If you are looking to lose weight, then it is imperative to keep a check on your health and plan realistic goals for yourself. In order to lose weight in a healthy way, the first step is to set realistic goals that you can achieve easily in the weeks to come. If the findings of a latest study are to be believed, then our diet is far more important than exercises like swimming, jogging and cycling. According to health experts, muscle training or weight lifting increases appetite that can ultimately sabotage the best of intentions. People who aim to lose 1 or 2 kilos in a week are more successful at keeping their routine on. As per health experts and dietitians around the world, about 10 percent of our calories are burned digesting the food we eat, and we lose about 20 percent to 30 percent while exercising.
The causes of upper belly fat, or upper abdominal fat, are in most cases proportional to our lifestyle choices. For some, the reasons could be based in genetics or even hormonal fluctuations. One must consider a holistic approach that targets all these elements to change their body and achieve their desired fitness goals.
Here Are Simple Diet Tips That May Help You Lose Weight Naturally:
Protein is one of the most important nutrients to add to your daily diet. Moreover, including protein-rich foods to your diet could help accelerate weight loss. It keeps you full for longer and helps lower total body fat. Add eggs, oats, fish, and amaranth to your lunch and dinner menu. You can eat chana, sprouts, paneer or tofu for breakfast.
If you are on a weight loss spree, then you must avoid refined carbs and sugar. Why, you ask? It is mainly because carbs break down in our body and produce sugar. More simple carbs in your diet will ultimately cause your blood sugar levels to rise. Apart from this, simple carbs and sugar make us retain water, resulting in bloating which you want to avoid when trying to shed kilos.
While doing grocery shopping, one must scan nutrition labels carefully to avoid all preservatives, artificial colours, additives and MSG. Foods comprising preservatives are a complete no-no, as they are usually high in sodium content.
Ask your nutritionist or dietitian and they will always advice you to skip deep-fried foods like chips, samosa, patty, etc. as these will not only undo all your hard work but will also make you lethargic. The fats in fried foods are trans-fats. They increase inflammation and free radical damage in the body.
It's the beginning of a New Year; starting right now, you will have whole year to measure your results. After all, there's nothing better than experiencing the satisfaction of helping yourself achieve your goals.
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