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The risk associated with being obese or plump has made several people health conscious lately, with many people finding alternative route to shed weight.

The first basic idea is to hit the gym which can bring the result you desire but a change in diet and lifestyle can play a significant role.

Yes, you read it right, small changes in your diet can go a long way in helping you shed those extra kilos.

Here’s what you should start doing for a fitter body and mind:

Drink lots of water and carry a bottle with you

 Drinking water helps in burning calories. Drinking water has more benefits than one can imagine. Water is not only calorie-free but also helps in burning them. In fact, drinking water in regular intervals can help keep a check on your appetite. In case you are struggling to lose weight, drink water.

Carry a healthy snack in your bag

 Carry a handful of almonds or a healthy snack to curb the hunger pangs in the evening.

While you might be eating right for breakfast and lunch, it is generally during the evening that our resolve to eat healthy begins to falter. While it might seem too tempting to give into junk food, hold back. Carrying a healthy snack or even a handful of almonds is a healthy practice. Follow it.

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Also, choosing the right time to snack is important. As the day proceeds, try to eat light and not snack on anything heavy.

Avoid aerated drinks

 Aerated drinks consist a lot of sugar. Drinking cold aerated drinks might seem too tempting during summers, but they have several harmful health effects. Loaded with sugar, these drinks are detriemental to health and a sure-shot way to weight gain.

Do not sit at your desk all the time

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 Rather than sitting at the desk, take a walk from time to time. Sitting at the desk for long hours can lead to weight gain. Take a break and walk about, even if for a little while. A little effort goes a long way.

Cut down on alcohol

 If you want to lose weight, try cutting down on alcohol. (Source: File Photo)

If you want to lose weight, try cutting down on alcohol. The calorie content reflects on the weight machine and it is only worse for those who drink heavily.

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Eating at regular intervals

 Munching on something intermittently also works at a psychological level in keeping hunger at bay. It is popularly believed that eating at regular intervals keeps metabolism high. At the same time, munching on something intermittently also works at a psychological level in keeping hunger pangs at bay.

Don’t skip breakfast

 Having a balanced breakfast is extremely important and it sustains you throughout the day.

Breakfast is called the most important meal of the day for a reason. Having a balanced breakfast is extremely important and it sustains you throughout the day.

Control your screen time

Sitting still before the TV for long periods of time can lead to weight gain. Unplugging the television set, going out for walks in the park or any other form of outdoor activity is a better practice.

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