So it was a friend’s birthday last week and she was not happy with the dress she bought. It did not fit her well and all she told me is that ” I followed a fast diet routine and it still didn’t make any difference.” I know lot of us have been on that path. The truth is it won’t work, you will get weaker and there won’t be any sign of weight loss. These short cuts are not effective. It’s a myth. Go for a long approach. It may take some time but it is surely rewarding. I have come up with the best tips and secrets to loose weight faster and all the tips are natural and effective.
Let’s talk about these 30 natural weight loss tips to try right now.
1: Doing exercise doesn’t mean you can eat whatever you want: Lots of people complain that they do regular exercise but they are not loosing much weight. Doing exercise is not enough. There is a proper way of doing it. Follow a routine. Put emphasis on your diet. Eat snacks an hour before you workout. Eat the right amount, it will provide you the required energy and you won’t end up feeling sluggish. Take carbohydrates for maximum energy.
What to eat before exercise? Peanut butter sandwiches, low fat granola bars, energy bars, bananas etc will maintain your blood sugar level.
2: Breakfast is the most important: You must have heard this everywhere. Breakfast is the king. Some people prefer eating light dinner at night. For them, breakfast is really essential. When you get up in the morning after 8 hours of sleep, you blood sugar level drops down and all the energy is already consumed. How can you exercise without no energy in your body? Have a king size meal. Do the exercise after 3 hours. If you are not a fan of heavy breakfast, you should at least have something to give you the energy like bananas, milk, pancakes, whole grain cereals, yogurt etc.
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3: Mindful eating: Do you have good eating habits? When you have your meal, treat it like a luxury. Sit down and take 2o minutes to have each meal. Turn off the television. This way you can keep a check on the intake. When you are watching tv, you will be eating more, sub consciously. Avoid it for good. Focus on chewing the food. You should chew it properly for a better digestion.
4: Protein is the king of nutrients: Your weight is regulated by your brain. There is a hormone called hunger hormone. When you replace your carbs and fat with proteins, you reduce this hunger hormone. As a result, you will eat fewer calories. A high-protein diet can boost metabolism by up to 80-100 calories per day.You should have a daily intake of protein in your diet in the form of eggs, milk, chicken, fish, dairy etc.
5: Green tea: I drink green tea only after when I eat something heavy. That’s a wrong approach of having it. You can loose weight with the help of green tea. If possible try to go for leaves rather than bags for better results. Some people believe that ice tea does the same job. No, it’s not true. Ice tea is loaded with sugar and they are over diluted with water.
Facts about green tea that you must know:
- You can have 3-4 cups of green tea in a day.
- Have it 40 minutes after your meals.
- Taking green tea right after meals can reduce the nutrient benefit of your food.
- Do not pour the tea bag right away in the boiling water, bring it down the flame and let it rest for 10 minutes.
- Don’t re-use your tea bag.
- If you are allergic to caffeine like me, do not sip right before you sleep, it can prevent you from a good sleep.
- Do not pile on sugar. It will kill the benefits of the tea.
- Do not take it on empty stomach. It can lead to dehydration.
6: Eat fruits for natural weight loss: Fruits are high in fiber and contain natural sugar which satisfy your hunger pangs. Have at least two variety of fruits everyday.
Best fruits for weight loss are:
- Water melon
7: Do not keep these food items at home: When we are hungry, we loose our mind and go against mindful eating. We end up eating all the wrong foods. Do not buy chips, maggie or other packed stuff that are treats. If you will not find them at your home, you will be left with no option but to eat something healthy. It will be difficult in the beginning but later on, it will turn into a habit.
8: Can salt prevent you loosing weight? Yes. It leads to thirst, you feel thirsty and drink more and more water. It also retains the water. It is used to enhance the flavor of the food and hence you can end up eating more. Try to avoid it as much as you can.
9: Buy everything small: If you are buying a packet of chips or cake or whatever of that sort, make sure to buy it in a small quantity. When you buy small, you end up eating less and that’s our goal.
10: Sleep, sleep and sleep: I can’t emphasize on it more. A sound sleep is the first step you need to take in order to loose your weight. It improves your mood, energy and productivity. You will wake up in the morning with more energy and freshness and it is really required for a good day routine. The whole day depends on the sleeping pattern that you follow.
11: Early to bed, early to rise: Try to sleep at time. Treat this as a luxury too. Keep all the gadgets away from your bed and clean your room. Pamper yourself with some scented candles. Take a shower and read a book.
12: Chocolate craving? Dark chocolate is the best bet for you. It helps to reduce the stress and improves your appetite. You can also have peanut candies that are covered with chocolate.
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13: Do not take stress: Stress can lead to the hormonal changes resulting in weight gain. Stay stress free. Practice meditation.
14: Avoid emotional eating: Whenever a person is sad, he or she will end up eating more in the name of pampering oneself. That’s wrong. First of all you are sad, you are already stressed, it can cause changes in your hormonal balance and it might affect your weight as well. Secondly, you are making it more worse by doing mindless eating. Not cool. When ever you are sad, take a bar of dark chocolate. It’s the best stress booster.
15: Avoid diets that promote fast weight loss: When you go on fast diets like eating fruits whole day and anything of that sort, you are doing yourself no good. You are avoiding all the nutrients that your body needs. Your metabolism rate slows down. When you get back to your normal diets, you will end up gaining weight because of a slow metabolism.
16: Avoid processed foods: These are really high in added sugars, added fats and calories.
17: Avoid soda drinks, drink cold water instead: Yes, some people believe that drinking cold water or cold milk gives them an instant energy. However there is no research till now to prove that it leads to weight loss. Avoid soda and coffee drinks as they are loaded with lots of sugar and calories.
18: Improve your digestion: If you have a good digestion, the food won’t store at one place. Avoid stress and focus on a healthy diet, Chew your food properly. Do exercise regularly.
19: Lifting weights to loose weight: All cardio and no strength? You must have been told that cardio is the ultimate fat burner but lifting weights can actually help you build muscles and loose weight. It will increase your strength and will help you to loose weight.
20: Healthy diet snacks are not actually healthy: Do not believe whatever you hear. It’s all a marketing strategy.
21: Breads are not healthy: If you don’t have any choice, nothing can be done about it but if you have a choice then always go for whole wheat grains. These breads contain sugar and it is not a healthy choice, yes not even a brown bread. Go for wheat free breads made of healthy grains if you really are addicted to breads.
22: Fats are healthy: Confused? Let me explain. If you will try to avoid all the fats from your diet, you will end up consuming more sugar and refined carbs. Body demands energy. So this is not a good bet. Go for good fats like extra virgin olive oil, nuts etc.
23: Avoid sugar: Sugar is your biggest enemy and it makes you fat.
24: Avoid low fat foods: This is again the marketing strategy to fool you around.
25: Eat slowly: I have already explained the benefits of mindful eating. Eat slowly for good digestion.
26: Opt for low carb diet: This low carb diet includes more protein and very less carbohydrates. Go for green vegetables, high-fat dairy, healthy oils, chicken and avoid bread, white pasta, sugar etc.
27:Include eggs in your diet: One eggs contains only 78 calories yet it is high in nutrients.
28: Eat in a small plate: The less food you see, the less craving you will have for it. It’s a mind game.
29: Gluccomannan capsules: It is a supplement extracted from the konjac root and is the only product that I trust. This product has got great reviews everywhere and it doesn’t have any side effect. If you have any issues with your body, please take the advice of the doctor and you can go through the details mentioned about this product.
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30: Avoid artificial sweeteners: These sweeteners contain chemical that are equally harmful for your body.
These were 30 natural weight loss tips to try right now.
It just takes some time and if you are committed towards achieving it, nothing can stop you from loosing weight. Always remember:
“Look at losing weight like a marriage, not a Tinder hookup.”
I hope you found these tips effective and if you have a successful story of weight loss, please spill the beans. We are dying to hear from you. 😀
Stay healthy, stay fit!