Last updated on May 5th, 2023 at 11:25 am
Follow a few simple tricks to start some healthy habits that will make you lose weight without starting any crash diet
February is now coming to an end and finally, the beautiful days are upon us with the arrival of spring. In the blink of an eye, we will have to make the change of season, we will put away the sweaters and down jackets to make room for short-sleeved shirts, mini skirts, and light jackets. Summer is fast approaching but are we really ready for the costume fitting?
We felt almost safe wearing heavy clothing that hid our extra pounds but soon, with the arrival of the heat, we would be forced to say goodbye to all this. To do this we do not have to resort to any crash diet in order to get back in shape. Doctors, endocrinologists, and nutritionists always tell us that there is no miraculous diet and we must agree with them.
In fact, lightning diets will make us suffer a lot to maybe even reach the ideal weight but then, without counting the damage inflicted on our health, in no time at all, every “tear” we do will lead us to gain more weight than before, reacquiring with he cares about the centimeters lost. So let’s follow some valuable tips to lose weight naturally and gradually.
The secrets to losing weight without going on a diet
First of all, carbohydrates should not be eliminated completely or at least not those contained, for example, in fruit. According to some specialists, it is better to reduce those present in pasta and bread and take them mainly through the fruit. It is therefore advisable to eat between 50 and 100 grams of simple carbohydrates (contained in fruits and vegetables).
It is also necessary to introduce a large amount of protein into our diet, bringing them to at least 15% more than usual. The latter, if taken in greater quantities, reduce appetite and contribute effectively to weight loss. We should therefore give space in our diet to chicken and beef, eggs, and legumes.
Associated with these we should also take many vegetables including cauliflower, spinach, broccoli, chard, lettuce, cucumber, and tomato. The allowed fats would therefore be only those contained in extra virgin olive oil and avocado.
To all this, it is naturally recommended to combine a healthy and balanced physical activity such as running, swimming, going to the gym, or taking long brisk walks in the open air. Other valuable tips that are always valid for weight loss are:
- Drink plenty of water, even before meals, to reduce appetite.
- Drink coffee or tea (preferably sugar-free) which speed up the metabolism.
- Get enough sleep between 7 and 8 hours a night.
- Introduce the right amount of protein in your breakfast.
- Eat five meals a day, including light snacks.
- Eat slowly to help increase satiety.
- Avoid sugary drinks like cola or other sugary drinks.
- Eat whole foods.