Weight loss can be difficult to accomplish. However, you can increases your chances of lasting weight loss with regular exercise and these three foolproof weight loss tips:
1. Eat Less Sugar
Sugar is energy. You become overweight when you have too much stored energy weighing down your body. If you’re already full of stored energy, why add more?
Any sugar you consume and don’t immediately use is converted into fat reserves on your body. If you don’t add extra sugar, your body is forced to burn that stored fat. In other words, you begin to lose weight.
Give yourself the upper hand in your battle with obesity by consuming no sugar or very small amounts (10 grams or less) of sugar in any given meal.
2. Eat More Fiber
Fiber is helpful for weight loss in a few different ways.
First, it makes you feel fuller faster, so you don’t end up eating as much at each fiber-filled meal. This decreases your calorie intake overall, meaning fewer calories are going unused and being stored as fat.
Second, fiber allows your digestive tract to function at top efficiency, so it’s harder for your intestines to accumulate waste, for you to become constipated or for you to develop a hemorrhoid problem.
When your digestive system is functioning efficiently, your entire body benefits. Nutrients are broken down and absorbed more effectively, making your body less likely to get nutrient-deficient or dehydrated, which can lead to problems like sugar or salt cravings.
3. Guzzle Water
Drinking water is very much like having oil in your car. You can run that engine with low oil for a little while, but you’re going to have problems, and you’ll soon find that you lock the engine up completely.
Without adequate amounts of water, your body cannot function as well. You feel tired, heavy, sluggish and achy. Your skin, hair and nails can suffer, leaving you with uncomfortable, embarrassing problems like hair loss, itchy skin or brittle nails.
Worst of all, being dehydrated feels a lot like being hungry. So, you might grab a burger or a candy bar when what your body is really craving is a couple of bottles of water to drink. Not feeling well or looking good means you’re less likely to exercise, eat healthy and do other things that encourage weight loss.
When we don’t treat our bodies with care, it shows. Being overweight is a clear sign of this. Try using these three weight loss tips every day for a week, and see how much of a difference it makes to your mood, energy level and weight loss.