The US has seen an enormous increase in the number of people considered obese by the medical community. In fact, many call it an obesity epidemic. To combat this, we find all sorts of pharmaceutical companies selling the “quick fix” pills, powders, and lotions that do nothing to actually help people take the fat off and keep it off by these 4 healthy habits.

Of course, the same could be said of the diet industry as well. There are so many different diets going around to even keep up. Your main goal should be consistency and whole foods.

I’m here to provide simplified sensible proven weight loss tips that people can implement no matter what their current physical condition is. With that said here are 4 tips you can implement right now!

 

4 Healthy Habits You Can Add To Your Lifestyle

 

#1 Drink more water. All too often people are borderline dehydrated and so their bodies are working on the water starvation reflex and not flushing the toxins and junk out.

 

#2 Eat more often. I bet you thought I was going to say eat less huh? While it is true that to lose weight, you need to eat fewer calories than you burn…you need to eat more often to get the metabolic furnace fired up and burning right. Get it out of “starvation” mode, it must be stated that this should consist of whole foods. So, start the day off with breakfast. For example, instant oatmeal or a breakfast drink and a piece of fruit as we head out the door in the morning will suffice.

 

#3 Move around more. Depending on your physical condition you need to be moving more. Use the stairs rather than the elevator, park farther out from the office or the store, go for a walk around the block, go dancing, play with your kids. Make it fun. Running is not the only way to burn more calories. With the increase of sedentary jobs, we don’t take as nearly as many steps we have in the past.

 

#4 Finally, determine your “Why”. Decide why you want to be healthy, lose weight or body fat. Make your reason big enough to motivate you through the slumps that invariably happen. For example, maybe you want to be able to live to see your great-grandkids graduate college or get out and play with them without being out of breath all the time.