30 tips for weight loss

30 Tips to Lose Weight

Weight is a sensitive subject. Losing extra kilos is a tough job. Ask the aspirants. Keeping those lost kilos off is a tougher task indeed! However, this difficult task becomes easier to attain and maintain when weight loss integrates with your lifestyle, rather be the lifestyle that you should be living.  The bite-sized wisdom on weight loss revolves around how much you eat and when; what you drink and how you burn those calories

  1. Eat a healthy breakfast to fuel your day and reduce cravings.
  2. Have oats with milk for breakfast to boost your metabolism.
  3. Focus on your protein intake, because protein takes longer to digest and staves off hunger pangs. Include protein in each meal. HealthViva Protein helps fill in protein deficiencies.
  4. Apple cider vinegar is a wonderful natural remedy for weight loss. Some research suggests that apple cider vinegar increases our metabolism, which helps us burn more calories even when we are resting. Mix two teaspoons of apple cider vinegar in 16 ounces of water. Take a few sips of this mixture throughout the day.
  5. Each time you feel like snacking, have a glass of cold water.  Thirst often masks as hunger.
  6. Eat from a small plate to control your portion size. Less food =fewer calories.
  7. Eat slowly. Your stomach takes 15 minutes to register fullness.
  8. Drink a glass of water prior to meals. You will eat less.
  9. Eat dinner at least two hours before bedtime.
  10. Pre-plan your meals and keep a well-stocked pantry with fresh fruits and vegetables to cut your calorie intake.
  11. Avoid mindless munching before TV.
  12. Spices such as dry ginger, cinnamon, black pepper will help you lose weight. Include them liberally in your meals.
  13. Have a totally salt free diet once a week to get rid of bloating.  Many times weight gain is a result of water retention.
  14. Eat two red tomatoes every morning for breakfast for a few months. This will help in restricting calorie intake.
  15. Try to replace one meal with a cabbage meal, as cabbage is a negative calorie food that helps in burning body fat. You can take cabbage as a salad or add to other foods.
  16. Include salads and fruits in your diet. A fiber rich diet keeps you full and helps you lose weight.
  17. Snack often. Eat every two hours for an active metabolism.
  18. Water helps in weight loss, but there are conflicting opinions on the right temperature.  Some believe (influenced by the West) that you should drink cold water as your body has to expend energy to raise the temperature of the cold water. Traditional Indian wisdom suggests that you should drink water as hot as tea, to melt body fat. The bottom line is that drink water every two hours for an active metabolism.
  19. Drink a glass of lukewarm water mixed with lime juice and 1 tablespoon of honey on an empty stomach. This is also a common home remedy to dissolve excess fat.
  20. Green Tea promotes fat oxidation at rest and is believed to prevent obesity and improve insulin sensitivity
  21. Sip milk. There is some evidence that calcium deficiency may slow metabolism.
  22. Drink mint infused water. Begin your day with a cup of mint tea.
  23. Swap energy drinks and soft drinks with low calorie drinks to keep your metabolism humming.
  24. Slice cucumber and put it in a jug of water for the ultimate alkaline drink.  A slightly alkaline environment allows the body’s metabolic, enzymatic and repair mechanisms to function at their best.
  25. Drink coffee because it improves your metabolism by increasing your rate of thermogenesis (how your body burns calories to create heat and energy).
  26. Try cayenne pepper, mixed with lemon juice and maple syrup in a glass of water to promote weight loss.
  27. In the hot summers instead of sugary lemonade, have coconut water, because it is low in calories, and sugar and has no fats or cholesterol- making it a healthy electrolyte drink.
  28. Walk whenever you get a chance because 30 minutes of brisk walk helps you lose 150 calories in a week. Better, find a weight loss buddy. When two people share the same goal sticking to a plan becomes easier.
  29. Trust natural supplement like Garcinia to boost metabolism, control hunger cravings and boost fat burn.
  30. Press the snooze button. When you sleep well, you are rested and refreshed the next morning and have an active metabolism which is required for weight loss.

Accept your weight and do not fret about it. The more you worry lesser will be the chances of losing it. Eat healthy, drink lots of water and get as much exercise as you can to remain in shape.