5 Ways to Lose Weight Even When You Sit At a Desk All Day

by Atika Lim
WEIGHT LOSS  |  August 11, 2017
  • Don’t eat at your desk
    1 / 5 Don’t eat at your desk

    This can be detrimental to your diet. When eating at your desk, you tend to eat faster and not register nor enjoy lunch properly. Ultimately, this leads to more snacking later in the day and weight gain.

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  • Chew your food
    2 / 5 Chew your food

    Indigestion is one of the main causes of bloating. So if you have to eat at your desk, make sure that you’re chewing your food enough times. Do not rush through your meals. The faster you eat, the more gas that enters your body, causing you to bloat.

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  • Drink more water and add lemon
    3 / 5 Drink more water and add lemon

    When your body gets dehydrated, it retains water as a defense mechanism causing you to bloat and get constipated. Add several slices of lemon or other citrus fruits to aid digestion and cleanse your digestive system.

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  • Increase your heart rate
    4 / 5 Increase your heart rate

    Whether it’s a quick walk to the pantry for water or a run to the loo, do things to keep your heart rate up. Moving for 30 minutes a day is all you need to feel better and keep your weight in check. It can be an accumulation of mini workouts instead of one long one so get a smart watch to help you track your movements. (Here are our fitness tracker recommendations – they’re all slim and sleek.)

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  • Ditch the soft drinks and coffee
    5 / 5 Ditch the soft drinks and coffee

    We’re guilty of doing this ourselves but try to limit yourself to just one cup of coffee a day and say no to carbonated drinks. The latter especially has empty calories and can lead to weight gain.

    (Also Read: Do This 10-Minute Workout to Reverse The Negative Effects of Sitting Down)

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    A version of this story first appeared in The Singapore Women’s Weekly. The go-to, trusted magazine for the latest news and information in areas that matter most to the professional working woman, The Singapore Women’s Weekly is now available in both print and digital formats. Visit www.WomensWeekly.com.sg for more.

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