Losing weight can be hard. But there are a few things that you can do to help shed some inches and feel better.
Below are three simple and painless tips that can help you lose weight.
#1: Cut Down on Your Starches and Sugars
One of the most important things that you should do is to cut down on your starches and sugars.
Carbs and starches stimulate insulin secretion and when this happens, insulin secretion actually inhibits lipolysis ( fat breakdown) and increases fat storage.
When you remove starches and sugars from what you eat, your insulin levels go down, your appetite goes down and you are losing weight without feeling hungry.
#2: Eat Fat, Protein and Vegetables
Each meal you eat should have a source of fat, low-carb vegetables, and protein. When you are creating meals this way, you will bring your carbohydrate intake to where it should be, which means 20 to 50 grams each day.
Sources of protein:
- Meat – Chicken, pork, beef, bacon, lamb, etc.
- Seafood and fish – Trout, salmon, lobster, shrimp, etc.
- Eggs – Eggs that are enriched with Omega 3 will be best
- Vegetarian/Vegan – Amaranth, black beans, green peas, lentils, soy milk, tofu, and much more.
It’s very important to eat lots of protein. It’s been shown that it boosts your metabolism by anywhere from 80 – 100 calories each day. When you have a diet that is high in protein it can also help with reducing obsessive food thoughts by as much as 60% and reduce your desire for snacking late at night. It also will help you stay full so that you’re eating fewer calories each day.
Here is a list of low carbohydrate vegetables.
- Brussels Sprouts
- Swiss Chard
The ones that are listed above are just a start. You should never be afraid to load up with these vegetables above. You can eat them all day without worrying about exceeding 20 to 50 carbs each day.
- Avocado oil
- Coconut oil
- Olive oil
It may seem strange that you should have fat in your diet when trying to lose weight, but it’s still important. If you remove carbs and fat from your diet, chances are that you won’t stick with it.
The best fat that you can use for cooking is coconut oil. It’s full of MCTs. These kinds of fats are much more fulfilling when compared to others. They also can slightly boost your metabolism.
#3: Go for a Walk
Walking is one of the best ways that you can get exercise that your body needs. It will help you lose weight and also help your heart. Go walking with your kids, with your dog, or even go to the mall and walk. It’s a great idea to do it on your lunch break.
These are a few examples of what you can do to help you lose weight. They are simple and easy for anyone to do. Just eat healthier and make sure that you are giving your body exercise. The pounds will come off.