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Fast weight loss is a matter of incorporating as many of these good habits into your lifestyle as you can, so without any delay, here they are – 50 effective weight loss tips that you can put to work starting now!
1. Drink more water, especially before meals
Not only does drinking water fill you up, but it makes sure you stay hydrated which is a key to a high metabolism, and fat-burning.
Water consumption lowers the amount of fat in your body, as it helps the kidneys and liver flush fat out, along with the toxins it carries.
Drink at least eight 8-ounce glass a day.
2. Eat enough food
If you starve yourself, it actually slows the metabolic process.
Every time you eat, your metabolism goes into gear, so eating healthy small meals throughout the day, can help keep you burning calories throughout the day.
Women should never go below 1200 calories, and men should never eat less than 1500.
3. Drink one cup of coffee in the morning
Caffeine is a central nervous system stimulant, so your daily java jolts can rev your metabolism 5 to 8%—about 98 to 174 calories a day.
Just don’t over do it, because too much caffeine can throw your adrenals out of balance, and cause weight to stay on.
4. Eat breakfast
This one meal revs up your metabolism for the whole day.
Eat breakfast and you are also less likely to munch on fattening snacks later in the day.
5. Skip the sugar
The one food that adds the most calories to your diet without adding any nutrients is sugar. Find ways to replace it until you aren’t eating refined sugar at all.
6. Drink green tea
Drink it and become a superwoman of fat burning.
7. Add fiber
Adding fiber to your diet can increase fat burn by up to 30% because it takes more calories for your body to digest it.
Foods that are full of fiber includes beans, broccoli and Brussel Sprouts.
8. Get plenty of sleep
Sleep helps you lose weight in many ways. It prevents late night snacking (a supply of unwanted extra calories.) Sleep deprived people also burn less calories – up to twenty percent fewer than their well-rested counterparts.
A University of Chicago study found that even for people who ate and exercised the same amount, if they didn’t get enough sleep, they simply didn’t lose as much weight.
9. Fill up on plant-based protein
Protein helps you stay full and boosts your metabolism.
You can make a shake, or just fill yourself with salads and whole fruits. The more the better.
10. Eat Consciously
Do you eat in front of the television or stuff food into your mouth while driving in traffic?
Eating more consciously will make sure that you pay attention to what you are eating, but scientific research proves you’ll eat fewer calories.
11. Change bad habits
You know that reaching for a cookie or chips instead of fiber and plant-based foods is a bad habit.
Don’t beat yourself up when you continue that habit, but do try to replace bad habits with good ones.
One at a time. These new habits add up, and result in a better you.
12. Replace soda with tea
Speaking of changing bad habits — soda is filled with empty calories.
Think of switching this beverage out with tea. In a recent study, participants who combined a daily habit of 4-5 cups of green tea with a 25-minute sweat session (or 180 minutes a week), lost 2 more pounds than the non tea-drinking exercisers.
13. Make your sandwich with only one slice of bread
By doing so you can get rid of an extra 70-90 calories.
14. Add quinoa to your diet
For a whopping 8 grams of protein for every cup you consume, plus loads of muscle-promoting L-arginine, this South American staple is the perfect plant-based protein to add to your meals.
15. Keep boiled eggs in the fridge
A single egg contains 6 grams of protein and only 78 calories. When you want to reach for something calorie-filled and fat-causing, choose an egg, and your cravings will likely disappear.
16. Add hemp hearts to salads and smoothies
Hemp hearts also contain high levels of protein – 6.3 grams per 2 tablespoons. They are also full of Omega-3 fatty acids and fiber, both of which help to burn fat.
17. Use smaller plates
Research has shown that if we use a smaller plate, we are likely to eat fewer calories, and still feel full!
18. Buy wild caught fish
Farm raised fish is often raised on soy which can cause an inflammatory response in the body, and cause you to hold onto fat, especially in the belly area.
19. You over eat because your messed up on food additives
Remove the junk food sold by most food manufacturers from your diet, and you’ll want to eat less.
20. Choose turkey over chicken
Chicken is full of lineolic acid which causes belly fat.
21. Stop eating soybeans
They contain a polyunsaturated fat that can lead to weight gain and inflammation.
22. Stop doing sit-ups
23. Think of beans for almost every meal
Mung beans and black beans, garbanzos or lentils, beans are high in fiber, high in protein, and often retain their nutrients, like Vitamin C even after they’ve been boiled. They are a perfect food.
24. Some starches, like lentil, peas, beans, oatmeal, bananas, corn and potatoes (especially with the skin on) are known as “resistant starch” or good starch
You don’t have to avoid them. You can eat them in moderation. They pass through the small intestine intact and are digested in the large intestine, where our healthy gut microbes chomp away at them.
25. Nuts have gotten a bad wrap – eat them!
Nuts may be high in calories but they are full of the kind of nutrition we need – which means we’ll eat less overall because we are getting the stuff our bodies can metabolize, not highly processed junk that gives our body nothing but toxic build up.
26. Stop eating Lean Cuisine and other “diet foods’
27. Eat the whole fruit
Fruit juices contain almost twice the calories as a single fruit, and lack the fiber. Fiber keeps you full, and helps the body burn more fat.
28. Stay true to foods that are good to you
If you eat the same breakfast every morning, that’s o.k. If it’s healthy and you. Know it works for you, stick to that habit, even if it’s boring.
29. Watch out for calorie-laden granola
You’d never guess that Whole Foods’ Organic granola has 500 calories in a single serving, but it does.
30. Skip the egg whites and eat the entire egg,
including the yolk. It contains choline which helps your liver attack body fat.
31. Fill half your plate with vegetables
It is nearly impossible to eat too many calories if you fill your plate at every meal with colourful vegetables. They are low in calories and high in nutrition.
32. Skip buffets
Research shows that we eat more when food is laid out for us buffet style.
33. Eat Zoats
A combo of zucchini, and oatmeal with spices. You’ll feel full due to the fiber and get a huge nutritional punch to fuel you throughout the day.
34. Don’t eat when you are upset
Many of us eat emotionally. Instead, go on a walk, and feel your feelings, instead of trying to push them down and numb them out with food.
Just adding an extra twenty minute walk a day can burn an extra 200-300 calories.
36. Don’t grocery shop when you are hungry
Shopping for food while your blood sugar levels are low will cause you to choose fattening, calorie-laden foods.
37. Put your addictions out of the way
If you know that your weakness is hard candies or cookies, put them on a high shelf, or hide them away so that you have to really, really want them before you indulge.
38. Forget the alcohol
Alcohol, even ‘low calorie’ beers and winesturn to sugar in our bloodstream, and cause our metabolism to slow down.
39. Make a grocery list
We are much more likely to purchase healthy foods if we go to the grocery store with a list we’ve made prior to arriving.
40. Rise early
Late sleepers are known to consume as much as 248 extra calories in a day.
People who sleep late are also more likely to eat fast food.
41. Sleep cold
Letting cold air in while you sleep can help your body burn fat while you are resting
42. Don’t sleep with the television on
The programming on television commercials reaches the subconscious, causing you to eat more.
43. Make a workout date
Tons of studies show that when we work out with a friend, our spouses, or even total strangers, we are more likely to stick to it, and stay motivated.
44. Go to bed early
People who get to bed early experience a whopping 62 percent decrease in their appetites.
45. Get some sunlight
People who are exposed to sunlight between the hours of 8 and noon have a reduced tendency for weight gain.
46. Slim down eating rice and coconut
It could cut your total calories in half.
47. Dine with the opposite sex
You’ll eat less.
48. Swap all cooking oils for coconut oil
It can reduce your waist circumference by 1.1 inches over a few months.
It helps you burn calories .
It lowers your stress levels, which can contribute to weight gain and eating more calories.
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