If you want to lose weight, you don’t need to strictly use a specific diet. Besides, experts advise losing weight with changing your habits or applying these small tricks to your daily routine.
Here’s 7 suggestions which you can try out
- Eat breakfast every day
A lot of people think skipping breakfast is a great way of decreasing calories intake. But because of this, they eat more throughout the day. This is stressed out by Elisabeth Ward in the book “The Pocket’s Idiot’s Guide to New Food Pyramids”. Studies suggest that people who eat breakfast have lower weight than those who don’t.
- Brush your teeth after dinner
A lot of people are not aware how much food they eat in the evening times. This is during watching TV, surfing the net or playing computer games. Instead of brushing your teeth before going to bed, try doing this after dinner. Doing this will reduce your chances of going overboard with snacks while you watch your favourite TV shows.
- Avoid caloric beverages
Soft drinks contain a lot of calories, this is a well-known fact. If you drink many processed drinks, try swapping these with water. This will help you lose weight and decrease your calories intake.
Consume fresh orange juice or similar fruit or vegetable juice from time to time. Just to reward yourself.
- Don’t eat less, eat smart
People who are on a diet, most of the time complain they are not full. Because of this they go back to their old unhealthy habits. Experts agree that it’s not important to eat less, but instead it’s important to eat healthy food.
Stack up your kitchen with fresh fruit and vegetables and eat them with every meal. You will really spice up your nutrition with vitamins, minerals, fibres and other useful nutrients. This will remove your temptation of you consuming cookies – says Barbara Rolls in the book “The Volumetrics Eating Plan”.
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- Eat integral groceries
Integral bread or pasta have useful fibers which improve digestion and better keep you “full” throughout the day.
These make them a very smart choice. Although you should bear in mind that this food is also caloric so you should pay attention to the size of your portions.
- Carefully pick the contents of your fridge
If your fridge is full of caloric food which is bad for you, it’s very likely you won’t be able to resist the temptation of ransacking it.
- Reduce the size of your portions by 10%
Nutritionists suggest you stack up your fridge on vegetables, fruit and other healthy foods.
It’s very subjective, so pay attention to your body’s response to these suggestions. If the effect is not up to your desired standards, further reduce the size of your portions by 10 or 20%.