So you decided to lose weight. Not from the 1st of Monday of the new year, but right now, well, or from tomorrow. We freed the refrigerator and cabinets from all harmful products, most often by eating, but this is not so important, the main thing is that salads, chicken breast, cottage cheese with 0% fat and other attributes of a correct life are now flaunting on the shelves. And you are even ready for this, stocked up with containers that you will proudly drag to work. However, it is there, in the office, that you can expect a lot of things that fundamentally contradict your plans.
As you know, 80% of success in losing weight depends on nutrition. You can die in a fitness club every day, but if your diet consists of burgers, cakes and fries, a gym membership is a waste of money.
Most recently, the famous TV doctor Elena Malysheva proved this once again. Having tasted a giant halibut pie, the energy value of which, according to her estimates, was about 1000 kcal, she walked at a brisk pace for an hour through the cold streets of Moscow. Arriving home and finding on the smart watch the loss of only an unfortunate 200-odd kilocalorie, Malysheva once again confirmed that nutrition is paramount and basic in the desire to purchase the coveted size of clothing.
Let's say you seriously decided to take on yourself, since half of the spring-summer wardrobe is frankly small for you. This is wonderful and commendable, moreover, without even spending a penny on a cool trainer, sports club or a pool membership, you can easily lose the desired amount of pounds by adjusting the diet. And you probably know the principles of proper nutrition. At home, everything is according to plan, but what about outside its walls, in the middle of the working week? It is there, in the office, that the hidden enemies of weight loss await us.
Yes, it was he! How often in the morning, collecting children for school or kindergarten, ironing my husband's shirt and walking the dog, we simply do not have time or forget to have breakfast. And this is the first enemy to the coveted weight. Scientists have proven long ago that the main cause of the obesity epidemic is a lack of breakfast! If this information does not convince you of anything, you may like something else: regular morning meals can help you lose weight. As they say, choose what is closer to you.
If you don't have time to eat at home, be sure to take the right breakfast with you to work. Otherwise, you will eat up with hungry eyes everything that is not nailed down, and it will most likely be fast carbohydrates - sweets, buns, sandwiches and so on. Better yet, review your morning routine (maybe you can do some things in the evening or delegate to your household) and find 10 minutes for a full meal.
Intrusive seductive employees
These are the ones who always have a chocolate bar or cookies in the table, and in the morning they come with a bag of donuts. Those who at 11 o'clock incite the team to order a couple of pizzas or sushi. There are such? Change your location in the office, if possible. Even if you succeed, learn to say NO. "No thanks, I don't want pizza today", "No thanks, I'm not hungry." And further down the list. A clear and intelligible no. Of course, you run into a misunderstanding, but what is more dear to you: a new expensive skirt, which somehow imperceptibly became small and that is why you have never hit the whole office with its look or a momentary and dubious gastronomic pleasure? Exactly!
Off the food from the table!
What did Professor Preobrazhensky say there? Don't remember, reconsider. And in short - everything has its place! Including food. On your desktop there is only space for a large bottle of clean drinking water, tea and coffee are also not prohibited. No food, you're doing business here. Take your lunch boxes to the refrigerator. And organize lunch in the kitchen or in a cafe, allocating yourself 20-30 minutes for rest and a normal meal. So you will be distracted, and do not eat too much.
Stress and time pressure
Prolonged stress has not brought anyone to good, this is not for you in the wild, where stress is only short-term and mobilizing the strength of the body. Lack of sleep, work for wear - most often contribute to weight gain, not weight loss. In case of delays in the office, hide some good snacks: nuts, dried fruits. The main thing is not to eat everything at once. And don't forget to drink more water.
If there are any in your office building, make your way so that they don't catch your eye. Otherwise, the temptation to buy a chocolate bar or a "healthy" bar will be too great. Also, the motivation not to run after the wallet for the sake of dubious benefit will be the calculation of the money saved. In a month, you will definitely be able to go to a beautician.
It may sound trite, but a decent percentage of your weight loss success depends on it! If you suffer from lack of sleep, you will not see the cherished kilograms like your own ears. So reconsider your schedule and set aside an extra hour to sleep rather than watch another series. Make a meal plan for the week - this way you can save a lot without buying too much, and the foreseeable future will inspire you. Do not try to fight the biological clock, so you will only harm yourself and be sure to eat something completely unhealthy before bed.
If you work from home (this also happens), try to limit the number of approaches to the refrigerator - a plan and a food diary will help you too. And then a banal writing of an article can cause an imperceptible absorption of a box of chocolates. Checked. Do a warm-up every 15 minutes and go out to walk your dog regularly. Even if you don't have it.