- Drink more water, particularly prior to meals.
The claims that drinking water can assist weight loss are true, so it is surprising more people do not drink more water.
That is because drinking water may boost metabolic rates by 24 – 30 % in a period of 1 to 1.5 hours. This helps to burn a few extra calories. Drink water before all of your meals to maximize the calories been burned off.
According to one study simply drinking a half liter / 17 oz of water, 30 minutes before meals means dieters eat less calories, and further more lose 44 % more weight in the process.
- Having eggs for breakfast instead of grains.
Among the benefits of eating whole eggs is that it can help you lose weight. Studies have demonstrated that eating eggs instead of grain based cereals at breakfast can help you consume less calories over the following 36 hours.
Do not worry if you cannot eat eggs as that is not a problem. Other sources of high quality protein consumed as part of your breakfast should have the same or similar results.
- Drink more coffee (especially if it is black).
Coffee has been demonized for a long time now, meaning it’s capacity to assist weight loss has not often been mentioned. However high quality coffee is packed with antioxidants that are linked to a host of health benefits.
It is actually the caffeine that makes black coffee good for weight loss. Studies show it increases metabolism by 3 to 11 % and boosts fat burning between 10 and 29 %.
Just remember to drink coffee without adding sugar, cream, or whole milk.
- Drinking Green Tea
Just like coffee drinking green tea can help with weight loss. Although green tea has less caffeine than coffee it acts as a fat burner as it also contains catechins that work in combination with the caffeine.
There have been mixed results when green tea has been tested, yet many studies conclude that it can help weight loss.
- Use coconut oil in cooking.
Coconut oil is good for weight loss as it contain a different kind of fat, which metabolizes differently from other fats. It contains medium chain triglycerides that increase metabolism, meaning an extra 120 calories are burned. These fats also suppress appetites so people consume an average of 256 calories less per day.
- Take a daily supplement of glucomannan.
Glucomannan is a type of fiber that assists in weight loss as it makes people feel fuller and they eat less. This fiber expands when it comes into contact with liquid, when taken it sits in the stomach and makes people too full to eat.
- Eat less refined sugars.
Refined sugars are the biggest single cause of people been overweight so any weight loss strategy should aim at reducing the intake of sugars. Check food labels out when you start cutting out sugars, as some low fat foods increase the sugar content.
- Reduce the intake of refined carbs.
Refined carbs are almost as bad as sugars. They have been stripped of goodness and fill you with too many calories. So eat less of them as soon as you can.