7 WEIGHT LOSS TIPS THAT REALLY WORK
There is a lot of misinformation about weight loss. People are often given crazy advice that has no basis. However, over the years, scientists seem to have managed to find several effective methods. The following are 26 weight loss tips based on solid facts.
1. Drink water, especially before meals
There is an opinion that drinking water can help in weight loss – and it’s true. Drinking water can boost your metabolism by 24-30% within 1-1.5 hours, helping you burn a few more calories. One study found that drinking half a liter of water about half an hour before a meal helped dieters consume fewer calories and lose 44% more weight compared to those who did not drink water.
2. Eat eggs for breakfast
Eating eggs can provide many benefits, including helping you lose weight. Research shows that replacing your breakfast cereal with eggs can help you eat fewer calories over the next 36 hours, as well as lose more weight and fat. If you do not eat eggs, then this is not a problem. Any other protein source for breakfast will have the same effect.
3. Drink coffee (preferably black)
Coffee is highly underrated. Quality coffee contains many antioxidants and can be very beneficial to health. Studies show that the caffeine in coffee can boost metabolism by 3-11% and increase fat burning by 10-29%. Just don’t add a lot of sugar or other high-calorie ingredients to your coffee. This will completely nullify all its benefits. You can buy coffee at your local grocery store or order online.
4. Drink green tea
Like coffee, green tea also has many health benefits, including weight loss. While green tea contains very little caffeine, it also contains powerful antioxidants called catechins that work synergistically with caffeine to help burn fat. While the evidence is mixed, many studies show that green tea (whether as a beverage or as a supplement to green tea extract) can help you lose weight. Green tea is sold in most pharmacies, medical and grocery stores, and online.
5. Try Periodic Unloading
Intermittent fasting is a popular eating pattern in which people alternate periods of fasting and eating. Short-term studies show that intermittent fasting is just as effective for weight loss as permanent calorie restriction. In addition, it implies less loss of muscle mass, unlike low-calorie diets. However, more thorough studies are needed before any firmer conclusions can be drawn.
6. Take glucomannan
A fiber called glucomannan has been shown to promote weight loss, according to separate studies. This type of fiber absorbs water and takes longer to digest, making you feel fuller and helping you eat fewer calories. Studies show that people who take glucomannan lose slightly more weight than those who don’t. You can find glucomannan supplements not only in pharmacies, but also on the Internet.
7. Eat Less Added Sugars
Added sugars are one of the worst ingredients in the modern human diet. Most people abuse them. Studies show that consumption of sugar (and high fructose corn syrup) is strongly associated with an increased risk of obesity as well as diseases, including type 2 diabetes and heart disease. If you want to lose weight, cut down on added sugars. Be sure to read the ingredients, because even so-called healthy foods can be high in sugar.