With the beginning of a new year, many have made a New Year’s resolution that this will be the year that they finally lose weight for good. Losing weight can be a difficult process with so much conflicting information. Depending on how much weight a person wants to lose will determine whether or not it’s necessary to just make a few tweaks to one’s diet or create a complete weight loss plan.
Before creating a plan to lose weight, it’s important to set a goal. Once the goal weight is set, then find weight loss strategies that actually work. Most who are trying to lose weight won’t look at the science involved in losing weight and may embark on weight loss strategies that are questionable at best.
Eco Watch offered 30 different ways to lose weight naturally. Their weight loss strategies stress looking at the science behind any strategies dieters may choose to lose weight. Some of their suggestions included adding more protein to a person’s eating plan, staying away from processed foods and eating a lot of single ingredient foods. This allows dieters to get the nutrients they need to stay healthy while cutting calories. Other simple strategies that will also make it easier to lose weight include limiting sugar, drinking water, and stocking up on healthy snacks. Occasionally counting calories and adding fat burning foods like green tea and coconut oil allow dieters to increase their calorie burning without depriving themselves.
As previously reported in Inquisitr, science backs up some simple changes dieters can make to easily lose weight. One of these includes drinking water before meals. When dieters drank 16 ounces of water 30 minutes before meals, they lost almost 10 pounds during the course of the study making this one change. A diet rich in fish oil also allowed dieters to easily lose weight and keep it off.
Creating a healthy diet to lose weight only requires three key ingredients. According to Micro Cap Advisor, these key ingredients helped dieters to create diets they can stick to. First, the diet needs to be healthy. This allows dieters to get the nutrients they need while cutting calories. Favorite foods should be included in moderation even when they aren’t healthy so dieters don’t feel deprived. The best diets will be the ones that dieters can stick to throughout their entire lives and make the diet a lifestyle change.
For most dieters, this isn’t something they want to hear. Most are looking for a magic potion so they can take the weight off quickly and then return to eating the way they did before. This only leads to frustration because the weight will come back sooner or later because it was the original eating habits that caused the weight gain in the first place. By making reasonable changes over time and turning them into lifestyle changes, the weight stays off.
Although weight loss apps have been suggested as a way to lose weight, Inquisitr previously reported that weight loss apps were found to be useless. In the study, one group used a weight loss app while another group received coaching, while the third group received handouts on losing weight. Although those who were coached initially lost the most weight, in the six months and two year follow ups, all groups had achieved the same weight loss results.
Eating soup before a meal helped dieters to lose weight and cut up to 20 percent of the calories they normally ate, giving dieters a simple lifestyle change they could make. Smelling food before eating it contributed to the overall enjoyment of the food as well as helping dieters to eat less. Color coordinating meals and visualizing the last meal eaten were also easy ways to eat less and make simple changes to lose weight.
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