Too much weight is a big concern and everyone should watch it but also avoid dangerous diets. Here are some weight loss tips for safe weight loss. If slimming down is at the top of your to-do list, you may want to invest in some new flatware. Eating off plates in colors that contrast with your food can actually help you eat less, according to a 2012 study published in the Journal of Consumer Research.
If you’re forcing yourself to eat breakfast when you’re not hungry or you find yourself grabbing dinner when bed sounds like a more appealing option, you may be doing yourself a disservice. According to 2014 research published in the journal Cell Metabolism, time-restricted eating is associated with a reduced risk of obesity, with or without calorie restriction. Even better, it’s also associated with a reduced risk of metabolic disease, even when you take a break from it on weekends.
“Make it easier for yourself to make better choices,” says personal trainer Jess Wolny. “The phrase ‘acquired taste’ is basically redundant for food – all your tastes are acquired, so acquire healthier tastes and you’ll want to eat healthier. Make the change to black coffee instead of cappuccinos or dark chocolate rather than a slab of Dairy Milk, and after a few weeks you’ll never want to go back. One good tip is to try to remember you’re a grown-up and you eat like one. When reaching for a snack, think: would a child want this? Don’t rely on willpower – this stuff isn’t supposed to be hard.”
“The most important session of the week for fat loss isn’t in the gym, it’s in the supermarket,” says personal trainer Steve Kowalenko. “The choices you make when you’re food shopping will determine how well you set yourself up for the week ahead so buy, cook and eat real food. Sustainable long-term fat loss is about ingraining good habits and that all starts with what you put in your food basket.”
Ironman Foundation ambassador athlete Marcus Cook is proof that patience and perseverance wins every single time. Cook dropped from 489 pounds to 233 pounds in a year and a half after his close friend and boss died from cancer. “Before he died, he said, ‘I’m dying because I have an incurable disease, and you’re dying because you have a choice,'” Cook told INSIDER. “When he said that to me, I changed everything about what I was doing and made an about-face turn.” To get started, Cook committed to doing something new every day, a tip he often gives to others. “I realized that my weight didn’t appear overnight, so it wasn’t something that I could change in one day,” he said.
Dropping a few pounds during bikini season might be as easy as keeping your bedroom cooler. In one 2014 study published in the journal Diabetes, setting the thermostat to 66 degrees for 10 hours a night increased study participants’ metabolic activity by 10 percent in just one month.
For the second year in a row, this olive oil-rich diet has topped the list thanks to its heavy reliance on fresh veg, whole grains and healthy fats. It’s low in refined sugar, red meat and processed foods which is why it’s been linked to lowering risks of cancer, heart disease, type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure. It also may improve kidney function and gut health. The NHS explains: “The Mediterranean diet varies by country and region, so it has a range of definitions. “But in general, it’s high in vegetables, fruits, legumes, nuts, beans, cereals, grains, fish, and unsaturated fats such as olive oil. See extra info at Weight loss advices.