Top 10 Best Ways To Lose Extra Weight
More than half of Americans say they want to lose weight, according to a recent survey of 1,057 adults conducted for the International Food Information Council Foundation. You’ve counted calories and walked and walked, but your skinny jeans still don’t fit. What gives? We turned to the experts for tips on how to rev up your metabolism, increase lean muscle mass and avoid eating those extra calories that end up being stored as fat.
Losing weight especially if your goal is more than five or 10 pounds is one of the hardest things to do. Sometimes doing things the easy way is the best way. Check out our favorite tips for maintaining your weight if you constantly struggle. We find these help us stay the same weight year after year, and we feel so much better when we make these tips a priority in our life.
The Useful Ways To Lose Extra Body Fat
- One of the very best tips for maintaining your weight for life is to reduce all sources of sugar in your diet, and completely eliminate refined sources. The lower the sugar content in your diet, the less you weigh, period. Even natural sweeteners and fruits in excess serve as excess sugar.
- A sports or energy drink, fruit smoothie, or light beer – each serving contains about 100 calories. Yet these beverages don’t satisfy you the way 100 calories of food does, so they’re a waste.
- Keep track of what you consume. Dieters who keep track of everything they eat lose twice as much weight as those who don’t, research shows.
- Always have some veggies and fruit washed and cut in your fridge. This way they’re easy to grab when you’re hungry (instead of reaching for that giant-size bag of potato chips) and you can throw them in your bag when you’re on the go.
- Want to burn calories and fat even when you’re sitting still? Then you need to increase your resting metabolic rate, and strength training (such as with light weights or resistance bands) is the key.
- Lose weight by eating! Cool diet plan! If you’re serious about losing weight, never go more than five hours without eating. Eat three meals a day and choose a healthy snack between lunch and dinner.
- Any workout that gets your heart rate up will burn calories. But you’ll use more calories if you pick a cardio routine that engages multiple muscles simultaneously.
- Keep produce on hand. Place a bowl of vegetables such as broccoli, snap peas, cucumbers or carrot sticks in the refrigerator. You can eat them as a snack or when preparing meals to take the edge off your hunger.
- Enjoy less healthy foods now and then, in small portions, unless there’s a medical reason not to do so. Not letting yourself eat something you love may make you feel deprived and frustrated and subvert your efforts to eat well.
- Pack your own snacks: Instead of raiding the vending machine when hunger strikes at 3 p.m., eat the healthy snack you brought with you from home. Ideas: Pretzels, fruit, carrot sticks, yogurt.