouts
And last but not least. Home workouts. These are easy and do not require any workout equipment. Just make some space in your living room and go at it!
- 20 Squats.
- 10 Push-ups.
- 10 Walking lunges (each leg).
- 10 Dumbbell rows (use a milk jug or other weight if no dumbbells).
- 15 Second Plank.
- 30 Jumping jacks.
Don’t go stir crazy and gain extra pounds while stuck at home.