Are you among those who hit the gym diligently and keep an eye on the calorie intake, but still failing to lose weight? Well! Then probably you are not doing things in the right way.
Losing weight doesn’t mean that you have to let your body starve or stay at the gym for hours and hours sweating hard.
Instead, you have to follow the 80-20 rule. The 80-20 rule says that the amount of weight you lose depends 80% on what you eat and 20% on how you burn the calories that you have gulped down. Both exercise and diet are interrelated, one thing without the other cannot give you the results that you are expecting.
As we said, weight loss depends 80 percent on your diet, which doesn’t necessarily mean that you have to leave everything you love to eat and compromise on your taste buds. Like we always say healthy can be tasty as well. We are here to help you out with some quick tips that will help you lose those extra inches in a healthy way.
Tips for losing weight
Drink lots of water
You should drink at least 2 to 4 liters everyday and especially 45 minutes before a meal. Drinking water before a meal helps in increasing your metabolism rate and moreover it makes your stomach fuller, so you eat less calories, hence helps you lose some extra inches.
Also, it is very important to flush out toxins from your body and drinking plenty of water helps in flushing out all the unwanted toxins from your body.
Switch to healthy drinks
You might be craving for your masala tea or a cup of coffee while you are on a strict diet. If we say you can have them won’t you feel happy about it?
Yes! You can have tea and coffee, but do not add sugar to it. Instead try to have black coffee or masala tea without milk and sugar. You can also switch to green tea as well. It contains epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG), which helps in boosting your metabolism. The Catechin present in green tea helps in cutting down your body fat and thus aids in weight loss.
Go to the gym and workout for at least 1 hour. Try to do more weight training and cardio, this will help in reducing your body fat.
Moreover, try to talk with your trainer and know which exercise should be perfect for your body type. For example if you are an apple body type, which means you have a slimmer lower body but heavy upper body, then you gotta do those exercises more that focus on reducing the upper body.
If you do not like to hit the gym or do not have time for that, try to do yoga at home, go for a run or just switch on the music and start dancing like nobody’s watching or try to do a workout at home with an online fitness coach. These workout tips will definitely help you to lose weight and get you that desirable figure, you always dreamt of.
Eat right and at right intervals
To get that summer toned body, you need to focus on what you eat, both the quantity and quality of food matters. Try not to starve yourself or overload your stomach, instead have light calorie free food at regular intervals.
Have more and more proteins, fibers and food sources that are rich in vitamins and minerals. Try to avoid refined carbohydrates, sugars and fats. Wait! Are you thinking that you have to compromise your taste buds? Absolutely not! You can have your favorite food like sugar in place of sugar, use honey or if you are a pizza lover try to have cheese pizza but with a multi grain base.
When you crave sugar or chocolates go for some protein bars, which are healthy and tasty at the same time or go for protein rich cookies. You can even enjoy a glass full of protein shake of any flavor loaded with fruits and nuts to satiate your taste buds.
Consult a doctor
Even if you are following diet tips and doing exercises, it is always advisable to pay a visit to a doctor. Some people might not be able to lose weight even after following a good diet plan and exercise routine, in that case there can be chances that there might be some medical issues.
Try weight loss supplements
There are a lot of healthy weight loss supplements that you can try consuming to enhance your weight loss journey.
However, make sure you read all the ingredients and reviews before buying any supplement. Nowadays, there are several brands available in the market that offers products that are a blend of green coffee beans, garcinia cambogia, green tea and grapefruit extracts which helps in enhancing your metabolism rate & are effective for healthy weight loss.
These supplements also keep you full for a longer time and which, in turn, stops you from munching extra calories. Ingredients such as L-Theanine usually found in these supplements helps in snuffing out false hunger and also uses stored fats to generate more energy so that you can work more diligently in the gym.
Follow these tips and feel the difference all by yourself. We are sure you will get good results within a short span of time and obviously be ready to get compliments. These tips will not only help you lose weight in a healthy manner but will also help your skin glow.
Stay fit and stay healthy!