There are a lot of quick and easy ways to lose weight. Unfortunately, most of these strategies leave you feeling hungry or unsatisfied. Not all diets have this effect, though.
Low carb diets and whole-food, lower-calorie diets are more effective for weight loss and easier to stick to as compared to other diets. Here are some ways to start shredding the fat from your body that involves healthy eating and living habits.
Start with simple and healthy breakfast ideas
Breakfast is an important meal because it sets the tone for the rest of the day. It’s a time to refuel and prepare for everything you have to do. If your breakfast consists of sugary cereals and sugary foods, you’re going to start feeling depleted and tired very quickly.
The best way to start your day off right is with a healthy, filling breakfast. Eat something that will give you energy and fuel your body throughout the morning. Some good breakfast ideas include:
– Whole-grain cereal with low-fat milk
– Oatmeal made with water
– Eggs (fried, scrambled, boiled, poached)
– Yogurt or cottage cheese
– Fruit salad or fruit smoothie
Eat lunch and dinner with integrity
It’s no surprise that eating less and exercising more is the most common strategy for weight loss. But there are some other tricks you can use to achieve your weight-loss goals:
One of these tricks focuses on the time of day you eat. Studies show that eating a diet that includes breakfast, lunch, and dinner can help you maintain a healthy weight while improving your mood. This is because it helps regulate your metabolism and has been shown to reduce cravings for unhealthy foods.
Eating at the right time also helps with hunger management. Eating within an eight-hour window (between noon and 8 p.m.) will make it easier for you to maintain healthy body weight. And it’ll help prevent overeating at night when you’re tired, which can lead to poor food choices and negative long-term effects like weight gain and diabetes.
Cut out processed foods and sugars
Processed foods are easy to find, buy, and eat. They’re often cheaper, too. But they don’t have the same benefits for your body. Processed foods are high in sugar and unhealthy fats that cause you to feel hungry quickly. You’ll also gain weight since processed foods are low in nutrients.
Use this guide to learn more about how to cut out processed foods so you can start feeling healthier, happier, and better about your body.
Get moving to burn off the calories
We all know that exercise is the best way to lose weight. You can’t expect to lose weight by sitting on the couch and eating chocolate cake all day long. Exercise not only burns calories but also boosts your mood, reduces stress, and helps you sleep better at night.
There are many different ways to exercise, but walking or jogging is one of the easiest ways to start because anyone can do it. If you’re having trouble starting an exercise routine, set up a walking challenge with your friends or coworkers. That will give you the motivation to stick with it!
Another great way to burn off calories is through high-intensity interval training (HIIT). You can do this with any type of cardio machine at the gym or by doing fast-paced intervals outside in nature on a hiking trail. HIIT is a more intense form of cardio so it’s more effective for burning calories than regular cardio. Jogging for 30 minutes will burn about 200 – 300 calories while HIIT will burn 400 – 600 calories in 20 minutes.
Drink plenty of water.
Staying hydrated is important for your mental and physical health. And it’s even more important when you’re trying to lose weight. Drinking at least eight glasses of water throughout the day can help flush toxins from your body, reduce hunger cravings, and keep you feeling full.
If you find yourself at the end of the day with less than eight cups of H2O under your belt, try adding a glass of water before every meal. This will help you stay hydrated throughout the day and may also lead to weight loss if it curbs snacking or overeating during meals.