Natural weight loss is the preferred way to lose weight. In most cases, it is the healthiest method for weight loss. But how do you get started?
Consistency is Key
If you want true weight loss, true lasting weight loss, then you need to adopt a healthy eating lifestyle instead of a temporary diet. It is important to be consistent. Try to stick to eating at the same times of the day. This helps you establish healthy eating habits.
It is also a good idea to write down the foods that you want to include in your plan. That way you don’t have to stop and figure out what you should and should not eat. Prepare quick snacks that you can put in the fridge and grab when you are in a hurry.
While consistency is great, there are times that you may “fall off the wagon.”
And that’s OK.
If you slip up and stray from your plan, just move on. Don’t beat yourself up to call yourself a failure. Instead, get right back on that horse and continue with your plan. It will get easier.
Your body is 60% water so you need to maintain proper hydration for your body to function properly. Often though, hunger may mask dehydration. You may feel hungry but what your body is craving is water.
So before you grab a snack, grab a glass or two of water.
It can also reduce your calorie intake if you drink water before your meals and it’s always a smart move to replace your sugar-laden and even diet beverages with water.
The Sleep and Obesity Connection
Studies have shown that people who are sleep deprived have a 55% increased risk of becoming obese compared to people who do get adequate sleep. It’s important to note that this number increases even more in children.
Part of the reason this occurs is because sleep deprivation disrupts the appetite hormones, causing them to fluctuate in unhealthy ways. This can lead to impaired appetite regulation and even hormonal malfunction that causes overeating.
10 Tips for Natural Weight Loss
Embarking on any weight loss journey isn’t easy, but there are some things you can do to make it much easier. Incorporate these natural weight loss tips into your plan:
- Avoid processed foods
- Eat plenty of fiber-rich foods
- Limit your sugar intake
- Use a smaller plate to encourage smaller portions
- Eat more protein
- Cut back on sodium
- Avoid “diet” sodas
- Limit refined carbs like white bread and white rice
- Stop eating fast and slow down
- Take a good probiotic
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