1. More protein and vegetables are the secret
The best way to lose weight fast is to opt for low-carbohydrate diets. Fiber and protein make you full faster and boost your metabolism. On the other hand, carbs increase the insulin level making you hungry. So instead of choosing a sweet fruit, you’d better grab a piece of low-fat meat.
2. Losing weight does not men bland food
If you do not eat tasty food for a long time, your brain will turn against you, telling you that an ice cream or a piece of chocolate is what you really need and what would make you happy. To avoid this you should eat, from time to time, ‘forbidden’ foods and relax a little. This way you will avoid losing control and interrupt or give up on your diet.
3. A strict schedule
Bad sleep and weight loss do not go hand in hand. Not getting enough sleep makes your body stressed, and we all know that stress leads to a change in metabolism, feeling hungry, tired and even depressed. So, make sure you get at least 7-8 hours of sleep per night.
4. Stay away from liquid calories
You stick to your diet, but you do not know why you do not lose weight? Did you know that you can get hundreds of calories from sugar-sweetened tea, juice, soda or from alcohol? These are liquid calories or empty calories because all they do is give you extra energy without any nutritional benefits. So, if you really want to see some pounds disappearing, stick to water in which you can add fresh lemon, orange or mint for flavor, and unsweetened tea.
5. Always plan your meal for the next day
Not knowing what you will eat tomorrow will throw you into the ‘grab what you have’ panic when you start to feel hungry. Preparing a meal on the fly makes you highly likely to choose higher-calorie, less nutritious food. So, when you have lunch or dinner today, make the plan for the next day’s meals. It’s much easier if you do this when you are not hungry and it gives you enough time to chop veggies ahead of time, take something out of the freezer to defrost or do part of the cooking today.
6. Positive attitude
Weight loss takes time and sometimes you might feel discouraged if the extra pounds do not go away as fast as you want. Some days are harder when you stick to a weight loss program, but the key is to stay positive, persevere and not give up.