- Diet & Weight Loss
Sure Weight Loss Steps
Avoid Sweets and Sugary Drinks
There's no denying, sweets or sugar is directly and clearly linked to obesity and weight problems. Cutting down on sugary food items will grant significant weight loss. A total abstinence definitely helps when one needs rapid weight loss.
Avoid the following:
- Ice Cream
- Carbonated drinks / Sodas
- Artificially sweetened fruit juices
- Artificial Sweeteners and diet sodas- Study shows switching to artificial sweeteners pose little benefit. In fact, consumption causes the body to inaccurately gauge sugar intake, leading to more craving of sugars.
Avoid Refined Foods /Refined Grains
Study shows that consuming refined grains, refined foods tend to cause overeating in people. In the case of refined food items most of the vitamin, mineral, and dietary fiber content is lost during refining. These types of food stuff the body yet leaves it with empty calories. Refined carbs have high glycemic index which raises sugar levels. This increases risk for diabetes and weight problems.
- white bread
- white rice
Aim for 6 to 8 Hours of Sleep
Study shows that sleep deprivation increases obesity rates. Among those studied, lack of sleep the night before increased food cravings the next day. This is due to a decrease in leptin levels, a hormone responsible for satiety. Oversleeping on the other hand led to decreased energy levels and work performance the next day. So get enough sleep nightly.
There are a lot of benefits to taking celery. It is prescribed for healthy joints and for rheumatoid management. It is good for the blood vessels, reducing pressure and lowering risks of stroke and heart problems. It lowers LDL or bad cholesterol levels. It is rich in fiber, good for the bowel movement. It also helps regulate body fluids and acts as a natural diuretic.
Have smaller & frequent meals
Studiessay that frequent meals is more helpful in achieving good health and weight. Small and frequent meals led to better eating habits and people who made this a practice were observed to weigh less than others who don't practice frequent meal intake. This habit seems to lead to intake of healthier and lower caloric foods. This also prevents binging. Limiting serving sizes help keep food intake in check.
Decrease Salt Intake
Too much salt causes water-weight gain. Studies Sodium is associated with water retention. The body absorbs 100% of sodium found in food and causes the body to retain all water until balance of sodium is reached.
Drink Lots of Water
Water helps the body eliminate toxins, and even excess sodium. Make sure to drink even more water after consuming salty foods. This helps shorten fluid retention time. According to studies, an increase in water intake leads to a decrease in calorie, sugar, sodium, and fat consumption.
Use Natural Supplements
Here are some suggestions:
- Green Tea Extract is proven to facilitate thermogenesis and fat oxidation.
- CLA is endorsed by many body building practitioners and experience they say, backs its fat burning properties.
- L-Carnitine helps convert fat to energy and reduce fatigue. It also acts as an appetite suppressant.