Loosing weight can be so frustrating, especially when you don’t know what exactly to do to achieve your desired shape. It is even more frustrating when you have read every book and article on weight loss and have tried every tip and step mentioned. You have even gone an extra step to buy every advertised drug, tea, and so on, meant to help you reduce your weight and yet your weight seem not to reduce, remains the same or even increases.
I am not here to give you more rules and regulations on losing weight, but simply to open your eyes on why you haven’t been able to loose that weight and probably give you few suggestions that would help you maintain your weight if you already gotten your desired shape.
These suggestions have been researched on and been found healthy and would help you improve your diet, streamline your workouts, and shed weight the healthy way.
Don’t Make Your Dinner Heavy
Research suggests that people who eat their heavy meals later in the day lose less weight than people who eat their heaviest meals early on, mostly because the body digests food differently at different times and more slowly at night.
Skipping breakfast has been found to be one of the many ways people gain weight. This is because it tricks your body into thinking it is starving, at least since the previous night and in response, your body conserves energy by slowing down your metabolism and increasing its insulin response, according to research, the next thing you eat will spike your blood sugar big-time and leave you feeling hungry shortly after. Meanwhile, you work up a major appetite that causes you to scarf down food impulsively and this is not good for you.
Drink A Lot Of Water
Although some research suggest that drinking a lot of water especially before meals can make you feel fuller when you take the first spoonful, leading you to eat less overall. Drinking water throughout the day and during your meals has also been proven to promote proper digestion so you don’t get backed up and bloated.
Eat More Fruits And Vegetables
You will fill up faster and stay that way longer if you punctuate your meals with fiber-rich fruits and vegetables. You will also get all the nutrients you need to function, stay healthy and lose some weight.
Avoid Salty Snacks
Instead of crackers and chips, which will only promote water retention that puffs you up, snack on carrot sticks or hydrating cucumbers, garden eggs and so on, which will make you feel more full and less bloated. Stick with water, fresh fruits and vegetables, unsalted nuts, and lean protein, and you’ll feel energized without residual bloating.
Make Exercise A Regular Thing
Make exercise regular, and not something you do once in a while. To see significant changes in your body, pick up simple exercises like sit up and stick to it, then practice it on the regular basis.
Take Enough Sleep
When you don’t sleep enough the hormones that moderate your appetite get all messed up, so you’re left with high levels of the ones that tell you to eat, and low levels of the ones that tell you when to stop and you eat way more food than your body actually needs until your clothes feel notably tighter. To keep your hormones and appetite in check, establish a consistent bedtime that leaves you with no less than six hours of good sleep.