Weight loss is one topic that women, more than men, cannot stop talking about. While women are more obsessed with their appearance and looks, men are too, but the former sex is more finicky about it than the latter. Having said that, whether you are a man or a woman who is battling to lose weight, the key to successful loss is motivation, dedication, and hard work. Along with these three, incorporating the following tried and tested weight loss tips can also be of great assistance.
Don’t Go for the Food Scale
Since weight loss is a topic that never dies down, there has been an outburst of information regarding how to lose weight and things that work/do not work. One common misconception is measuring your food portions. The truth is that portion control is not about measuring. In fact, it is about making the right choices and replacing full-fledged meals with small ones. So, for instance, if you order an entrée, order two small appetizers instead.
Fruits and Vegetables
Fruits and vegetables both are quite a useful addition to a diet for those looking to shed some pounds. Keeping fruit at your disposal can really help you stay away from chocolates and other sugary items. It is also tried and tested that eating fruit helps in reducing chocolate cravings in the evening.
On the other hand, vegetables are the purest source of nutrients we can consume and their benefits are vast. Eating vegetables has many health benefits, in addition to shedding excess pounds, such as improved skin, hair, better energy levels, and fewer cravings.
Irrespective of popular belief, protein shakes are not only manufactured for those who are doing strength training. You can add a glass of protein shake into your daily routine in order to replace a proper, full-fledged meal. Protein shakes come in various flavors but my choice of preference is chocolate.
Reduce Your Calorie Intake
While there is no magical diet that can help you lose weight and keep it off without maintaining it, there are certain lifestyle choices you can make in order to shed pounds and make the change long term. One of these is reducing your calorie intake. The rules are pretty simple; when you eat more than you burn, you experience weight gain. On the other hand, when you eat less than you burn, you experience weight loss. Thus, it is vital for someone who is looking to lose extra mass to reduce his or her calorie intake. Moreover, it is not just the calories from solids that I am referring to here as liquid calories (from wine, lemonade, Pepsi etc.) add up to a lot too.
Take Before & After Pictures
Before and After pictures are extremely helpful in providing the motivation you need to lose some unwanted pounds. Before you start your journey, ask someone to take pictures of you and compare those with your after photos. Whenever you slip off the wagon, find motivation in the before pictures.