Spring Cleaning for Weight Loss
Take a deep breath. Do you feel it? The weather’s warming, flowers are preparing to bloom, and we’re shaking off the winter doldrums – spring’s almost here! Springtime inspires many of us to give our homes a good cleaning – and to adopt healthier habits as the seasons change. So why don’t we do a little weight loss spring cleaning?
Cleaning, both literally and figuratively, can have a positive effect on people’s weights since long-term weight loss requires overall lifestyle changes. Check out these easily-adoptable tips for changing up your routine this spring!
1. Clean out the Fridge & Cabinets
There’s a reason we’ve all heard this saying before: “weight loss starts in the kitchen.” In fact, we’re more likely to eat food we see regularly. The best waay to inspire ourselves to eat better is to clean your refrigerator and pantry.
Not only should you be getting rid of expired and moldy foods, we recommend getting rid of the junk. It’s far easier to forego a bag of chips or your favorite dessert if they aren’t in the house. Instead, replace them with healthier alternatives like berries, vegetables, and yogurt. Be sure to have fun and keep it seasonal!
2. Give the House a Good Scrubbing
When you’re done with the kitchen, embrace your cleaning fervor and work on the rest of the house! Not only will your home look better than ever, but you’ll start reaping health benefits.
A 150-pound person can burn up around 170 calories an hour with some light cleaning (such as dusting or sweeping). Ready to really feel the burn? Start scrubbing or rearranging your rooms and you can burn up to 190 calories per hour! Lifting objects and moving furniture around employs more muscle groups and further increases your heartrate, leading to even better workout. Just remember: don’t overdo it.
3. Donate Old Clothes
Now that the house is squeaky clean, take care of your closet. Baggy clothes can have a negative effect on people’s self-image as well as leaving room for weight gain, so ditch the clothes that don’t make you feel your best!
Instead, wear clothes more tailored to your body. Tighter clothes tend to press against the body, acting as a subtle reminder to strive towards better health while helping to promote weight loss. Most importantly, clothes that you feel flatter you are great for boosting confidence. Practicing self-love is one of the best tools for weight loss because of the power of positivity. Positive thinking helps keep us on track for our diets and exercises, and boosts motivation and energy.
4. Dig up Old Workout Gear
Spring cleaning isn’t only about getting rid of old and unwanted junk. It can include rediscovering useful things long-forgotten. Whether it’s an old pair of track pants or a well-used football, there’s no better time to fall in love with an active lifestyle.
Enjoy the warming weather with a stroll outside or by playing sports with your kids. Whatever gets you active for at least 20 minutes a day. The best way to integrate exercise into your daily routine is to find something you love to do – make the workout fun, and it won’t feel like a workout!
5. Mental “Cleaning”
When it comes to weight loss, our mindset is just as important as our environment. That’s why spring cleaning for the mind is a significant step towards weight-loss success. Positive attitudes lead to positive results.
When we feel good about ourselves, we are more inclined to forgive mistakes and see them as opportunities for improvement, instead of derailments that ruin a day. By seeing ourselves as worthwhile, we are able to better strive towards our goals.
When you’re done taking care of the house, be sure to take care of yourself. Relax a little and remember why you’re on this journey: recognize your strength and importance always keep going!
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