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3 Easy Fat Loss Tricks for Busy People

3 Easy Fat Loss Tricks for Busy People

Losing fat can be complicated. From trying to calculate complicated calorie needs to lose weight, to going to the gym endlessly, to trying every fake fat burning supplement ever created.

It can be exhausting– but it doesn’t have to be.

The goal in life is not to become obsessed with counting every calorie and spending all your off time– your “you” time– at the gym just to lose some unwanted body fat. Otherwise, you’ll end up being unable to enjoy life in general and the mental and emotional impact of that will be extremely difficult to reverse. After all, what’s the point of losing weight if you’re not happy?

Instead of following a strict diet and obsessively watching what you’re eating, you can incorporate a few simple changes to your diet. The best part is that these changes aren’t like what you’ve tried before. They aren’t one of those crash dieting or juicing fads, which are extremely unsafe for your physical health.

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The tips you’ll read about here aren’t only effective but also safe and healthy. The idea is to promote your physical health while helping you get rid of excess fat easily. Here are three extremely easy fat loss tricks you can start implementing today to see your body fat start decreasing this week.

Protein

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    Higher protein diets are shown to be effective in long term weight loss programs. When it comes to worrying about carbs or fats or what time of the day you should eat, having a diet higher in protein takes priority over everything.

    Believe it or not, I’m encouraging you to eat more food to lose more fat.

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    Here are some awesome effects of protein related to losing fat simply:

    • Protein burns more calories when digested when compared to fat and carbs combined.
    • Protein helps prevent losing muscle, muscle that helps you burn more calories every day.
    • Protein keeps you fuller longer and decreases cravings, so you’re going to end up eating less fattening foods throughout the day.

    The best way to get more protein in your diet is to make sure at every meal there is some sort of protein source. From egg whites, to chicken and fish, to nuts and protein shakes, protein is easy to incorporate into your day and will greatly assist you in the fat loss process. You can simply choose the type of high-protein food you like and then include that in your daily diet. It doesn’t have to be excessive; just something you enjoy eating and also contains plenty of proteins.

    Water

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      You always hear your doctor harp on drinking enough water, but there may be a good reason behind that.

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      Staying hydrated is important for a number of bodily functions including nutrient transport. Having a higher protein intake will aid in fat loss a lot more efficiently if you are hydrated. So with the second tip, you’re actually going to make the first tip work even better.

      Aside from helping your body to shed the fat, water can act as a natural appetite suppressant and curb cravings that tend to get you in trouble. Try simply having a tall glass of water when you wake up and before every meal. This will help you get full easily when you eat, while helping you remain full for a longer period of time.

      You’ll be surprised at how well water helps you avoid bad foods and overeating. Remember that water is also good for your skin and for your overall health, so make sure to religiously get your daily dose.

      Vegetables

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      vegetables-fat loss

        We all know those leafy greens are healthy for us but they are an amazing fat loss aid as well.

        Have you ever wondered why it’s so easy to eat an entire bag of chips but eating an entire head of cauliflower (which has far less calories) is much harder? That’s because simple carbs like junk food has a very low satiety, or ability to tell your brain that it is full or satisfied, whereas fibrous carbs like vegetables have a much higher satiety. So you’re basically getting full with far less consumption when you consume vegetables.

        In a world of fast food and convenient junk food, cravings and calories are extremely high.

        By simply having vegetables cover 50% of your plate and pairing them with every protein meal, you can say goodbye to most cravings and hello to fat loss. Not everyone likes to have raw vegetables, but a light steam could enhance the taste while still retaining its nutritional value.

        Losing fat doesn’t need to be complicated. Increase your protein intake, drink your water, and eat your vegetables. Use these three tactics to start losing fat simply without feeling overwhelmed by an overly obsessive diet.

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        Last Updated on March 13, 2019

        How to Get out of a Rut: 12 Useful Ways to Get Unstuck

        How to Get out of a Rut: 12 Useful Ways to Get Unstuck

        Have you gotten into a rut before? Or are you in a rut right now?

        You know you’re in a rut when you run out of ideas and inspiration. I personally see a rut as a productivity vacuum. It might very well be a reason why you aren’t getting results. Even as you spend more time on your work, you can’t seem to get anything constructive done. While I’m normally productive, I get into occasional ruts (especially when I’ve been working back-to-back without rest). During those times, I can spend an entire day in front of the computer and get nothing done. It can be quite frustrating.

        Over time, I have tried and found several methods that are helpful to pull me out of a rut. If you experience ruts too, whether as a working professional, a writer, a blogger, a student or other work, you will find these useful. Here are 12 of my personal tips to get out of ruts:

        1. Work on the small tasks.

        When you are in a rut, tackle it by starting small. Clear away your smaller tasks which have been piling up. Reply to your emails, organize your documents, declutter your work space, and reply to private messages.

        Whenever I finish doing that, I generate a positive momentum which I bring forward to my work.

        2. Take a break from your work desk.

        Get yourself away from your desk and go take a walk. Go to the washroom, walk around the office, go out and get a snack.

        Your mind is too bogged down and needs some airing. Sometimes I get new ideas right after I walk away from my computer.

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        3. Upgrade yourself

        Take the down time to upgrade yourself. Go to a seminar. Read up on new materials (#7). Pick up a new language. Or any of the 42 ways here to improve yourself.

        The modern computer uses different typefaces because Steve Jobs dropped in on a calligraphy class back in college. How’s that for inspiration?

        4. Talk to a friend.

        Talk to someone and get your mind off work for a while.

        Talk about anything, from casual chatting to a deep conversation about something you really care about. You will be surprised at how the short encounter can be rejuvenating in its own way.

        5. Forget about trying to be perfect.

        If you are in a rut, the last thing you want to do is step on your own toes with perfectionist tendencies.

        Just start small. Do what you can, at your own pace. Let yourself make mistakes.

        Soon, a little trickle of inspiration will come. And then it’ll build up with more trickles. Before you know it, you have a whole stream of ideas.

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        6. Paint a vision to work towards.

        If you are continuously getting in a rut with your work, maybe there’s no vision inspiring you to move forward.

        Think about why you are doing this, and what you are doing it for. What is the end vision in mind?

        Make it as vivid as possible. Make sure it’s a vision that inspires you and use that to trigger you to action.

        7. Read a book (or blog).

        The things we read are like food to our brain. If you are out of ideas, it’s time to feed your brain with great materials.

        Here’s a list of 40 books you can start off with. Stock your browser with only the feeds of high quality blogs, such as Lifehack.org, DumbLittleMan, Seth Godin’s Blog, Tim Ferris’ Blog, Zen Habits or The Personal Excellence Blog.

        Check out the best selling books; those are generally packed with great wisdom.

        8. Have a quick nap.

        If you are at home, take a quick nap for about 20-30 minutes. This clears up your mind and gives you a quick boost. Nothing quite like starting off on a fresh start after catching up on sleep.

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        9. Remember why you are doing this.

        Sometimes we lose sight of why we do what we do, and after a while we become jaded. A quick refresher on why you even started on this project will help.

        What were you thinking when you thought of doing this? Retrace your thoughts back to that moment. Recall why you are doing this. Then reconnect with your muse.

        10. Find some competition.

        Nothing quite like healthy competition to spur us forward. If you are out of ideas, then check up on what people are doing in your space.

        Colleagues at work, competitors in the industry, competitors’ products and websites, networking conventions.. you get the drill.

        11. Go exercise.

        Since you are not making headway at work, might as well spend the time shaping yourself up.

        Sometimes we work so much that we neglect our health and fitness. Go jog, swim, cycle, whichever exercise you prefer.

        As you improve your physical health, your mental health will improve, too. The different facets of ourselves are all interlinked.

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        Here’re 15 Tips to Restart the Exercise Habit (and How to Keep It).

        12. Take a good break.

        Ruts are usually signs that you have been working too long and too hard. It’s time to get a break.

        Beyond the quick tips above, arrange for a 1-day or 2-days of break from your work. Don’t check your (work) emails or do anything work-related. Relax and do your favorite activities. You will return to your work recharged and ready to start.

        Contrary to popular belief, the world will not end from taking a break from your work. In fact, you will be much more ready to make an impact after proper rest. My best ideas and inspiration always hit me whenever I’m away from my work.

        Take a look at this to learn the importance of rest: The Importance of Scheduling Downtime

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        Featured photo credit: Joshua Earle via unsplash.com

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