Have you been struggling with weight loss but in vain? Well, you are not alone. Being overweight is something that many of us experience once in our life time. Millions of people from all over the world have been suffering from this issue but only a few of them have managed to get a solution. When I was young, my mom made me believe that i should eat as much as possible so that I can grow tall like my elder brother, and that’s exactly what I did but before I knew it, I was obese. Being a girl, I could not cope with the fact that I was the fattest in our class, in fact, some people nick-named me “fat pants”, a name that I really hated, but what could I do?
Many believe that a girl needs to have a slim waist line and a proportional figure, but I was the opposite of that and I used to envy my friends a lot. After I finished high school, I spend a lot of time researching on the best ways to lose weight…and yeah…I found a solution and if you see me now, I have a figure and weight that I wished to have. In this article, I am going to share with you some ideas on how you too can lose those extra pounds. Read on:
Never skip breakfast
Many people tend to starve themselves with a belief that starvation can lead to weight loss. While this may somehow work, it’s not a healthy way for you may end up with more health issues. According to the studies, breakfast is the most important meal as it jumpstarts your metabolism to get it working for the day. If you skip this meal, you won’t lose weight as your body will have no enough food to be digested, which means that it will burn less energy, and this can’t help you lose weight.
Eat a lot of fruits and vegetables
To lose weight, I used to eat at least 5 portions of different types of fruits and vegetables a day. As you eat such diets, remember to choose the fruits and vegetables that are low in calories and carbs, yet they can help you feel full for several hours. Examples of such fruits include; apples, avocados, almonds, and berries.
Eat starchy food
Always include one type of starchy food in all your main meals. According to nutritionists, starchy food should make a third of all the food that you eat in a day. I usually ate starchy foods made from whole grain as they are loaded with fiber and also helped me feel full for long.
Reduce consumption of saturated fat and sugar
As a result of our busy schedules, we can’t help but crave for French fries and doughnuts, which lead to more weight gain. What you need to know is that saturated fats found in processed foods and other unhealthy snacks you get from a fast food or a supermarket such as biscuits and creams increases the amount of cholesterol in your blood which in turn leads to weight gain and even a heart disease. To avoid this, go with foods with less saturated fat such as fish and avocados. To lower your intake of saturated sugar, avoid soft drinks, beer, cakes, and other sweet pastries.
Increase your fluid intake
Doctors recommend that you take at least 8 glasses of water a day. As you try to lose weight, water will reduce craving for food and so you will be able to avoid snacking a lot. Also, water is calorie free and so you will stay hydrated and still burn excess calories which lead to weight loss.
Losing weight does not come easily as you need to change your lifestyle when it comes to diet. Forget those fast food snacks and instead pack your own food as you go to work to avoid unhealthy snacks. When it comes to weight loss, consistency is the key.