Millions of Americans struggle each day to lose weight and gain confidence in their appearances. We're not about to reiterate the hundreds of diets men and women absorb themselves in each year, but we are going to reveal some healthy secrets to losing weight and staying healthy.
Everyone knows that it's not healthy to starve yourself or work
yourself to death at the gym. The biggest part of weight loss is
balance, especially when it comes to eating and exercising.
Below are five healthy and effective ways to lose weight and stay healthy:
1. Eat Fiber. Eating foods with a lot of fiber (like whole grains,
fresh fruit, and raw veggies) will help you fill up faster and digest
your food more effectively. Fiber will also make you feel less tired and
bloated which ultimately increases your energy levels which will help
you lose the weight faster.
2. Drink Lots of Water. Making sure you drink 8-10 glasses of water
each day will make sure your body stays hydrated and will help flush out
the waste in your system. The more water you drink, the faster your
metabolism will break down the fat in your body. Consuming water before
meals will make your stomach feel fuller which will make it easier to
consumer lesser amounts of food during your meals.
3. Get a Good Night's Sleep. Many experts agree that the less sleep
you get, the harder it is to lose weight. Getting at least 7 hours of
restorative sleep each night will help you lose weight and will make
sure your energy levels are high enough to make losing weight a
4. Stop Smoking/ Drinking. If you don't smoke or drink alcohol,
you're already one step ahead of the game. Individuals trying to lose
weight while maintaining a habit of smoking or drinking will find losing
weight significantly more difficult than those who stay clear of both.
If you're serious about losing weight, your best bet is to kick the
nicotine and the erase the alcohol before starting your weight loss
5. Monitor your Portion Sizes. Losing weight doesn't mean completely
eliminating your favorite foods from your diet - it just means
portioning them. You can still have those Doritos you've been craving or
the double-fudge sundae - you'll just have to have a small, controlled
bowl of Doritos or a kid's size double-fudge sundae instead of the
larger ones you're used to. Controlling your portions is the single most
effective way to lose weight fast.