Upland, CA (PRWEB) June 25, 2014
Meticulous meal planning. Counting every calorie you consume. Spending an entire weekend cooking healthy meals for the following week. Finding even more time to exercise. These weight-loss strategies work, but they can be awfully time consuming. World Garden’s Café presents a slacker's guide to weight loss. The following no-effort tweaks can be applied to someone’s current routine instantly.
Indulge your Candy Crush addiction:
Turns out playing video games reduces the vividness and frequency of cravings compared with waiting it out, according to new research in the journal Appetite.
Keep good food close:
Laziness plays a bigger role in your food choices—both good and bad—than you might think. If one person sat with apple slices within reach and buttered popcorn roughly six feet away, one would eat whatever was nearest to them. Keeping healthier food choices in your freezer can also be key in losing weight. World Garden’s Café offers frozen meal options that you can keep in your freezer and then later can heat up in the oven or microwave for a complete healthy meal. Lose those frozen pizzas and frozen burritos for a nutritious meal that can help you lose weight!
There's no better way to indulge in your lazy tendencies than to get more sleep. Sleeping fewer than five hours a night could send the scale soaring 30 percent higher than if you got seven hours or more.
Eat sitting down:
"You would be amazed how many calories you consume without paying attention, especially from tray-passed foods and buffets at parties or get-togethers," said Beth Saltz, RD. Mindless eating is the enemy of weight loss--we unconsciously eat more out of bigger containers, and in social situations.
Save the salad for last:
Salad comes with your meal; just eat it at the end of your meal.
Rather than taking seconds of the main course, a salad can be a very filling, low-calorie option. By eating it last, it will give your brain a chance to catch up with your stomach so you realize that you aren't as hungry as when you started your meal. Just make sure you skip the creamy dressings.
A low-stress lifestyle may keep belly fat away, suggests research published in the journal Psychoneuroendocrinology. For a year, researchers from the University of California at San Francisco followed 61 healthy women; 33 were chronically stressed while the other 28 were not. All were asked to keep a record of their consumption of high sugar, high fat foods.
Researchers found that eating these unhealthy foods frequently predicted metabolic risk, including a larger waistline, more belly fat, higher oxidative damage, and more insulin resistance—but only in the high-stress group. Women in the low-stress group who also ate a lot of high fat, high sugar foods did not experience the same negative metabolic effects.
Make water your go-to drink:
Sure, we've all been told we should make sure to drink enough water, but it bears repeating—research shows it can be an effective weight-loss aid. In one Virginia Tech study, overweight people who followed a low-calorie diet and drank two eight-ounce glasses of water before every meal lost an average of 15.5 pounds over three months. People who reduced their calorie intake but didn't down the H20 dropped just 11 pounds. Click here to see a video about drinking liquid calories.
It can be hard, but with small changes and healthier options at home, weight loss can be possible!
For more information on the healthy gluten-free options available at World Gardens Café, please visit http://worldgardenscafe.com/special-dietary-issues.html.
About World Gardens Cafe
World Gardens Café’s mission is to create a healthier world by providing quick, healthy alternatives to fast food. Their food helps people of all ages and dietary needs live longer, healthier lives. As the premier provider of home-delivered, fully prepared, healthy gourmet cuisine, World Garden’s Cafe specializes in providing gluten-free frozen meals to clients in California, Arizona, Nevada and Utah. The delicious and flavorful meals are prepared by celebrity Chef Ravi and are then carefully packaged, frozen, and delivered to consumers’ homes. Customers can purchase food online or via phone, and have the convenient option of delivery or local pickup at Foothill Kitchens which is located at 360 W. Foothill Blvd, in Upland, CA.