In our current fast paced environment where it’s just so hard to find the time to exercise and food portions have gotten enormous, it can be extremely difficult to start and maintain a healthy diet.
Losing excess pounds can even be tougher. If you’ve tried numerous diets and haven’t found the one that’s right for you, you are not alone.
There are a great number out in the market today – some work for some but none work for all.
Now, there is no easy way to lose the extra pounds but we’ve gathered some information from a number of health professionals and came up with a list of tips we have to help you.
Check them out to see what works for you.
1. Smaller Portions
When talking about diets, this often comes up. “Have smaller portions and you’ll lose weight.”
Little do we know that this is actually one of the best methods to lose weight effectively and sustainably.
This is a habit to practice and is done a step at a time. When starting your diet, you focus on eating the right things to lose weight.
After a while, reducing the portion that you eat will lead to more weight loss. Gradual reduction is key.
2. Sleep Good
Yes, that’s right! The old belief system that sleeping less will lead to weight loss is wrong.
Sleep is the time where your body does most of its important processes. It is also where rest and recovery take place giving you enough energy to face the day ahead.
A lack of it leads to a drop in the hormone leptin in our body causing us compensate with food. In turn, you end up eating more to get the energy you need.
Stay in your diet by getting the right amount of sleep you need.
3. Anna Never Skipped Breakfast
Truly, it is the most important meal of the a day. Actually, health professionals’ advice that we have the meal within 90 minutes of waking up. Why? It is the fuel our body needs to get our metabolism going.
The food you intake for breakfast matters a lot as well. Try having a good amount of protein, some fibre and healthy fat to start your diet right.
After breakfast, have small, nutritious meals every 3 – 4 hours to keep revving up our metabolism.
Studies have also shown that skipping breakfast can cause you to eat more calories throughout your day.
Don’t skip the meal. Make it your most substantial for the day.