5 Ingredients You Should Stop Eating Right Now If You Need To Lose Weight Fast
According to Dr. Oz, here are the 5 types of food that you should avoid at all costs.
#2. High-Fructose Corn Syrup
#3. Enriched Flour
#4. Saturated Fat from Animal Fat
#5. Partially Hydrogenated Vegetable Oil
Watch as Dr. Oz reveals how simply reading nutrition labels could add years to your life.
Need to Lose Weight Fast? Develop These 9 New Simple Habits.
Lifestyle changes don’t have to be big and painful. Adopt these simple habits if you need to lose weight fast.
We’ve been told that if you need to lose weight fast, you have to make lifestyle changes and not rely on quick fixes. But the thing is, lifestyle change doesn’t necessarily come from big and drastic self-transformation. Sometimes, the key is in making small adjustments until these become a new set of habits that gear us toward effective and sustainable weight loss. We’ve listed here some easy and practical changes you can do today in order to jumpstart your weight loss.
Here are 9 practical tips to follow if you need to lose weight fast.
Tip #1. Start every meal with a glass of water.
Aside from keeping you hydrated, water fills you up, which influences how much you eat in a meal. For maximum effect, experts recommend drinking 500 ml (1 tall glass or 2 short glasses) of water 30 minutes before a meal.
Tip #2. Transform your kitchen inventory.
Pull out those bags of chips, soda cans and chocolate bars, and give it to your friends (or enemies). Rid your fridge and your cupboard of anything unhealthy. Replace those items on your shopping list with more fruits and vegetables. Cutting your access to unhealthy food is the most practical way to keep yourself from getting tempted to munch on something sweet or oily when bored.
Tip #3. Prepare most of your meals.
If you don’t know how to cook yet, now is the time to learn. Experts say that people who cook and eat dinner at home consume up to 200 less calories daily compared with their counterparts who eat out. It’s easy to explain how this comes to be: you can get to choose your ingredients and avoid unnecessary fats or additives that restaurants use to make their food more tasty and appealing. Got no time? Prepare all-purpose salsa, low-fat dressing and high-protein spreads in bulk on weekends and just toss them on greens or spread them on toast when it’s time to eat. You can also season and set aside cuts of lean meat, put them in the freezer and heat them on a skillet when dinner time comes.
Tip #4. Eat calories, don’t drink them.
Skip the soda, frappe or milkshake. These very delicious drinks can sabotage your diet—they can have as much as 300 calories, but not offer the satisfaction as a chicken sandwich. Stick to water, green tea and other light, unsweetened drinks for your hydration and rely on healthy, solid food for nourishment.
Tip #5. Follow the “Chair, Table and Plate” Rule
The rule goes like this: you can’t eat anything unless you are seated on a chair, and the food is on a plate that rests on a table. Following this rule will keep you from taking unplanned meals and grabbing packed snacks that are usually unhealthy.
Tip #6. Have a daily cut-off time for eating.
Make sure that your light and healthy dinner will not be followed by a late-night impulse to empty your fridge. Set a cut-off time, and seal that off with some techniques such as brushing your teeth or turning off the lights in your kitchen—anything to signal your body that it has no chance for another meal before bedtime.
Tip #7. When watching TV, move around during commercial breaks.
Instead of keeping a bag of chips in sight to save you from boredom during commercial breaks, work a few sets of exercise routines while your favorite show is off the air. Jumping jacks, push-ups, sit-ups and burpees are perfect for this. Aside from helping you burn calories, this habit also turns a very passive hobby into a productive one.
Tip #8. Take the stairs to your office.
If your office is on the 26th floor, you don’t have to take this literally. Perhaps you can take a lift up to the 21st floor and climb the stairs starting there. Experts say that climbing the stairs for two minutes a day (covers around 5 floors) will help you lose one pound in a year.
Tip #9. Get a new hobby.
Sometimes, we get the impulse to eat not because we are hungry, but because we are bored. So instead of getting stuck at home where a lot of your favourite food is within reach, get out and get involved in something that captures your interest. Meet new people, compete in a new sport, volunteer to charities—do something that keeps your mind occupied. This will not only help you lose weight, it will also make you a more productive and interesting person.