Weight loss is a multibillion-dollar industry providing seemingly few actionable answers. After all, if we had weight loss figured out, why would there be so many people still struggling to lose 10, 20, 50, even 100 pounds? The answer is simple – weight loss has simply been overcomplicated. Luckily, there are sites out there like Sane Solution which can help provide clarity on exactly how you can shed those stubborn pounds. Today, we are going to go over 7 fat-melting weight loss tips which you can begin utilizing today to start shedding pounds.
Weight Loss Tips
Focus On Non-Starchy Vegetables
Everyone knows that vegetables are healthy. Everyone knows that vegetables are an important part of a healthy diet. And everyone knows that weight loss and vegetables are closely connected. But there is one important detail which most people are missing. That detail is this – non-starchy vegetables should be your focus over all other types of vegetables. The reason is that non-starchy vegetables are by nature lower in carbohydrates while also being generally lower in calorie content per serving size. They can also be delicious. Non-starchy vegetables include kale, spinach, cabbage, broccoli, eggplant, zucchini, leeks, green beans, mushrooms, and much more. Dig in!
For the last several decades, you have probably heard that it is best to eat small meals every few hours. The idea behind this dining schedule was that it would continuously stoke your metabolic fire while helping curb cravings by suppressing your appetite. For many people, this strategy works just fine. However, if you are one of the many individuals who has hit a weight loss dead-end while adhering to this schedule, you should try intermittent fasting. With intermittent fasting, you save all of your calorie consumption for a window of time between 8 and 10 hours. With an 8-hour window, you may have your first meal at 12 P.M. and your last meal at 8 P.M. This is a great way to reduce calorie consumption while placing your body in a simulated state of starvation which helps cleanse your body on a cellular level. It’s amazing stuff!
Time and time again, diets go off the rails because cravings become unbearable. We have all been there when you just NEED that scoop of ice cream that over-stuffed Chipotle burrito, or that double cheeseburger. So how can you combat cravings and keep yourself from getting off track? Meal prepping is a great answer! If you always have a healthy meal on hand, you can keep your mind from wandering to other less healthy diversions. So often when we fall off the diet wagon, it is because we simply because the effort of obtaining a healthy meal seems too difficult. This strategy eliminates that concern altogether.
Proteins are the building blocks of muscle. Muscle has a much higher caloric demand than fat. This means that the more muscle you have, the more calories your body will naturally burn. High protein meals are also dense and satiating. Focus on consuming protein to build muscle and turn your body into a fat-burning machine. Make sure you are focusing on clean protein. Organic chicken, eggs, fish, and ground beef are all excellent choices. If you are a vegetarian, you can eat quinoa, lentil, almonds, or hemp seeds for your protein.
Eliminate (Or At Least Reduce) Alcohol Consumption
If you struggle to lose weight, reducing your alcohol consumption may be the key to breaking through and finally shedding that stubborn pound. There is several reasons why alcohol consumption inhibits weight loss. First, alcohol is very calorically dense. Second, alcohol is literally treated like a poison by your body. When you consume alcohol, your body goes into self-defense mode and prioritizes metabolizing the alcohol before anything else. This inhibits nutrient absorption while throwing many different body systems out of whack. If you are serious about shedding pounds, it’s time to lay off the booze – at least for a little while.
Don’t Starve Yourself
Calorie restriction diets are all the rage. Essentially, they always have been. As it turns out, strict calorie restriction can actually make it more difficult for you to lose weight. It seems counterintuitive, but it is true. Strict calorie restriction places your body in a state of starvation. In the context of intermittent fasting, this is okay. But that is because, with intermittent fasting, this status is brief. When your body remains in this state for a prolonged period of time, your metabolism will slow down as your body thinks it has to protect itself. This can make it almost impossible to lose weight!
I hope you will follow this 6 fat burning weight loss tips. If you have any more tips in mind you can share here in comments. You can also ask queries if you have any.
RD Neha Kava
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