You must have observed that whenever you ask others about weight loss hacks, they give you a never-ending list of ways that starts from counting calories, dieting, cooking healthy food, and ends at going to the gym. You keep tossing your head as where to begin. And, if (God forbid), you come across any desi aunty, then you are doomed. They will keep bombarding you with ‘gharelu-totkey’ unless you find a way to distract them.
Those home remedies mostly consist of ingredients that are either difficult to find or take plenty of time. So instead of breaking a sweat, consider these five easy ways that will get you admiration from others and satisfaction from your self.
Use Smaller Plates To Eat Unhealthy Food
Using a smaller plate for unhealthy food can stop you from having these in a more significant amount. It tricks your brain into thinking that you’re consuming them in a considerable quantity. This method has been proved to be very beneficial for people, do try it and wait for the results.
Bottom line: Use your favorite, bigger plates to serve healthy food. Keep the small ones for cheat day.
Add Protein To Your Appetite
You are doing yourself a favor by adding protein to your diet. It serves as a building block that can help you in reducing hunger, generating a feeling of fullness, and restricting your calorie intake. You can put almonds, lentils, yogurt, fish, chicken breasts, beans, and quinoa on your protein-friendly list.
Bottom Line: Protein can maximize your chances of losing weight within a short time.
Start Eating High-Fiber Foods
Fiber has a powerful effect on your appetite. It can generate the feeling of fullness, reduce hunger, and help you stay satisfied. Viscous fiber is a research-supported weight loss-friendly fiber that increases satiety and reduces the desire for food. Examples of fiber-rich foods include asparagus, beans, oranges, and Brussels sprouts.
Bottom line: A Viscous fiber forms a gel that slows down the process of digestion upon coming in contact with water, helping you to reduce intake of food, so make it a compulsory addition in your diet.
Consume A Plenty Amount Of Water
From all those elixirs that we use to look younger, healthier, smarter, water is one of the best. The interesting fact about water is that it is effective in so many ways, ranging from the stuff we consume and soak ourselves in to the ice that provides an instant remedy to the swelling problems, it is found everywhere, serving ourselves in every possible way. Not only this, but it also helps in reducing belly fat.
Water consumption before taking a meal, can maximize your chances of eating less and thus losing weight. Studies have proved that those who cram themselves with water before gobbling down a meal reduce 44% more weight than those who do not.
Bottle Line: It may sound childish, but imagine yourself in place of a thirsty crow who can do anything to imbibe few sips of water and then grab a large glass of water placed in front of you and drink as much as you can.
Stay Away From Sugary Drinks
Since sugary drinks increase the risk of weight gain, along with making you susceptible to many diseases, so try to stay away from them as much as you can. Your brain is designed in a way that it doesn’t count liquid calories, and you feel more inclined towards solid foods. Instead of these drinks, there are other healthy beverages that you should take, for example, green tea, water, and coffee. Trust us; these healthy drinks will not distract you from achieving your target–weight loss.
Bottom Line: Don’t pick up a glass of fruit juice as a substitute, instead try vegetable juice, low-fat milk, and black coffee.
Now you know what you need to do to lose your weight and respond to the snide remarks of those who always made you feel as if you don’t deserve to live on this planet because of having a potbelly. Reduce your belly fat and make them realize weight is not a measure of anyone’s intelligence, so they better not judge you based on how skinny you are because if earth ever exploded, all would die, not just those who have protruding bellies.
Contributed by Fizza Abbas