10 quickest ways to lose weight

10 quickest ways to lose weight
By : Purple Kaddu Posted on :

Are you struggling to shed a few kilos a little faster and keep it at bay for a long time? Purple kaddu gives you these 10 simple tips that will help lose weight and keep it under check.

Control appetite

The colour blue has been identified with appetite suppression. So to prevent yourself form overeating at the table, use blue coloured plates or lay out a blue table cloth.

Avoid late night cravings

Treating yourself late at night makes you fat. So, what's the trick for that. Brush your teeth soon after dinner and you will not crave for that late night treats. The fresh minty taste will put you off food cravings. besides, it has been found that sniffing on a banana, vanilla, apple or peppermint reduces those hunger pangs, as sniffing gets your brain thinking that the food has been eaten and so the hunger waives off. Also, lighting vanilla scented candle post dinner may help suppress dessert cravings.

Eat right

Ofcourse, your diet plays a major role in weight loss. We have listed 34 tasty and hasslefree foods which nourish your body and yet make you lose weight. Check out the list of these fat burning foods. Maintain food timings like your meeting/work timings, punctual and not flexible. Have dinner at least 2 hours before going to bed and avoid late night snacking. Having 5-6 small meals throughout the day will keep your hunger pang in check. And what will you snack on? Not snack bars! A handful of nuts, a whole fruit, a small cup of yogurt, sprouted lentil salad are all good options.

Sleep when it gets dark

Un-natural light not only avoids you from shutting your eye at night, but may also promote weight gain. If room lights are not switched off, then the release of melatonin, a hormone goes haywire. This affects other hormones like insulin, ghrelin and leptin, which in turn affects body’s ability to regulate hunger and satiety, thus leading to weight gain. 

Spice up your food 

Spicy foods like cayenne pepper, green chillies contain the compound capsaicin which has been shown to increase body’s metabolic rate, thus helping to burn more fat and also reduce appetite slightly.

Be meal smart

“Eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince and dinner like a pauper”.  Each word of this saying is true. Having majority of your calories by daytime will help in less weight gain. Avoid heavy meals at night and refrain from bedtime snacking.

Avoid drinking calories

Gulping down a glass of fruit juice when you are “hungry” is no way to cure your “hunger”.  Your body does not register liquid calories the same way it does with calories from solid foods, so you might end up drinking an entire pack of juice through the day and still feel hungry. Try replacing fruit juice with whole fruits and veggies. This will ensure lesser intake of calories and also keep your stomach something to work on, helping in lesser weight gain. Go calorie free when drinking, in short stick to plain water for a liquid fill-up. After all what you drink is as important as what you eat.

Hydrate yourself

Drinking 1.5-2 litres of water in a day actually has its perks. Water is required for efficiently metabolizing stored fat. So when you are low on water, your body slows down burning of fat.Drinking water 20-30 minutes  before meals helps curb overeating at mealtime.

Sweat it out

Exercise helps burn fat, boost metabolism and destress too. A combination of cardio(swimming,running,aerobics,kickboxing) and strength training is recommended for best outcomes.

Eat mindfully

Chew your food slowly and thoroughly. It takes about 20 minutes for your brain to perceive that your stomach is full. If you go gorging down your food, chances of you feeling over-eaten are high. So relax and enjoy every morsel of food slowly.

These tips will help you sustain better on a healthy diet for a healthy you. So start adding these simple habits to your life from the next meal or sleep and feel the difference you always wanted to.  

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