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? Now, who cares about Valentine’s Day when this sadness and depression hitting a toll, and dragging the positivism down from your life. We better talk about few simple weight loss techniques that 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, if we remain calm, keeping hope, there is a possible way to lose weight and that is by adopting healthy habits as part of your life.

Weight Loss for Valentine’s Day
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1. Have Proper Breakfast

Many of us neglect to understand the importance of eating a healthy breakfast in the morning. A good breakfast provides all the necessary nutrients to promote good health and boost metabolism to burn up to 200 calories. Unfortunately, many people don’t understand the importance of a healthy breakfast.

bowl of cereal with dried fruits

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

2. Avoid Soda for Good

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 health problems; you better put down that soda and simply replace it with drinking water.

Soda is unhealthyAt 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. In fact, in the long run, it does promote diarrhea, bloating, food cravings, and stomach aches. After this gruesome picture, water is a safer choice.

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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 avoid about 450 calories.

3. Television:  How it Piles Up Calories in Disguise

Television makes you lazyMost 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

workout at homeYou don’t have to hit the gym to burn 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 avoid about 334 calories.

5. Feel Happy Doing It

The above four points might sound too simple to help you losing weight; but if you are persistent, we can assure, you may be losing up to 4 pounds every 4 weeks. Being persistent and positive is the key here, and you don’t have to regret on your next Valentine’s Day.

About Sohail // Editor of FitnessNCare 79 Articles
Sohail has been searching diets and belly fat solutions for over a decade, and manage a pool of trained authors to write articles, which have helped thousands of readers to this date. He has CPD accredited Certificate in Nutrition for Weight Loss besides his MBA degree. He also owns this website, which he founded in 2013 to share his ideas and knowledge. Not to mention he has tried numerous supplements over the years and has an extensive and thorough knowledge on supplements. Besides spending time on his study, research and literature, Sohail loves swimming, gardening and travelling.