Weight Loss Tips Backed by Science.
1. Drink Water Before Every Meal
Drinking a glass of water before you eat can help curb hunger. Research shows your body will also know when you've had enough to drink. Aim for 8 to 9 glasses of water daily. Water intake can also be made up of coffee, tea, green tea or you can try infusing plain water with fruit.
2. Drink Green Tea
Drinking green tea has been shown in some cases to assist with weight loss. The caffeine in green tea can boost metabolism. Green tea also contains catechin antioxidants and can help burn abdominal fat.
3. Drink Coffee
Drinking coffee speeds up the metabolism which can help burn fat leading to weight loss in some people.
4. Try Intermittent Fasting
Intermittent fasting where you eat during a certain time frame followed by a fast has been shown to help some people lose weight. Before attempting intermittent fasting click and take a look at some key points you should know first.
5. Reduce Refined Sugar
By reducing or cutting sugar completely you're likely to have better energy and reduced abdominal fat. Look out for sugars hidden in cereals and processed foods.
6. Eat Eggs for Breakfast
Eggs are a high nutrient food and egg whites are high in protein making them a good choice for breakfast. You could try 2 hard boiled eggs on whole grain toast for breakfast to provide you with protein and slow release carbs for energy.
7. Eat Complex Carbs
Complex carbs are macronutrients and will give you the slow release energy you need to power through your workouts. Complex carbs include popcorn, 100% whole wheat bread, brown rice, chickpeas and lentils.
8. Eat More Fiber and Protein
Fiber and lean protein will stop hunger and keep you full, reducing the chances of snacking on unhealthy foods.
9. Eat More Fruit and Veg
High in fiber and low in calories, fruit and veg make good snack options.
10. Portion Control is Key
Using a smaller plate, drinking water before every meal and adding fiber rich vegetables to your meals can all help with portion control.
11. Workout in the Morning
Studies show working out before breakfast burns existing fat stored by the body. As the day progresses your storing calories from meals, and workouts completed later in the day will burn calories consumed throughout the day.
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