5 Tricks To Speed Up Weight Loss

Posted on 12th August 2012 in Health & Fitness
5 Tricks To Speed Up Weight Loss

Any health or fitness expert would tell you that the formula to losing weight is eat less and exercise more. This formula may seem to be straightforward but anyone who has tried to shed some pounds know how much of a struggle losing weight can be.

The difficulty of losing weight has lead a lot of people to resort to diet supplements, diet fads and expensive weight loss equipment which often offer empty promises. Healthy weight loss through proper diet, physical activity and behavior modification is the surest way to get rid of that excess weight.

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Fast Weight Loss Tricks You Should Try

You should understand that fad diets and quick weight loss methods are not your best route to permanent weight loss. But if you want to enhance your current weight loss regime, here are some healthy and fast weight loss tricks for you:

1. Take More Steps

Make it a point off adding those extra steps as they can make a difference – use the stairs instead of the elevator, try to run more errands on foot, opt to walk rather than take a short bus ride to a deli. Studies have shown that people who walk 10,000 steps per day are better at managing their weight and keeping lifestyle diseases like cardiovascular ailments, Diabetes and stroke away. By taking more steps, you are increasing your calorific expenditure and hastening weight loss.

2. Downsize Your Plate

One research study from Cornell University pointed out that the size of the plate can affect an individuals food consumption. It showed that people who eat from a larger plate are likely to help themselves to significantly larger serving size. The researchers conclude that by using smaller dishes, we can easily avoid taking in too many calories. So if you want to lose weight try using a smaller plates.

3. Spice Up Your Life

Spicy foods contain chemical compounds that can help make your weight loss quicker and easier by increasing your metabolic rate. There is evidence on how spices like chili and cayenne pepper have the power to raise the metabolic rate by up to 50% for up to 3 hours post consumption of the spicy meal.

Boosting the metabolism is a very important component of weight loss, so amp up your metabolic rate by adding a tablespoon of chopped red or green chili pepper to your meal.

4. Drink Water Before Meals

A new study found that drinking two glasses of water before each meal can help promote weight loss. There is not a complex reason behind this weight loss trick. Drinking water promotes weight loss is that it fills up the stomach with a substance that has zero calories. People feel fuller as a result, and eat less calorie-containing food during the meal.

5. Weigh Yourself Daily

Although fitness and health experts were quite torn on whether weighing daily was positive or negative, a recent study have shown that dieters are better off at maintaining their weight loss when they weigh themselves daily. The study purports that stepping on the weighing scale on a daily basis keeps you aware of your weight hence, you will be better equipped for preventing weight gain.

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