Do you wish to lose weight faster along with following the diet and trying to stay true to your workout routine? Then keep reading on.
Let’s face it. Sometimes it becomes difficult to go on workouts every day nor do we like to give up on pizza, fries, and ice cream but, we sure feel a little self-conscious when we see people with perfect bodies, be it in real life or on the internet. We make up our minds that we will start working out and be serious about our diets, but then you think about tacos and waffles and you fail, every time.
Worry not, use these simple and easy tips along with your diet and exercise routine to get better results.
Here’s a list of tips you can adapt in your daily life which will surely help you to lose weight, without having to give up a lot on your favorite foods.
1. Make water your BFF
Make water your best friend forever. Drinking water speeds up your metabolism process which helps in breaking down fat and ultimately, helps you lose weight. The more water you drink, the higher chances of losing fat. Not just that, drinking plenty of water helps remove toxins from your body, hydrates your skin and helps you get a glowing skin!
2. Don’t skip meals!
Fasting helps in losing weight is a big fat lie. People usually skip their breakfast thinking it’ll help in cutting out on some calories. But, the truth is, you might lose some water weight but you’ll soon regain it. And once you start eating, you’ll overeat, definitely. Skipping meals? Not a good idea.
3. Small quantities
Small quantities work in wonderful ways! Instead of eating too much or not eating nothing at all, eat in small quantities. Buy small plates, trick your brain into thinking that you have had enough to eat. Eat small quantities throughout the day instead of eating 3 big meals. Break it into six smaller meals.
4. Green tea
The good old green tea comes in handy when trying to get rid of stubborn body fat. Green tea boosts up metabolism process and helps in reducing weight. It’s also rich in antioxidants which flushes out toxins and improves your overall health and immunity.
5. Chew slowly
When it comes to eating, our brain is slow in judging when we are full and should stop. Eating quickly makes you eat way more than what is required by your body. Chew slowly, give your brain time to think. Eating at a slow pace tricks your brain into thinking you have had enough to eat.
6. Drink water while you’re eating
While eating, drink as much water as you can. By drinking water while you’re eating, you’re not only speeding up your metabolism but also leaving less place for food. Drinking water between your meals makes you consume less food than you normally would as the water accumulates space in your tummy and you feel full.
An apple a day keeps the doctor away but, a few fruits a day keeps that fat away! Fruits are amazing. Not only they are rich in vitamins, they help you fight that hunger without having to eat anything high in calories. Include fruits and salads in your daily diet to lose weight!
8. Hide that junk!
To lose the junk in your body, lose the junk in your kitchen first. Keep it somewhere you can’t see or easy access. Out of sight, out of mind. Keep fruits where you can see them, so when you’re hungry, you’ll reach for them first, instead of finding where your snacks are hidden.
9. Eat without that TV or any gadget
Who doesn’t enjoy eating while sitting in front of the TV screen, watching your favorite show? The facts indicate that we eat much more while we’re watching tv or talking to somebody, as our brain gets distracted and we lose count of how much we’ve eaten. If you’re trying to lose weight, turn that TV off, sit silently, relish your meal and eat slowly.
10. Dine before it is nine
Late night eating equals extra pounds. Don’t eat right before you go to bed. Instead, eat like 2-3 hours before you sleep. When we sleep, our bodily processes slow down which makes the fat settle in your body. Stray away from snacking before bed, no matter how much you want to. Brush your teeth to distract yourself. A glass of hot milk will also help you to feel full and get a good sleep.
11. Get your protein
Include lots of protein in your daily meals. Not only is it great for your body, it also helps you make you feel fuller for longer and you don’t feel hungry that often.
12. Don’t stress
Stress and overthinking are directly related to overeating, avoid that. Sleep properly. Lack of sleep disrupts the appetite-regulating hormones, and no matter how much you eat, you still feel hungry. This makes us overeat and hence, increases our body fat.
There’s no easy way to lose that stubborn fat. Eating right and on time and exercising regularly will surely help you to lose that weight. While these tips will add on to the efforts you are putting in and will aid in achieving results faster. Follow these tips and enjoy your favorite food, smaller proportions!
Disclaimer: This article is purely for informational purposes. Kindly consult a healthcare professional/nutritionist for your specific needs.
Source: Apeksha Nichrelay