Simple Shortcuts to Losing Weight

Friday, September 21, 2012 · 0 comments

We all love shortcuts. And we love getting the utmost benefits even for the most minimum efforts we do. The same holds true to losing weight.

A good news to people who don’t want to wear themselves out at the gym is that there actually several little and obscure ways that you can do to lose weight. You don’t have to make major and drastic changes in your lifestyle, undergo a strict diet or embark on a hardcore exercise routine. You just have to practice these simple steps and a more beautiful figure can be yours.

a. Make it a habit to eat eggs for breakfast. A study published in 2008 by the International Journal of Obesity disclosed that individuals who consume eggs for breakfast lost more weight than those who ate a bagel. The belief is that the egg’s high protein content reduces hunger pangs and decreases the likelihood of snacking in the course of the day.

b. Hold the Mayo. Do you know that a serving of mayonnaise is equal to 100 calories? By just slashing one serving a day can make you lose around 10 pounds over a one year period. So, how about a low-calorie mustard for your bread instead?

c. Make your coffee black. If you normally take two sugars for your coffee that is already 32 calories. Drinking it black makes you lose at least three pounds in a year. It’s as simple as that.

d. Enjoy a lighter lunch. Instead of consuming food until you are full, control your portions at lunch time. Better yet, pack a small one for yourself. A study from Cornell University found that people, who ate a lighter lunch, say 250 calories less daily, loses 2 pounds in 1 month.

e. Go brisk walking after meals. Yes, we already know that brisk walking is a great form of exercise but a 2011 study showed that walking right after a meal, instead of later, makes you lose more weight.

f. Take time to chew your food thoroughly. People chew their food at an average of 15 times before they swallow it. By increasing that average number to 40, you are most likely to eat 12% less food at every meal. You might find 12% insignificant, but come to think of it, that could mean losing 25 pound in one year!

g. Drink a glass of water before meals. You might have noticed restaurants serving you water before the start of the meal. Well, that is actually a good thing. Drinking a glass of water before meals work better than a diet pill. People who drink at least 16 ounces of water before meals eat and average of 13% lesser than those who don’t.

h. Make brushing your tongue a habit. People who are avid dieters have known for a long time that brushing their teeth can prevent them from indulging in snacks; however, what you should also know is that, brushing your tongue also helps you curb your craving for unhealthy salty snacks.

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