Diet Resolutions: Let’s change your lifestyle to lose a few pounds. Unfortunately, it does not happen by snapping your fingers! But it’s not as hard as you might think. Many women mistakenly believe that they should change everything to lose weight when, in reality, small changes made to their realistic power and their level of physical activity can make a great difference.
Here are 10 tips to help you get slim, lose those little extra pounds as quickly as possible.
Say goodbye to soda
According to a study presented at the American Dietetic Association, each “diet” soft drink consumed daily increases the risk of being overweight by 65 percent. Other research suggests that artificial sweeteners stimulate the appetite, thus leading to overconsumption. Replace sodas with normal or sparkling water, and add lemon.
According to a British study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, women who eat erratically, consume more calories and burn fat more slowly than those who regularly eat six small meals a day. Do not pass over three or four hours without eating something.
Opt for green tea
Not only does green tea contain half the caffeine of coffee, but it also contains catechins with antioxidant properties that are 20 times more than vitamin C. A recent Japanese study has found that people who drank 11 ounces of green tea daily had lost 5.3 pounds only after three months, while those who drank regularly had only lost 2.9 pounds. Integrate the British ritual of afternoon tea, which joins the business with pleasure. Do you find green tea too bitter? Try green tea with fruit flavors. Most of them do not contain calories while having the suspicion of flavor that will add fun to the benefits of tea.
Forget the grocery aisles
These are the ones who collect the most processed products with high sugar content and trans fat. We find fresh foods, dairy products and fruits and vegetables in rows outside the store. Solution: Rather than move row by row, filling the grocery cart along the first walls of the right, bottom and left of the store, and end up with the inner aisles. So you’ve had your fill of healthy food, and there will be less space for processed foods in your cart.
People who sleep seven or eight hours a night are slimmer than those who sleep only five or six hours. When your sleep is deprived, your body produces more stress hormones, which can increase appetite. Do you have sleep problems? Fai of your exercise in the morning and not after work. People who train in the morning fall asleep more easily than those who do so in the evening.
Stock your freezer with shrimp
“Keep a bag or two of frozen shrimp. You can add to your stir or fry pasta, or eat them with cocktail sauce as a snack,” suggests Ellie Krieger, RD, author of Small Changes, Big Results (Clarkson Potter, 2005). With 84 calories per 3 ounces of shrimp contain one-third of the calories of chicken and half of those of steak. You despise them frozen? Z buys fresh shrimp. However, frozen shrimp are often cooler because they are frozen immediately after being caught.
Opt for brown foods
Instead of buying refined and processed products such as sugar and white bread, choose those that contain whole grains such as brown rice, pasta integrals, whole grain breads and cereals, which are unprocessed. In general, the darker they are the more they contain fibers that facilitate weight loss. All research shows that increasing fiber in the diet is essential in a low-fat diet because it helps us feel satisfied, they decrease the absorption of calories from other food sources. Sprinkle two tablespoons of high-fiber cereals like All-Bran or Bran Buds, Kellogg’s, in the yogurt (5 grams) or cereal morning. Replace the white bread with whole wheat bread and add canned beans to salads.
Drink V-8 while you cook
Several people claiming to be unable to lose weight because they consume hundreds of calories during the meal preparation. Every little bite counts. With 50 small calories per serving, you will avoid eating while cooking, which will increase your daily intake of vegetables. You feel less hungry, which will make you not to overeat at meals.
Make a list
Never go to the grocery store without it, since it will prevent you from making impulse purchases. Never (should we repeat it?) go to the market when you are hungry.
Make way for the salsa
You can integrate it with almost everything: baked potatoes, vegetables and even salmon. It’s a serving of vegetables that enhances the flavor of foods without increasing the calories. For example, sour cream on a baked potato with two tablespoons of salsa will save you from 42 calories and 5 grams of fat.