7 simple morning routines to help you lose weight

It’s the start of the New Year and like always, everyone’s New Year resolution is to lose weight. With gyms over flooded with sweaty people and crazy diets that are impossible to follow, these resolutions tire out in the first week of the year.

Losing weight does not have to be so difficult which is why fitness expert Jillian Michaels revealed some morning habits that can help you lose weight. Compiled from Yahoo! Lifestyle, here are seven tips that you can follow in the morning to help you maintain a healthier lifestyle and shed those extra pounds.

1.Don’t skip breakfast

While this might sound very obvious, many people still choose to skip their morning meal.  Jillian says that opting out of your morning nutrient intake can cause you to overeat during lunch and make poor food choices throughout the day.

She stresses that the breakfast should be a combination of protein, healthy carbs and healthy fats. Scrambled eggs with veggies and a whole grain toast should suffice your required morning intake.

The Atkins Diet advise people to start with a healthy breakfast, followed by a high protein lunch such as chicken.

2.Have organic coffee

Drinking has more health benefits than harm. “When consumed in moderation, clean caffeine can improve cognitive functions and athletic performance, prevent type 2 diabetes, and lower the risk of cancer,” explains Jillian.

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3.Take your vitamins

Your hormone levels control your metabolic function. In order to facilitate production of key fat-burning hormones, your body needs proper micronutrients. Jillian recommends probiotics, quality multivitamins and collagen to help reduce weight and body mass index (BMI).


A glass of water, first thing in the morning, is sure to wake you up and boost your energy levels. Jillian mentions that proper hydration can help boost fat metabolism by 3%. The ideal daily fluid intake for men is about 3.7 litres while women need up to2.7 litres of fluid.


5.Find time for fitness

Jillian recommends hitting the gym whenever you get time. “Pack a gym bag and try to squeeze in a morning workout before going ahead with your day,” said the 43-year-old fitness expert. She added that sticking to a regular exercise routine can lead to a greater weight loss.

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6.Plan ahead to combat hunger

Having healthy snacks between meals can help reduce binging on junk food. “Instead of having leftover or doughnuts at the office, opt for bananas, hard-boiled eggs or even dark chocolate,” said Jillian.

7.Find your source of motivation

“Observe a mindful meditation session or listen to your favourite self-improvement podcast on your way to work,” Jillian suggested. She said that it can help you stay more focused on your goals and energises you to perform better.

So what are you waiting for? Start incorporating these in your life and see how it does wonders for your health.

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