May 22, 2014
Even though eating healthy and exercising does require some work, it doesn’t mean you have to dramatically alter your lifestyle in order to achieve your weight loss goals. In fact, just a few simple changes to your diet and exercise routine can add up over time. Here are some tips to help you modify your lifestyle in a way that aids in your weight loss goals.
Add foods instead of subtracting them
If you’re like most people, you probably associate dieting with eating less. Instead of constantly counting calories and subtracting foods from your diet, try adding good foods. For example, try eating more of the healthy foods you already love, such as deep-red cherries, grapes, or crunchy carrots and snow peas. You can also slip your favorite fruits and vegetables into your bag lunch or breakfast cereal. Vegetables also make a great addition to any soups, stews, and sauces.
Avoid working out
The words “exercise” and “working out” generally carry a negative connotation. While physical activity is an important part of any weight loss plan, you may benefit from not calling it exercise or working out. Instead, find activities you enjoy, such as bike riding, grass skiing, hiking, and chasing the dog around the yard. All of these activities help burn calories without putting in hours at the gym.
Walking is a great way to stay physically fit, especially when the weather is nice. If your neighborhood lacks sidewalks, try pushing the mower around the yard or park your car at the back of the shopping lot. You can also get out of your office building and enjoy walking meetings. Another great way to stay fit is by taking the stairs every chance you get, including at work and in your apartment building.
At Chef Chic, we believe eating better doesn’t mean you have to compromise taste. Chef Wendy is a Tucson personal chef, dedicated to helping clients enjoy delicious, healthy meals. If you would like to learn more about our Tucson personal chef or Tucson catering services, please call (520) 406-2575.