1. GET SOME SUN
Basking in sun’s rays or spending a few extra minutes outside each morning can help you drop pounds and kickstart your weight loss. Obtaining the sunlight is also the best way to meet your Vitamin D needs, which may help increase weight loss and prevent weight gain. Also, people who spend more time in sunlight have lower BMIs as morning light helps to regulate the internal clock which helps in maintaining the sleep schedule which is very crucial for weight loss. Morning sunshine also has higher levels of blue light which help to normalize the internal circadian rhythm.
2. GO HIGH-PROTEIN
Breakfast is considered one of the most important meals of the day. High protein breakfast helps increase the feeling of fullness and help cut cravings and aid in weight loss as protein takes a long time to digest. High protein intake has also been shown to build muscle. Protein also aids in boosting metabolism as compared to carbohydrates and fats.
3. CHANGE UP YOUR COMMUTE
Switching your commute even just for few times per week is a simple way to ramp up weight loss. Using public transportation or any other active modes of transport such as biking, walking is associated with lower BMI, less weight gain and lower body fat percentage and body weight as compared to those who drive to work.
4. PACK YOUR LUNCH & DAY’S SNACKS
Eating home-cooked food and meal planning is associated with lower risk of obesity and improved diet quality. Making bad snack choices throughout the day will not only ruin your diet so it’s the best choice to arm yourself with healthy snack options be it a bag of almonds or a fruit.
5. GET ACTIVE
Exercising in the morning aids in weight loss as it boosts the metabolism, helps in cutting out cravings and makes you feel motivated and positive. Exercising before eating helps the body to burn more fat for energy rather than depending on carbohydrates from food. Morning workouts also help to lift your mood and it also helps to regulate blood sugar levels.
6. SNOOZE ON
Sleeping more helps you lose weight. Lack of sleep has shown to affect hormonal balance which negatively influences metabolism. Sleeping longer helps to reduce appetite and cut down cravings. Lack of sleep has been associated with more calorie intake. Maintaining a healthy sleep schedule is crucial for weight loss, so one should aim for at least 7-8 hours of sleep per night.
7. PRACTICE MINDFULNESS
Mindfulness is a key master plan when it comes to weight loss. Practicing mindfulness helps to stabilize your emotions which helps in preventing stress-based eating. Mindfulness can help increase weight loss and also promote healthy eating behaviors. Take a few minutes at the start of each day sitting comfortably in a calm space and focus on the rhythm of your breath.
8. BOTTOMS UP
Drinking plenty of water has been associated with increased weight loss and energy expenditure as well as a decrease in appetite and food intake. Start your morning with a glass or two of water it will help you stay hydrated throughout the day and will help to boost weight loss with minimal effort.
9. WEIGH YOURSELF DAILY
Weighing yourself every day is a very effective way of increasing weight loss motivation and improve self-control. The best time to weigh yourself is right when you wake up, after using the restroom and before eating or drinking anything, step on the scale and track your weight.
10. START A FOOD DIARY
People who keep a track of their food intake are more likely to lose weight and maintain their weight loss and keep themselves accountable. However, to maintain a food diary correctly, you must write down everything you eat.
The aforementioned morning habits must be assimilated in your morning routine. These endorse a healthy lifestyle that goes beyond just losing weight. You will be able to feel the changes internally as well. The peace, calm, composure and strength that these habits will add to your character are sure to stay with you forever. Not to forget the weight loss that these will facilitate. So, you can be a night owl or a morning person but choosing to be latter will reap a lot more benefits.