How to Lose Weight: 11 Tips

How to Lose Weight: 11 Tips

The best way to lose weight permanently is to do it slowly and without going on any harsh diet. So 5-Minute Crafts would like to tell you about some simple changes that you can make to your lifestyle to get rid of extra pounds naturally.

1. Don’t skip breakfast.

Eating a healthy breakfast every day may help you avoid getting too hungry and overeating during the day.

What to do:

Eat about 400-500 calories for your morning meal.

✅ Choose foods that are high in protein like eggs, oats, nut and seed butters, quinoa porridge, and sardines.

2. Eat regular meals.

Eating at regular times during the day will help you burn calories at a faster rate and reduce the temptation to snack on unhealthy foods.

What to do:

Eat at least 3 meals and 2 snacks a day.

✅ The break between your meals should be no longer than 3-4 hours.

✅ If you often forget to eat on time, set a “snack alarm” on your phone.

3. Close your kitchen at night.

Closing your kitchen will help you avoid late-night snacks while you’re watching TV or doing some other routine evening things.

What to do:

Choose the time for your last meal of the day and try not to return to your kitchen after that time.

✅ Brush your teeth after your last meal to decrease your desire to eat or drink something else.

4. Replace emotional eating with other habits.

Recognizing and controlling your emotional triggers will help you find healthier ways to calm yourself down in difficult situations.

What to do:

✅ If you feel stressed, try yoga, meditation, or take a hot bath.

✅ If you feel a lack of energy, try walking around, listening to energizing music, or taking a short nap.

✅ If you feel lonely or bored, try socializing more — call a friend or family member, take your dog for a walk, or go to the mall or a park.

5. Serve smaller portions.

If you gradually get used to eating smaller portions, you will eat less without feeling hungry.

What to do:

Reduce your portions by 10-20%.

✅ Use smaller plates, bowls, and cups to make your portions appear larger.

⛔ Don’t eat out of large bowls or directly from food containers, because it will be difficult for you to tell exactly how much you’ve eaten.

6. Practice mindful eating.

Eating mindfully will help you enjoy the food you eat more and maintain a healthy weight.

What to do:

✅ Sit down at a table to eat.

✅ Eat slowly, savoring the smells and textures of your food. This will give your brain enough time to recognize the signals that you are full and prevent overeating.

Avoid distractions when eating. Don’t eat while working, watching TV, or driving if you don’t want to overeat.

7. Drink more water.

Sometimes you can confuse thirst with hunger, so by drinking water you can avoid eating extra calories.

What to do:

✅ Drink about 8 glasses of water a day to flush out toxins more quickly.

✅ You can also try drinking water before meals.

8. Get a good night’s sleep.

Inadequate sleep may increase the levels of stress hormones in your body and lead to excessive hunger and sugar cravings.

What to do:

Sleep about 8 hours every night.

Stick to the same bedtime every evening.

✅ Make sure that your bedroom is dark enough and stays at a pleasant temperature.

9. Don’t eat fruit.

Although many people believe that fruits are very nutritious, they contain a lot of sugar that is almost identical to the sugar in soda and other sweet beverages.

What to do:

✅ Approach fruits as a treat and enjoy them occasionally.

✅ For the best results, eliminate fruits from your diet completely.

10. Eat more fiber.

Including plenty of fiber in your diet can leave you feeling full for a longer period of time because it usually takes longer to digest.

What to do:

✅ Eat more whole-grain bread, oats, barley, rye, vegetables, spinach, asparagus, celery, peas, beans, nuts, and seeds.

11. Track your diet.

Tracking your diet will help you manage your weight and stay accountable for what you’ve eaten during the day.

What to do:

✅ Write down everything you eat and drink in either a journal or an app.

✅ You can also take photos of your meals instead of writing everything down.

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