Weight loss is hard. A lot of people do not find success with it.
But it doesn’t have to be that hard if only you follow some of the simplest things. We often tend to go above and beyond trying to find the reasons why we are failing at losing weight.
All the while missing out on the basics that are proven to work.
Here are 5 basic things you can add to your routine to boost weight loss and come out with a success story of your own.
1. Eat with patience
When you start eating, it takes at least 20 minutes for your brain to send you signals to stop eating.
If you eat really quickly, chances are that you are eating way more than your body requires. And this is why you are putting up weight.
To avoid eating more than required, try to eat with patience. Turn on your TV and watch your favorite show while you eat to slow down the eating process.
Use small portions so that you only eat what your body requires.
2. Consume more protein
Protein is known to be hard to digest by our digestive system. This means that your body requires a lot more energy to digest protein than any other macronutrient.
More protein not only means you will use energy when digesting, it also means that you will stay full for a very long period.
Protein basically gives you natural appetite suppression. Add any of your favorite natural supplements to boost your weight loss efforts by quadruple.
3. More vegetables are always good
If you aren’t already eating vegetables, you should start today. Vegetables are an excellent way to increase fiber content in your body.
Fiber is key to any diet because it contributes no energy to your body. But your body still has to digest fiber and to do so, it expends more energy.
Plus fiber, just like protein is a natural appetite suppressor. It stays in your body longer, improves your GI profile and helps in absorbing important nutrients from other food that may otherwise be lost in the digestion process.
4. Consume healthy fats daily
The biggest misconception about weight loss diets is that we should stay away from fat at all costs.
Fat is one of the three macronutrients that our body needs in order to survive. Cutting out fat entirely is unhealthy and may cause extremely unhealthy effects in the long term.
Try to consume a sizable portion of healthy fats taken from nuts, seeds and omega 3 and 6. These fats actually contribute in getting your metabolism fired up.
5. Don’t let your diet become your religion
Last but not the least; do not follow a diet religiously. Every human needs a break at least once a while.
Diets are the same. If you do not take a break every once in a while, you may quickly find yourself losing motivation and it will become hard for you to stay on target.
Try to take in a cheat meal at least once a week where you can eat whatever you want in sizable portions. This greatly helps you stay on track.