You must have planned to lose weight but have a hard time implementing it. You are not alone, I am guilty too because time is the only factor that stopped me from achieving this goal.
Well, today I am going to make it easy for you. Here are a few tips which you can implement in your daily habits and its very simple.
1) Our basic necessity- Water
It is true what they say about water and weight loss.
Drinking water can boost metabolism by 24–30% over a period of 1–1.5 hours, helping you burn off a few more calories.
Studies have proven that drinking water before a meal reduces your appetite which in turn can lead to weight loss of 2 kg’s over a 12-week period.
So, remember to consume water frequently especially before a meal.
2) The power of Proteins
Proteins are really important if you want to lose weight. People who work out and are really in good shape will know how important proteins are.
Researchers have found that diets rich in protein can help prevent obesity and Osteoporosis. How?
High protein foods are difficult to digest, which lead your body to burn extra calories just to digest the food. They also take longer to leave your stomach, which will make you feel full sooner and for a longer amount of time.
Eating whole eggs for breakfast can help lose weight. If you don’t like eggs, any source of quality proteins for breakfast will do.
3) Avoid drinking soda, drink coffee or green tea
Soda doesn’t consist of any essential vitamins or minerals, it consists of sugar which is better off spent on food with nutritional value.
Quality coffee and green tea is sufficient with antioxidants having numerous health benefits. Study shows that the caffeine can boost metabolism by 3–11% and increase fat burning by up to 10–29%.
Do not add a lot of sugar or other higher calories ingredients to your coffee which will completely negate the benefits.
4) Get sufficient sleep
Yes, you read right. Studies have shown that sleep is related with reduced weight gain.
Poor sleep is one of the strongest risk factors for obesity. 89% increased risk in children and 55% in adults.
Sleep reduces stress, helps recover from the workouts and can also help to cut down some pounds because sleep loss is linked to changes in appetite and the metabolism of glucose (sugar in the blood).
Make sure you get 7-9 hours of sleep which will help you to lose weight and make you healthier.
5) Eat your Vegetables
Well, your mom was right about eating vegetables.
Vegetables are filled with vitamins and minerals and low on calories.
Your body gets all the needed vitamins and minerals for maintaining good health without gaining weight.
Fiber, which is only found in plant foods, not only helps in keeping your digestive system running smoothly and control your blood sugar levels but also makes you feel full longer.
It has a great effect when you are trying to lose weight. Plus, it keeps you healthy and keep your cravings at bay.