Too Busy to Lose Weight? Try These Tips

Have you ever described your life as “crazy busy”? Sometimes when life gets too busy it is hard to stay on the healthy path and lose weight. It can be easy to use your busyness as an excuse to skip the healthy foods and forget about keeping your New Year’s resolution of finally losing that weight. Better yet, you can use these tricks to fight the bulge, no matter how busy you are.

Keep Your Coffee Black

Whether you make your coffee, buy it, or guzzle down office coffee, keep it black. You will save yourself a few seconds from not throwing in any extra cream or sugar. Just cutting out the cream and sugar for two cups of coffee a day can help you shed 14 pounds at the end of the year effortlessly – no extra time required.

Keep Fresh Fruit Around

Just by the smell of fresh green apples, bananas, and pears can help curb your appetite and help you fight the temptation of sugary doughnuts. Try to keep a bowl of green apples in your kitchen and at the office. The bright green color looks appealing, and you can smell and munch your way to a smaller waist.

Make Subtle Fast Food Changes

Sometimes the fast food line is too hard to avoid when life gets busy. Keep a list in your car or purse of the best food choices from the most popular drive-thrus to make healthier eating a no-brainer. You can also save a lot of calories by ordering plain cheeseburgers and ditching the buns. Of course, ditch the fries and soda too.

Socialize While You Work Out

A busy schedule means it is hard to fit in friend time and exercise time. Try putting both together for an easier way to catch up with friends and spouses, while also burning some extra calories.

Don’t Be Afraid to Rely on Frozen Vegetables

You need more vegetables in your diet, but chopping and prepping them can be a pain. Don’t be afraid to throw frozen vegetables in the microwave. It is much healthier than you think, and it is definitely healthier than relying on fast food or processed foods for a quick meal. An added benefit is that frozen produce generally has more nutrients than fresh and canned produce, since they are flash frozen at the peak of their ripeness.

Yes, you are busy. However, that shouldn’t be your excuse for not staying healthy. Keep these tips in mind even on the busiest days. Also, remember that The Joint offers wellness adjustments that fit in your schedule – no appointments required. You can be on your way to a better back and overall health just by stopping by for a quick and safe adjustment. Don't think you are too busy for better health and for a stronger back.

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