Lose Weight without Starving
Weight loss is always a big task. And kind of a hard one to achieve. If only losing weight was as easy as eating those burgers and pizzas with extra cheese, how amazing life would be then?
But it is hard to lose weight, very hard. And the first choice anyone does while embarking on a weight loss journey is STOP EATING! I mean not completely but yeah kind of. However, dieting won’t help you in long-term weight loss.
It is proven that dieting is a short-time companion like that friend you make while doing a group project, not like your best friend who knows all your dirty little secrets.
So, who are your best friends on this journey? Well, there are quite a few this time. And in this article, I am going to introduce you to them.
High Protein Diet
Here you don’t have to increase or decrease or stop eating. You have to take a protein-rich diet as protein is one of the essential nutrients for overall growth and good metabolism. Protein helps us in
- feeling full even with less consumption.
- lessens calorie intake.
- leads to weight loss.
A good source of protein for vegans and vegetarians is chia seeds; as they are filled with high-quality protein. There is another article on kannauj.city where you can learn about chia seeds. And for non-vegetarians, what can be better than eggs!
Fiber Rich Diet
Fiber is digested in the large intestine in our bodies. There are many fruits and vegetables like apples, bananas, oranges, strawberries, carrots, beetroots, etc. that are filled with fibers. Fibers are beneficial for us because
- they increase fullness.
- slows the digestion process.
- increases food transit time and nutrients absorption.
- helps prevent constipation.
Sleep works as nutrition for our brain and when you don’t get enough, your brain and body start reacting in awry ways. A normal adult person needs sleep between 7 to 9 hours every day. Lesser than this can trigger cortisol spikes that signal the body to conserve energy or what we also know as FAT. So, you need to focus on getting good sleep.
Raised levels of stress can disrupt the hormonal balance of the body. Stress can have various negative effects on our body including but not limited to :
- Increase in Glucocorticoids (acting as an appetite-inducing hormone)
- Triggers emotional eating.
- Increases appetite.
- Digestion problems.
You can get plenty of Vitamin-D from the sun rays which is the best option. Other natural supplements include egg yolks, fatty fish, fortified foods, etc. but they do not provide that much amount of vitamin-D. Vitamin-D helps in keeping the hormone levels balanced and can even promote weight loss. Some health conditions that can possibly occur due to low vitamin-D levels are:
- Metabolic syndrome.
- Depression & Anxiety.
You would have heard elders say, “You need to chew a lot to properly digest your food.” But why? Because the process of digestion starts with chewing. Proper chewing helps a person savor the taste and also gives the body time to register when they are full. It also prolongs the mealtime and lessens the food intake.
Snacks are a huge part of our lives. Feeling that tiny hunger? A proper meal will be too much? And not eating anything makes you feel like dying of starvation? Happens to the best of us. So, what to do? Of course, have some snacks but healthy snacks as you might be consuming snacks a few times a day, so, you need to make sure you are eating healthy. More fibers, proteins, carbs, and fewer calories and fat. And healthy doesn’t have to mean boring and tasteless. You can try yogurt or greek yogurt, dried dates, dry fruits, fruits, whole grains bread with jam or butter. And there are endless other things.
Exercising is a great way to lose weight and burn unnecessary fat. There are many types of exercises you can do that will affect different body parts. Some are hard but some are as easy as walking or walking itself. You can put these following daily routine exercises into your life and experience the change.
- Walking at a quick pace.
- Cycling or Biking.
- Yoga, etc.
Our bodies need a wide variety of nutrients to function properly. Eating just one type of food will not give enough nutrients and may even increase your weight. So, you should consume different foods in small portions. This way you can gain varied nutrients as well as control your weight gain.
Try to cut your sugar consumption as much as possible. There are many mundane ways you can skip unnecessary sugar and you don’t have to give up on anything, just have to make the healthier choice. Like,
- Drink water instead of sodas as soda is very harmful to the body in other ways too.
- If you want something soft to drink, make some lemonade.
- Eat biscuits or cookies made up of natural ingredients.
- Eat fruits instead of sweets and even gain nutrients.
- Go for natural sweeteners.