In an ever saturated industry where the word “weight loss” is being thrown around so frivolously, it is no wonder many people are beginning to associate the fitness industry as a sham. Of course, there are bound to be a few tips that are floating around that are based on scientific research, but how sure of them can you be? Today, we share with you some of the top tips in order to truly kick start your journey to a sustainable weight loss program that is bound to leave you satisfied.
1) Drinking Coffee At The Right Time
Drinking coffee in late afternoons or early mornings will not only boost your metabolism, it also aids in the fat burning process. In addition to this, coffee is packed with tons of antioxidants and is extremely effective at controlling your diet by curbing your hunger pangs.
2) Consume Lesser Refined Carbs and Opt for Whole Grain
Refined carbohydrates such as rice that have had their fibrous parts removed are the main culprits for high spike in blood sugar causing you to have hunger pangs. In addition to this, when you consume huge amount of these refined carbohydrates, not all carbs will be used. Those unused carbs will then be converted to sugar and fats, and subsequently stored in your body as adipose tissues.
3) Consume More Liquid Throughout The Day, Especially Before Meals
Drinking water not only increases your metabolic rate by up to 30%, it also fills up your stomach, making you bloated and thus reducing cravings. This is why it is recommended to drink at least 500ml of water before your meals to prevent overeating.
4) Get at Least 7 Hours of Uninterrupted Sleep
Research has since proven that those who get sufficient rest and sleep, have up to 89% chance lower of getting obese. This is linked to a research conducted by the University of Chicago that saw students dropping more weight when given adequate rest. So remember, the next time you decide to stay up late to binge or to chase after your favourite drama, think about your weight and the sacrifices you will be making.
5) Do High Intensity Interval Training
High intensity interval training works because they send your body into an insane overload due to the differing heart rate throughout your workout. Simply choose an exercise and do two differing speeds, never allow your heart rate to settle at any point in time. The key here is to NOT have your body adjust to a particular intensity and you’ll be fine from there. And to add to the number of benefits of high intensity interval training, the fat loss doesn’t stop after your exercise ends. In fact, the body goes into full overdrive up to 36 hours after your high intensity training. This allows your body to continue burning fat at a higher rate even while you’re resting!