Shedding fat is easier than you thought
It seems everywhere we turn, something makes or keeps us heavier than we should be. Food is obviously a biggie: We consume more than we used to, and today’s overly processed foods often trick our bodies into craving seconds and thirds. Our diets also tend to fall short of certain healthy nutrients, like calcium and vitamin C, which studies have shown help promote weight loss.
Beyond what and how we eat, we also have to do battle with sneaky saboteurs in our daily environment that set the stage for fat accumulation. As part of The Digest Diet, our new breakthrough weight-loss plan, we combed through the latest studies and talked to top researchers to find which foods help release fat—and also, which habits help shed fat. These simple tips are easy to adopt, and they might help reverse the scale’s upward climb.
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Fidget it off
If you’re not a natural-born mover, you can make up for it by moving around more, say experts at the Mayo Clinic. Consciously make choices that boost your burn without needing to break a sweat: Stand and pace when you’re on the phone. Wash dishes by hand. Conduct walking meetings with colleagues instead of huddling around a conference room. Here are some other easy ways to lose weight during your workday.