How to create a home environment that will help you lose weight?
And here we are again at Sweet blog, the sweetest blog online.
And today, with the approaching 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 especially for you), we decided to accede 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 definitely 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 understand our point ).
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.
1. It all starts at the grocery store.
It will probably sound pretty trivial to you when we start with this argument, but it's a simple truth.
Before we dive into the intra-home tactics regarding turning your home 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 making your home a more supportive weight loss environment, the first rule of thumb is to ensure that only the proper nutrients enter your home.
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.
The field of body toning is enormous and full of lots of different and even contradictory opinions. Unfortunately, there are many unprofessional charlatans out there who can do you more harm than good. Therefore, it is essential to go to a professional who has thoroughly (and preferably academically) studied the field.
And by the way, this is not the place to try to save money. Your health is much more critical (and expensive).
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 as to which food ingredients you should or should not bring into your home.
Know what to buy at the grocery store!
Once you understand what food products are supposed to enter the house and which are not, the most significant lady in the world of tactics - Mrs. Discipline - enters the picture.
Discipline has one uniqueness - it makes things done.
We all love to talk about the things that we want to improve in our lives, but the vast majority of us will not always uncompromisingly do what is necessary to make it happen.
The Marines say, "Everyone wants to go to heaven, but no one wants to die."
This is a behavior change that is not at all easy 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 there is no quality point worth getting to that is effortless.
Once you understand (by a professional) what food products to buy in the grocery store - stick to it even if your life depends on it.
And now, when your home contains only the right food products for weight loss, 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 near you."
Okay, okay, you're right. No Chinese scholar has ever said this, and we have invented this quote right now, but you have understood our point - the way your food will be accessible and laid out throughout your home is of great 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 will be deliberately spread throughout the house, and all that is required of you is just to reach out and take one. The simpler the act of getting weight loss supportive foods, the more effective your efforts to make your home a weight loss supportive environment. By the way, the same is true for the opposite - You need to make sure that the "problematic" food is stored in places with a certain access restriction.
Bring the good foods close to you!
You can read more here about Access to Foods that Support Healthy Eating Patterns.
Some tips for success in this task:
1. As mentioned above, spread fruit and vegetable bowls around the house.
2. spreading of water - which has been proven to support weight loss - in several places around the house.
3. Purchase a small refrigerator that will contain lean food and be placed by your bed and/or by the sofa. And so, every time you crave a snack, just 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 that your child will have a hard time getting to it. Deep down, in the end, we are all kids, and it's an excellent tool for us too.
3. A defined area for physical activity.
Countless studies have already demonstrated the close link between exercise and weight loss. Therefore, it would make quite a sense for us to mention it as one of the trivial elements in this article.
Make sure you 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 your best to make sure that this space is not only used for decorating but that it will indeed be exercised on an almost daily basis.
4. Mental toughness.
Look, the weight loss procedure, and no matter if it is also about turning your home space into an aid, is a rather complex and not a simple process.
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 at all. You can read more about it here.
Try to find the ways that you can get mental reinforcements that will guide you in this endeavor.
And how is your 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?"
Many motivational catalysts can be hung as decorations and pictures throughout your home.
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 inspire you to persevere in your weight loss efforts ?! At this point, your day begins.
There are many examples of this. The guiding principle is that you should find visual aids and home decoration accessories that can ignite the spark of motivation in your heart.
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 are sure it will help you quite a bit.
We hope this article has helped you a little bit in a broader understanding of this topic, which is, without a doubt, not easy for many people. And we have no doubt that 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 easier.
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