Simple (and small!) changes to your daily routine can help you slim down without dieting.
Making healthy choices, like eating breakfast and moving every day, is the first step to dropping the pounds and feeling energized.
A little planning ahead can go along way, as can stocking up on healthy foods so you don’t fall into a comfort-food rut after a long day.
The good news is you really don’t have to overhaul your entire eating routine or live at the gym to lose weight.
Here are 10 really quick and really simple science backed tips to help you lose weight and keep it off for good.
1. Eat a high-protein breakfast
Eating a high-protein breakfast has been shown to reduce cravings and calorie intake throughout the day.
2. Avoid sugary drinks and fruit juice
Although tasty, these are the most fattening things you can put into your body, and avoiding them can help you lose weight.
3. 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.
4. Choose weight loss-friendly foods.
Certain foods are very useful for losing fat. Here is a list of the 15 most weight loss-friendly foods on earth.
5. Eat soluble fiber
Studies show that soluble fibers help reduce fat, especially in the belly area by keeping you full longer. Fiber supplements like glucomannan can also help.
6. Drink coffee or tea
If you’re a coffee or tea drinker, then drink as much as you want as the caffeine can in them boost your metabolism.
7. 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.
8. Eat your food slowly
Fast eaters gain more weight over time. Eating slowly makes you feel more full and boosts weight-reducing hormones.
9. Weigh yourself every day.
Studies show that people who weigh themselves every day are much more likely to lose weight and keep it off for a long time.