Have you ever noticed that some people just seem to effortlessly lose weight and keep it off? These people don’t look like they’re starving themselves—they still eat, and they enjoy their food. They just somehow manage to eat less than you do, or burn more calories than you do, or both.
And if you’ve ever tried to lose weight, you know how frustrating it can be to see other people who seem to have no trouble dropping pounds while you struggle with every single calorie.
Well, I’m here to tell you: there are ways to lose weight without feeling deprived or hungry. Here are ten weight loss secrets that will change the way you think about losing weight forever.
1) Eat a small, healthy meal
Before you get to anything else, if you eat a small and nutrition-packed meal, you’re less likely to binge on ‘attractive’ foods that are highly stimulating. A small meal is about the size of your fist, or about 100 calories. A healthy meal consists of protein and fiber, whole grains, fruits, and vegetables. It’s not just about what you eat—it’s also about when you eat it! Try to space out your meals over the course of the day so that you’re not feeling hungry in between meals.
2) Eat more fiber
Fiber is found in fruits and vegetables, and it helps you feel full. It also helps to slow down your digestion and keep your blood sugar stable. You can get more fiber by eating more fruits and vegetables—but also by adding fiber to your diet through supplements!
3) Drink more water
Don’t drink your calories—drink water instead! Water helps flush out toxins in your body and keeps your kidneys healthy. It also makes you feel full so you’re less likely to eat more than your body needs. Water has no calories, so it can be an effective substitute for soda and other sweetened beverages.
4) Eat slowly and chew thoroughly.
When you take the time to enjoy your food, you may find yourself eating less because it takes longer for your stomach to feel full when you eat slowly and chew thoroughly. When you eat quickly without chewing enough times per bite it can cause gas which can be very painful and uncomfortable.
5) Get enough sleep
Sleeping allows your body to rest and recover from the day’s stressors, so that it can function at its best. If you’re not getting enough sleep, your body will be more likely to store fat—even when you’re trying to lose weight.
Remember to share these weight loss tips with your clients at your fitness studio.
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