Exercise. Eat healthy. Exercise more. Repeat. That’s really how anyone can lose weight, right? Well if you’re dieting and exercising regularly and more, you have probably noticed that losing weight is NOT that simple. If your weight loss progress has stalled like many women before you have, try out these awesome tried, tested and proven diet tricks to bust through that plateau.
1. Don’t start your day without breakfast.
Eat breakfast. It’ll energize you for the day and keep your diet in check.
2. Keep the calories burning.
During your workout, rest no more than 30 seconds between exercises. This will dramatically bump your calorie burn.
3. Avoid late-night eating.
Finish eating three hours before bedtime. Your metabolism slows down when you sleep so you shift from fat burning to fat storage.
4. Don’t forget to use dumbbells.
Increase the strength component of your workout. Adding lean muscle to your body not only tones, it also increases your metabolism.
5. Eat smaller bites.
Use the three-bite rule with dessert: Have three small bites and put your fork down.
6. Don’t be stingy on sleep and rest.
Get six to eight hours of sleep a night. Without it, the appetite hormone ghrelin increases, which could result in weight gain. And schedule at least two three-minute breaks during the day to practice deep-breathing exercises. It will reduce the stress hormone cortisol, which builds fat around your midsection.
7. Don’t automatically give in to your cravings.
Before you eat, ask yourself, ‘Am I hungry?’. Unless a craving comes from hunger, eating won’t satisfy it.
8. Get your brain on board.
Be specific about your weight loss goal. The brain detects a difference between where you are and where you want to be, so when you’re specific, your brain throws resources like willpower at it.
9. Start with vegetables.
Eat in the right order. Eat vegetables first to naturally have more of them and ultimately eat fewer calories.
10. Don’t forget to snack often.
Eat every three to four hours so you’ll be equipped to say no to temptations.
11. Have an objective and set a goal.
Set a tangible goal with a firm deadline — for example, schedule an ‘after’ photo shoot. It will help you stay motivated.
12. Learn to forgo comfort.
Expect some discomfort. You’re leaving your comfort zone of old eating habits. Knowing that it can be uncomfortable will help you get through it.
13. Make you own lunch
Brown-bag it. According to a 2012 study by the University of Alberta, dieters who eat out for lunch even once a week lose 5 fewer pounds on average.
14. Never go grocery shopping hungry.
Always grocery-shop on a full stomach with a written list and a cart. Heavy baskets trigger instant-gratification decisions.
15. Keep a journal.
Keep a food journal. Women who do lose six pounds more on average, according to a 2015 study by the University California, Berkeley.
16. Avoid soda.
Put the soda down and step away. Regular soda drinking adds tons of unused, unwanted and unnecessary calories to your body and make muscles less likely to burn fat—double whammy.
17. Walk it off.
Take a 30-minute walk after each meal to burn a quick 100 calories.
18. Get professional help.
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