Today I bring you 8 really easy yet effective morning habits to lose weight the right way!
Having the right daily habits is one of the most important aspects when it comes to losing some unwanted weight.
No matter what your goals are in terms of losing weight and getting in shape, actually shedding that weight can often feel like a nightmare!
It’s hard to suddenly change up everything in your daily life to try and get in shape.
I get that, and a lot of us have struggled with that!
But by just starting off with a few gradual changes, you can really set yourself up for a better, healthier and happier life.
And the best place to start off with those changes is your morning routine.
8 Morning Habits To Lose Weight
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The morning habits below are really simple to follow, and very effective.
Try your best to incorporate all of these habits (or as many as possible) into your daily life and see how things start to change!
1. Eat A High protein Breakfast
Now if you are a person who loves eating breakfast, then you should consider increasing your protein intake in the mornings.
I personally almost never eat breakfast as I practice intermittent fasting, and I find that skipping breakfast is the easiest way for me to fast for 16 hours.
But if you are a breakfast eater, then try eat more protein.
There are a few benefits to eating a high protein breakfast, including:
- Reduces post-meal cravings later in the morning
- Can burn fat a lot easier
- High protein breakfasts can also cause you to gain less fat
Breakfasts such as Greek yoghurt, eggs, cottage cheese, seeds & nuts are a good place to start!
2. Get In Some Exercise
There’s no better way to start off the day than with a quick, efficient workout.
Studies show that working out first thing in the morning can boost weight loss.
On top of that, when you workout in the morning you really are setting up your day quite nicely.
Firstly, you can tick off your daily workout and now focus on everything else that your day has planned.
Secondly, you’ll feel a lot more positive. Exercise always makes you feel good about yourself, so putting yourself in a positive state of mind early on into your day is important.
And lastly, you’ll feel more energized and ready to take on whatever the day throws your way!
Struggling to to find a good workout? Then check out these amazing workouts which can ALL be done at home!
3. Drink A Lot Of Water
Many studies show that drinking water can improve weight loss.
It’s quite a common known fact that we should always try and drink a glass of water before every meal, but so many people forget to drink water first thing in the morning.
You should really try and get in the habit of drinking a big glass of water immediately after waking up.
This gets your metabolism going, gives you energy and your body desperately needs some rehydration.
Start your day off with water and make an effort to constantly stay hydrated throughout the day.
4. Weigh Yourself
If you are working towards achieving a certain weight, then weighing yourself every single morning is a good habit.
By weighing yourself first thing every morning, you can increase your motivation to keep working towards your goals!
Studies show that people who weigh themselves daily lost an average of 9.7 pounds over a two year period.
Just remember that your daily weight may fluctuate a bit due to things you cannot control. Keep the big picture in mind, and week by week you will see the pounds start to drop!
5. Take A Quick Morning Walk
Now I know many people have limited time in their lives, especially in the mornings.
But a quick 10 minute walk around the block can really aide weight loss.
Check out this post on how to increase your daily steps!
6. Get Some Sunlight
Spending a few minutes outside in direct sunlight or opening up the curtains in your room can really help with weight loss.
According to this study, an exposure to sunlight at certain times of the day can have a positive impact on weight loss.
Not only does getting enough sunlight help with losing weight, but it’s good for your overall health!
7. Try Get To Work Differently
Now driving to and from work is always the easiest and quickest option, but it’s not necessarily the best for your weight.
If possible, try and either walk or cycle to work a few times a week.
This is a great way of getting in some exercise without actually going to a gym. And if you can manage to do this and still stick to your weekly workout schedule, then you are winning!
8. Plan & Pack Your Lunch
By actually planning out and preparing your own lunch, you have more control over what you eat. This way, you can stick to a more healthy diet.
It’s so easy to go to work in a rush, and end up ordering takeout for lunch or even going to a restaurant.
Eating more home cooked meals will certainly help you achieve your weight loss goals.
According to this study, people who ate home cooked meals at least 5 times per week are 28% less likely to be overweight.
If you feel that time is always an issue, then why not meal prep? Check out this list of delicious and healthy meal prep ideas!
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