Nowadays, almost everyone wants to be slim. This is not surprising – we are surrounded by ubiquitous photos of slim and beautiful celebrities, social media, newspapers and the Internet are full of slim and great-looking people. It is hard to resist the impression that we should also look like this.
In fact, a moment of reflection lets us come to the conclusion that not everyone can and should look like a movie star. For many people, this condition is simply unattainable due to various types of conditions, primarily genetic. However, this does not change the fact that striving for a slim figure – if done wisely – is not a bad thing. On the contrary – a slim figure is usually associated with a healthier body, a lower risk of certain diseases (such as diabetes or heart and circulatory diseases) and simply a better feeling of well-being.
So if you decide to start losing weight, you should prepare yourself wisely and – above all – do it gradually. On the Internet we will certainly find lots of tips on how to lose weight in a month, but their use will certainly have an adverse effect on our health. So if you want to have both a slim figure and a healthy body, let’s approach the subject wisely.
Healthy slimming – what is worth knowing about it?
First of all, remember that the basis of healthy weight loss is not diet (although it is also important, of course), but movement. Physical activity is the basis of living a healthy life and avoiding many diseases, it also makes us feel happier. So let’s start by finding the kind of activity that suits our interests and possibilities – so that we do not force ourselves to every workout, but that it will be a pleasure for us. It is also worth remembering that if we have not done sports so far, it is worth starting slowly. Starting exhausting training too quickly can have a negative effect on our health and at the same time make us quickly discouraged.
What form of activity can you choose? For starters, running a short distance, yoga or pilates may be good. Cycling or inline skating can also be very pleasant – we can do it together with friends, so it will be easier and more enjoyable for us. When choosing a place to vacation, let’s decide on a place where we can also work out. In winter, let’s go skiing, in summer – go to the water, where we can go swimming or, for example, learn to surf. Of course, it’s always worth going to the gym or swimming pool (even if we can’t swim, there are many other activities in the water, such as aqua-aerobic).
It is also important to remember that at least part of our physical activity should take place outdoors. Let’s not forget about frequent walks – they are extremely beneficial to our health.
It is clear that if we are going to lose weight, we also need to change our eating habits. A good diet does not have to (or even should) be radical, but it must be balanced. Especially if we start to do sport, we must ensure that we provide the body with all the micronutrients it needs.
The basis of any healthy diet must be fruit and vegetables. This does not have to mean a boring diet, similar to a rabbit’s. On the Internet today you can find a lot of websites and blogs dedicated to cooking with vegetables and we will certainly find something interesting there. In addition, we should remember about cereals, especially whole grains and dairy products. Let’s limit meat consumption – we don’t have to become vegetarians right away, but in the diet of most people today there are definitely too many animal fats that have an adverse effect on our health and can promote the development of cardiovascular disease.
It is important to prepare food in the right way – try to avoid frying, instead, cook more and bake in the oven. Let’s give up ready-made products full of chemistry and various unhealthy ingredients. It is also important to drink a lot of water and give up carbonated drinks and fast food.
The combined application of these simple rules will allow us not only to get a slimmer figure, but also to improve our health. It may not be a change as fast as with some diets, but certainly healthier and longer lasting.