Whether you want to lose 15 pounds or even more then the following tips will help.
Please read on, I am sure if you incorporate some of these tips you will start to see some good weight loss results.
#1: Get your thyroid tested
If you are struggling to lose weight then it could be due to your thyroid gland.
If it is not working correctly then it may not produce enough hormones to ensure your metabolism is working as it should.
As you most likely know, if you metabolism is slow then you will be unable to burn off as many calories as you need to in order to lose weight.
I would suggest that if you believe that your thyroid is not working as it should that you visit your GP to be tested.
#2: Use pre-measured containers to help portion control
To lose weight you not only need to be eating healthily, but also need to use portion control too.
Yes, even healthy food contains calories. So if you overeat healthy food you are going to struggle to lose weight.
Pre-measured containers can help with this. As you will only consume what you have measured out.
#3: Intermittent fasting
There are various forms of intermittent fasting, for instance the 5:2 diet.
They all involve not eating for a set period of time.
To ensure you are successful at this form of dieting you need to ensure that you do not overeat when you are allowed to eat.
#4: Count your MACROS
MACROS means macronutrients, which is the amount of protein, carbs and fat your body needs.
This will be different for everyone, but once you start monitoring your intake you will soon learn what your body needs.
For instance, if you are looking to build muscle you would try to increase your protein intake.
#5: Cut out simple carbs
Simple carbs are those that have been processed, for example white bread.
These carbs are quickly digested by your body when eaten, which leads to a spike in your blood sugar levels.
When your blood sugar crashes, you will encounter further cravings for similar types of food, which will cause a vicious cycle.
Instead opt for complex carbs, which are those that are slower to digest, therefore keeping you both fuller for longer, and your blood sugar levels at a constant level.
#6: Cut out those soft drinks
Soft drinks are full of what I would personally call “empty calories”, as the calories they contain serve no nutritional content they are purely sugar.
Even those diet versions are best avoided, as scientific research has found that drinking them causes your body to crave sugary foods.
Simply cutting these from your diet could help you to lose weight, instead opt for water instead.
Water is free of calories, and can help curb your appetite, with research showing that if consumed prior to a meal you are going to consume fewer calories during it.