Weight Loss Journey Week 10: It’s The Little Things

Weight: 160.8 lbs

Total Net Loss: 7.2 lbs

Today I have a list of little things you can do in your day to day life to help you lose weight. I do all of these things myself as well.

  • Brush your teeth after every meal
    • This will deter you from snacking between meals, thus reducing the overall amount of calories you consume
    • It will also make your dentist happy
  • Plan your meals
    • If you plan out what you are going to eat that day or week, you will be less likely to just grab whatever is cheapest and easiest
    • Stock up on easy but healthy meals, such as Lean Cuisine meals, boxes of quinoa rice, or organic soups
    • Make one big meal over the weekend, enough for that day and a few meals during the week
  • Use smaller plates
    • By using smaller plates and bowls, you will reduce the amount of food you eat at one time
    • You will also feel like you are eating more because you can tell yourself ‘Look at how full my plate is! This is so much food!’ Mind over matter
  • Do TV Workouts
    • Get in some exercise while you watch TV
    • If you watch cable, Hulu, or anything with commercials you can do any activity of your choice during the commercials
    • You can also look up workouts specific to the show you’re watching, the ones that say ‘Every time they say this, do this’ For example, a part of the House workout says to do five butt kicks every time the word ‘drugs’ is said, and five jumping jacks every time they say ‘surgery’
  • Do household chores
    • Believe it or not, just doing chores can burn a lot of calories, as long as you don’t sit down
    • You can look up exactly how many calories each chore burns
    • Losing weight is just the motivation you needed to tackle all that laundry and vacuuming
  • Make an effort to walk more
    • If you need to go somewhere that is within walking distance of your house, just walk or bike there
    • Walk up and down every aisle at the grocery store to get those steps in
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