Are you in your twenties? Then it’s time to inculcate healthy diet and lifestyle habits to maintain for the rest of your life. Leaving your house, going for right career, grabbing the jobs and may be even starting a family, all happen in this decade of your 20s. So, ditch the unhealthy practices/diet and choose healthier choices to get a control on your weight management.
Nutrihealthline lists you 7 Weight Loss Tips for Women in their twenties. Try them out and post us in the comments section below, on how they did work for you.
1. Part ways with Unhealthy Habits
It’s time you part ways from your teenage diets of fad diets and restrictive eating regimens. Choose healthy way of eating, to practice and maintain it for the rest of your life. Make fresh fruits and vegetables your main ingredients of your diet, while lean proteins and whole-wheat carbs as supporting dishes.
2. Spot Healthy Foods
Going for cafeteria or your dining hall? Spot your healthy options. Go for baked, grilled, roasted or broiled meat, fish or steamed vegetables, rather than the junk foods or fried foods. Foods laced with butter, cheese, or cream sauce is occasionally good, not always. Switch to Fruit juices than soft drinks or energy drinks.
3. Up the Nutrition
Protein and fiber foods helps fill you up during weight loss. They fill you up quickly and increases energy expenditure. Opt for lean meats, seafood, unbreaded poultry, egg whites, soy products, seitan, low-fat dairy foods, nuts, seeds. Reduce the intake of carbs and fats, and switch to more protein and fiber content foods for reaching for daily calorie goals.
4. Healthy and Filling Fats
Not all fats are equal. Prefer taking healthy fats and proteins, and cut down slightly on the fats on carbs. Avocados, almonds, olive oil, salmon, and flax seeds offer unsaturated fats, which are the healthiest choice for you. Higher fat content foods will also make you feel full, cuts down your food cravings, revs metabolism to slim you down.
5. Party Smarter
We agree that this is the age you party the most, having to balance your social life and a life style, whether meeting up your friends, going on dates, night outs or partying harder where alcohol is involved. We say Party smartly. Go for a light beer or a moderate amount of alcohol and always drink a glass of water before and after a cocktail to stay hydrated. Quit smoking and skip drinks mixed with soft drinks.
6. Break the Sweat
Involving in as many or any physical activity is important to simply maintain your weight or shedding some pounds. Be it a run, walk, swimming, dancing or aerobic exercises or any other sports, make them part of your daily regimen. Exercise on a regular basis reduces unwanted body fat. If you wanted to lose more weight, go for a combination of resistance training, such as weightlifting, and cardiovascular exercises.
7. Count the Calories
Watch what you are eating and count all the calories, if you’re trying to lose the weight. Count calories of everything you consume, including the Coffee, drinks, ketchup and mayo as well. We don’t advise you to skip meals, but we suggest you to eat in smaller portions than the larger meals for weight management.
8. Patience is all you need
Practicing new habits can be tougher for a while, but have patience and get motivated. Remember that your new habits can makes you manage your weight for the rest of your life. According to a research study in the European Journal of Social Psychology published in 2009, it may take as long as 66 days to establish a habit. So, have patience and don’t start off practicing all the new habits at same time, you may feel burdened and giving up as a result.