Losing weight doesn’t have to be daunting. With just a few simple lifestyle changes you can make a big weight loss punch over time. Here are my 5 Weight Loss Tips That Really Work.
When it comes to weight loss, there are a million different tips and tricks out there that claim to deliver fast and easy results. Well, I’m sorry to disappoint you guys, but there’s NO easy way to lose those piled pounds. But that’s not the reason to give up on your new healthier life nor the reason to despair. Just stop stuffing your face in that chocolate cookie box and listen up.
Losing weight doesn’t have to be a pain. While eating healthier and slipping in exercise does take some work, it really doesn’t require heroic effort. Making just a few simple diet and lifestyle changes can make a big weight loss punch over time. Today I’m going to reveal you some of my (favorite) weight loss TIPS that REALLY works. These tips are super painless way to lose weight. My -100 punds weight loss story is a proof that these tips actually work.
#1 CUT BACK SUGARS.
I can’t be MORE serious about sugar guys. Just STOP consuming so much unnecessary calories. Sugary drinks are the worse. Avoid them at all costs. These are the most fattening things you can put into your body, and avoiding them REALLY helps you lose weight. By removing unhealthy sugars from your diet and by reducing overall sugars intake will keep your insulin levels in balance, naturally kill your appetite and make you lose weight without hunger. Don’t quite know How To Quit Sugar? Read it >> HERE.
#2 EAT PROTEINS, FAT, AND VEGETABLES.
Each one of your meals should include a protein source, a fat source, and some veggie. When you compose your meals like that you will automatically bring your nutrient intake into the range that promotes not only good health but also weight loss. Adding protein to your meals reduce the obsessive desire for eating more and makes you so full that you automatically eat fewer calories.
Good protein sources are:
- Meat – beef, chicken, pork, lamb, …
- Fish and seafood – salmon, trout, shrimps, lobsters, …
- Eggs – omega-3 enriched or pastured eggs are best.
- Legumes – peanuts, beans, lentils, peas, …
- Seeds – sunflower, sesame, chia, hemp, flax, pumpkin seeds, …
- Nuts – almonds, walnuts, cashews, …
- Quinoa, spinach, spirulina, …
When filling your plate with food, don’t be afraid to load it with veggies like broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, spinach, and kale. These are low-carb veggies you can eat as much as you like. If you’re not sure What’s In Season, you’re more than welcome to check out my seasonal produce guide >> HERE.
TRENDING RECIPES ON NATALIE’S HEALTH
When it comes to fat, don’t be afraid of eating the fats. Fat won’t make you fat. The best cooking fat to use is coconut oil. I also use extra virgin olive oil, flax oil, and many other plant-based unrefined oils. Avocado is super healthy too. It’s perfect in salads, like Avocado Potato Salad, but can serve to make a delicious dressings too.
#3 WORKOUT AT LEAST 3 TIMES PER WEEK
I know working out sounds daunting, but some activity is a MUST if you want to start losing weight. You don’t have to do heavy weight lifting nor do some vigorous exercise. Simple brisk walking, bicycling, yoga or jogging will do just perfectly. I think walking is a great way to exercise and I think it’s completely doable for most of us. I’ve already talked about the benefits of everyday walking for weight loss. Just 30 minutes a day, three times per week will make a huge difference, not only for your waistline but your overall health.
#4 WATCH YOUR PORTION CONTROL.
Ever heard the trick that using a smaller plate will help you lose weight? It really works! Studies show that people automatically eat less when they use smaller plates. Once you finish eating from your salad plate (rather than a dinner plate), you’ll be full enough, and you probably won’t feel the need to get up from the table and refill your plate. But, portion control isn’t really about measuring your food. It’s about not taking on second appetizers at the dinner and about cutting back on your pasta for lunch if you already had bread for breakfast that day. It’s about being reasonable with your food intake.
#5 DON’T STARVE YOURSELF.
Starving yourself to lose weight does more harm than good. Yes, with starving you may drastically lose a couple of pounds, but these pounds will come back as soon as you start eating again. Starvation can actually be very harmful to your health. So just forget a diet mindset. Instead of starving yourself to death and restricting yourself from food try be more open minded regarding food you consume.
Add more nutritious and healthy foods to your diet rather than subtracting foods from your plate. You can add your favorite veggie to your morning meal – like tomatoes with scrambled eggs, or have a big bowl of Cabbage Carrot Slaw with your dinner. Slip favorite fruits into your lunch box or in the breakfast bowls. Having veggie soup as an entree is not only super healthy but super filling too. Remember, you don’t have to eat less. You just have to eat right.
Does that sound doable? I think it does. 😉