Couch Potato? Computer Potato? – Two Tips to Lose Weight Fast and Get Fit at Your TV Or Computer
Are you a coach potato or computer potato? Do you spend long hours sitting on the sofa starring at the TV or surfing the internet without a hint of exercise? Are you so glued to the computer or TV screen you don’t eat properly or workout?
Naturally you will want to try to eat right and move more but if your job requires you to work long hours on the computer or if you find you just can’t resist the lure of the tube, it is time to take action. There are many things you can do. Here are the top two tips to lose weight fast and get fit at your TV or computer.
The first tip is to eat breakfast before you start your TV viewing or get on the computer for the day. Not eating a good breakfast is the downfall of many a coach potato and computer potato. It is so easy to get on the computer just to check something and hours later realize you haven’t eaten and then start stuffing your face because you are to hungry to make good choices.
So eat breakfast and make it a protein based breakfast. If you eat a good breakfast it sets you up to eat right the rest of the day. If you don’t eat breakfast you may find yourself shoveling whatever in your mouth later in the day.
Many a couch potato and computer potato can’t be bothered to make breakfast. But to lose weight fast and get fit at your TV or computer, breakfast is important so keep it simple and easy. Build an easy breakfast with protein. Protein helps with satiation so it will stay with you longer and will help keep you from eating junk later. Some quick ideas would be a protein shake, hard boiled eggs, yogurt with high fiber/protein cereal, cottage cheese with cashews. Enjoy a side of fruit.
The next tip to lose weight fast and get fit at your TV or computer is exercise. The big downfall of the coach and computer potato is a lack of movement. But exercise is important. One easy way to fit in exercise is to use a mini exercise bike. Pick one that you can slide under your desk or pop in front of the couch. Through out the day peddle away.
A mini exercise bike is cheap, convenient and mindless and there is no need to be Lance Armstrong. Moderate peddling is great. An alternative would be a mini stair stepper.
Whether you are a couch potato or computer potato following these two tips to lose weight fast and get fit at your TV or computer will give quick results.