Already fed up with the sweeping declarations of the 1st of January? Well, you are not the only one.
Most studies show that resolutions begin to drop even after a week.
In fact, just 8% of people actually achieve their yearly resolutions. Healthier food orders had a huge jump in the first days of January but they now seem to lose the primacy, so foodpanda.pk, a mobile and online food ordering marketplace, offers some tips to keep on going.
The devil is in the details: Even small changes can do the trick, such as adjusting the toppings of your favorite burger. With that said, there is no need to go for a completely naked burger in order to keep it low-cal.
Some sinful foods can surprisingly have slimming effects when they contain these “magic” ingredients that can influence the way your body processes the calories and fat it consumes.
Here is how you do it:
1. Dressing on the Side
Restaurants use too much of dressings. A small quantity is adequate enough to bring the right taste in burgers.
2. Easy on the Cheese
Ask for less cheese on your pizza. It doesn’t make such a difference on the taste- especially if you plan to add some veggie toppings as well.
3. Replace Ketchup With Mustard
Get mustard with your meal and feel the burn—literally! Scientists at England’s Oxford Polytechnic Institute found that by eating 1 tsp. of mustard can boost the metabolism by up to 25% for several hours after eating.
4. A Little More of Chili Peppers
Chilies can propel the body to burn an extra 50 to 100 calories following a spicy meal. So next time you order a burger, pizza or chicken, but cannot handle the actual chili, choose the hot sauce as a topping.
5. Spice it Up
Spices are also interesting add-ons that contribute in fat burning. Black or red pepper, cayenne pepper or cumin is the most effective. Lose the salt, and season with any of these all your meals as a hot addition as well as an appetite suppressant.
6. Protein and Protein
Go for the fish burger for a change- it’s full of the good fats and goes perfect with lots of green toppings. Research suggests the omega-3s in salmon and other fatty fish help build muscle- and the more muscle you have, the more calories you burn.
7. Digest with Dark Chocolate
Even though chocolate has many calories, dark chocolate contains antioxidants and ingredients such as bio-flavonoids that promote weight loss. A study found that dark chocolate-eaters tended to be slimmer than those who didn’t touch the stuff.
They were also less likely to get heart disease or suffer strokes. So there’s no need to cut your dessert, just go for the dark chocolate.
Do you have some useful dieting tips? Share with us in the comments below.