Staying fir can be difficult to balance with a full-time job and social life. Luckily, there are some very easy ways to tighten up your problem areas without having to conduct a massive overhaul or your diet or lifestyle. By making a few conscious changes to your life, you can easily drop a few extra pounds with very little effort. Try incorporating these three tips into you life and see the difference in no time!
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Get in Extra Steps
The easiest way to burn calories without breaking a sweat is to walk more. Do this by setting a walking goal for yourself and tracking it using a pedometer or phone app. There are a number of free apps that you can find for your smart phone to do this. You can also purchase a simple pedometer or fitness tracking device, such as a Fitbit or Jawbone. A good goal to begin with is 10,000 steps per day. You can adjust this is it seems like this is too difficult or easy for you. By tracking your steps, you can make a conscious effort to get more in throughout your day. This may be through parking further away from the grocery store entrance or taking a walk during your lunch break. Those extra steps add up and lead to easy weight loss.
Mix Up Your Mixers
Everyone loves a great mixed drink come the weekend, but these drinks can certainly add up when it comes to calorie intake. Reduce the amount of calories in your mixed drink by making your own low carb alcoholic cocktails. You can do this by using a mixer which is lower in calories and carbohydrates. It also helps to use one the is electrolyte-infused, such as Vling Hydration Mixers. The added electrolytes ensure that you stay hydrated while you drink. This cuts down on your calories and your hangover!
Cut Down on Hidden Calories
Besides mixed drinks, there are many other hidden calories in the food you eat. Try to reduce these to save calories. Do these by eliminating extra condiments, like mayonnaise and ketchup from your diet. Also, be sure to ask for salad dressing on the side and stick with vinegar-based dressings rather than calorie-rich, creamy dressings. You will hardly notice these foods are gone and will take in fewer empty calories, leading to increased weight loss.