People are willing to do almost anything for losing weight these days. They believe in all those gimmicks and crazy things random people advise them to do – with most of them having no scientific foundation. However, there are some scientifically proven strategies which have evidence backing them up for actual weight loss. And what’s more, they aren’t that difficult to do either. Read on and shed away the extra pounds:
1. Drink water before meals
This boosts you metabolism by 24-30% and can help you lose up to 44% more weight.
2. Have eggs for breakfast
Replacing protein with grain-based foods will help lower calorie intake for the next 36 hours.
3. Drink black coffee
Caffeine increases metabolism by 3-11% and increases fat burning by 10-29%.
4. Drink green tea
Loaded with powerful antioxidants call catechins which boost fat burning.
5. Cook in coconut oil
Reduces appetite and boosts metabolism by 120 calories daily.
6. Take a Glucomannan supplement
This fiber absorbs water and makes you feel more “full” so you eat less.
7. Cut back on added sugar
High intake of sugar is the main cause of obesity
8. Eat minimum refined carbs
Refined carbs are either just sugar or grains with all their goodness stripped away
9. Maintain a low carb diet
This diet will help you lose almost 2-3 times more weight than a low-fat diet.
10. Use smaller plates
Mental satisfaction will help you eat less.
11. Count your calories or exercise portion control
Increasing awareness of what you’re eating will allow the guilt to step in and stop you from eating.
12. Keep healthy food around yourself in case you get hungry
This will prevent unhealthy snacking. Keep things like fruit, yogurt or nuts nearby.
13. Brush your teeth after dinner
This will help avoid late night snacks
14. Eat spicy foods
Spice can boost your metabolism
15. Do aerobic exercises
This is particularly effective for losing belly fat
16. Lift weights
This keeps metabolism high and converts fat into muscle
17. Eat more fiber
Fiber increases satiety
18. Eat more vegetables and fruits
They contain few calories and high fiber, packed with nutrition
19. Chew more slowly
This increases the production of hormones linked to weight loss
20. Get enough sleep
Not enough sleep leads to obesity
21. Eliminate your food addiction
If you think you’re a food addict, get help before trying to lose weight
22. Eat more protein
Boosts metabolism by 80-100 calories daily
23. Don’t drink calories – including juices and sugary sodas
Drinking sugar and calories is much worse and leads to a 60% increase in obesity risk.
24. Eat whole foods with only a single ingredient
They are naturally filling and make it difficult to gain weight
25. Don’t “diet”. Eat healthy instead
Dieting never lasts on the long run. But being conscious about eating health food only, does.
Follow these tips and you will definitely see results much quicker than your previous endeavors.