These 4 Small Changes in Your Daily Routine May Help You Lose Weight







Oh my gosh, are we really almost half-way through January? Yikes. Now is the time I reflect on my resolutions I made for the New Year, and see how I am doing.

So far, the weight loss I hoped would happen, hasn't.

I am not giving up though. As a matter of fact, I read about 4 simple lifestyle changes in my daily routine that can help with that weight loss goal of mine.

Easy tiny changes. Seriously.

These healthy lifestyle tips come from Thinner in 30: Small Changes That Add Up to Big Weight Loss in Just 30 Days, written by fitness expert Jenna Wolfe.







1. Eat When You Are Relaxed To Help Lose Weight


The thing is, eating when we are stressed and running out the door, is just not a good thing ever, but especially if you want to lose a few extra pounds.

Why you ask? Wolfe explains in her book that stress shuts down digestion.

So eating when we are relaxed and not rushed helps the body break down food more efficiently.






2. Brush After Every Meal. 


Simply put, if your teeth are feeling clean - like minty clean - it can help deter you from munching mindlessly again too soon.

Wolfe recommends using a peppermint toothpaste as peppermint is a natural appetite suppressant.  Give it a try for one week and see if it makes a difference in how much you eat.








3. Use Whipped Cream Cheese and Butter. 



Soft, easy-to-spread types of butter have fewer calories than those hard-packed sticks of butter.

Same goes for whipped cream cheese.









4.  Be Careful With the Cuts of Meat You Buy If You Want To Lose Weight



When shopping for meat, avoid cuts like Rib-Eye and Rib-steak. Those cuts of meat are generally higher in fat.


Instead, buy meat that ends in 'loin,' such as tenderloin and sirloin, which have less fat.


Another good choice if you want to cut calories and fat in your diet are meats with 'round' in their name, like round steak.


There you have it. 4 simple little changes in your daily routine that may just help you lose weight!