All what surrounds you, all those elements have a great influence on you, both physically and mentally. Start with small changes and keep the consistency – that’s the cornerstone to achieving goals. Remember – small changes are the beginning of bigger transformations. This has been mentioned as a mantra to any goals you set-including weight loss or muscle gain.
Today we are headed to share with some practical methods that promote body transformation. Note that information and strategies we present below are conclusions of reputable studies, carried out repeatedly until the theory has been thoroughly tested.
Ok, so, if you are ready, let-s get into it. I'm going to remind you one more time that we are about to share methods to create a healthy environment around you in order to face less difficulties concerning weight-loss.
Let’s use smaller plates. I’m sure you’ve got our point already. Does that sound easy? In fact that’s a very smart and effective way to limit your consumption. You have to take it seriously and you’ll have to be strict with yourself when it comes to meal portions. Use smaller plates or bowls. In case you’ve got some at home, put them into use. However, you need to use smaller plates. If you say you will put lesser portion onto your regular and normal size plate-than it won’t work. Results will definitely be worthy if you decide to go hard and buy smaller plates.
Drink more water. Let me say this: from now on, if you wish to torch some excess fat, get a large bottle of water, drink it as much as you can and then refill it and drink some more every time you feel you have some empty space in your stomach. It is recommended to drink 8 glasses of water. It won’t only help you achieve your weight-loss goals, but it will cleanse your body and improve your look, inside and outside. Develop a habit of substituting natural water with coffee or sugar added, unhealthy types of sodas and beverages.
How to drink less alcohol or soda? We are somehow coming back to the topic of sizing. Remember about using smaller sizes of plates to control eating and develop a healthy eating habit discussed earlier? The same applies here: drinks in taller looking bottles are actually less than those that look short and fat. It is always ideal to check the actual amount in the bottle when you purchase one. Easy as that! This method becomes really important when it comes to unhealthy drinks. Apparently, there can be no arguments that unhealthy beverages should be fully eliminated however when you are in a position to take up a little, don’t forget using small and non-repetitive shots.
Use plates with a high contrast color with your meal. When the color of your plate matches the color of your food, you obviously serve yourself more because your brain has trouble distinguishing the portion size from the plate. Because of this, dark green and dark blue make ideal plate colors because they contrast with light foods like pasta and potatoes, however don’t contrast very much with leafy greens and vegetables.
Keep healthy foods around. Let me give you an example: you could place a bowl of fruits or nuts near the front door or somewhere else that you pass by before you leave the house. When you’re hungry and in a rush, you are more likely to take the first thing you see. Yes, that’s what actually happens.
Wrap unhealthy foods in tin foil. Wrap health-friendly foods in plastic wrap. The old saying says - “out of sight, out of mind” turns out to have some truth to it. Eating isn’t just a physical element, but also an emotional one. Your mind habitually determines what it wants to have based on what your eyes see. Therefore, if you hide unhealthy foods by wrapping them up or place away in less prominent places, then you are less likely to eat them.
Healthy foods are in larger packages and unhealthy foods are in smaller ones. Big boxes and containers tend to catch your attention more, take up space in your kitchen and pantry, and otherwise get in your way. As a result, you’re more likely to see them and eat them. Meanwhile, smaller food sources can be hidden in your kitchen for months.
The “half plate” rule. Did you know you can create your eating environment? When you serve yourself dinner, start by making half of your plate fruits or greens. Then, fill the rest of the dish based on that limit.
Use territorial conception at shops The idea is simple: when you go grocery shopping, don’t walk down the aisles. Only shop on the outer edge of the store. This is normally where the healthy food lives: fruits, vegetables, lean meats, fish, eggs, and nuts. If you only shop on the outer ring, then you’re more likely to get healthy foods. And that surely means you’re more likely to eat healthy foods when you are at home.
Let’s apply the strategies onto real life. When you actually break down each of these strategies, you’ll see that each one is a small tweak that puts more steps between you and the unhealthy behaviors and fewer steps between you and the positive behaviors. Wrapping unhealthy foods is another step. You’ve got to see the dish, then open it to see what is inside, and then decide to have it.
Using small plates adds another step between you and overeating. Steps to healthy lifestyle and body! As we have noted earlier and repeatedly, develop habits that help maintain what you are headed to and remember to invest as much dedication as you can.