Most people relate mornings with the feeling of potential and energy that each day brings. Nevertheless, starting the day in the wrong way can prevent good mood and all the positive energy. In the mornings you need to:
- Expose Yourself to Some Sun
According to a study which was published in “PLoS One” exposure to sun can help you lose weight. There were 54 participants in this study, and all of them wore devices on their wrist for a week. These devices recorded the morning sun exposure of the candidates.
Throughout the week the candidates noted down their calorie intake and what they ate. Candidates who had been exposed to sun more had a BMI which was lower than those who spent less time being exposed to sun, regardless of physical activity, diet and age.
Our daily rhythm and biological clock is affected by morning light. Moreover, morning rays contain blue light, which has a powerful influence on the daily rhythm.
All you need to do is expose yourself to morning sunlight for 20 to 30 minutes every day.
Being aware of your actions will make it easier for you to control your body weight. Doing things deliberately is crucial. Moreover, this is going to reduce stress.
According to a study from the University of Utah, which included 38 participant aged between 20 and 45 years, people who are more aware of their action experience less stress that those who are not aware.
Morning meditation is a perfect way to start your day.
- Don’t Buy Your Meals
Prepare yourself a healthy meal at home, and avoid buying food from the nearest bakery. Eating something healthy is of crucial importance when it comes to the process of losing weight.
- Consume Protein
Despite the fact that it is still unclear if the breakfast is important for the whole process of weight loss or not, it looks like that starting the day with a healthy protein dose actually helps the weight loss process.
According to a study from the University of Missouri whose participants were women aged between 18 and 55, those women who had protein breakfast didn’t feel hungry till lunch.
The stomach needs more time to break down proteins, and in order to speed up the whole process, the body produces a hormone which makes you satiated.
Getting enough sleep will prevent you from feeling as hungry as you would feel if you didn’t sleep enough. There was a study conducted at the University of Chicago and Wisconsin. The researchers observed 10 adults in their 20s. They slept around six and a half hours a day.
These candidates changed their habits and started sleeping for approximately eight and a half hours every day. The results showed that 62% had reduced need for desserts and fast food and 14% had reduced appetite.
- You Need To Sweat
Exercise is always a good idea. Apart from strengthening the metabolism, it also has a number of other benefits.
Women who do exercise in the morning do not get deconcentrated with thoughts and images of delicious meals. However, those who don’t exercise do.
- Don’t Drive to Work
Those people who go to work by public transport, by bicycle or on foot have lower BMI compared to people who drive to work.
There was a study conducted at the University of London. This study included over 7,000 participants and it showed that people who drive to work have 2 to 3 pounds more compared to those who use public transport, who cycle or walk.