Are you frustrated by carrying around extra weight? Are you struggling to lose a pound or two? You might need to make small adjustments in your daily routine in order to start reducing those numbers on the bathroom scale. Integrate the following tips into your daily routine and you will start shedding those extra pounds without really trying.

  1. Enjoy your first morning cup of coffee and then replace every other cup of coffee with just hot water. You will still be enjoying a hot beverage and you will be increasing your water intake at the same time. Your body needs water to flush out toxins (and extra weight); not only will you be reducing your caffeine intake, you will be doing something good for your body too.
  2. Stop eating after 6pm. No snacks and no sugary drinks. If you absolutely must have something to satisfy your need for snacking, revert back to a mug of hot water to keep your mouth/hands busy.
  3. Replace all potatoes and pasta in your diet with cottage cheese. Not only is cottage cheese an awesome source of protein, it takes longer to break down in your blood stream. The slower a food item converts to sugar, the better it is for your insulin levels. Spikes in insulin production can lead to extra weight gain. Once you start thinking of potatoes and pastas as dangerous food items (dangerous to your waistline), you will find it easier to opt for cottage cheese instead.

Losing weight does not have to be a challenge if you take a systematic approach to improving your health. One small step at a time is all it takes to start shedding those pounds. Will you be incorporating theses healthy living tips into your weight loss plans?