Transform Your Body: Lose Weight in 3 Simple Steps
Are you frustrated about your weight?
Are you overwhelmed with all the information and unsure where to begin?
Are you confused about all the different diet options out there and wonder if there is one that is better than another?
Well, if you are, you are not alone. Maybe you have been told you have high blood pressure or cholesterol problems and must change your lifestyle. You might have heard that intermittent fasting or keto diet is the best way to go; others swear by a vegan diet or Mediterranean, low fat, high fat or on and on and on. It isn’t very clear; most of the time, it just makes us want to give up and not even try.
How to lose weight in 3 simple steps :
- Avoid liquid calories
- Including more fruits and vegetables in your diet
- Drinking water
Avoid liquid calories
Insulin, the hormone produced by the pancreas, has the principal role of helping the body use sugars or glucose. It’s the vehicle that the body uses to help bring sugar from the blood vessels into the cells to be used. Insulin is also the body’s vehicle for storing sugar into fat. If it is not something you are burning, then you will store it. The more we eat things that will spike our sugars quickly, the higher the insulin will be and the more we will store fat.
Instead of sugary drinks, drink unsweetened beverages like herbal tea, infused water etc. Getting liquid calories such as cola and juice out of your diet is a great way to improve your diet.
Include more fruits and vegetables in your diet.
To lose weight, you must eat fewer calories than your body uses. This doesn’t necessarily mean that you have to eat less food. The water and fiber in fruits and vegetables will add volume to your dishes, so you can eat the same amount of food with fewer calories, as most fruits and vegetables are naturally low in fat and calories. Fruits and vegetables are weight-loss-friendly foods. Numerous studies have shown that people who eat more fruits and vegetables tend to weigh less.
Hydration is the key to many factors that play a role in weight loss, including digestion and muscle function. Drinking a glass of water before reaching for something to eat can help to curb unnecessary snacking. Water temporarily increases the body’s resting energy expenditure, or the number of calories burnt while resting. Drinking enough water is essential for burning off fat from food and drink and storing fat. Sufficient water intake helps in flushing out toxins from the body and gives a boost to the metabolism. It helps in cleansing your system.
Just because you are a normal weight doesn’t mean you are a healthy weight. Body fat percentage matters more. Body fat increases the risk of hypertension, heart disease, and diabetes. It’s not just about aesthetics; it’s also about your long-term health. Just cutting back on added sugar, reducing the number of liquid calories, drinking lots of water, exercising and sleeping 7-8 hours a day will help you tackle your weight gain problem.
A question to all :
Are you off track with your BMI?