Do You Know These 3 Early Morning Secrets to Help You Lose Weight?
Our minds are actually most aggravated when we wake up – meditation will help quieten them.
Our minds are actually most aggravated when we wake up – meditation will help quieten them. (Photo: iStock)

Do You Know These 3 Early Morning Secrets to Help You Lose Weight?

You already know that eating breakfast helps in busting fat. (Enough print and digital space has been dedicated to that one.)

But did you know you can turn your body into a lean-mean fat-fighting machine from the moment you wake up?

This shouldn’t come as a surprise, seeing as our mornings shape the rest of our day. When we ease into our mornings, we cruise through the day; but if we jar the beginning – we’re pretty much doomed to gain weight.

Here are 3 super easy steps you can follow every morning to not just kickstart your day, but to also get your fat burning before you even sit down for breakfast!

Drink Some Water

The fact is that you’ve been fasting all night so you wake up each morning totally dehydrated. (Photo: iStock)
The fact is that you’ve been fasting all night so you wake up each morning totally dehydrated. (Photo: iStock)

Yes, first thing in the morning. Empty stomach.

The fact is that you’ve been fasting all night so you wake up each morning totally dehydrated. Begin your day with two big cups – about 400-500 ml – at room temperature or slightly warmed. This glugging will cleanse your system, unclog your gut, and aggressively throw out toxins from your body – besides charging up your metabolism.

All processes that help you stay fit!

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Replace Coffee With Any of These Drinks

Next, switch your caffeine cuppa with a rehydrating drink. Basically, before your regular wake-me-up tea or coffee, sip one of these four pound melting quaffs:

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Meditate to Quiet Your Mind

Our minds are actually most aggravated when we wake up – meditation will help quieten them. (Photo: iStock)
Our minds are actually most aggravated when we wake up – meditation will help quieten them. (Photo: iStock)

Here’s why meditation helps. It is a great stress control tool and taming stress-related hormones is absolutely essential to not gain weight (or lose weight).

Stress hormones promote storage of body fat, whet our cravings and make us overeat – most of it junk diet derailing stuff. Just 10 minutes spent meditating every morning can cut stress to size, helping you stay zen and thus warding off weight gain.

But why do it early morning? Well, our minds are actually most aggravated when we wake up. So this will help quieten them. Do it – your weight depends on it!

(Kavita Devgan is a weight management consultant, nutritionist, health columnist and author of Don’t Diet! 50 Habits of Thin People.)

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