No matter who you are, the principle of weight loss is the same. It’s all about calories. When you eat more calories than you burn, you gain weight. When you eat fewer than you burn, you lose it. Some people have a higher metabolism, so they burn more calories than others do. Sometimes, it’s not how much we eat, but what we eat that makes a difference. You can lose fat by changing what you eat if you choose that have a high nutritional value, but lower calories. It’s simple, but there are a few extra rules to remember.
Sometimes you eat out of habit rather than hunger.
If you stop for coffee every morning and pick up a Danish each time, you may be adding pounds every year and really not want the Danish in the first place. There are between 250 and 500 calories in that little snack that you may be buying and eating out of habit rather than hunger. For every 14 you eat, if you’re eating the lower calorie one, you’ll gain one pound. It only takes seven for the higher calorie Danish. Prepare ahead of time with a lower calorie, more nutritious option you make the night previously. In fact, have your coffee ready to make if you don’t have a timer on it and start it when you start to get ready for work and avoid the stop entirely. It will save you hundreds of dollars every year and help you lose weight faster.
Eating healthier can help control your appetite and make weight loss faster.
Not only will high sugar consumption boost your cravings for sugar, it leaves you dragged out and tired, so you won’t burn as many calories. Adding arginine to your diet, which is an amino acid, is a super fat burner. One study showed that it helped lead to higher inch and weight loss. You’ll find it in lean grass-fed beef and almonds, for example. Magnesium, also found in almonds, boosts fat burning. Grab a banana and a hard boiled egg for breakfast and you’ll add B-vitamins and potassium to turn off fat storing genes and reduce the bloat.
Eat more whole foods, especially vegetables.
While foods are foods that aren’t processed or lightly processed. One important group is fresh vegetables. While celery may not be your favorite food, or even a substantial base for a healthy diet, it’s great to use as a comparison. You’d have to eat 94 stalks of celery to equal the calories of one Big Mac. Eating more fresh fruits and vegetables means that you’ll get more nutrition, filling fiber and have lower your caloric intake.
- There’s so many nutrients that are important to both your health and weight loss, but you won’t find them in junk food. Get with a healthy food habit to make weight loss easier.
- Don’t exclude fat from your diet. Healthy fat, such as that from salmon or avocados, are necessary for weight loss and body functions.
- Learn to make small changes to save calories. Brown rice is lower in calories and higher in nutrition. The saving is small but it all adds up.
- Exercise is important to losing weight and can make the process easier, but it won’t help if you stop for a high calorie meal or snack after each workout session.