Seven weight loss tips to use today

Seven healthy tips to use today

Here are seven tips you can start using today to lose weight (without depriving yourself)

  1. Cut down the calories: The most efficient way to lose weight quickly is to make sure you’re consuming a caloric deficit. This means that you’re taking in less calories than your body is burning throughout the day, which will prompt your metabolic system to start burning stored fat for energy.

  2. But don’t skip meals: This might seem counterintuitive, but if you start skipping meals you’ll run the risk of triggering your body’s “Starvation Mode” protocol, which can sabotage your metabolic system (and your weight loss goals).

  3. Beware the snack attack: Everybody gets hungry between meals, but falling victim to having “just a little bit” of junk food will set you back on your weight loss journey. So avoid snacking if possible, but if you must, opt for healthy snacks like raw, unprocessed fruits and vegetables. Pro tip: See if a glass of water will cure that troublesome hunger pang that strikes between breakfast and lunch.

  4. Starchy foods: Some starchy foods can be kept in your diet, as they give you an energy boost and help you feel fuller longer thanks to their fiber content. But if you’re trying to lose weight, strictly consuming starchy foods like bread, potatoes, and pasta in moderation will help you reach your goals faster.

  5. Go for white meat: Healthier for your heart and generally lower in fat, chicken and fish should make up the majority of your protein intake.

  6. Go even more for vegetables: On average, North Americans aren’t including enough healthy vegetables on their plates. Incorporating more vegetables--especially the raw, unprocessed variety--will not only help you lose weight, they’ll help you feel better as they provide a boost in energy and help you get ALL of your nutritional needs.

  7. Stick with water: Soda and alcohol will sabotage a diet faster than anything else. Reduce your intake completely for the best results, but if you have to indulge you can allow yourself a glass of red wine with dinner.

These tips should help you get started on your weight loss journey, but everybody is different. For the best results, consider consulting a specialist to create a tailored diet that’s specific to you and your goals!