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Let me guess: at least once you desire to be more healthy or lose weight in your new year’s resolution. And you keep telling yourself that you will start a new diet and lose weight for a trip or vacation and get the dream body. But it can be frustrating to wait for the results, even more so when they take time to appear.

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A lot of people make those new year’s plans based on weight loss goals, but it is crucial to remember that a healthier life depends on our daily habits and attitudes, so start to make a change in your life step by step, eating better food and doing exercises daily.

But okay, let’s assume you already know all this, and you still want to improve your diet to get faster results without being radical and compromise your health. There are a few strategies to get there! However, before I tell you how to do this, let me reinforce that these are quick fixes and that you need to change your habits in general to see long-term results.

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The first thing you can do to lose weight faster is to avoid carbohydrates and sugar. It seems crazy, but the more you eat them, the more you will crave them. It happens for a lot of reasons; First is that the refined flour, used to prepare a lot of carb meals, causes a peak of insulin in the blood. The level drops very fast, and then you have that feeling of hunger like if you didn’t eat anything at all. Second is that the sugar contains nothing that’s good for our bodies, such as minerals and vitamins. Those tips you can practice all your life, not just when you want to lose weight.

So if you are determined to avoid carbs and sugar, instead prepare meals with legumes, vegetables, meat and other ingredients. Open your Lifesum app and get started with our 3-week weight loss plan. There you will find tasty and balanced meals to get fast results without losing your health.

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Last but not least, it seems obvious, but a lot of people start a new food plan without working out which delay results. The World Health Organization (WHO) recommends for children and young people, 60 minutes of moderate to intense physical activity per day. For adults, the recommendation is 150 minutes of moderate exercises per week.

Exercising every day can help you lose weight and also improve your quality of life, so get your workout clothes on! Focus and let Lifesum help you to reach your goals!

About me:

Aline Czezacki

Journalist, Brazilian and passionate about health issues, quality of life and lifestyle. Always trying to learn new things and put into practice on a daily basis .

With Lifesum, tracking your healthy habits (and the not so healthy ones) becomes a breeze. We’ll help you pick the right food, and eat the right portion sizes, to reach your personal health goals.

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