If you’ve ever tried to diet and exercise your way to a healthier body, you know that results don’t always come as quickly as we’d like. Naturally, we don’t recommend giving up and becoming a professional couch potato, but we all deserve a little break now and then. Here are a few (easy!) things you can do to speed up the weight loss process with minimal effort:
Take the stairs
Stair climbing is a great leg and glute work out. Instead of waiting for the elevator, take the stairs to your office or apartment for a quick and easy burst of cardio.
Split your Dinner
Dying to visit that trendy restaurant but don’t want to break the bank? Head to dinner with a pal and split an entrée and dessert. You’ll get to indulge in something delicious with only half the calories and half the price tag!
Walk the Dog
Take your dog, a friend’s dog, or even a dog from the shelter for a walk in the park. Quality time with a furry friend will boost your mood, and it’s a fun way to get a little extra activity.
Drinking water throughout the day helps to curb cravings while keeping your metabolism steady. Try drinking a glass of water before eating a meal and you’ll find yourself eating less without having to fight the temptation!
Spice it Up
Studies suggest that eating spicy foods can actually burn calories and speed up metabolism. Next time you’re craving take-out, opt for Thai or Mexican and indulge in some tasty heat!