Why should loosing weight be difficult? Have you ever felt like you have been on a diet for centuries, but you are just not seeing any difference? The problem is that fad diets can often be useless when it come to weight loss, and unless you find something that suits you, you are going to fail… Plus the weight you do loose during extreme crash diets, you put back on and more once you go back to normal.
They key to a great diet, is by finding something you can easily introduce to your routine and stick to, without feeling like you are even dieting! And there are loads of ways to do this, meaning that you will begin to lose weight fast and easy in no time! Few people know that you can actually lose weight without starving yourself, and these tips can be adapted to any ones lifestyle!
LOSE WATER WEIGHT
One of the worlds greatest resources is rarely thought of as a great way to lose body weight, but why? Water is fantastic, and just by switching your regular soft drinks to a cool refreshing glass could influence your overall weight loss heavily. 8-10 glasses is what is recommended, but I have always found that if you just drink water throughout the day so that you are rarely thirsty throughout the day, that seems to work well too, it can also help to lose water weight.
EAT MORE SMALLER MEALS
Instead of having 3 large meals a day, try having 6 to 6 meals smaller meals or snacks instead. You might think that this will make you hungrier, but it actually helps you feel satisfied for longer because your food intake is moved closer together. Also, never, ever skip breakfast! The more you eat for breakfast, the less hungry you will feel throughout the day, and the easier you will burn off those early morning calories just by doing your daily activities, also, try to avoid eating really late at night and going to bed, this is not a major problem, but it could help you on your weight loss journey, so if you can do it, then give it a go.
Bulk up your meals with vegetables and fruit. It can be really refreshing eating pasta dishes crammed with different veggies, such as broccoli, carrots, tomatoes. If pasta is not your thing, then what about stir fry? Or even an omelette, whack in all the veggies in your fridge, and you will be amazed at how tasty it is! You will also feel healthier instantly, and when you feel good about what you are eating you are more driven to reach your weight goal!
SWITCH TO HEALTHIER OPTIONS
Try switching your most commonly eaten foods to more healthier options. White foods in particular tend to contain heavy amounts of carbohydrates. Try replacing your sugar with sweetener and white rice, flour and bread loaves to brown. You will hardly taste the difference, but you will notice the impact it will have when it comes to fast weight loss! As well as this, try switching to skimmed milk, a lot of people find the taste exactly the same, if not nicer, so you will hardly feel like you have switched at all! But your body will!
HUNGER VERSUS CRAVINGS
Only eat when you are hungry, stuffing yourself silly may fill you up, but not for long, and it could lead to a very bad eating habit! The key is learning how to recognise what is hunger and what is just a craving, usually if you want something specific but do not feel particularly hungry, and if you are feeling bored, nervous, frustrated or stressed, this usually means that it is a craving, not hunger. Learning not to act on cravings is difficult, but so worthwhile once you have learned which is which; you will really begin to notice the pounds dropping off just by dropping the unnecessary snacks!
And finally, one really fantastic food tip that I can give you, is to stock up on low fat yoghurt! Yogurt is so amazingly satisfying, and there is a flavour for everyone. If you can not stick to your diet, eat 3 pots of yogurt a day as part of your 6 small meals and snacks, you will soon notice you will lose body weight. As well as this, yogurt can help keep you feeling fuller for longer, and they are super sweet and scrumptious they could be exactly the right pick-me-up that you need!
Taking note of the above will certainly help as part of your weight loss program.