5 Tips For Weight Loss Dieting

By Venus florus

There are a lot of mixed and matched informations out there when it comes to a weight loss diet. Starting a weight loss diet can be overwhelm if you don’t know what to do or how to start. Before you turn to some new fad diet out of desperation, consider these 5 simple tips that are easy to follow and will set you up on the right track.

1. Drink a lot of water

Water plays an important role when it comes to dieting. It’s great for minimizing snaking and keeping you full throughout the day therefore, it will help in reducing the amount of calories that you consume on the daily and resulting in weight loss. How much water should you drink per day will depends on your current weight. A great rule is to consume half of your body weight in ounces. For example, if you weight a 200 pounds, you would consume 100 ounces of water per day.

2. Lower carbohydrates intake, especially sugar

I just want to make it clear that carbs are not the enemy when it comes to weight loss. However, the typical American diet is full of added sugar that promotes weight gain when consumed excessively. Carbs it’s the body’s preferred source of fuel so by cutting back on carbs you’re pushing your body to use stored fat for fuel instead, especially when it comes to those stubborn fat areas that you never seem to get rid off no matter what you do. Lowering carbohydrates intake, reduce bloating, promote a decrease in insulin level thus lowering the risk for diabetes and heart related diseases. Body weight will drop significantly in 2 to 4 weeks because the body will get rid of the excessive water weight.

3. Consume your daily recommended protein intake

Protein is an essential part of a healthy diet and out of all 3 macronutrients, protein is the most satiating, so an increase in your protein intake will keep you full longer, and also reduce cravings. However, it is very important that you don’t ingest an excessive amount of protein on the daily because it could lead to health complications. The ideal amount of daily protein that you should consume varies depending on a number of factors, including age, gender, activity, and current health. However, the recommended daily amount of protein for adults is based on your body weight. A minimum daily average of 0.8 grams per Kilogram (Kg) of body weight for adults with low activity level. 1.2 to 1.7 grams per Kg of body weight if you exercise with weight or body weight for more than 1 hour on a regular.

4. Eat your Fats

Going on a low fat and a low carb diet at the same time would be impossible, and it would make sticking to a diet very difficult. Having cut back on carbs, you want to make sure that you are taking your daily caloric intake and not starving your body. Healthy fats promote the lowering of your bad cholesterol LDL and increase your good cholesterol HDL. Healthy fats you should consider when cooking are, butter, avocado oil, coconut oil, olive oil is best eating cold because it has a lower heating temperature.

5. Choose Nutrient Rich food

Avoid eating empty calories that will cause you to stay hungry, which leads to overeating. When grocery shopping, look at your ingredients because some foods listed as healthy may contain a lot of added sugar, and other chemicals that you can’t even pronounce. Meat, fish and seafood, eggs, plant-based are usually a great source of protein. If you want to consume protein supplement, it is advise to drink it slowly in order to give the body time to absorb it just as if you were chewing on a piece of meat. Many vegetables are low in cards such as broccoli, cauliflower, spinach, Brussels sprouts and many more, and some of these vegetables are a great source of fiber. Healthy fats you should consider when cooking are, butter, avocado oil, coconut oil, olive oil is best eating cold because it has a lower heating temperature.