Dieting can be effective for losing pounds quickly but is not for everyone. For example, many women (and men) find it difficult to maintain a diet or to stay at their target weight. That is why it is important that you adjust your entire lifestyle!
That means: not just following a diet to lose weight, but constantly living a healthy life. In this article, I will give you 18 tips that can help you lose weight in a healthy and natural way, without having to follow a special diet for this.
1. Eat lots of fiber Eating
More fiber will speed up your metabolism. This allows your body to dispose of waste faster. You also feel fuller faster when eating a lot of fiber. This prevents you from eating more than necessary or being tempted into unhealthy snacks.
2. Drink a Lot of Water
Water is and remains very good for your body, you can’t drink enough of it! Avoid drinking sugary drinks, but take plenty of water (1.5 to 2 liters per day) instead. Water quenches your thirst and purifies your body. A lot of sugar has been added to soft drinks, fruit juices, and yogurt drinks and therefore has a bad influence on your body.
3. Alternate Water With Green Tea
You can alternate water with (unsweetened) green tea. Green tea is a natural product and can help you lose weight. This way, it speeds up your metabolism and gives you a feeling of fullness, without it containing many calories.
4. Detox Drink In The Morning (Water With Lemon)
Start the day with a detox drink! A cup of lukewarm water with lemon in the morning purifies your body (and your skin), is good for your digestion, and improves your resistance.
5. Stop Eating Processed Food
If you want to lose weight, it is important that you eat healthily. This includes: stopping eating processed food. Processed food is food to which all sorts of substances have been added (it has been processed) to make it edible and longer-lasting. Your body does not need this added fragrance color and flavorings at all. You can use supplements like Instant Knockout & Apple Cider Vinegar to help you suppress the appetite.
6. Eat Lots Of Vegetables And Fruit
Vegetables and fruit are the basic products that you have to eat every day. They contain (almost) no carbohydrates, but many nutrients that your body needs. I advise you to eat between 200 and 500 grams of vegetables. Eat mainly solid fruit and replace the potatoes/rice/pasta in your evening meal for an extra portion of vegetables. Or try out a green smoothie!
7. Get many healthy products at home
If you don’t have it, you can’t eat it either. So no more sweets, chips, and cookies, but only get healthy and fresh products. Just think of low-carb snacks, such as snack tomatoes, cucumber, and nuts. Take this with you outside, so that you are less likely to be tempted to buy something delicious (because you already have your own tasty snack).
8. Use Smaller Plates
This naturally means that you have to change your portions. By using smaller plates, you will also automatically brag less. It is important that you consciously handle your portions. So don’t eat too much, but certainly not too little either. Just scoop a little less than usual.
9. Eat slower and chew more
Slowly eat and chew more is also called ‘ mindful eating ‘. You are consciously concerned with how and what you eat. By eating more slowly your body will notice better when you are full. More chewing ensures that the nutrients in your diet are better absorbed by your body.
10. Omega-3 fatty acids
In addition to proteins, healthy fats are also very important for your body. You can find omega-3 fatty acids in fatty fish and nuts, among other things. These fatty acids are good for your muscle growth, your heart, and blood vessels and stimulate your fat burning.
11. Sleep Well
If you want to lose weight it is important that you sleep well. Because little sleep can cause your metabolism to work less well. Sleep, therefore, influences your metabolism but also ensures that you get more energy. Sleeping enough gives you the energy that you can use during the day to exercise and exercise.
12. Exercise or Exercise!
This brings us immediately to the next point: sports. It is good for everyone to exercise enough, but it is especially important if you want to lose weight. You stay fit, get more energy, and lose the necessary pounds. If you exercise it is also easier to stay on weight once you have achieved your goal weight. Sport is therefore not necessary, but it is recommended. Movement, on the other hand, is of great importance. Make sure you never sit still for more than 1 hour.
13. Make a Shopping List
First: never go hungry to the supermarket, and second: make a shopping list. If you consider in advance what you need, it is much easier to stay focused in the supermarket. You know what you need, so you will be less likely to be tempted to take all kinds of ‘goodies’ home.
14. Do not eat anything in the evening Do not
try to eat anything after dinner (for a period of 12 hours). This means no snacking in front of the TV, no cookie with tea, and no chips during the movie. By not eating anything for 12 hours your body can work on your fat reserves, your body will burn them and use them for energy.
15. Do regular Fasting
In the evening, eating no more is good for your body, but you can also do this during the day. Periodic fasting is to leave your body alone for a certain period of time, at least 16 hours. For example, by not eating a day in the month, you can start kicking off your weight and get rid of your sugar addiction.
16. Drink alcohol in Moderation
A glass of alcohol is allowed, but take it in moderation. It is not always easy to stop drinking alcohol altogether, but try to limit it to a maximum of 6 glasses per week. It contains a lot of calories, makes you hungry (more inclined to snack) and because your body first has to break down the alcohol, it doesn’t burn your fat.
17. Do not give up!
It is and remains difficult to always pay attention to your diet. Sometimes you just really want something tasty (something unhealthy good), so sometimes you can’t escape it and you still take that chocolate or cookie. Do not be too strict on yourself and do not think that your whole healthy lifestyle is gone right away. Make sure that it remains limited and, in particular, do not give up your healthy habits.
18. Low carbohydrate lifestyle
Try to make healthy eating your lifestyle. Don’t see it as a temporary thing to lose weight, but incorporate it into your system. Always try to eat responsibly and low in carbohydrates, and you will see that after a while you will become used to it.