Weight Loss Tips for People Who Run on a Tight Schedule

Posted By: Stella Pike | May 28, 2017

weight loss tips

One of the most common concerns of people working nine-to-five jobs, is staying fit and healthy. Since, sitting behind a desk throughout the day can do a number on your metabolism, figure and health in general. All of this results in even greater exhaustion and lack of willpower to exercise. In other words, it would be ideal to implement weight loss as a part of your daily routine, without making any significant alterations to your schedule. Luckily, the following article will help you by steering you in the right direction.



Time is of the essence – start burning calories in the morning

Weight loss food

With right meal selection you can ignite your fat burning engines, and start losing some serious weight. Basically, food rich with Resistant Starch (bananas and oats for example) that it signals your body to start using fat as an energy source. Blueberry oat pancakes, bananas with almond butter toast, or sunflower seeds as alternative to butter, along with maple yogurt as a drink, are all great choices. These are all delicious, so it won’t be one of those meals you are reluctant to eat.

Walk it off

Walk IT off

Power yoga is an Americanized way of traditional techniques, which can burn a lot of calories, while preserving the point of yoga exercises – peacefulness and focus. So, traditional Kundalini techniques are various static poses combines with breathing techniques. On the other hand, Americanized version pairs meditative breathing with more dynamic and active poses.

Whether you are a novice, or you have been exercising for some time, taking up yoga will definitely boost your overall health, and help you shed some pounds.

Keep hunger at bay

Keep hungr at bay

Another reason why we tend to gain weight is because we allow ourselves to be overwhelmed with hunger, so we are unable to eat in moderation. For the sake of avoiding these scenarios where gluttony gets the best of us, you should organize your meals. Much like breakfast, these quick snacks should consist of hard boiled eggs, Greek yogurt, chicken breast and other good protein sources, but be sure add some healthy fats in the mix in the form of nuts or olive oil, and fuel your training with great carb sources like oatmeal, brown rice and sweet potatoes.

Limited portions with unlimited possibilities

Keep hungr at bay

Now let us address the issue of a full meal. What’s important here is consistency, or eating the same amount of food for your regular meals. The best way to set these limits is to get containers from a cafeteria (4-by-4 inch styrofoam boxes), and the amount of food that fits in the container should be your meal limit. What you put inside is entirely up to you, but bear in mind that if you opt for fast food or, even worse, junk food, you’ll only end up being hungry again very soon. The best thing to do is go for a homemade meal rich with protein, this way you’ll feel full for a longer period of time. In case you still feel like you have to eat something, go brush your teeth, as it will suppress the urge to continue eating.

Sleep through the temptation

Sleep through the temptation

You need to realize that midnight snacks are formidable foes, and an unhealthy sleep cycle can also affect the way you look and feel. If you feel hungry after dinner, go for a light snack, like walnuts for example, as they are packed with tryptophan, which is an amino acid that helps you fall asleep by making serotonin and melatonin.

You can replace them with almonds, and add some cheese and crackers, or simply go for a bowl of cereal (milk protein and carbohydrates), and you’ll be able to get some shut eye. It would be wise to turn off the lights and turn away from computer screen, since melatonin production can be obstructed by activities that cause excitement.

Cut back on liquid calories

Cut back on liquid calories

Remember that drinks are also responsible for gaining lots of weight quickly. It’s true that we need to hydrate to stay healthy, but fizzy drinks, beer, wine, and even lemonade and juice are not suitable replacment for water. These are also calories, only in liquid form, and are very addictive at the same time, so you should not delude yourself by thinking that you’ll will stop after a single glass. In addition to obesity, overconsumption of these drinks increase the chance of type 2 diabetes, heart disease and different types of cancer (pancreatic, prostate and breast cancer).

You can replace them with almonds, and add some cheese and crackers, or simply go for a bowl of cereal (milk protein and carbohydrates), and you’ll be able to get some shut eye. It would be wise to turn off the lights and turn away from computer screen, since melatonin production can be obstructed by activities that cause excitement.

Progress not perfection

Finally, it is important that you stay motivated and not deviate from this regime. The best way to remain motivated is to track progress – it’s how you know your efforts were not in vain. You should take pictures in your underwear on a weekly basis, and make sure you take one picture before you start the program. Whenever you need to strengthen your resolve look at the first picture, and after a couple of weeks compare the new pictures with the first one. You can also wear something tight, as this will remind you to lay off foods and drinks filled with empty calories.