As useful as the Internet is, sometimes the information on it isn’t accurate or healthy. This definitely applies for weight loss tips, meal plans and exercise routines.
That is why we have looked into 5 ways to lose weight naturally, which are actually backed by science and have been proven to work.
Add Protein to Your Diet
When it comes to losing weight, protein is incredibly important. Your body burns calories when digesting and metabolizing the protein you eat, therefore a high-protein diet can boost metabolism by up to 80-100 calories per day. Departments of Nutrition, Arizona State University East have an article on the importance of a high-protein diet.
A high-protein diet assists in fueling your body for longer periods of time and reducing your appetite. Some studies shows that those on a high-protein diet actually eat over 400 fewer calories per day.
Ways of adding more protein into your day is having some eggs for breakfast, chicken/beef/turkey/pork with your choice of side for lunch and the same for dinner. You can also buy some protein powder and start incorporating it into your daily smoothies, or opt for healthier vegan protein options like tofu, tempeh or even peanut butter!
Avoid Processed Foods
Processed foods are bad for us and are a major contributor to obesity and illness around the world. Medical News Today have released an article on exactly how the processed foods we are eating are causing negative impacts on our health and well-being.
Processed foods are engineered to make you eat as much as possible. They are much more likely to cause addictive–like eating than unprocessed foods. Keep your diet clean with plenty of fresh whole-food plant-based foods.
Stock Up on healthy Foods and Snacks
Studies have shown that whatever food you keep in your cupboard will largely impact your eating behavior and in turn, your weight. Therefore, if you always have healthy food around the chances are you are going to mainly eat healthy food on a day-to-day basis.
When you next go grocery shopping make a conscious effort to skip the chips and chocolate aisle and go for snacks such as yoghurt, fresh fruit, nuts or even the healthier vegetable chips,, banana chips or even coconut chips!
Everyone knows that water is healthy for us and that it aids weight loss, yet it is always an incredibly hard thing to do. No wonder! When we have all these delicious alternatives available, who the heck wants boring old water? Well now, you do.
There is actually truth in the claim that drinking water aids weight loss. Drinking 0.5 litres of water may increase the calories you burn by 24-30% for an hour afterward. Drinking water prior to eating will also lead to a reduction in calorie intake, especially in older people.
Eat More Slowly
I don’t know about you but I was ALWAYS getting told off when I was younger for eating my food too fast, but let me tell you, coming from an Italian and English family, who isn’t going to scoff down that homemade pasta or bangers and mash? It got to a point where I couldn’t use my knife and fork again until I had properly chewed and swallowed my food.
If you eat too fast, you may eat way too many calories before your body even realises that you are full. Studies show that those who are faster eaters are much more likely to suffer with obesity than those who eat more slowly.
So next time you are eating a meal, chew more slowly, actually enjoy the meal you are eating and use my mothers old trick, don’t pick up more food with your knife and fork until you have swallowed the food currently in your mouth. It’s good manners too!
How Else Can I Lose Weight Naturally?
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- 1 x 700ml Fruit Infuser Water Bottle
- Comprehensive Program Guide
- Meal Plan & Recipes
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