What if I told you that you could make massive weight-loss changes in under a minute or less? Think I’m crazy? Keep reading for all the details …
Yes, weight loss does take time and patience as well as a lot of perseverance, but it starts with small changes that can be done in under a minute.
If you have a minute to spare, you have time to start losing weight
Here are a few successful ways to cut calories and burn fat that can be done in 60 seconds or less. Add some of these to your daily routine to help the kilograms stay away once and for all.
Mix it up
There is something really refreshing about combining your favourite fruit juice with plain ol’ water. This little trick not only cuts up to 85 calories per glass, but you end up dropping close to two kilograms or more each year from just this little tip. Even better is adding sparkling water, for a bubbly twist!
Can you walk and talk?
Burn calories while you talk on your cell phone by walking. You can up this ante by talking on the phone while doing the washing, setting the table or even watering the garden. All of these activities burn up to 100 calories, which adds up by the end of a phone call.
Chew on it
Research has been done on chewing sugar-free gum, that showed an increase in metabolic rate of about 20%. This was done on a group of people who chewed on gum all day – this equals a loss of more than five kilograms each year.
Research has been done on chewing sugar-free gum that showed an increase in metabolic rate of about 20%. This was done on a group of people who chewed on gum all day – this equals a loss of more than five kilograms each year
Pay for it
How many times do you accept goodies and treats from your co-workers who have serious baking skills? If this sounds like a typical Monday morning for you, then you should start putting R10 aside for every treat you accept.
This small gesture will add up over time, which you will definitely end up noticing on the pocket. You’ll be surprised how quickly you say “No thanks” to a treat when you’re paying for it.
Dip your bread
I absolutely love dipping my bread into olive oil and balsamic vinegar (add chopped olives, sun-dried tomatoes, herbs and garlic for a taste sensation!). Not only is this combination much healthier than using butter, but it is also lower in calories. You cut out an average of 52 calories when you dip your bread instead of spreading butter on it. Plus, it’s absolutely delicious!
Chop your veggies into thicker chunks instead of slicing them up or shredding them. It takes a lot more effort to chew the bigger pieces, so you’ll do more chewing and eat less during your meal.
This technique is also ideal for snacking during the day at the office, and you’ll be less likely to search the snack cupboard if you’re already full.
Post first appeared on All4Women.
Until next time.