Nobody wants to look like a fatty pumpkin on the occasion of a new year party! At the beginning of a new year, millions of people all over the world take oaths to lose weight. Unfortunately, most of them become unsuccessful or forget it entirely until the next year comes. But, if you are serious about losing weight, then there are some surprising weight loss tips for 2020 that you will love.
It’s time to confess that you love to eat! Everyone does! You don’t need to sacrifice everything for the sake of your look and appearance. Just don’t let the food to decide how fatty or skinny you will look like! That’s why you need these tips to lose weight rapidly with minimal effort. These tips are so simple and easy that even the most significant foodie can follow!
Here are seven fantastic weight loss tips for 2020 that you will love:
1. Eat More Frequently!!
Though it might sound strange, it is true. You can eat more and still lose weight! You should keep eating frequently. The golden rule of losing weight is: Never skip a meal. Just be careful about what you are eating, as recommended by Livin3. Try to choose healthy, low-calorie foods.
Now, you might be curious to know the science behind this rule. Let me explain in detail. When you stay hungry for a more extended period, your body enters into the “resting mood”. In such a state, your body reduces its functions to save energy. It may result in a reduced metabolic rate and low-calorie burning. If you are not able to burn calories, you can never lose weight. So, you don’t need to skip your meal anymore. You just need to remember the three easy steps of losing weight:
- Never skip your meal.
- Instead of a large meal, eat several small meals more frequently.
- Be careful about the calorie content of the food you are eating.
2. Eat whatever you like!!
You don’t need to abandon your favorite food. When you avoid certain foods regularly, then you will be deprived of the nutritional benefits of those foods. So, you should eat everything. But you just need to be careful about the amount of food you are eating. Because it’s not the food that makes you fat, It’s the calories inside that food. So, try to calculate the number of calories you are going to intake before you eat anything.
I will never ask you to refrain from the lingering smell of your favorite chicken stew! But, before jumping onto your favorite dish, you need to count the calories first and then decide. In the case of a skinless, boneless, cooked chicken dish, chicken wings and thighs usually contain 203 calories and 209 calories, respectively. Whereas chicken breasts contain only 165 calories per 100 grams. So, if you want to enjoy your chicken meal but also stay fit at the same time, then try to choose chicken breast. You can eat anything you like but just stick to the following rules:
- Count the calories of your food before eating
- No need to avoid any food. But you can choose a healthier, low-calorie alternative or limit the amount of food intake. For example, you can select zero-calorie alternatives instead of high sugary drinks
- Eat higher amounts of low-calorie food and a lower amount of high-calorie food.
3. Eat fatty food (but stay within limit)
Sometimes, it’s ok to eat high fat, high-calorie food. You can easily avoid the adverse effect if you visit alert about the amount you are eating. Fats and oils have their benefits. They make your skin soft and provide a high satiety value. It means that fats and oils give you the satisfaction of fullness. It tricks you into feeling that you are already full before you are!
Moreover, fats can be burnt easily when you work out. So, all fats are not bad. In fact, there is some good fat like omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids. You just need to limit the amount of fat intake. Try to avoid trans-fat, LDL, and saturated fats, which are very hard to cut off once stored inside the body. Here are some tips on eating fats and oil:
- No need to avoid fat altogether. Just limit the amount of total fat intake
- Eat good fat (food containing HDL, omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acid), etc
- Try to avoid bad cholesterol, which is found mostly in processed foods like- chips, fries, and junk foods.
4. Eat and drink more!
Drink plenty of water and eat lots of healthy fruits and vegetables. This is the healthiest way to reduce weight naturally. Try to consume more high fiber food like whole-grain products. Generally, high fiber food takes more time to digest. So, your stomach will be filled for a more extended period. Thus, you will also be able to avoid consuming extra calories of in-between meals.
In reality, you can eat more and still lose weight at the same time. You just need to choose your food wisely. For example, the water content in cucumber is almost 80%. So, each time you eat cucumber, technically, you are “eating” 80% water! Thus, the number of calories you get from these types of food can be lesser than the calories required for their digestion process. As a result, you may end up losing more calories than you take. That’s why these foods are known as “negative calorie” food. Though harmful calorie foods do not provide ‘negative calories’ but they provide minimal calories.
Here is a list of food that you should eat more:
- Lots of fruits and vegetables
- Whole grain food
- High fiber food
- Low calorie and Negative calorie food
- Plenty of water
5. Eat Healthily
Home-cooked food is the best potion for a healthy diet. Try to consume raw and per-boiled or pre-boiled food as much as you can. Have some fresh fruits and vegetables. Processed food may contain extra calories that are generally added during their processing. Many junk food and processed food contain hidden calories, trans fat, etc. Also, try to avoid high sugar food.
List down foods that you must avoid:
- Processed food such as many ‘ready to cook’ food that may contain hidden calories
- Junk food like chips, fast food, etc
- High-calorie food
- Food with high G.I.
6. Physical exercise
Other than following strict diet rules, you must try to do light exercise every day. Because, if you go to bed straight after dinner, then no diet can save you! If you are planning to live a sedentary lifestyle, then even skipping meals for days won’t be able to bring any good!
- Go back to work after finishing your meal
- Practice light or medium physical exercise regularly.
7. Keep precise timing
If you maintain a regular schedule for your meals, then you will feel hungry only at that specific time. Thus, you will be able to cut off in-between meals. Moreover, you should try to eat as early as possible! Specially, you should finish having dinner at least 2 hours before your bedtime. Jumping into bed right after finishing heavy dinner is never a good idea if you are serious about losing weight. So, just try to follow these two simple steps:
- Make a timetable for your everyday mealtime
- It’s better to complete your dinner on or before 8 p.m. If you don’t want to do so, then finish your dinner at least two hours before sleep.
If you follow these simple tips and tricks, you will be able to reduce weight rapidly. Don’t fall for any eye catching overnight ‘slimming’ products. There is a wise saying that “fast comes, fast goes”. So, don’t rush for anything. Remember, there is no shortcut to a healthy life. After all, it’s your life. You have to make it healthy! And this is the healthiest way to a happier, healthier, and more fit lifestyle shortly.