Keeping a healthy weight is no easy task, but has some significance if you want to live a long, happy life. The mere mention of exercise and dieting is enough to scare most people who want to embark on their weight loss journey. But there is good news for you. There are some simple proven ways to keep your weight in check, and here are a few of them.
1. Increase your protein intake
Apart from being an essential nutrient, foods with a high protein content makes you feel full after eating. In this way, it helps to control the portion of food that you eat. High protein meals are said to improve your body’s metabolism rate by 80 to 100 calories a day. Protein-enriched foods include milk, eggs, fish, meat, yogurt, almonds, and cheese. Without exercise, protein-enriched foods control your appetite and restrict high buildup of calories.
2. Drink a lot of water
Drinking a lot of water speedily burns calories produced by the food we eat. It is an excellent substitute for high sugar fluids which are high in calories. It is highly recommended to take water before every meal to help you control the amount of food you eat. Research shows that drinking water before a meal makes you lose more weight, and that is very beneficial to your health.
3. Eat smaller portions
Eating small food portions is not just etiquette, but a healthy habit and using smaller plates to eat encourages it. Eating large portions of food increases weight gain and calorie intake while eating less food reduces the production of calories in the body. Remember that, eating larger portions of food is a contributor to the high cause of obesity. This, however, does not mean starving yourself, which is very harmful to your health.
Self hypnosis for weight loss is a very effective method of weight management. A hypnotherapist monitors your weight loss progress by using repeated words to create mental images in your head. During hypnosis, you are mentally alert, focused, and more susceptible to choose how you quickly respond to weight management suggestions from the therapist. All of the contributing weight gain factors that negatively affect your health (which include habits, anxieties, negative self-talk, and food associations) all come to bear during your therapy session. Some research conducted in 2017, proves self-hypnosis as a successful technique for weight loss.
5. Eat slowly
The teeth commence the digestion process in the mouth, and it is very paramount to chew your food very well before you swallow. Eating your food very slowly makes you enjoy your food, decreases the quantity of food you take and makes you feel full. Research statistics indicate that people who eat very fast have a high risk of gaining weight. Chewing your food very well and at a slow pace makes you consume fewer calories, and increases the production of weight loss hormones that prevent weight gain.
Keeping a healthy lifestyle and maintaining a healthy diet is possible if you set your mind to it. These little changes will go a long way to positively impact your health and keep your weight in check.
What unique ways do you do to lose weight? Let me know in the comments below!