Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Eating habits that will help in fat loss!

Did you know that a study from Cornell University found that just switching to a smaller plate for your meals can help you consume less food?  Try something in the 8 to 9 inch range. 

Stay away from sugar-laden drinks.  That is why drinking water is paramount for an athlete. Also many supplements, like a pre-workout, needs to be hydrated (with H2O) in order to experience the full strength and effect of the product.  Check out the calories on these sugar drinks.  Sugar proved to spike insulin in the body, thus inhibiting the body from using fat as fuel.

Take time to chew slowly and completely. You will be able to determine more preciously when you are full than if you are just rapidly “shoveling” it in and then feel bloated from overeating.

Put away all distractions when eating a meal.  If you are texting, web browsing, watching TV or even reading, the feeling of being satisfied will be reduced and can lead to overeating.  Focus on your meal just as you focus on that next set! 

Drink more water. Drinking water can actually boost your metabolism as much as 30% over a period of 1 ½ hr.  Drinking water before meals proved that you will most likely eat fewer calories. All of this adds up to burning more calories.

Drink green tea.  Green tea contains small amounts of caffeine but is also loaded with catechins, powerful antioxidants.   Catechins are believed to work synergistically with the caffeine to enhance fat burning. 

Try cooking with coconut oil.  Cooking with coconut oil is very healthy because of the high level of special fats called triglycerides, which are metabolized different than other fats.  These fats are shown to boost metabolism by 120 calories per day and helps to reduce your appetite so that you eat approx. 256 fewer calories per day.

Go on a low carb diet.  You can lose on average 2 – 3 times more than following a standard weight loss diet.

Keep healthy snacks around for when you get hungry.  A few snacks would be whole fruits, nuts, carrots, yogurt or even a hard-boiled egg or two.

If you brush your teeth after dinner, you may be less likely to be tempted by a late night snack.

Try to get good sleep.   Poor sleep has been shown to be one of the strongest risk factors for obesity, 89% increased risk in children and 55% in adults.

Eat more protein.  Protein is the single most important nutrient when it comes to losing weight.  Eating a high protein diet can boost metabolism by 80 to 100 calories per day.  Adding protein is one of the easiest and most effective and delicious ways to lose weight.  If you just cannot consume enough protein through food, adding a protein supplement works well.  You can find quite a selection by clicking here!

There you have it.  Plan your meals and snacks and lose weight.  See YOU in the gym!              TEAM JAQT