Many times we know we need to do something about our weight but don’t know where to begin, here are tips that will give you a big jumpstart to vibrant health and achieving your ideal weight.
Adjustments in your meals – The addition and subtraction of some certain kinds of food to your meals will go a long way to determine the acceleration of your fat burning process. Best weight loss results, are connected with certain fruits, vegetables, and fibers. Citrus fruits like oranges, lemons, tangerines, etc. are rich in vitamin c which helps in reducing the contents of fats in the body by diluting them and is also effective for reducing the cholesterol in the body. Apple is a natural way to lose weight as it limits the capacity of the cells to absorb fats and it is also rich in pectin which helps reduce fat in the body. Vegetables like cauliflower, cabbage, carrots and lettuce are slimming foods that will thrill you with impressive results if included in daily meals.
Foods with proteins are a basic requirement for weight loss as they help build the muscle tissue, have a way of curbing appetite and boost the metabolic rate of the body.
Nutrients gotten from the food we consume have to be transported to cells so likewise wastes have to be carried out, most of this is facilitated by water that’s why it’s essential for you to consume a considerable amount of water. Water is also a solvent for vitamins and minerals. To stay hydrated, 6- 8 oz glasses of water daily will ensure proper body functioning.
Last but not least, the intake of fat goes a long way in jeopardizing all efforts to weight loss as it is the shortest route to obesity, so its intake must be very minimal and limited to non- saturated fat. Avoid all types of saturated and Trans- fatty acids.
Exercises accelerates results – Leaving the whole fat burning process to the diet alone is not ideal for quick results, it has to be backed with regular exercises at least 3- 4 times a week to get desired results. I strongly recommend 3- 4 shorter 10 minutes compound workouts before one big 30- 40 minutes cardio workout as this helps in building lean muscles around the whole body, this forces your body to automatically burn away fat even when you are resting, thereby ensuring a considerable amount of calories burnt off during and after the process of your routine workout. Suitable kinds of exercises can be in the form of compound workouts such as (pull ups, push ups, leg squats, and bench press).
Sleep just right- Don’t sleep too long or too short because research has shown that people who slept too long (over 8 hours) and people who slept too short (less than 6 hours) were more likely to gain weight than people who slept the normal 7 – 8 hours. Sleep deprivation causes reduction in leptin level in your body. Leptin is a blood protein that suppresses your appetite, so with reduced level of leptin in your blood, you develop a huge appetite which is not healthy for someone with losing weight on his mind.