We all know that the key to fast weight loss is to follow a healthy diet. Now we have all been told that exercise plays a big role in weight loss, but following a healthy diet should be the first thing that you look towards when losing weight. Below I have listed three simple but extremely powerful guidelines to lose weight fast.
1. Add high quality protein to each meal. Good proteins can include quality meats, raw nuts, beans, and eggs. Protein helps the body build lean muscle which in turn increases the body’s natural ability to burn fat without doing any extra work. In addition, it also helps to control the blood sugar levels in the body which curb your appetite and help you fee full longer. Try to aim for at least .5 grams of protein for each pound of body weight.
2. Reduce the bad fats in your diet and increase the good. So what kind of fat should you eat? Mono and Poly unsaturated fats help increase the good cholesterol in your body while at the same time reducing the bad. They have also been shown to help reduce the risk of heart disease. Add some raw nuts, egg yolks, and seeds to your diet each day and you will be feeling better than ever. Try adding a handful of nuts about 30 minutes before each meal about 3 times a day to help reduce your hunger.
3. Get rid of the bad carbohydrates. Bad carbs. include pasta, bread, and processed sugars. These types of food create an insulin response in the body that signals your hormones to store everything you are eating into your fat cells. Cut these types of food out and replace them with healthy fruits and unrefined sugar and you will begin to lose weight. Just by doing this alone, you will sky rocket your weight loss efforts.
Follow these 3 tips for a smarter and healthier diet, and you will lose weight fast as well as feel better than ever.