So, you’re ready to ditch your extra poundage and keep it off for good in 2015? Check out these quick + easy tips for success without complicated diets or counting every little calorie.
1. Keep healthy snacks on hand.
Before you leave home, stash an apple or granola bar in your purse for when you get hungry later. They might not replace a meal, but it’s a great snack to tie you over in a pinch to keep you from visiting the snack machine or drive-thru.
Drink eight glasses of fresh, filtered water daily to help you eliminate water retention. Did you know that water is a natural appetite suppressant? When you’re heading to the kitchen for a snack, try a glass of water instead. If you’re still hungry 20 minutes later, go ahead and have a light, healthy snack.
3. Stick to a sleep routine.
Lack of sleep can interfere with hormones, which in turn can lead to fat storage. Get seven to nine quality hours of sleep nightly by going to bed at the same time every night and sleeping in a dark room. Add a noise machine or some easy-listening music to help you relax and prepare for sleep.