Americans are eating themselves to death. According to the National Institute of Health (NIH), 2 in 3 adults are considered overweight and 1 in 3 adults are considered obese. Excess weight carries numerous health risks, such as cancer, diabetes, heart disease, stroke, and depression. But losing weight isn’t as easy as all those fad diets would have you believe. That’s why we’ve gathered some helpful weight loss tips to help you burn fat safely.
If you want to lose weight, start with a healthy diet.
According to nutrition and weight loss counselor Katherine Tallmadge, RD, you can safely lose 3 pounds or more per week if you choose wholesome foods and commit to exercising daily. What kind of foods should you cut down on for rapid weight loss? Michael Dansinger, MD, from NBC’s Biggest Loser, suggests cutting starches, added sugars, and animal fat from meat and dairy, while focusing on fruits and veggies, egg whites, soy products, nonfat dairy, fish, and lean meats. And don’t forget to drink plenty of water for healthy cellular function!
Bonus tip: avoid those middle isles in the grocery stores to cut out all that processed junk high in added fats, salt, and sugar. Even tomato sauce is loaded with added sugar these days.
Exercise to trim fat.
Some studies suggest that in order to lose weight, you should include about an hour of moderate exercise into your daily routine. For maximum weight loss, WebMD suggests combining cardio with strength training. Cardio is a calorie-burning powerhouse, while strength training builds muscles, which burn more energy than fat.
It is important not to overexert yourself, however, as this can lead to injuries that may prevent you from exercising and moving further along your weight loss path. To gradually build strength and endurance, try HIIT workouts or high intensity interval training. HIIT workouts include bursts of activity, such as jump roping, burpees, or lunges, for a short interval of time- usually about 30 seconds to one minute- followed by a recovery or rest period.
Journal your way to better health.
Counting calories is a modern phenomenon. For most of human history, people were active enough and ate a largely wholesome diet- they didn’t need to worry about calories. Today, however, people unknowingly eat as much as twice or more of their recommended calorie intake due to empty calories from processed foods.
That’s why keeping a food journal can help you stick to your diet and avoid overeating. Record what you ate and when as well as your mood prior to eating. Tracking your emotional states before meals may help you identify any negative emotional eating or binging patterns associated with feelings of frustration, sadness, or boredom.
Find healthy foods you love to help you stick to your diet.
A healthy meal plan doesn’t have to be bland. To satisfy cravings and help you stick to your diet, find wholesome foods you love. To lose weight, cutting sugary soft drinks and sweetened iced teas will save you about 100 to 150 calories per beverage. But water is boring. If you’re looking to satisfy those cravings for sugar-sweetened soft drinks, Primal Essence Instant Organic Herbal Super Teas might become your new favorite. Packed with phytochemicals and antioxidants, flavors like Classic Chai or Ginger Zing can be added to hot or cold water or other beverages, such as orange juice or coffee.
Adding flavor to your meals is just as easy with Primal Essence Certified Organic Extract Infused Coconut Oils. Sweet or Savory flavors in Garlic Onion, Italian Herb, Chipotle Chili, Indian Curry, Lemon Pepper, Thai Curry, Cinnamon Sweet, Ginger Sweet, and Vanilla Sweet will add a variety of bursting flavors to your healthy diet.
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