Simple And Safe Ways To Lose Weight
Many people are looking for ways to naturally fit in weight loss ideas into our everyday lifestyles.
Here are a few ideas that are simple, safe, and most importantly, are effective at achieving the weight loss goal you desire.
Add Protein To Your Diet
Protein is king of nutrients when it comes to weight loss. Protein slows down digestion and kicks in the all-important satiety factor keeping hunger at bay. Aim for about 25-30 grams of protein at each meal and always have some sort of protein food at a snack.
Choose Whole, Single Ingredient Foods
Choose fruits, veggies (fresh, frozen or canned- all good), dairy foods, lean meat, nuts, seeds, beans, and whole grains, in their unprocessed state
Avoid Processed Foods
Processed foods like cakes, donuts, hot dogs, or soda as examples. They are much more likely to cause addictive-like eating than unprocessed foods
Reduce Intake Of Added Sugar
The consumption of added sugar has been linked with some of the world’s leading disease including heart disease, type 2 diabetes, and cancer. The average American consumes about 15 teaspoons of added sugar each day.
Studies have shown that if you drink 17 ounces of water – a little over 2 cups – this may increase your calories you burn by 24-30% higher for an hour afterward.
Reduce Intake Of Refined Carbohydrates
We need carbohydrates but not in the form of overly processed, refined carbohydrates. The main dietary sources of refined carbs are white flour, white bread, white rice, soda, pastries, snacks like pretzels, sweets, pasta, sugary breakfast cereals, and foods with added sugar.
Chew Your Food Slowly
When we eat fast it does not allow enough time for our brain to tell our stomach it’s had enough. By chewing more slowly, this helps you eat fewer calories and to increase the production of hormones linked to weight loss.
Brush Your Teeth After Meals
To limit the desire to eat, try brushing or flossing your teeth after eating. Most of us don’t like to eat right after brushing our teeth as it tends to make food taste bad. By putting this step into practice, you may be less tempted to grab an unnecessary snack.