Why do you gain weight? Because you take in more calories than you need. By taking in more calories does not mean that you have overeaten. Eating small portion or skipping meals totally can make you grow fat too. How to avoid the pitfalls of weight loss? Check out these 7 tips now.
Apply these 7 tips and you will soon get results in 2-3 weeks’ time. You don’t have to thank me. Thank yourself if they work for you.
Tip 1 – Skipping Meals Don’t Help
Don’t skip any meals especially breakfast. Breakfast is the most important meal of the day to help jumpstart your metabolism and burn fat off your belly, thighs and buttocks effectively. Of course, the rest of the meals are also important to keep your metabolism active so that you can continue to melt fat all day long.
Tip 2 – Eat More to Lose Fat
More meals in controlled portion sizes keep you metabolically active throughout the day. Typical 3 larger meals a day will create a long gap and burden your digestive system, thus slowing down your metabolism. Change to 5 smaller-portion-sizes meals – breakfast, morning snack, lunch, afternoon snack, dinner. Small gap in between meals and less digestive load increase metabolism.
Tip 3 – Add Whole Food to Your Weight Loss Diet
You won’t lose weight if you eat lots of processed foods that contain high amount of sugar, sodium and unhealthy saturated fats. Whole natural food like fruits, vegetables, legumes, grains and nuts should become the staple in your diet for weight loss.
Tip 4 – Give Your Stomach Some Space
Your stomach needs breathing space to perform digestion efficiently so it can inform your brain about its fullness in time before you eat more calories than your body needs. Stop eating once you reach a satiety level of 70%. And eat slowly to allow your stomach 10-20 minutes to signal to your brain.
Tip 5 – You Need Plenty but Not Excessive Water
Water is as important for vegetarians to lose weight as for others because water stimulates metabolism. Drinking too little water can cause dehydration. But drinking excessive water can lead to hyponatremia. So, drink just enough for proper body hydration and optimal fat loss.
Tip 6 – Interval Fat Burner
Starting off with a low-intensity exercise (any exercise that you feel comfortable with) for 12 seconds and then step up to a high-intensity for 8 seconds before you drop it back to low-intensity again. This type of interval workout pattern will help you burn more fat in less time as your metabolism remains active even few hours after the training bout.
Tip 7 – Get Quality Sleep
When we don’t sleep well, our body will get into an extreme metabolic disorder; either your metabolism runs abnormally high or the other way round. But in most cases, you’ll experience sluggish metabolism upon poor sleep quality. So, if you want to get more fat burned at an efficient rate, get quality sleep by turning in before 11 P.M. at night.
Instilling discipline to change your lifestyle may seem like a tall order, but if you don’t start somewhere your weight will never drop. Take your first step now and you’ll soon find it easy to keep to it once you pick up the momentum.