Weight Loss Tips - 3 Powerful Shortcuts for Faster Weight Loss Results

March 31, 2013 · 0 comments

This is a guest post by David DACK.

Making it on the weight loss path is a matter of discipline and consistency. In other words, to lose weight and keep it off for good, you need to follow the right diet-training regiment and have ample mental power to carry your resolution through. Easier said than done.

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Therefore, here are some of the mental and diet shortcuts that can help you lose more weight.

Lose the Sweet Tooth

According to most research, sugar is the reason number one behind the obesity epidemic and other related health ills. Sugar inhibits weight loss by releasing insulin and forcing the body to hold on its fat stores besides a myriad of other health troubles.

To kick the sugar munching habit, do the following:

  • Eat low G.I. foods. Foods with lower glycemic index (G.I.) boost blood sugar levels by a smaller amount and over a longer time, reducing cravings for unhealthy snacking and overeating later on.
  • Start the day right. According to research, starting the day with a nutrient and high-protein breakfast — think eggs, nut butters and protein shakes — is key for reducing sugar cravings and granting you control over your eating choices.
  • Hide your snacks. According to research, we’re less likely to succumb to our food cravings if the unhealthy choices are out of sight. Therefore, make sure to keep your guilty pleasure hidden in a cupboard or drawer. Out of sight, out of reach!

Supp up

A proper weight loss diet isn’t just about subtracting the bad, it’s also about backing it up with the right stuff. According to a study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, certain nutrients are can help you shed the extra pounds and keep off for good. Here are few:

  • Magnesium: The less magnesium you consume, the more likely you’re to suffer from a myriad of conditions such as obesity, diabetes and heart diseases, a study found. Therefore, make sure to get plenty of Brazil nuts, chick pens, bulgur and other magnesium source-rich.
  • Vitamin A: This nutrient has been found to control fat tissue in mice. The less the diet is in Vitamin A, the fatter rats, according to a study in The Journal of Obesity. Vitamin A rich sources include spinach, carrots and sweet potatoes.
  • Non-heme Iron: According to Australian researchers, obesity is probably linked to disruptions in iron metabolism. Get more iron by consuming lentils, artichokes and white beans.

Just Say No

The words you use shape the reality you live in. and don’t get me wrong, this is not another self-help cliché you’ve heard a thousand times. In fact, a study published by the universities of Huston and Boston found that participants were more able to turn down unhealthy foods by using different phrases. Just the mere of saying “I don’t eat cake” rather than “I can’t eat cake” made the subjects eight times more likely to stand firm. It turned out that saying “I don’t…” gave the subjects power over the idea, but uttering “I can’t…” implied that something is outside of the subject’s control.

This is no secret; when we feel empowered, we’re more likely to stand ground and resist any temptation that crosses our path. On the other hand, feeling disempowered over our choices let us fall prey to instant gratification and short and unhealthy terms of thinking more easily.

I hope these three simple tips help you lose more weight.

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