1. DON’T SKIP BREAKFAST:
Skipping breakfast won’t help in losing weight. One could miss out essential nutrients and may end up snacking more throughout the day because you would feel hungry.
2. EAT HIGH-PROTEIN BREAKFAST:
Eating a high-protein breakfast has been shown to reduce cravings and calorie intake throughout the day.
3. DON’T BAN FOODS:
Don’t ban any foods in your weight loss plan, especially the ones you like. Banning foods will only make you crave them more. There’s no reason one can’t enjoy the occasional treat as long as one stays within daily calorie allowance.
4. EAT AT REGULAR INTERVALS:
Eating at regular intervals during the day helps burn calories at a faster rate. It also reduces the temptation to snack on foods high in fat and sugar.
5. AVOID SUGARY DRINKS AND FRUIT JUICE:
These are the most fattening things you can put into your body and avoiding them can help you lose weight.
6. EAT PLENTY OF FRUITS AND VEGETABLES:
Fruits and vegetables are low in calories and fat and high in fiber – which are essential ingredients for successful weight loss. They also contain plenty of vitamins and minerals.
7. DRINK GREEN TEA / HERBAL TEA:
If you are regular coffee or tea drinker, then drink green or herbal tea as much as you want as the anti-oxidants in them can boost your metabolism.
8. EAT HIGH-FIBRE FOODS:
Foods containing lots of fiber can help keep one feel full, which is perfect for losing weight. Fiber is only found in food from plants, such as fruits and vegetables, oats, whole grain bread, brown rice and pasta, beans, peas and lentils.
9. EAT MOSTLY WHOLE, UNPROCESSED FOODS:
Base most of your diet on whole foods. They are healthier, more filling and much less likely to cause overeating.
10. EAT YOUR FOOD SLOWLY:
Fast eaters gain more weight over time. Eating slowly makes you feel more full and boosts weight-reducing hormones.
11. USE A SMALLER PLATE:
Using smaller plates can help one eat smaller portions. By using smaller plates and bowls, you may be able to gradually get used to eating smaller portions without going hungry. It takes about 20 minutes for the stomach to tell the brain it’s full, so eat slowly and stop eating before you feel full.
12. DON’T STOCK JUNK FOOD:
To avoid temptation, try to not stock junk food – such as chocolate, biscuits, crisps and sweet fizzy drinks – at home. Instead, opt for healthy snacks, such as fruit, unsalted rice cakes, oat cakes, unsalted or unsweetened popcorn and fruit juice.
13. DRINK PLENTY OF WATER:
People sometimes confuse thirst with hunger. One can end up consuming extra calories when a glass of water is really what one needs.
14. DRINK WATER A HALF HOUR BEFORE MEALS:
One study showed that drinking water a half hour before meals increased weight loss by 44% over 3 months, don’t drink water during meals and atleast one hour after meals.
15. GET MORE ACTIVE:
Being active is the key to losing weight and keeping it off. As well as providing numerous health benefits, exercise can help burn off the excess calories one can’t cut through diet alone.
16. GET A GOOD NIGHT’S SLEEP, EVERY NIGHT.
Poor sleep is one of the strongest risk factors for weight gain, so taking care of your sleep.
17. READ FOOD LABELS:
Use the calorie information to work out how a particular food fits into your daily calorie allowance on the weight loss plan.
* For more details consult doctor.