Can anyone tell me quick tips on how to lose weight without having to let go off eating/eating "healthy"?
— Kashish (@kashish_v) January 28, 2014
Even the thought of these makes us feel sick, scared and reluctant to lose weight.
But, you are also probably aware of the fact that most diets and quick weight-loss plans have as much clarity and substance as a politician’s replies to Arnab Goswami’s questions.
Preparing for weight loss
If you have made your mind to lose weight, don’t start off in haste and don’t abruptly change or restrict your diet all at once.
Doing this won’t reap any good results and may be for the time being you lose some kg but mind you, the weight loss will be temporary.
Not a difficult job but though tactic!
Losing weight is not as simple as that but at the same time it’s not that difficult too. You need to have patience, confidence and yes your own research also matters.
Don’t trust blindly for any weight loss regime or diet.
Here are some tips on how to lose weight without necessarily having to give up the foods you love.
It takes 20 minutes for the body to register fullness. According to a study, you can save 70 calories by eating slowly.
If you followed this tip religiously, you are sure to lose about 2 pounds in a month.
Using smaller plates
When you look at food that is being served on a large plate, you automatically feel that the amount is rather less. Serve your meals in smaller plates. This will create an impression that your plate is full. . This way you will end up eating less.
As we all know, breakfast is the most important meal of the day. People who eat breakfast filled with protein and fibre feel full and satisfied all day long.
When you are deprived of your favourite fruits and drinks for weeks, it increases its allure. You are allowed to cheat one day of the week.
This means occasionally you can go for your favourite so called unhealthy foods. Cheating helps in satisfying cravings and curbing hunger.
Stress is the major reason behind weight gain. Stress releases some hormones known as stress hormones in your body which leads to weight gain.
You can keep this off by getting out, doing more fun activities or just simply relax yourself by walking in nature..
Foods with high water content
Foods filled with water are your best bet when you are trying to keep the weight off. These have very few calories but help you feel full instantly.
Increase your fibre intake
Fibre is quite important and helps in weight loss. Adding fibre-rich foods, such as fruits, oatmeal, vegetables, beans and whole grains, help you to feel satisfied on fewer calories.
These fibrous foods also reduce the bad cholesterol level from your blood. Thus reducing the risk of heart attack and stroke.
Having a sound night’s sleep for at least eight hours helps you to lose weight. If you are deprived of sleep, you will feel stressed and hungry during the day. All this contributes to weight gain.
Hope this helps! Good luck!
Note: Please do not construe this as medical advice. Please refer to a doctor for qualified medical opinions.
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