Think exercise is the only way to drop the pounds? Let us present 10 more ways to stay slim — without breaking a sweat!
1. NO SUPPER
Time to bid goodbye to nasi lemak and roti canai after 8pm. Supper may sound like just another meal of the day, but it’s extremely detrimental. And trust us, this is the one habit you’ll be thankful to have vanquished when you step on the weighing scale after a week. If you do crave for late-night snacks, go for low-calorie options like broccoli or kiwi. But your best strategy is just to sleep the hunger away.
2. DRINK GRAPEFRUIT JUICE EVERY MORNING
Grapefruit aids in digestion due to its high water and fibre content, so a glass every morning before breakfast helps in clearing your system by flushing out toxins. If you want to see better results, eat the fruit instead of juicing it to retain its nutrients.
3. SAY YES TO BREAKFAST
I’m sure you’ve heard a lot about the benefits of eating breakfast, but did you know that skipping it may cause you to gain weight? When you miss out on the most important meal of the day, your body will condition your mind to eat more than you should for the rest of the day. Remember this rule: Feast like a king for breakfast, dine like a prince for lunch, and eat like a pauper for dinner.
4. NO CARBS AFTER 7PM
As a fellow Malaysian, I know how hard this is going to sound. As much as we love our rice, noodles and roti, you should not touch them during and after dinner. The reason is that since you will be going to sleep soon, your metabolism will slow down and those carbs are more likely to be stored as fat.
5. SAY GOODBYE TO FAST FOOD AND PROCESSED FOOD
Just like what you’ve told your kids, fast food and processed food will do you no favours. The truth is, these foods contain a lot of preservatives and other hidden chemicals that you don’t see… until they appear on your hips. If you want to keep in shape, cut them off your diet plan completely. Your body will thank you for it in the long run.