Top 10 Weight Loss Tips
Drink Water - Hunger is often confused with dehydration. Next time you feel like a snack, have a glass of water. Even mild dehydration can alter your body’s metabolism, so try to drink 8 glasses a day. (rule of thumb…drink half your body weight in ounces of water daily) Limit soda, caffeine, and alcohol. Drinking water before a meal promotes weight loss. Studies show people who drink 2 glasses of water prior to a meal feel fuller longer and eat less.
Eat Carbs - REAL CARBS!!!! - Replace refined carbohydrates like white bread, pasta, bagels, cereal with complex carbohydrates from fruits, vegetables, whole grains, nuts, seeds, and legumes. Fruit and veggies are high in fiber which slows digestion and promotes stable blood sugar levels. They are also packed with antioxidants which helps to reduce inflammation in the body (which is a main source of illness). Eat them as you would find them in nature.
Choose Healthy Fats - A common misconception is that fats should be avoided. In reality, we couldn’t live without fat.The body utilizes dietary fat for energy, hair, skin and nail health, vitamin absorption, and every bodily function. Good fats protect against heart disease, cancer, Alzheimer’s, and depression, reduce blood pressure, and lower cholesterol. Choose nuts, seeds, fish, avocados, and extra-virgin olive oil.