Diet Tips for Effective Weight Loss

If you are among the ones who have decided to lose weight, then it is clear that you are looking for some effective diet tips to get you there. Only exercising will not help you lose weight effectively. What if you exercise daily but keep on consuming trans-fats and high caloric foods without any limits?

Obviously, this is not going to give you any positive results. In fact, such a diet tends to negate the efforts you make towards weight loss. So, it is necessary to complement exercising with a good diet plan for effective weight loss.

There are many weight loss diet plans available. However, what is essential is to know the vital components that should be included in a diet and the ones that should be avoided.

It is also equally important to know how to follow the diet plan in the most effective manner for obtaining the desirable results. To give you true knowledge about these things, here are some highly recommended healthy diet tips for weight loss.

Slowly reduce the intake of junk food

Irrespective of the diet plan you choose for losing weight, you will not succeed unless you are willing to leave those fast or junk foods such as pizza, fries, potato chips, doughnuts, hot dogs, and burgers behind. These foods are of no use for the body, as they lack adequate nutrients, even though they offer a more tempting taste than healthy items.

Further, they only increase the intake of calories, which is one of sthe key reason for weight gain. Therefore, start replacing these foods with nutritious items made up of meats, vegetables, fruits, and nuts. Begin this replacement slowly, if you cannot quit all at once.

Decrease the portions

Most people eat 2-3 times a day. So, what is wrong with that? Well, the problem lies in eating too much at one time. For example, many people will skip their morning breakfast and then eat heavily at lunch. This is actually one of the secret culprits that leads to weight gain. Eating too much at one time makes for a sluggish metabolism, which consequently decelerates the natural fat burning process in the body.

Therefore, it is recommended to eat 5-6 times in a day in smaller portions than normal. Consider serving yourself less or taking a small plate, and eat at an interval of 3-4 hours, so that your appetite is regulated to increase the rate of metabolism. In this way, the body will burn more fat quickly without any extra effort.

Avoid mindless eating

From kids to adults, a majority of people in this world have a habit of watching TV while eating. But did you know that eating while watching TV can make you consume 40% more

calories? This is actually the finding of the latest study! If you must watch TV, try to keep your eating separate.  Maybe find something to do with your hands while watching so that you don’t turn to food. When you are eating, try eating with concentration and chewing each nibble almost 30 times in order to consume less.

Consume more fiber

It has been found that the inadequate consumption of fiber can be the hidden reason behind growing fatter, especially women. Therefore, fiber researchers recommend having at least 25g of fiber on a day to day basis, which certainly can make your body show off the tight and beautiful abs. Fiber, an indigestible constituent present in vegetables, fruits, and whole-grain foods boosts the weight loss process due to two reasons: ‘filling factor’ and ‘chew factor’.

Fiber-based items need more chewing and after consuming a few bites, you are sure to feel full as well as satisfied. This certainly curbs the tendency of having more. However, add fiber gradually and consistently to avoid gas. Also, higher-fiber foods such as oats and beans tend to be better.  Make sure you don’t consume all your fiber in one meal.

Make fresh fruits and vegetables your top priority

Sadly, not many people love to have fresh fruits and leafy greens. However, it is essential to get used to them by slowly changing a few aspects of daily meals. For example, you can easily get used to fruits if you substitute them for bacon and pancakes in the morning. Similarly, you can include a green vegetable soup (but a low sodium one) before having the main course. You will feel full by just having a bowl of fresh berries or soup without instilling unnecessary calories.

Avoid high-carb/empty-calorie items

This category includes foods such as cookies, snack cakes, and candy, which are high in sodium as well as simple carbs which trigger bloating.

Consider eating good nutrients

Ensure that you consume adequate calories (not more than required) from complex healthy carbs, healthy fats, and proteins. Do not reduce the calorie intake such that you do not even provide the body with the required amount of calories. In case you do so, you temporarily risk reducing metabolism, which may add to bloating. As a matter of fact, women need a minimum of 1,800 per day and 2,400 calories or more in case they are too active.

Choose the right drink

First, stop taking carbonated or fizzy drinks such as sodas and spritzers; which can lead to bloating through gas induced by the carbon dioxide present in the bubbles. This gas certainly slows down the process of emptying the stomach. Similarly, reduce the intake of caffeine and alcohol. Being natural diuretics, both lead to fluid loss, and consequently, dehydration, which can contribute to stomach fattening.

Well, it is highly recommended to drink at least 10-12 glasses of water everyday. Alternatively, drinks with few or no calories, sodium, and caffeine are ideal, such as herbal tea. Also, try eating lots of water-rich foods.

Avoid changing diets frequently

Have you gotten irritated after seeing hardly any results after following a diet plan for a considerable period of time? Well, this irritation can be the result of frequent diet plan changes! It is imprudent to do so too often because not all bodies adjust to diets in the same manner. It is vital to follow a diet program for at least two months to give it time to produce results before you go choosing another one.

These weight loss diet tips will surely create a drastic change in your lifestyle and will give your body a fair chance to lose weight.

Guest post Author Bio: Being a fitness freak, Marguerite loves to blog on different tips, diets and workouts that help you know how to lose belly fat-safe and simple methods . You can visit her blog for examples.

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