Forget rigorous diets and focus on healthy weight loss with proper and balanced nutrition and exercise, this is the most important advice of many professional fitness trainers. Here you can read some of the recommendations and by following them you can lose weight in a healthy way:
1. Follow the “80:20” rule.
On a daily basis, 80% of the food you eat should be healthy, and 20% of your calorie intake can be a fun treat with your favorite foods. That way you will not feel deprived of alluring food and will have more strength to resist temptations.
2. Speak positively.
When you say “I must … (eat a gym, exercise after 30 minutes)” or “I must not … (bake a cake, order fries)”, you feel compelled to do something, in you, the rebellious spirit is awakened, so from time to time everything will come to your head and you give up the idea of healthy weight loss. But if you’re saying “I’m not going to order a fries” or “I’m not going to skip the exercise”, you are actually pointing out that you have a choice and you are choosing the better option, ie. to lead a healthy life.
3. Bite one orange / grapefruit / lemon daily.
Vitamin C reduces the secretion of cortisol, the hormone that advises the body to store fat. At breakfast include at least a few pieces of grapefruit.
4. Eat turkey/chicken/fish more often.
These meats are an excellent source of healthy protein that will keep you feeling full for longer. They contain amino acids that are essential for building muscle.
5. Order wisely at a restaurant.
Order without reading the menu. All restaurants have basic dishes that are good for the line – chicken steak or fish, salad, vegetable mix.
6. Drink water until urine looks like lemonade.
Hydration can reduce hunger and speed up metabolism by 3%.
7. Tell YES to the dark chocolate.
Women cannot live without the sweet, and dark chocolate containing over 60-70% cocoa is a great choice to satisfy the fierce desire for mildness. Moderate consumption of black chocolate is recommended in the weight loss process, primarily because it contains many antioxidants.
8. Stand up.
Stand and move around whenever you can. Standing burns 1.5 times more calories than sitting. While waiting at the doctor or bank, do not use the free chairs. Stand while watching TV.
9. Take healthy snacks before your eyes.
Place a plate of fruit on a small table in the living room. Put a plastic box of vegetables in the foreground in the fridge and nuts on the kitchen table. Whenever you are looking for something to nibble on, they should hit your eyes.
10. After eating at a restaurant, salt your food so you don’t continue to cook.
Eat the ordered food and when you feel your stomach is full, either give it to someone who is eager to finish it or salt it so that you do not continue to prick for the rest of the evening. That way, you will significantly reduce the number of calories you burn.