You might have come across weird pills, rigorous exercise and bizarre supplement for losing weight but in this article, I am going to show you healthy and practical ways by which you can lose weight without starving yourself. The tips outlined in this post are simple but highly effective. If you put these plans to play now, by this time next week, you’ll look way lighter.
- Drink Water – Mainly water
The average adult consumes over 246 calories a day from soft drinks and soda. Sport drinks and soda might come in handy sometimes, but when you calculate the calories involved compared to your body index and meal plan, you will understand why they are pure waste. Other liquid drinks are high in Sodium, calories and carbohydrates, but water has zero carbs and little to no sodium making it a perfect choice. Water is good for digestion and helps upgrade your body metabolism. It assists with flushing out waste from the body too.
Try this: substitute all liquid intake with water this week and see the result.
Drink at least 17 ounces of water (around 2 glasses) and that will shoot up your metabolic rate for up to 30 percent.
- Slow down on the dairy
If you are looking for a fast way to shed a few pounds, then low-fat dairy products should be part of your daily meal. According to a report by Michael Zemel, M. D. director of the Nutrition Institute at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville in the ‘Obesity Journal’, ‘calcium serves as a switch that tells your body to burn excess fat faster’. Aim for low-fat dairy servings rather than non-dairy meals as they are a non-stressful, healthy way to lose weight.
- Cut down on white bread and pasta
Carbohydrates can wreak havoc on your weight and leave you still hungry, thereby having you wanting more. They make you bloat around the stomach. Ban out all the white products like white rice, sandwich rolls, and noodles. And go for good old veggies as substitutes. Instead of going for the chicken sandwich, why not change it to chicken salad with deep natural vegetable produce? That’d greatly enhance your weight loss campaign.
- Make slow food choices
Not being in a hurry to eat might be a good thing. Slowing down on the order will minimize your chance of going for chips and quick cake. Sticking to a pre-plan diet chart is a great way to have a second look at the food you take and the calories it adds up to your body. If you are hankering for something to eat, then that probably isn’t hunger but craving. Sniff an apple or banana when you feel this carving. According to Alan R. Hirsch, M.D., (Director of the Smell and Taste Treatment & Research Foundation in the US), people who sniffed fruits frequently are less hungry and the more weight they lose. Sniffing these fruits tricks the brain into thinking that you are eating them.
- Do a quick exercise daily
Apart from the effects it has on your muscle, sit-ups and squats are a sure way to convert fats into tightened abs and butts. Just the little technique of keeping your spine rigid with your shoulder back gives you a slimmer, more streamlined middle. Do more push-ups as they target your upper body while allowing the lungs to work out the excess fats.
The Center for Disease Control says that you can shed 10 pounds a year when you spend 10 minutes a day walking up and down the stairs. So instead of hitting the elevator button, take the stairs.
- Positive confessions
It is a known fact that what you say becomes what you are. If you rely on the negative, how fat you are, how impossible it is for you to lose weight, then chances are you get stuck in the same hole you desperately want to get out from. Instead of the negative talks, make positive confessions about your situation and your goal: ‘I can burn calories and lose weight’, ‘I know I can modify my lifestyle for a better result’ repeat these statements, and you’d see the manifestation in no time.