8 Small Tips for Big Weight Loss
Weight loss is a topic that has lived through decade and yet it remains one of the hottest topics of the 21st century. Men and women strive to lose weight in the form of fat but do not employ the right methods and techniques that would enable them to do so.
There are those who think that they are doing ‘everything that one can do to lose weight’ when, in fact, they are unwittingly resorting to methods that actually cause them to lose muscle, gain fat and to get stuck in a vicious cycle where the more they try to ‘lose’ weight, the less they succeed!
So, what SHOULD one do to lose weight?
Tip #1: Increase Protein Intake
You need proteins to retain and/or grow lean muscle mass. Protein is also known to boost your metabolism and satiates you for a lot longer than carbs and fat.
Tip #2: Avoid Oily Foods
Oily foods consist of large amounts of saturated fats which cause you to gain weight in your lower abdomen. This is why you need to avoid fried foods and stick for healthier food options.
Tip #3: Go for Unsaturated Fats.
Unsaturated fats are easier for the body to breakdown which is why nutritionist frequently advise their clients to go for almonds, coconut oil and barbecued food. ( Foods That Help Melt Fat )
Tip #4: Lift Weights
Lifting weights helps gain muscle mass and muscle is far more compact and denser than fat. That is why you’ll find that muscular people look leaner and are far more agile than people who might weight the same as them but carry a higher amount of fat on their bodies. ( Fitness Motivational Quotes )
Tip #5: Don’t Let Stress Affect You.
Stress is your worst enemy. It causes the body to release the stress hormone, ‘cortisol’ which actually causes you to gain weight especially around your belly and thighs. ( Stress Management Techniques )
Tip #6: Think Inches, not Pounds.
One mistake that most people make is to assume that weight loss equals fat loss and that’s not necessarily true. When you lose fat, you lose inches. On the other hand, when you lose pounds you are also losing water weight, bone mass and muscle mass. This is why you need to focus on losing weight in the form of inches and not pounds. ( Change The Way You Think )
Tip #7: Eat Good Carbs.
Contrary to popular belief, carbs are good for the body. They are muscle-sparing and give you energy. This is inclusive of brown bread, multigrain bread, leafy green vegetable, oatmeal, fruits and natural fruit juices which are full of healthy nutrients and are filled with antioxidants that combats toxins that cause acne, headaches, migraines and other issues of the sort. ( Tips for Weight Loss )
Tip #8: Avoid Bad Carbs.
Doughnuts, chocolates, sugary sweets, pizzas, burgers, French fries and other junk food, of the sort, fall under this category. Not only do they cause you to gain weight but they are also far more difficult for the body to breakdown thus making your weight loss journey much longer than it needs to be! ( Brain Boosting Food Items )