There are a lot of diet programs nowadays and a lot of “how-to’s” to lose weight. It is then impossible to know which really works. So whatever weight-loss program you are trying, try to add these simple steps below and see the difference.
One of the most effective ways of losing weight is to drink a lot of water. Keep your body hydrated by drinking 8-10 glasses of water a day. Do not substitute water with juice. By keeping your body hydrated, you are helping your kidney to wash out the toxins easily. Drinking water and keeping hydrated can also help tone the muscles. Dehydrated muscles will never tone no matter how much exercise you do. Also, most often than not, we get confused with thirst and hunger. We tend to eat thinking we are hungry when in fact we are just thirsty.
Try to split your meal in a day. Instead of eating three full large meals a day, split them into five. Eat three times a day in sensible amount and have low calorie snacks in between. This can prevent you from eating too much during the entire day. Also, have your meal as scheduled. This can help your stomach adjust and learn when it should expect food. When you feel hungry few hours after you had eaten, try eating half amount of food and save the other half for later.
Make reading between the lines a habit. This means that practice reading the labels of the food you consume. Keep track with your calorie intake and make sure you only take the amount of calorie you need in a day. There are foods with labels indicating that is “non fat” but it can contain a lot of calories. In addition, there are also foods that says “low calorie” but may contain a lot of sugar which can cause development of fat in the body.
The best way to keep track of what you eat is to keep a journal. This can help you follow and evaluate your eating habits at the end of each week. If you are the person who spends a lot of time in front of the computer, then you can keep a blog about your ways of losing weight. You can show your dietician your blog or your journal so he can give you tips on how to improve your program.
You need not change your entire weight-loss program process. Just try inserting these tips and see how it can improve your program.
David Tan also writes articles on kitchen trolley and outdoor kitchen islands.