Valentine’s Day: A Holiday for Weight Loss, Not Love Handles

Were you feeling glum on Valentine’s Day? Couldn’t meet the weight loss targets you set for yourself earlier this year? Who cares about Valentine’s Day? These simple weight loss techniques will help you achieve your weight loss targets, so you can feel healthy throughout the year.

As February 14 is around the corner, people are frantically searching for ways to lose weight. But, there is a possible way to lose weight and that is by adopting healthy habits as part of your life.

Holiday for Weight Loss1. Breakfast Made with Love

People neglect to understand the importance of eating a healthy breakfast in the morning. A healthy breakfast promotes good health and increases weight loss, boosts metabolism, and helps you save up to 200 calories. Unfortunately, many people do not understand the importance of a healthy breakfast.

Since people don’t feel hungry in the morning, they go for a cup of coffee and some snacks. Why pile on all those bad carbohydrates when eating breakfast promotes weight loss? You can try some of these delicious healthy foods like fruit and cheese, whole grain cereal, or a plain doughnut with milk, and there are many more combinations available. So, start your day with a healthy meal and reach your goal.

2. Soda is for Fools

People think that they are drinking a soda, but what they are really ingesting is pure sugar. Overtime, your body starts to show signs of weight gain, tooth decay, gum disease, high cholesterol, depression, and anxiety. Wow! Those are a lot of diseases; you better put down that soda and start drinking water.

At this point, you must be thinking why drink water when you can drink diet soda? Diet soda may have fewer calories, but it still contains no nutritional benefit and it certainly doesn’t promote weight loss. What it does promote is diarrhea, bloating, food cravings, and stomach aches. After this gruesome picture, water is a safe choice.

Water is not people’s first choice of drink because well, it’s bland and has no taste. You can add flavor to your water by squeezing some lemon juice into it. One fact that is well-known about water is that it will help you reach your weight loss goals. It will help flush away the toxins, and may even suppress hunger. When you feel hungry at odd times in the day, try having a glass of water instead. How much should you drink?

Most nutritionists say to drink at least 8 ounces of water each day, but it really depends on how much you weigh, how active you are, and what your food intake is. If you really hate the idea of water, then you can eat a lot of water-dense foods like fruits and vegetables. So, skip soda and save about 450 calories.

Valentine’s Day A Holiday for Weight Loss, Not Love Handles3. Television:  Calories in Disguise

Most people prefer eating their meals while watching their favorite TV show. What people don’t realize is that watching TV makes you gain weight. How? You are consuming 300 extra calories while watching TV because your brain is distracted and doesn’t have time to calculate the food intake and initiate the sense of being full.

4. Exercise At Home

You don’t have to hit the gym to lose calories. You can walk around your house or in your bedroom, talk on the phone (or check your text messages) while standing up, walk around the neighborhood, while at work or outside you can take the stairs instead of the lift, and park your car far away from the grocery store so you can walk to it. With the right amount of exercise you will save about 334 calories.

5. Feel Happy Doing It

This diet will make you feel happy for the rest of the year because you will be losing 2 pounds every 2 weeks.