Healthy and Effective Tricks to Lose Weight
Congratulations on your decision to be healthy! The fact that you are reading this article means you are making steps to ensure you have a healthy life ahead of you. Contrary to popular belief, weight loss is not as simple as avoiding that piece of cake or killing yourself at the gym. Staying healthy is a lifetime commitment.
Here are some tricks that have helped me in my own weight loss journey. They are not fad diets and are guaranteed to be safe and healthy.
Say No to Processed Food
This has been a challenge for me since it is way easier to buy packaged food instead of making it myself. The danger here is that processed and packaged meals are full of carbohydrates, hidden ingredients, and sugars that will not help you achieve your ideal weight. These convenience foods are also full of preservatives and fats that are harmful to your health.
The trick is to allot time to go to the grocery to pick fresh fruits and vegetables. Waking up a little earlier than usual to prepare meals is a good way to ensure you have control over what you are eating. The best part about this is I also learned to manage my time on top of managing my meals.
No More Lonely Salads
I used to think that if I eat only salads for lunch and dinner, I am expediting my weight loss. What I noticed though is that I crave for more food. Apparently, eating salads alone affects the hormone ghrelin, which signals the brain to eat. Missing carb-containing foods in your diet will lower your ghrelin amounts, which means you will be eating more later. The trick is to eat the right amount of grains, bread, pasta, and fruits so that you stay full longer.
Get Enough Sleep
People who get less than five hours of sleep at night have 73% more chances of becoming obese than those who get about five to seven hours of sleep.
Exercise before Breakfast
The best time to do aerobic workout is before you eat your breakfast in the morning. During this time, your insulin level is at its lowest. This means the energy you are using should come from fat.
These simple tricks only require a little tweaking in your lifestyle. The best part is you really do not need a lot of work for all of this. All you need is consistency and dedication to your goal