Smart ways to lose weight and save money

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Many people would like to lose a few pounds. But it’s often difficult and expensive to keep up a strict diet for multiple months. That’s why many people believe that healthy eating is expensive. But with these tips from our experts,  you can save money and lose weight at the same time.

Eat a healthy and nutritious breakfast

“Breakfast is the most important meal of the day,” is a well-known phrase. But there are still too many people who skip this meal. If you want to lose weight, the worst meal to skip is breakfast. Your digestive system will start running later in the day, which can possibly result in increased fat storage.

Keep an eye on what you eat

You probably don’t exactly know how many calories you’ve taken in today. If you want to lose weight, it is helpful to start counting your calories. There are multiple useful applications available for most mobile devices and browsers. With them, you can plan all your meals and determine the portion sizes. Most apps will also calculate how many calories you’ve taken in and how much more you can consume to reach your goal weight.

Prepare your own meals

This tip goes along with the previous one. When you cook for yourself, you know which ingredients are used, so you know the number of calories as well! Ready-made meals at the supermarket usually contain more calories. This is because sugars in the form of carbohydrates are often added as preservatives. 

Get adequate exercise

This tip is obvious, but it’s important to know that you don’t have to work out like a bodybuilder to lose weight. Going for a walk a few times per week can be enough. Cycling is also a good idea.

Spread the energy intake throughout the day

Multiple small meals can be healthier than one or two large meals. It has to do with the way your body deals with energy intake. If your body continuously receives enough energy, it will use this more effectively and be less inclined to store energy in the form of fat.