Tired of seeing that tummy pooch in the mirror that you gained over the holidays? Check out these 15 secret tips that will melt the pounds off your pooch quick, fast and easily!
Are you tired of waiting around while the pounds drop slowly? Looking for some tricks and tips to lose weight quickly, responsibly, and keep it off? Keep reading.
These 15 secret tips will help ensure that you lose weight quickly and easily by giving a shock boost to your metabolism! You too can shed pounds and watch the fat melt away by following these secrets…
Secret #1 – Start your Morning with Protein
High protein breakfasts are proven to help guide long term weight loss. By eating protein first thing in the morning, it will make you less hungry, and thus keep you from reaching for unhealthy snacks throughout the day.
Secret #2 – One Ingredient Meal
You won’t be able to do this daily, but if you do it every few days you will still reap great benefits. The secret is to try to only eat foods with one ingredient. For example, have breakfast that is either a banana, oatmeal (just the oats), or eggs. Lunch could be a salad or roll up deli meats, but nothing added. Lastly for dinner, you can have a piece of meat, fish, or chicken and pair it with quinoa or veggies.
Secret #3 – Don’t Eat too Much Salt
Make sure you monitor your sodium intake. Read labels and check what you are consuming. You would be shocked how much sodium is in some types of food like your favorite protein bar! All that excess salt can make your body hold on to lots of water weight and keep you bloated.
Secret #4 – Eat Rainbows
Naturally colored foods are rich in vitamins and disease fighting phytochemicals. Eating red (raspberries), orange (carrots), yellow (peppers), green (grapes), blue/purple (blueberries), and white (bananas), will allow you to fill your body with some essential foods.
Secret #5 – More Beans!
A great source of protein is beans, so trying to add some into any meal you have, and they’ll keep you feeling more satisfied for longer. Some that go well as snacks or mixed into meals are dried peas, beans, chickpeas (dried chickpeas as well) and lentils.
Secret #6 – Low-Sugar and High-Fiber!
Low-sugar superfoods should be top on your list. By eating low or sugar free foods that are high in fiber like protein pancakes, burgers, smoothies, or popcorn, you will see the scale start to move. All of these have easy recipes so you can cook them your favorite way, just remember to skip the sugar. Eating fiber counteracts the hunger hormones that leave you wanting more food which will stop you reaching for unhealthy options.
Secret #7 – Eat Only Whole-Grains
If you do not want to give up your bread and pasta, you don’t need to! Instead make sure you eat it in moderation, and make sure they’re made with whole-grains. Whole-grains provide a good source of fiber, B vitamins, and help regulate blood sugar levels, which can help you lose weight. When eating cereal, rice, snacks, etc., just make sure you stick to 100% whole grains instead of the white varieties.
Secret #8 – No Meat!
To improve your health, opt out of having meat for one complete day, or a few days a week. Plant based foods such as vegetables, fruits, and whole grains are much lower in calories. Eating less meat helps with weight control and provides protection from certain types of cancers and heart diseases.
Secret #9 – Get rid of the Soda
Most of us tend to have more sugars in our diet each day than we are supposed to. One of the biggest reasons this happens is because we end up drinking the sugar. We are drinking soda, ice tea, lemonade, coffees and many others beverages high in sugar. Instead, drink plain water and put in a little fresh fruit to give it some flavor.
Secret #10 – Don’t eat after 7:30 p.m.
You may need to change your normal routine and maybe not go out to dinner as much, but try challenging yourself to not eat anything after 7:30 p.m. Waking up the next morning, you will feel so much better as you are not logged down with heavy food from the night before. This helps you lose weight because you aren’t eating late at night which ends up being mostly unhealthy snacks. You’ll also have a better, deeper sleep which helps stop cravings during the day because when you’re overtired you crave sugar.
Secret #11 – Eat Omega-3s
Adding more omega-3s to your diet will be beneficial. They help keep your heart and brain healthy. Find a way to add a few more each day. Fresh salmon, nuts or supplemented fish oil are good options.
Secret #12 – Eat your Fruits & Veggies!
It is essential to have four servings of fruit and five servings of vegetables a day. You can challenge yourself to try and accomplish this if you’re not used to eating that much. For veges, a single serving is one cup of raw or a half a cup of cooked vegetables. For fruit, a serving is a small piece of fruit or a half a cup of sliced fruit. You can add these to a salad, roast your veggies, make a vegetable soup or chuck them all into a smoothie!
Secret #13 – Add Different Seasonings
Instead of using salt and increasing your sodium levels, stick to an array of spices. You can also use lemons and lime juice to add some flavoring as well.
Secret #14 – Plan out Your Snacks
On-the-go snacks that you can grab are usually ones that are high in fat and not good for you. Also, you want to grab a snack that makes you do a little work because this slows you down from eating a lot of food fast. For example, eat pistachios because you have to take off the shells and you can see how much you’ve eaten, or something like edamame beans.
Secret #15 – Hydrate!!
Stay hydrated! Most people do not drink as much water as they should a day. It is recommended you have 8 glasses of water per day. Swap out the soda, tea, lemonade for a nice big glass of water. Always make it a point to drink water with your meals.