How to create a home environment that will help you lose weight?
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And today, with the upcoming summer, which brings with it many opportunities for you to show off your shapely body (and if you do not have one, then this article is even more relevant for you), we decided to respond to the many requests from our sweet community and write an article on How to create a home environment that will help you lose weight?
Disclaimer: We are not experts in nutrition or body toning, but we certainly understand a thing or two about the "home" concept and its various effects. And since your home is the place that contains most of your food and where you spend a considerable amount of your time - we can advise you about it in such a way that will probably help you in your efforts to get the abdominal muscles of Cristiano Ronaldo (okay, maybe we carried away a bit, but you got our point ). Our main point in this disclaimer is to clarify that certified nutritionists are the guys for any question about nutrition and health, and we're just here to express our two cents.
In this article, we will introduce you to the various ways - some of which are related to aspects of home design and some to elements of an organization and even home psychology (yes, there is such a concept) - which with their help, you can turn your home into a supportive environment for weight loss procedures.
As usual, we will present a few tips. Feel free to take the ones that are most relevant to you.
And as always, at the end of the article, there will be a refreshing infographic presentation to summarize its content for you.
1. It all starts at the grocery store.
Although it will probably sound pretty trivial, it's a simple truth.
Before we dive into the intra-home tactics regarding turning a home environment into a supportive environment for weight loss, we must start with the external sources from which the food comes in the first place - the grocery store.
In order to turn your home into a more supportive weight loss environment, the first rule of thumb is to ensure that only the proper nutrients enter inside.
'How do you do that?' You must be asking.
Well, we are big fans of two elements.
The first is consultation with professionals, and the second is customization to each person's needs.
Let's face it, The field of body toning is enormous, and there are many different and contradictory opinions. Unfortunately, many unprofessional charlatans can do you more harm than good. Some may even argue that the "experts in the field" Use Evidence-Based Nutrition Strategies to Manipulate Physique. The point is that we don't really know anything for sure. Therefore, it is essential to go to a professional who has thoroughly (and preferably academically) studied this field.
And by the way, rest assured, this is not the place to try to save money. Your health is much more critical (and expensive). So if the choice is between a professional (who wants money for his services, and rightfully so) and someone dubious and cheaper - the choice is clear. You can read more here about the essential importance of consulting a nutritionist.
Therefore, the first thing you need to do is go and meet a nutritionist who will analyze your specific condition and then advise you on which food ingredients you should or should not bring into your home.
Know what to buy at the grocery store!
Once you figured out which food products are supposed to enter your house and which not, it's time for you to get to know the most significant lady in the world of tactics - Mrs. Discipline - enters the picture.
Discipline has one prominent uniqueness - she gets things done.
We all love to talk about things we want to improve in our lives, but the vast majority of us will probably not uncompromisingly do what is necessary to make it happen. Only some people are built for it.
The Marines say, "Everyone wants to go to heaven, but no one wants to die."
As much as you may be tempted to do otherwise, you must be strong. Please stick to the nutritionist's instructions, and purchase only those specific products he approved.
We are talking about a behavior change that takes hard work to implement. The nutritionist will probably not tell you to bring home ice cream and trans-fat-dripping pizzas. Let's not deceive ourselves. There is no doubt that healthy and lean food is less delicious (by the way, internalizing this insight is very helpful), But you must be mentally strong enough to succeed in this challenge.
And now, when your home contains only the right food products for your weight loss process, you can move on to the next tip.
2. Location and accessibility.
An ancient Chinese scholar once said, "You can not eat what is not physically near you."
Okay, okay, you're right. No Chinese scholar has ever said such a thing, and we have invented this quote right now, but our point is quite clear - the way your food will be accessible throughout your home has tremendous importance for your weight loss efforts.
Food that will contribute to your weight loss efforts must be accessible. For example, bowls of fruits and vegetables are supposed to be deliberately spread throughout the house, and all that is required of you is to reach out and take one. The simpler the act of getting weight loss-supportive foods, the more effective your efforts will be with your home weight loss-supportive environment. By the way, the same is true for the opposite - Ensure that the "problematic" food is stored in places with a certain access restriction.
You can read more here about Access to Foods that Support Healthy Eating Patterns.
Bring the good foods close to you!
Some tips for success in this task:
1. As mentioned above, spread fruit and vegetable bowls around the house.
2. Place many water bottles - which have been proven to support weight loss - in several places around the house.
3. Purchase a small refrigerator containing lean food, and place them by your bed and/or by the sofa. And so whenever you crave a snack, take a vegetable or something else from the little fridge instead.
Try to think of it as putting a jar of cookies in a high cupboard so your child will have difficulty getting to it. Deep down, in the end, we are all kids.
3. A defined area for physical activity.
Countless studies have already demonstrated the close link between exercise and weight loss. Therefore, it makes sense to mention it as one of the trivial elements in this article.
Create a space in your home set up for exercise - A space where you can exercise regularly.
You are more than welcome to read the article on our sweet blog about how to do it right.
By the way, aside from the practical tips for creating a home gym which you can see, as mentioned in our attached article, it is essential that you also acquire a weight which you can weigh yourself weekly and thus examine your progress thoroughly.
Exercise and lose weight!
Here, too, discipline is the keyword.
Do as much as you can to ensure that the place fulfills its purpose, and indeed you train there almost daily.
4. Mental toughness.
Look, The weight loss procedure is not easy, and anyone who tells you otherwise is probably trying to sell you something.
To get through this process successfully, you need all the mental help you can get. Moreover, as part of such a process, due to its many effects, you may find yourself dealing with mental problems that suddenly pop up out of nowhere, and you did not anticipate them. You can read more about it here.
Try to find ways that can help you get mental reinforcements that will guide you in this endeavor.
'And how is our home supposed to fit into this effort?' You must be asking.
Well, we'll answer that intuitively:
Just be creative!
Are you familiar with the phrase "a picture worth a thousand words?"
For example, many motivational catalysts can be hung as decorations and pictures throughout your home, And you can mentally benefit from seeing them in times of difficulty.
Think about the moment when you wake up and walk towards the bathroom. Wouldn't a beautiful mural in the hallway with a quote that really touched the depths of your soul can inspire you to persevere in your weight loss efforts ?!
There are many examples. But The guiding principle is that you should find visual aids and home decoration accessories that can ignite the spark of motivation within you.
Home accessories that will illustrate mental encouragement
Everyone has their own flame lighter, what will work for you will not necessarily work for another person, so there is no point in giving more examples. Just understand what works for you and bring it to your home to serve as a visual aid.
We hope this article has helped you a little bit in a broader understanding of this topic, which is difficult for many people. And if you take the tips written here to your attention, then the effort to make your home an environment that is more supportive of weight loss will be much more effective.
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