What if I were to tell you that there was a way to experience guaranteed weight loss without fad diets, would you be tempted?
Well, there certainly are ways that you can experience the weight loss you desire without drastic dieting techniques that put your health at risk. Read on to discover some habits that you need to start incorporating into your daily life.
#1: Don’t skip breakfast
You may think that skipping breakfast will help to save you a few calories when the reality is that skipping breakfast will only lead to snacking mid-morning once those cravings kick in.
A healthy breakfast full of protein can give your metabolism a much-needed metabolism boost that will help your body to start burning calories.
It is best that you don’t skip any mealtimes as it will only result in a slower metabolism and food cravings that are difficult to ignore and will likely lead to a binge.
#2: Watch your portion sizes
One of the easiest ways to cut calories is by cutting your portion sizes. This way you can still eat what you want so you don’t experience any cravings for your favourite foods.
You don’t need to pile your plate high with food every mealtime. In fact it is better if you drastically cut the portion size and ate 6 smaller meals a day rather than the usual 3.
Doing so will cut cravings and ensure your metabolism is working continuously.
An easy way to cut your portion sizes is by using smaller plates and bowls.
#3: Use nutraceuticals
Nutraceuticals are basically whole foods, food ingredients or supplements that can aid weight loss.
For example you could try some wheatgrass or cinnamon powder, or aloe vera juice at breakfast time to give your weight loss efforts a kick.
#4: Drink green tea
It has been shown that the polyphenols found in green tea can help your body to burn fat for energy.
#5: Cut back on packaged foods
Pre-prepared packaged foods are full of salt, sugar and other additives that can cause weight gain to occur.
If possible prepare your own meals so that you can control the amount of salt and sugar you are consuming.
#6: Use chia seeds as a snack food
Chia seeds are low in calories but high in fibre and protein. This makes them the ideal replacement for chocolates and crisps the next time you are feeling peckish between meals.
#7: Try a detox drink
Before starting a diet it maybe a good idea to give your body a detox to remove some of the built up toxins and waste material that you have accumulated over the months and years.
This will result in fast weight loss and give your diet the idea start.
#8: Eat more high fibre foods
Fibre expands in your stomach so will fill you up and keep you full longer than foods lacking in fibre.
It can also help regulate your digestive system, meaning unwanted fat and toxins are removed from your body before they cause any damage.
#9: Drink more water
Very few people drink as much water as they should, which is a shame as it is the best thing for you to drink.
- It contains zero calories
- It can cut your appetite
- It can help flush toxins
- Can help clear your skin
#10: Have dinner early
Most of us tend to take it easier in the evening, often sitting around on our bottoms in front of the TV.
If you eat late and don’t burn it off then unfortunately this food will be stored as fat.
Of course if you go to the gym in the evening then you could eat (protein-rich foods) in order to repair damaged muscle tissue, and to reduce recovery times.