One can find many diet programs to reduce weight. However, it is not only difficult to adopt to weight loss program but also, we end up in regaining weight after diet program stops.
In addition our stamina to withstand hunger can be low and feel unsatisfied.
If you are looking to lose weight gradually, steadily and want to continue to maintain certain weight based on your body mass index (BMI) here are three steps to lose weight.
1. Cutting back sugars and carbohydrates:
When you cut down on sugar and starch, hunger level goes down. Body will start using accumulated fat for energy. Cutting down on starch reduces and lowers insulin levels. This in turn reduces sodium level and water in the body. This one way to reduce water weight! Cutting carbs from diet reduces hunger and puts body to on autopilot to burn accumulated fat.
2. Eat protein, vegetables and some fat:
Include protein, some fat and vegetables (that are low in carbs) in your daily meals. Including protein boosts metabolism and reduces craving for carbohydrates. Protein is the best nutrient for weight loss. Including good fat in meal is essential for body as it takes care of energy source and replaces some of the carbs that our body needs. In addition, low carb vegetables like – cabbage, lettuce, cucumber family veggies, cauliflower, broccoli, tomatoes help in serving the just necessary daily amount of carbs for the body. As we know these vegetables also supply fiber, vitamins and minerals.
3. Exercise with weights:
Visit gym everyday if you want to steadily reduce weight. Along with your walk and elliptical or yoga, lift weights. Lifting weight burns calories and increases metabolism. Lifting weight reduces body fat and we may end up building up some muscle in place. If you are not comfortable lifting weights go for cardio exercises minimum three days a week.
With above three steps one can lose weight significantly. Do not starve to reduce, instead follow a good pattern healthy diet. Make sure you understand your food and what types of food you should be consuming and what to avoid when you are determined to lose weight. Swapping refined carbs for veggies, including protein in diet and good fat, doing cardio exercise or weight lifting, increasing metabolic rate one can reduce up to 10 pounds in a month.
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Author: Sumana Rao | Posted on: July 23, 2018