Avoid Empty Calories
There might be a lot of foods that we love to enjoy without any feelings of guilt because we believe they are 'low calories', to lose weight it is very essential to note that such foods labelled as low calories or low fats are merely marketing schemes and does not necessarily mean regular consumption of it will not make us gain weight. Empty calories are foods that are high in sugar.
If you are trying to lose weight it is in your best interest to avoid bananas as much as you can, as bananas are foods that are categorized as 'Empty Calories', although they are high in potassium, the calories in bananas outweighs it's benefits.
If you have to eat Bananas
There is always an exception to the rule, the whole idea of avoiding bananas is that the high calories in it outweighs the very few benefits you can get from it,as they are packed with sugars, consuming bananas in high amounts can increase your calorie intakes which might jeopardize your weight loss journey, but if at any point you really crave bananas, i will suggest to swap it for desserts, one banana is pretty much enough for desserts.
Carbohydrates are a great source of energy but simple carbohydrates like fruit juices can lead to an increase in your calorie intake. Eat complex carbohydrates like quionoa, sweet potatoes,oats,brown rice, etc. But always remember moderation is key.
Work out on empty stomach
It is advised for best results to work out on an empty stomach, this enables your body to use fats from your body as energy instead of deriving energy from your foods, it is best to work out without eating or at least three hours after eating.
Avoid fad diets
Fad diets are not only bad for you but can also be counter productive in the long run, the whole essence of fad diets is basically to lose water weight, water weight is not considered as 'real weightloss' as soon as you go back to eating regularly you are most likely to gain back the lost weight twice.
Sleep,rest and avoid stress
Make sure to sleep at least 8 hours every night, as most of the progress and changes that your body goes through happens while you are asleep.
Avoid stress as much as you can as stress can cause great harm to your body and jeopardize your weightloss progress.
Avoid Oils but if you have to, use meat oils
Avoiding oils or using it very minimally is a great way to cut down on extra calories, Italians are great all over the world for their cuisines yet the average italian person is of slim or average weight regardless of how much pastas they consume,the trick is that italians cook a lot with very minimal oil, and use other cooking methods like grilling to make most dishes. Alternatively you can use oils from meat, after boiling you can sieve excess oil from the meat and use.
All calories count
To lose weight it is very important to use more calories than what you consume, when you consume calories regardless of it's size ALL CALORIES COUNT, there has to be a way to burn excess calories which eventually leads to an increase in weight by engaging in physical activities, doing this makes your body burn off excess calories from fats in your body which leads to a reduction of weight,
Intermittent fasting is a great and easy way to lose weight, as your body burns fats by itself during a 'fast period'. You can learn more about intermittent fasting on my blog www.skinnybuffet.wordpress.com
Go ham on Green teas
Make drinking green tea a part of your lifestyle, as it has been scientifically proven that the contents of green is highly effective in losing weight and burn belly fats.
Go heavy on salads
Salads are highly nutritious and can be highly filling if prepared correctly, this low calorie meal can be prepared in different ways, ingredients and methods, if you are not sure of how to make different and healthy salad recipes you can also use apps or join facebook pages that specifically makes salads to get more recipes and ingredients. Go heavy on salads but go low on salad dressings and creams.
Ditch slim teas
If you have to burn your packs of slim teas i will strongly advise that you do, slim teas are nothing but marketing strategies, the most active ingredient in slim teas are 'senna leaves' which is used to treat constipation. There has not been any scientific proof that frequent visits to the bathroom can lead to weight loss, but excessive dehydration which can be dangerous to your health.
Exercising for weightloss is not a cliche, but the good thing is that you can burn a lot of calories also by engaging in a low impact exercise as simple as walking.
Cut down on sodiums
Salts and sodiums are not necessarily bad for you but the problem with excess salt and sodium in the body is that it traps water in your body which can lead to water retention and a spike in your weight.
Water,water and more water
It is very essential to drink up to a gallon of water daily as water is a natural detox that can flush out built up wastes from your body.
Regular intakes of foods high in fibers are very beneficial for weight loss, as fibers do not only fill you up and leading to satiety, it also helps to flush out cholesterol and harmful substances from your body. Foods high in fibers includes broccoli, avocadoes, brown rice etc.
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