Here is a little secret: weight loss is not that complicated

But people like to make it complicated. They believe they need some intense routine that involves one-legged burpees, reverse planche or triple clap push ups. Other people believe the need to get a personal trainers with the biceps of Arnold Schwarzenegger (in Terminator, of course) or start counting calories. But this is far from reality. The truth is that, just making small alterations to their lifestyle and diet can make a huge impact.

Stevia is natural sweetener with a low calorie count, so switch it with sugar

The reasons why sugar should be avoided is that it raises the level of blood sugar, which is then followed by a sugar crush later on. The makes you feel not so awesome, on top of depleting your energy and making your crave some unhealthy foods.

Switching to stevia means you are also consuming plenty of iron, selenium, phosphorus, magnesium, niacin, beta-carotene, vitamin C and other nutrients.

Put stevia in your coffee tea and other drinks that need to be sweetened. Combine the stevia with some fruit that is sweet, such as ripe bananas and fresh dates. The fiver and nutrients in fruit will slow down that rate at which sugar is absorbed into the bloodstream, meaning that you blood sugar levels won’t spike the way they would if you consumed concentrated sweeteners.

Include 12 minutes of the Tabata workout in your daily routine

That’s right! All you need is 12 minutes, something which everyone can spare. This equals to 3 sessions of the Tabata workout a week because it only takes 4 minutes to complete each session of this high-intensity interval training. Each intervals are make up of fast, bouts of heavy exertion that last for 20 seconds, followed by a resting period of 10 seconds. These should be repeat 8 times, which all equals 4 minutes.

With the Tabata workout, your body will burn a lots of calories by the time you are done, and studies having proven this, whether bike, skip rope or do other kinds of cardio.

Don’t stay fixed in one position for 30 minutes, as this slows down your metabolism

Set an alarm on your phone or Outlook every 30 minutes to give you a reminder when you need to get up from your desk.

Even standing and walking around while speaking on your phone will suffice –  just as long as you are up and moving. The movement will help get your oxygen flowing, improve your circulation and balance the levels of sugar in your body.

Don’t sauté your vegetables in oil – boil them in water instead

When it comes to “heart healthy” oil option for baking and cooking, experts usually recommend corn, soybean, vegetable and canola oils. However, these oils mostly contain polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs), which become rancid once the oxidize during the heating process. The Rancid oils cause inflammation in the body because they are toxic.

Chronic inflammation may cause diseases like Alzheimer’s disease, osteoporosis, fibromyalgia, diabetes, food intolerances, heart disease, arthritis, atherosclerosis and eben cancer, according to the AMA (American Heart Association) and HHS (Department of Health and Human Services). It might also be responsible for speeding up the aging process.

Use water when you want to sauté your vegetables. You can also use a little bit of water to bake or steam them instead. Once you have done any of these things, you can add some healthy fats to your veggies with drizzle of cold-pressed unrefined oil, raw seeds or nuts and avocado.