Hello Friends! Welcome to GoHealthGuide. The fat percentage of our body depends 80%on what we eat and only 20% on how much we exercise. One need not starve himself or herself to lose weight. All you need to do is eat the right food incorrect quantity. So here I share with you some tips that will help you lose weight effectively.
Cut Down Carbs. We eat too much carbohydrates. When we eat carbohydrates more than what our body can utilize, it gets converted to fat. But how do we know how many carbohydrates have to eat to lose fat? Well, it’s simple. Just find out your weight in kilograms and add 10 to it. These are roughly the number of carbohydrates that you should be eating per day. For example, if my weight is 80 kg, I should be eating around 80+10 i.e. around 90 grams of carbohydrates to lose fat. Now, you may ask how to calculate the number of carbohydrates that we are eating per day. Well, there are a lot of free apps that will help you count your macros. Some of the best are healthify me and myfitnesspal. You can download them. Or else google, you know google has answers to almost everything. Now, when I say carbohydrates, I mean complex carbohydrates. Complex carbohydrates are whole grains. They are high in fiber and help in the reduction of fat.
Eat enough Protein. Protein not only helps in muscle building but also reduction of fat. When we eat protein, the body finds it a little difficult to break it down. So, eating protein keeps us satiated for a longer period. And we do not crave other foods. Moreover, protein is essential for the daily repair of the body, skin, and hair health. So even if you are not working out, you need protein (in grams) equal to your weight in kilograms. For example, if my weight is 80 kg, I should be eating around 80 grams of protein per day. And if I am working out, I should be eating double of it.
Eat Healthy Fats. I have seen people who stop eating healthy fats like almonds and peanut butter thinking that it will make them gain weight. Well, that is not true. Good fat cuts bad fat. Moreover, the body needs a daily dose of essential fatty acids. So make sure you eat 50-60 grams of healthy fats every day.
Include Raw Veggies. It is extremely helpful to cut the lower belly fat. A raw vegetable salad may comprise of carrots, cucumbers, cabbage, beetroot, etc. Just sprinkle lemon juice on it and it is good to go. You can include it half an hour before lunch, dinner, or both. Trust me, you will be surprised to see its benefits.
Use Low Fat Dairy. Dairy products are loaded with saturated fat. Our body does not require more than 15-20grams of saturated fat per day. So, it is advisable to use low-fat versions of milk, curd, cottage cheese, and other dairy products.
Use Cooking Spray. For a long, we have been using too much oil for cooking. When oil burns, it gets converted to bad fat. Using a cooking spray will reduce your daily oil intake significantly. Zero-calorie cooking sprays are easily available in the market.
Drink Enough Water. Practice drinking 3 liters of water every day. Make sure to drink water in between the meals and not with meals. Drinking enough water keeps the metabolism up and promotes the reduction of fat.
Don’t Skip Breakfast. Well, some people may disagree but I believe in the studies which suggest that skipping breakfast makes you gain weight. This is because when you skip breakfast, your body craves food throughout the day. And you end up eating more food. Not only this, skipping breakfast has other harmful effects on the body. So instead of skipping breakfast, I would suggest you keep it heavy and balanced. Science has confirmed time and again that lack of proper rest can affect your waistline. Sleep deprivation affects your brain in such a way that your body craves more food but does not process it efficiently. So make sure you have a sound sleep of 7-8hours daily.
Do Workout. Regular exercise will speed up the fat loss process. So try to spare at least 30 minutes in the morning or evening to work out. Weight training surely helps but your focus should be on cardio. I have posted some videos which may help you lose fat at home. The only supplement that you may require is a whey protein isolate. Whey protein is a milk-based protein. It is safe and does not have any side effects. The best time to have whey protein is postworkout with water. However, if you do not work out you can still have whey protein. Especially, if you are a vegetarian finding it difficult to complete your daily protein intake. There is no need to buy any fat burners. In
Junk The Junk Food. Well, all the points go for a toss if you are eating junk food regularly. One can not stay on track if he/she eats regularly food outside. This is because the outside food is either loaded with sodium or sugar. Where sodium leads to water retention, sugar is nothing but empty calories. Once in a while is OK but make sure you eat most of the food cooked at home. Even at home, you can use healthy alternatives to sugar and salt. Like instead of using the normal salt, you can use black salt or rock salt. You can fulfill your sugary cravings by having natural sweeteners like fruits, maple syrup, stevia, jaggery, raw honey, etc.