TIPS ON HOW TO REDUCE WEIGHT: Losing weight doesn’t mean starvation. You do not have to starve yourself to lose weight. There are loads of healthy things you could do to lose weight. These could be summarized into: eating the right diet, eating only when you are hungry, doing lots of weight lose exercises.
Let’s have a look at some of the ways you can lose weight:
Eat Low-carb Diet
Avoid taking in sugar and starch if you want to loss weight. These could digest easily thereby making you hungry in no time. Eat diets containing low-carb because they make you eat less and also consume fewer calories.
Make Water Your Drink
Drinks like energy drinks and beer contain calories and are not advisable to be taken if you want to lose weight. They may also contain a good amount of sodium and carbohydrates, which could retain water in your body thereby puffing you out. But water contains zero calories and carbs, no sodium or carbohydrate. It also help in flushing out excess water weight as well as increasing your metabolism. You could add lemon wedges or mint leaves using an infuser if you feel water is boring and not appetizing.
Eat Only When You Are Hungry
Most people just feel bored and feel like eating something especially sugary things. This won’t be helpful if you want to burn fat. Eating unnecessarily when you are not supposed to eat slows down weight loss. You are supposed to eat just when you are hungry. Eating only when you are hungry while on a low-carb diet implies that the fat you consume will be burned as fuel by your body, as your levels of the fat storing hormone insulin will be lowered. This will enable you lose excess weight without being hungry.
Take A Cup Of Coffee About An Hour Before Working Out
Studies have proven that coffee energizes your body thereby making you perform more task without getting weak. Taking coffee before your morning work out would energize your body, making you to exercise more and burn more fat without knowing it.
Do Regular Work Outs
To lose weight, you have to do regular work outs in other to burn calories. The best work outs to burn calories are work outs that increase the rate of your heart beat such as squats, spinning, push-ups, cardio kickboxing, lunges, sit-ups, and boot-camp workouts.
Avoid Taking Beer
Beer contains lots of digested carbs, thereby slowing down weight loss. Wine, dry champagne and hard liquor (vodka) are a lot better than beer because they do not contain sugar or carbohydrate. However, excessive in take of these alcohol can also slow down weight loss. So you need to take it in moderation or better still stick to water as earlier said.
Avoid Artificial Sweeteners
Artificial sweeteners have been thought of to reduce the in take of calories and weight loss and therefore used in place of sugar. But actually artificial sweetener also increases appetite and the want for sweet food thereby not able to reduce weight. This might be as a result of the body increasing insulin secretion in anticipation that sugar will appear in the blood but when this isn’t the case, blood sugar drops and hunger increases.
Sleep More And Stress Less
In order to lose weight, you must get adequate sleep especially at night and reduce the rate at which you stress your body. Much stress increases level of stress hormones such as cortisol in your body. Thereby resulting in increased hunger and weight gain. Try getting enough sleep especially at night and try waking up refreshed on your own accord, independently of the alarm clock. Brutal waking up by the alarm clock means you haven’t gotten enough sleep and your body hasn’t gotten adequate rest.
It actually takes a lot of time to lose weight. If you have decided to lose weight, you have to be committed and persistent. Follow the laid down instructions and also check your success from time to time. That would encourage you to keep up.