Weight loss does not need to be complicated. The simpler you can make it the greater chance you have at maintaining it.
So with that in mind, here are 7 Super Simple Ways To Enhance Weight Loss
1. Drink Plenty Of Water – The Right Way
This is not new but it’s not just about drinking water, it’s about HOW you drink your water that will enhance your weight loss.
We know that we need to drink at least 8 glasses of water a day, but not many people know when, why and how to drink water .
When – before meals, preferably not during or after. You see, when you eat, acids in your stomach come in to play to digest your food and aid in the absorption of nutrients.
If you’re creating Niagra Falls down there you’re going to mess with the natural order of things. So it’s best to drink BEFORE you eat. Another advantage of this is that it gives you a slight full sensation which is always great before a meal.
Why – it’s awesome for flushing toxins out of the body.
How – Personally, I’m a fan of the theory that we should not drink ice water. Think of it like this. Your metabolism needs to be a hot burning furnace! If you douse it with ice water you’re cooling your furnace. So, and this is just my opinion … drink your water at room temperature.
2. Eat More, Often
This is such a fabulous concept but a difficult one for die-hard dieters to grasp. A lot of us were brought up not to eat in between meals … because it’ll spoil your appetite.
As it turns out, that wasn’t the best advice.
In order to enhance your weight loss, reduce the size of your main meals and snack on small amounts of food in between. This keeps your metabolism revved up and your blood sugar levels happy.
That’s how you get rid of cravings! Just keep stoking the furnace with healthy, nutritious, delicious foods!
3. Always Eat Breakfast
This is non-negotiable! Half the battle with effective weight loss is metabolism. If you sabotage your metabolism you’re making it so much harder to lose weight.
It’s called breakfast because you are breaking the fast that incurred during sleep. You need to refuel.
If you skip breakfast, your blood sugar levels will drop, your metabolism will become sluggish and you’ll be heading for Dunkin’ Donuts faster than you can say Double Cocoa Kreme Puff!
4. Be Mindful When You Eat
In this crazy world we live in it is so easy to scoff food down fast to get onto the next task. Hey! I’m guilty of it too. This one takes practice but it’s important.
Be mindful when you eat, slow down and savor your food. When you eat on the run, or in a rapid fashion, your stomach can’t keep up with the pace! It gets all agitated and upset … and that’s how you get indigestion and a whole host of other problems.
Your stomach is vital to your health. Respect it. It has a huge job to do. Disrespect it at your peril!
5. Chew Your Food Well
This enhances your weight loss in two ways.
Firstly, chewing your food 20-30 times turns your food into a liquid that will enable better digestion by the stomach.
Secondly, studies suggest that people who chew their food longer, end up eating fewer calories. By taking longer to eat your food, you’re giving your stomach time to get the message to your brain that you’ve actually had enough. Forks go down, pounds drop off.
6. Don’t Nuke Your Food
There’s nothing less appetizing than soggy veges and overcooked meat.
Learn how to cook your food so that it can maintain it’s nutritional value. If you overcook your food and suck the life out of it you’re going to feel deprived and unsatisfied.
Play with herbs and spices as well. When healthy food options excite you, you are well on the way to kicking all nasty food cravings to the curb for good!
7. “After 8 Not Even A Grape” ~ Oprah Winfrey
This is the one weight loss tip from Oprah that has always stuck with me. I know it’s hard when you have a crazy schedule to keep to something like this, but just be mindful of this concept.
At night your body needs to go into rest and recovery mode.
If you give it extra jobs, like late night digestion … you’re really not giving it a fair go.
If weight loss is genuinely your goal, you need to give your body a chance to work with you.
So there you have it, 7 Super Simple Ways To Enhance Weight Loss