Many of us think the key to losing weight boils down to just eating less and exercising more.
But in reality, that’s a common misconception – and furthest from the truth.
Shedding pounds and inches and melting fat doesn’t come from purely calorie counting or sweating it out on the treadmill or some HIIT workout.
Instead, you can reach your weight loss goals by just making some small tweaks to your lifestyle, as well as making some subtle changes to your daily routine.
These small, simple changes add up and they make it easier to lose inches while setting you up for long-term weight loss.
Here are some tried-and-true weight loss advice that’ll help you achieve your goals – once and for all!
1. Don’t skip meals.
Skipping meals can put your system in starvation mode, and invite some whacky blood sugar fluctuations that can lead to intense cravings, and overeating later on. Avoid skipping meals to stabilize your blood sugar and hormones.
2. Don’t eat before you go to bed.
Indulging in carb-rich meals or sugary treats before calling it a night can surely trigger weight gain. Stop eating after clearing your dinner plates, and consider a brisk walk or some light activity before hitting the pillow.
3. Munch on nuts.
Nuts contain monounsaturated fats, healthy fats that stimulate fat-burning centers in your body. They also boast a low glycemic index, meaning they release energy slowly, which stabilizes your blood sugar and insulin levels. Packed with health benefits, almonds steal the show when it comes to powerful nuts!
4. Eat fat, the healthy kind.
Ironic as it may seem, the good fats, known as monounsaturated fats, can help banish bad cholesterol, strengthen your immune system, and accelerate weight loss.
5. Cut out sugar-laden snacks.
Waist-expanding refined and artificial sugars have snuck their way into countless products, and manufacturers have used other names to disguise them.
Do you find yourself snacking while stressed? Find your center and do some deep-breathing exercises. Meditation can help you cope with stress, and prevent those hunger-inducing stress hormones from knocking at the door!
7. Steam your veggies.
A fantastic low-calorie alternative to stir-frying, Steaming helps conserve all those powerful nutrients, and requires no oil! Dig into this scrumptious Asian Coconut Rice with Steamed Vegetables dish!
8. Don’t shop on an empty stomach!
When you shop hungry, each and every sugary, fatty indulgence will call your name, making resisting temptation so much more difficult! Grab a healthy snack, such as an apple or some nuts, before heading out the door.
9. Always start your day with breakfast.
Studies show the most important meal of the day can keep those pesky pounds at bay. The morning meal revs up your metabolism, stabilizes blood sugar throughout the day, and keeps hunger hormones in check.
10. Go easy on variety.
Variety triggers hunger; limit the amount of dishes available to you at a meal, and you’ll eat less.
11. Eat oatmeal.
The slow-digesting carbs in oatmeal helps you stay satisfied all morning long, while keeping your energy levels up and blood sugar steady. These factors will help you achieve that smaller waistline, so treat yourself to a warm, comforting bowl!
12. Purchase an inspirational outfit.
Invest in a sexy, skinny outfit and hang it up as a visual reminder of the goal you’re working towards!
13. Clench your fists.
More often than not, people snack impulsively as a response to boredom, stress, or anxiety. Science shows that tightening your fists before reaching for food will better help you control your snacking impulses.
14. Start with soup.
Research shows a bowl of low-calorie, vegetable soup before a meal will have you consuming up to 20% fewer calories!
15. Use this odd “carb trick” to burn 1 lb per day.
“All this by Flavor-Pairing?” I asked.
I met an old friend for lunch last month and I was super impressed with how good she looked.
She said, “It’s not so much about the Flavor-Pairing, but more about how it re-awakens what the Japanese call, ‘the weight loss doubling molecule’ which signals 22-hour a day fat-burning effect in the female body.”
Even though I was skeptical, I’ve been struggling with my weight over the last few years, so I gave it a shot and watched the same video she did.
Well, it’s only a couple weeks later and you know what they say about how “you can’t transform your body overnight”…
They’re right – it actually took me 16 days to lose 22 pounds.
Now it’s my girlfriends asking ME what I’M doing differently 💅