True sustainability in weight loss comes from a lifestyle change, and there is no better place to facilitate chance and transform your life than in your home. Here are some of the things that can help you lose weight at home.
1. Eat at Home
Eating out can do a number on your wallet and your diet. If you are trying to eat right, it is easier to monitor your diet when you eat at home because you know what the dish is made of, how it was cooked, and it is easier to calculate your calorie intake.
2. Be More Active
When you’re at home, it’s all too easy to stay on the couch and veg out. But this won’t help you lose weight. Something as simple as household chores can help you burn extra calories. For example, you can burn 112 calories from mopping the floor for an half an hour. Plus, you get a good workout for you biceps and shoulders. An hour of gardening can burn 256 calories, while you get a full body workout. The more active you are, the more calories you will burn.
3. Buy a Good Cookbook
Most people love cheese, butter, sweets and all the other naughty things that would be under the guilty pleasures category. What many people don’t realize is that these foods are part of a healthy diet. You just have to learn how to use them. A healthy eating cookbook can help you cook more healthy food without sacrificing your most favorite dishes. A good healthy eating cook book won’t make you sacrifice your favorite flavors in the process either.
4. Use Free Weights
Free weights are a great way to improve your fitness and strength. They also allow you to sculpt your body in a variety of ways. Free weights are a great way to get a full body work out. They also allow you to isolate what part of your body you want to work on; whether it is your upper body, torso or legs. Another great thing about free weights is that you can tone and firm your body while you lose inches.
5. Get Rid of the Junk
No one wants to hear this, but the truth is that it is too easy to fall into your usual eating habits when those naughty foods call to you from the cupboards, the freezer and the refrigerator. Once you throw them out, give them away or eat them all up, do not buy anymore! Stay away from all kinds of junk food, and replace them with fruits for your sweet tooth, popcorn or pretzels for your salty tooth, and all natural juice instead of carbonated beverages. Make sure that you read the label on the foods you buy, too. If it has trans fats, walk the other way.
6. Be Consistent
Consistency is the key to your success. Everything takes practice. Eating the right foods and working out doesn’t come naturally to everyone. But, having the courage to be consistent, even after you fall off track, is the key to weight loss success.