If you’re thinking about shedding your weight, then there’s no better time to start it than during the summer. With the sun more active than ever during this time, you’ll get more daylight enjoying all the activities and workouts you can possibly think of. Speaking of, here are 15 exciting ways you can shed your extra pounds with your friends.
Laughter is the best medicine, better than medicine for cough and cold, they say. But modern science has proven that it is also one of the best ways to lose weight. A good hour of hearty laughing burns 100 calories. And you didn’t even need a pair of dumbbells/barbells to do that.
This teaches you to eat smaller portions of food, stabilizing your metabolism, allowing you to burn the remaining calories in your system. Plus, it’s fun!
Withhold yourselves from food with high caloric content for a certain period of time. This allows your stomach to shrink back to its normal size. In order to speed up the process, binge on comedy movies, TV shows instead. Fasting ain’t fun alone, but with friends, it’ll be a blast.
You can skip the other meals of the day, but not the first one, since this jumpstarts your metabolism throughout the whole day.
Like dutiful health soldiers, preparing one another’s meals allows you to check on each other, sifting out what’s unhealthy and keeping what’s right.
If you’re craving for something sweet, don’t go for that sundae from McDonald’s. And don’t think about getting that large serving of popcorn if you’re hankering for something salty. Instead of ice cream, ingest apple slices or mango. In the place of popcorn, opt for lightly salted peanuts or walnuts.
Chewing the fruit instead of drinking its juice triggers satiety and means ingesting 15% less calories.
Drink a glass of water as a “reward” for something you did like waking up in the morning, finishing a goal at work, etc.
Oftentimes when we feel our stomach’s empty, we just need water. So before eating a meal, drink a glass of water. Water also aids in your digestion.
When walking with friends, see who records the most number of steps by the end of the day. This’ll serve as good motivation for everyone involved.
Take note: a standing position makes you lose more weight than sitting.
Doing this will keep your mind creative as to what weight-losing activities you should do.
These sports require you to do explosive activities like jump for the ball or sprint to get into position. These small, but regular boosts of energy help you lose weight.
Aside from losing body fat, drinking green tea is a healthy way of getting your daily dose of caffeine.
While it may not be weight training or jogging, you’ll still burn calories, guaranteed. A good 30 minutes should do the trick.
Do you know other fun ways you can lose weight with your friends? Post them in our comments section below!