Weight Loss Information
Top Weight loss tips
No. 1: Drink plenty of water or other calorie-free beverages.
Some times people confuse thirst with hunger. Do not eat additional calories when a glass of water is what you need.
No. 2: Think about what you can add to your diet, not what you should take away.
Start by focusing on getting the recommended 5 a day servings of fruits and vegetables, It sounds like a lot, but it isn’t.
You're also less likely to overeat because fruits and vegetables displace fat in the diet. And that's not to mention the health benefits of fruits and vegetables.
No. 3: Consider whether you're really hungry.
Whenever you feel like eating, look for physical signs of hunger. Hunger is your body's way of telling you that you need fuel, so when a craving doesn't come from hunger, eating will never satisfy it. When you're done eating, you should feel better -- not stuffed, bloated, or tired.
Your stomach is only the size of your fist, so it takes just a handful of food to fill it comfortably,
No. 4: Be choosy about nighttime snacks.
Mindless eating occurs most frequently after dinner, when you finally sit down and relax. Allow yourself a low-calorie snack, like a 100-calorie pack of cookies or a half-cup scoop of low-fat ice cream.
No 5: Enjoy your favorite foods.
Putting your favorite foods off limits leads can lead to weight gain because it can trigger 'rebound' overeating. Instead of cutting out your favorite foods altogether, be a slim shopper. Buy one fresh bakery cookie instead of a box, or a small portion of chocolate instead of a whole bag.
You can enjoy your favorite foods, but you must do so in moderation.
No. 6: Enjoy your treats away from home.
When you need a treat, try taking a walk to your local ice cream shop. By making it into an adventure, you don't have to worry about the temptation of having treats in the house, and it is a fun and pleasurable way to make it work when you are trying to lose weight. Also walking a decent distance can help burn off the calories you are just about to consume.
No. 7: Eat several mini-meals during the day.
If you eat fewer calories than you burn, you will lose weight. But when you're hungry all the time, eating fewer calories can be challenging.
Studies show people who eat 4-5 meals or snacks per day are better able to control their appetite and weight.
No 8: Eat protein at every meal.
Protein is more satisfying than carbohydrates or fats. Diets higher in protein and moderate in carbs, along with a lifestyle of regular exercise, have an excellent potential to help weight loss. Getting enough protein helps preserve muscle mass and encourages fat burning while keeping you feeling full. So be sure to include healthy protein sources, like yogurt, cheese, nuts, or beans, at meals and snacks.
No. 9: Spice it up.
Add spices or chiles to your food for a flavor boost that can help you feel satisfied. Food that is loaded with flavor will stimulate your taste buds and be more satisfying so you won't eat as much.
No. 10: Stock your kitchen with healthy convenience foods.
Having ready-to-eat snacks and meals-in-minutes staples on hand sets you up for success. You'll be less likely to hit the drive-through or call in a pizza order if you can make a healthy meal in 5 or 10 minutes.