Want to drop a size or two this month? It’s more possible than you might think . . .
Incorporate the following weight loss secrets into your daily routine to naturally boost your metabolism, automatically lower your daily consumption of calories and keep your motivation going strong so that you drop excess fat quicker than ever before!
Secret #1: Weigh in Daily
Tracking your weight daily is a really simple way to drop pounds.
A recent Duke University study showed that participants who weighed themselves daily lost substantially more weight than participants who weighed themselves five times per week or less. The act of getting on the scale and seeing your weight helps to understand how certain behaviors translate into weight gained or lost. If you ate a salty or sugary carb-filled meal for dinner, then you might see the number go up when you step onto the scale the next morning. This will likely prevent you from repeating the weight-promoting behavior again and will keep your motivation on track. Weighing first thing in the morning helps to keep you focused for the day ahead.
Secret #2: Switch to Green Tea
Drop pounds by simply switching from soda (or diet soda or sweetened tea/coffee drinks) to unsweetened green tea.
The average soda drinker ends up consuming over 65,000 extra calories from their beverage of choice each year, calories that quickly add up to pounds gained. Even if your soda of choice is diet, this simple swap will result in pounds lost.
While diet soda doesn’t contain calories, there is evidence that the chemical compounds found in diet soda spike your hunger hormones, causing you to overeat. Unsweetened green tea, on the other hand, is calorie free and contains catechins that have been shown to help increase metabolism. Plus, you can enjoy it hot or cold!
Secret #3: Go Gluten Free
You don’t have to be allergic to gluten to benefit from a gluten free diet.
A Columbia University study reported that gluten triggers fattening biochemical changes, due in part to genetically altered wheat. These fattening biochemical changes are in addition to the high calorie counts of most gluten-containing foods, which means that avoiding gluten will help you drop weight twice as fast.
Rather than jumping from gluten-filled grain products to gluten-free grain products, do your best to trim even the gluten-free grains from your diet. This can be achieved by swapping out bread and tortillas for large lettuce leaves or celery, and traditional noodles for noodles made from vegetables.
Don’t forget about exercise: the quickest way to reshape your body is with a combination of smart exercise and smart eating.