Have you ever wondered… how much should I actually weigh? What is right for my body? Well you are not alone. A lot of us wonder were our weight should be but unfortunately a lot of us don’t know how to figure this information out. Therefore our team at Thinco is here to explain the BMI Calculator to you so that you can establish what your ideal weight is, we also have some additional tips on how you can get there!
To figure out what your ideal weight is, you need to use a BMI calculator. BMI stands for Body Mass Index and your BMI is calculated by dividing your weight in kilograms by your height in metres squared. The link above is an online example you can use to establish your ideal weight.
Now you’re probably wondering… well now I have my ideal weight but how in the heck do I get there? Well don’t fret, our team as some tips and tricks to help you reach your ideal weight and get your sexy back!
Cut Back on Sugars and Starches
When you cut down on the sugars and starches your hunger levels go down, which results in fewer calories consumed. Now instead of burning carbs for energy, your body will begin to feed of your stored fat. Another positive of cutting down on carbs is lowering your insulin levels, which allows your kidneys to shed excess sodium and water out of your body, which will reduce bloating and unnecessary water weight.
Use Smaller Plates
By using a smaller plate you can educe how much you consume by 20%. Over the years portion sizes, therefore plate sizes have increased dramatically and a lot of the time we don’t realize we are actually eating a lot more then we need. Another useful tip, ensure your dish color contrasts with the food on it as studies have proven people eat more food when the food is the same color as the plate.
Lift Weights 3 Times Per Week
Listen, you don’t have to exercise to lose weight but it can help and it is recommended. When you’re next at the gym, warm up and then start lifting some weights. By lifting weights, you will burn a lot more calories and prevent your metabolism from slowing down. If you are a beginner to lifting weights, make sure you start at an appropriate weight and work your way up.
We all know water is good for us and there have been numerous studies that show drinking water assists greatly in weight loss. Aim for 2-3L of water per day and you will see a noticeable difference. Drinking water is good for your body in many ways but it is also an excellent way of reducing your calories throughout the day. If you aren’t a fan of water, we recommend adding in some fresh fruit for flavor.
Eat a High Protein Breakfast
Both eating breakfast and eating protein greatly assist in weight loss so it makes sense to pair the two together. By doing so you will reduce craving and calories throughout the day, therefore you will start to lose weight.
Get Those Zzz’s
If you are having an inadequate level of sleep then you will be putting a stop to any weight loss. Poor sleep triggers a section of the brain that controls urges to eat and staying up late increases cravings for unhealthy food. We recommend stopping your screen time one hour before bed so that your mind and body can truly relax.
Slow It Down
A lot of us seem to constantly be in a rush and we have adapted this during mealtime. Fast eaters gain more weight over time. Studies show if you eat your meal more slowly you will feel fuller for longer and it boosts weight-reducing hormones.
It’s Opposite Day
If you are right handed, use your left hand to eat (and vice versa). Research suggests that you are likely to eat less when using your non-dominant hand, partially because you are less likely to munch mindlessly. This may be hard in the beginning but you will get use to it.
Increase Your Fiber
Studies have shown that consuming soluble fibers reduce fat especially in the belly area. If you don’t like a lot of the foods with adequate levels of fiber we recommend using supplements like glucomannan instead.
Start Using Alternatives
We all have our favorite foods whether it be pizza, pasta, McDonald’s… the list is endless. However, due to society becoming more and more health conscious, there are actually a lot of healthy alternatives for our favorite meals nowadays. If you feel like pizza then get the fam together and whip up a Cauliflower Crust Pizza. If you feel like a McDonald’s burger, swap it for a Lettuce Bun Burger. If you feel like pasta, swap it for Zucchini Pasta. Now don’t get us wrong, when it’s your cheat day… enjoy your favorite meals but in the mean time we recommend getting used to some healthier alternatives.
So there you have it, an excellent tool to help guide you in the right direction on your ideal weight and some tips and tricks to get your weight loss journey started. If you want some additional help then we highly recommend visiting the Thinco website to browse our 100% natural weight loss programs. Summer is only around the corner; let’s get that body beach ready!