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We all wish for something good to happen to us overnight. Err, read slimmer and trimmer! But, is it really possible to achieve something nice while you enjoy your sound sleep? Well, we would say yes, if it is about weight loss!
Lo and behold! Stay there as we are not kidding at all. You definitely can lose weight, and get out of the bed every day in your slimmer and fitter avatar. All you have to do is, make certain amendments in your daily schedule. So guys, it is time make your dreams come true (literally)! Just read on to know some brilliant weight loss tricks that can help you wake up slimmer every morning.
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Do not rely on your maid to do your household chores, especially for making your night bed. Do it yourself and if you are doing it, why not do it really nicely? Change the sheets, dust a little, and light some candles. This little work will not only make you happy, but will keep your body in motion as well before nap, which will help you to digest whatever you have eaten.
Before you sleep, make it a habit to drink either a cup of green tea or some other antioxidant-rich drink. This helps to flush out all the toxic waste and helps in regular bowel movement. You can just have plain warm water around 10-15 minutes before sleeping, if you do not like other things.
If you work out in the evening and follow it up with a protein shake, then stop that immediately. Protein shakes are meant to be taken during the daytime. Our body does not digest proteins at night. Since you must eat after any exercise, try to grab some fruit and nuts. You can make a healthy fruit smoothie with milk as well.
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Push yourself a little and make night-time walk a daily ritual. Do it for 10 minutes daily. Start with a low-intensity walk and gradually move towards brisk walking. These 10 minutes can do wonders for your body.
Yes, this is only for the committed ones. When you indulge in this fun activity, your body burns out a lot of calories. So, the next time you do this hard work, be assured of waking up slimmer the very next morning.
P.S.: You still should not skip point #4.
If your sleeping pattern is disturbed, you will find it really difficult to lose weight. A shower helps to calm down your body while reducing its temperature. As it will make you feel relaxed, you will be able to sleep well. And, a timely and sound sleep will ensure that you do not indulge into unhealthy late night nibbles.
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A study by the scientists at the University of Granada suggests that sleeping in a super-dark room can also help you lose weight and wake up slimmer in the morning. Here is the logic behind this. Human body produces a hormone called, melatonin, in complete darkness. And, this hormone further helps the human body in producing a brown fat that helps in burning calories. So, make sure you switch off all the lights and sleep in complete darkness to wake up happy and lighter.
Brushing teeth at night would not only keep your gums healthy, but will help you lose weight too. When your mouth is fresh and minty, the mind senses that the meal time is over. Hence, the chances of you having hunger pangs at any point of the time get relatively lower.
Well, we have already told you about avoiding them as much as possible in the previous two points. But, if your hunger is absolutely uncontrollable, then make sure you do not pick up anything unhealthy to munch. Instead, eat some dry fruits, a vegetable or a fruit.
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Salt leads to water retention, hence, bloating of your body. It will make you hold water weight around your waistline. While this water gets flushed away from your system when you are awake, it stays in the bloodstream during the night. So, minimise your salt intake and avoid it completely at night to wake up with a well-toned belly.
It is never advisable to skip a meal to fulfil your desire of losing weight. Instead, you can have a lighter meal, especially when it comes to your dinner. So, munch on some salad or eat a fruit, but avoid a complete meal at night so as to wake up slimmer in the morning.
Like salt, beer leads to bloating as well. It is loaded with calories and prevents you from reaching your target weight. So, if you regularly party during late evenings, make sure you keep a check on what you drink. You can have a little (remember, only “little”) wine or champagne, but no beer as it can give you a beer belly.
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As important as it is to sleep well at night, waking up early is equally salient. Get out of your bed early in the morning, and drink a lot of water and eat within half an hour. This will boost your metabolism and make you feel light and help you lose weight throughout the day.
Some people have the habit of binging on some plain or flavoured yoghurt after every meal. As much as it would hurt you when we say this, you need to stop doing it right away! While yogurts are known for introducing healthy bacteria in your stomach, the flavoured ones are actually rich in sugar and might bloat your belly by the time you kiss your loved one a ‘good morning’. If you indeed have a craving for yoghurt in the night, then try to get those that have 8 gram of sugar or less.
Do you have the habit of putting yourself to sleep by watching television or binging on some of your favourite series on your laptop? Err, you need to stop doing that as unintentionally you might be loading in some extra kilos by staying idle. But did you just say that it is not possible to sleep without watching some TV? Then use it as a weight-shedder! Play on some favourite tracks and do some simple light exercise along with it.
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These eight minutes are only yours; nobody can snatch it from you! Just kidding! But yes, these are some very important eight minutes if you want to wake up looking thinner. Just before going to sleep, stand up on the floor with your feet and shoulder apart and set your alarm for the next eight minutes. Lower your buttocks and do a squat. Stand up and lift your lightweight dumbbells (only if you have or something heavy of similar weight on both hands would do) above your head. Pause for 10-15 seconds after every two minutes and repeat this until your alarm beeps.
This must be one of your favourites! Nothing’s better to lose weight if you can’t figure out that you are losing weight and instead, have fun in the process! So, its time to charge your Bluetooth speaker, create a playlist of your favourite dance numbers and groove as much as you want. Play it every night before going to bed and even if you feel lazy, you won’t be able to lie still if you hear to those superb Bollywood beats.
Who wants to wake up in the middle of the night, feeling thirty and looking around for switches to quench your thirst? Hence, keep yourself hydrated enough to make through the night. Drinking water also helps in losing weight. Also, drink water sensibly so as not to bloat yourself. In any case then, you have to wake up in the night! You got it, right?
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Our mind is our greatest strength. Meditating in your bed before snoozing has multiple benefits. As it is rightly said, ‘the change begins with you’. Many research papers have suggested that ‘thinking thin’ helps you lose weight a lot faster. Yes, you read that right. If you stress a lot, then this must be a reason of your weight-gain. Hence, break off from the outside world, mediate and concentrate on the positives of life and see how soon you lose weight.
Have a habit of fiddling with your phone until late night and then waking up groggy because you missed on your sleep hours? It’s high time you start reading a story book instead because reading relaxes your mind which induces sleep. Also, the bright light coming from your phone harms your eyes and excites your brain. Hence, keep your phone on the bedside table and stay away from it during the night.
Well, now you would definitely agree that losing weight is not really that difficult a task, right? So, no more waiting! Just get started and be all set to flaunt a fitter body in no time, that too, by sleeping!
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