You’re eating right, exercising regularly, and sticking to your plan. So why isn’t the weight coming off faster? It’s frustrating right?! These 10 tips to lose weight faster are going to help you break through any plateau where the weight doesn’t feel like it’s moving at all!
If you’re 100% serious about leave the extra pounds behind you, try introducing as many of these tips into your day as possible.
YOU CAN DO IT!
1. H2O, Water, Dihydrogen monoxide.
WATER! It’s essential to all life on this planet! When you don’t drink enough water, you become dehydrated, and dehydration is a known offender of slowing down your weight loss progress.
How much water you should drink per day varies for each individual person but is roughly 2.7 litres for the average women, which includes water intake from food as well.
The benefits of hydration:
- Curbs cravings and helps you feel satiated, meaning you’re less likely to binge of junk foods and unnecessary snacks.
- Drinking water regularly helps to flush your body of waste and toxins.
- Helps your digestive system run smoothly.
- Keeping hydrated helps to cool down the body.
- It prevents dry mouth and bad breath.
- It aids in providing nutrients muscles and joints so that they can function properly.
In some Asian cultures, it is customary to drink 2 – 3 cups of water when you first wake up. This routine helps to kick start your metabolism, improve daily digestion, and hydrate your body after sleeping.
When you’re dehydrated, your body will show multiple symptoms including dry skin, dry mouth and cracked skin.
Your body also sends a signal that it’s thirsty, which is commonly mistaken for hunger! So next time you feel hungry, slowly drink a glass or two of water and wait for 15 – 30 minutes.
You might find that your body was in need of a refreshing glass of water!
2. Move More To Burn More.
When you’re trying to lose weight, raise kids, or teach driving lessons, EVERY little detail counts. Paying close attention to the little details now make BIG changes later on!
The next time you’re thinking of using the lift, take the stairs instead.
Watching your favorite show on T.V? Do some jumping jacks or squats during the commercials.
Walk down to the local store instead of driving.
You can increase your daily activity levels in so many different ways that you may not have thought of before.
The most simple changes in your day to day life can make a huge difference in your weight loss!
Look for the alternative ways that will add more activity into your life. Do it for yourself, because you’re worth it!
3. Don’t Skip Your Meals.
If you’re going about your day thinking “I need to lose weight” all day, every day, you may have a case of tunnel vision. It’s okay. It’s your goal and you want to do everything in your power to achieve it, I’ve been there.
However, I have learnt that there is a negative side to tunnel vision. Blind spots. If you’ve skipped a meal or two because you want to lose weight faster, you could be making a big mistake.
Skipping meals isn’t going to make you lose weight fast, and may not be a sensible decision. It may have more effects on your mental and physical health than you thought.
The other downside to skipping meals regularly is hunger! If I skip an important meal, and WOAH do I get cravings!
During a detox/cleanse/fast meal skipping can be executed properly without any side
Try to avoid skipping meals if you can. Keep them healthy and stick to your plan, and you’ll get to your goal in no time!
4. Black Coffee & Green Tea.
The 4th tip on the list to lose weight faster is black coffee and green tea. If you don’t drink them, prepare to change your mind!
These two fantastic drinks are known for their metabolism boosting effects, as well as increasing your energy levels.
By boosting your metabolism, you can increase the number of calories your body burns. Because black coffee and green tea virtually have zero calories and boost your metabolism, you’re burning extra calories just by drinking them. It’s awesome!
Black coffee has many more benefits. Here are 8 proven benefits of black coffee.
Adding milk, sugar and other additives to your coffee/tea can increase your daily calorie intake. For best results have your beverages plain.
5. Detox Your Body.
It can be a little demotivating when you weight loss comes to a plateau or slows down. DON’T GIVE UP! YOU CAN DO IT!
This slow period can be fixed with a simple detox. Regularly detoxing can aid your body in flushing out harmful toxins that could be the reason for your plateau.
The primary aim is to reduce as many incoming toxins as possible and fuel your body with healthy nutrition to aid its natural detox process.
You want your body to be able to properly process the healthy foods that you’re about to start eating.
A detox is the first step in “Week 1 – The Cleanse” stage of our BHL Fat Loss Program that you can find here: BHL Fat Loss Program.
People have lost up to 7 pounds in this first week
One of the best things that you can do during your detox is to take it easy, and not put too much stress on your mind or body.
6. Fill Up On Veggies, Not Carbs.
Filling up on veggies is a faster and cleaner way to lose weight. If your meal is 25% protein, 50% simple carbs, 5% fats, and 20% veggies, it may be best to change it up.
Your meal should be more along the lines of 30% protein, 20% complex carbs, 10% healthy fats, and 40% veggies.
Eating meals with these portions sizes will help to fill up your tummy with low calorie veggies, include more nutrition in your diet, and keep you feeling full for longer.
After dinner you won’t feel like going to fridge for a late night snack!
7. Give Sugar The Flick.
Many diets across the world are becoming increasingly high in added sugars, processed foods, and refined carbohydrates. They all have links to obesity and other serious diseases.
Some of these foods include:
- White Rice.
- Fruit Juice.
As well as being linked to serious disease, the majority of these foods contain next to nothing as far as nutritional value goes.
They are quickly consumed and converted into glucose by your body, which spikes your insulin level, and insulin promotes fat storage.
Regularly eating these foods can produce a vicious weight gain cycle, and the only way to stop it is to become mindful of what you’re eating.
It’s time give sugar, processed foods, and refined carbohydrates the flick. At least for a little while.
8. Get A Good Nights Sleep.
Studies show that those who don’t get enough sleep have an increased risk of obesity.
The reason being is that a reduced amount or poor quality sleep can slow down your metabolism. Poor quality sleep can also increase the production of insulin in your body, which promotes fat storage.
You can start to easily see how important it is to get an optimal amount of sleep every day. Studies suggest that an adult should be getting anywhere between 7 – 9 hours of good quality sleep every day.
The other issue that comes with a lack of sleep is being grumpy, which can lead to emotional eating to make you feel better.
Try to get 7 – 9 hours of sleep per day and be mindful of emotional eating, it can take control sometimes. I know you are stronger!
9. Have A Plan.
One of the biggest reasons people struggle to lose fat is…
They don’t have a plan.
Without the right plan, losing weight can seem to take FOREVER or in some cases not happen at all! This leads to a rapid decline in motivation… which ultimately leads to you giving up on your goals. We don’t want that!
Find a plan or create your own. It doesn’t matter so much where you get it from but whether you will stick to it.
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