Nearly everyone has spent some time thinking about losing weight, at some point in their lives. This is especially the case for westerners. It is almost certain that, to achieve weight loss goals most people have called various diet plans and exercise regimes to the rescue. However, it is common knowledge that only about 5% of dieters who successfully lose weight are able to keep away the unwanted pounds for life. What happens in most cases is that the dieter reverts to past (unhealthy) habits after the completion of a diet plan. And then, the weight starts to creep up slowly and steadily. Nevertheless, this is not to discourage potential dieters because losing weight is actually attainable, more easily than is thought. Here are some suggestions for guaranteed results include:
1. Substitute Fruit for Chocolate and Other Sweet Cravings:
Fruit is high in fibre, which fills you up and is healthy. The natural fructose found in fruit makes up for the sweetness, which satisfies taste buds and kills cravings.
2. Use High-protein Meal Substitutes:
Protein shakes are low-carb and low-fat options, excellent for dieting, as protein is filling and nourishing to the body, especially the muscle system. Nowadays, there is a wide variety of protein shake flavours, so anyone can find one to satisfy personal tastes. Another plus is, shakes are easy to prepare, anywhere.
3. Serve Food in Smaller Dishware and Eat with Smaller Silverware:
This technique works, because it satisfies the eye. When hunger strikes, one wants to see food in quantity; using smaller plates magnifies the optical effect of smaller food portions, so overeating is avoided. Smaller utensils mean smaller bites, necessary to encourage eating slowly; this, in turn, allows the brain to register fullness.
4. Brush Teeth After the Last Meal:
Cleaning teeth creates a sensation of freshness, so it is less likely that it will be followed by consuming a dessert.
5. Steer Clear from Liquid Calories:
Alcoholic drinks, especially cocktails are packed with calories, which makes them unfriendly to the waistline. This also holds true for all calorie-laden drinks, such as fancy, take-away coffees and juices.
6. Consume Whole Foods:
What this effectively means is, keep packaged foods away from your kitchen. It is almost certain that these foods are processed, therefore full of toxic preservatives, which can create all kinds of health issues long-term.
7. Wear Tight Clothing:
One is more likely to stick to a diet plan, if they wear clothes that look and feel uncomfortable.
8. Drink a Lot of Water:
This advice is both very common and very effective. Water is necessary to keep the body functional and energised. It also helps get rid of toxins and may curb appetite.
9. Remove Leftovers After Serving:
Doing this ensures no second and third helpings will be consumed.
10. Change the Lifestyle:
This is by far the most important weight-loss advice anyone can give. No diet will ever work to keep unwanted weight at bay, unless it is incorporated permanently to daily life.
Summing up, carrying extra pounds is always bound to cause uncertainty and discomfort in all areas of everyday life. For example, travelling may be avoided because of fear of having to use the Ehic card abroad, to treat a health problem caused by excess weight. However, if proper action is taken, there will ultimately be no cause for worry as health risks are significantly reduced by achieving a normal weight.