10 pounds seem to be a lot weight to lose. However, there are a lot of habits that stand between you and your new body. There are several tips that you should know, in order to wave extra weight a goodbye.
Here are some tips for losing weight we learned from the readers who managed to say goodbye with extra pounds. So you have only experienced recommendations, which were then approved by scientists.
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#1. Throw away the goodies
A packet of chips. Crackers. Chocolate. Get rid of all the harmful foods that are most attracted to - especially those that have already overeaten. "If you know in advance that you will reach the remnants of the cake in the fridge at midnight, it is better to throw them out immediately," says Brandy Tale, who dropped 60 kg after she was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. Instead, substitute "banned" with healthy foods. Let yourself a couple of sweet fresh fruits for dessert.
#2. Clean the kitchen
According to some studies, a mess in the kitchen can provoke overeating. Pay special attention to what stands in prominent places. If the first thing that catches your eye when you go into the kitchen is chocolate chip cookies in a transparent jar, you risk getting into a group of people who weigh an average of 9 kg more than those who are hiding harmful food from the eyes.
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#3. Follow your progress
Keep a diary of food and honestly write down everything there (yes, a friend stolen from a friend's fries pot is also considered) to see where calories come from. A study in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine shows that, thanks to this method, you can lose 2 times more pounds.
#4. Collect the followers
Social networks are the best motivator: closely watching the eyes of friends and followers will help you stick to the plan. American Christina Donatella, for example, now a personal trainer, started a page about her diet and trainings in Facebook, and lost 82 kg.
#5. Conduct a reassessment of portions
It's incredible how many losing weight underestimate how much they eat. Help gadgets: for example, the application for the smartphone MyFitnessPal - to monitor the size of portions; a plate with a portion control function - so that you can determine with your naked eye how much protein, vegetable and carbohydrates you need.
#6. Do not skip breakfast
Science has not yet decided whether this affects the amount of weight leaving you, but our thin young ladies are sure - yes! Almost every one of them started the day with a portion of something useful - cottage cheese with berries, for example, or yoghurt with granola. Early breakfast triggers a metabolism and helps to not want a cupcake or donut at 11am.
#7. Prepare yourself
According to research, people who cook almost always themselves, consume fewer calories, carbohydrates, sugar and fat than those who do it rarely. If you still have too little time or energy, try the following trick: on Sunday, prepare a large pot of some useful soup - and eat it for a week.
#8. Add fiber and fat
Cellulose swells in the stomach and slowly digests - which means that you'll feel full longer. Look for it in whole grains, vegetables and fruits. Healthy fats (olive and nut oils, for example) - in reasonable quantities - improve the taste, give you energy and help the body absorb useful substances.
#9. Start to train at home
While your weight still leaves much to be desired, getting yourself to go to the gym can be difficult. But nothing will prevent you from engaging in your territory on your own schedule - strength training, while the baby falls asleep, as an option.
#10. Add strength training to the cardio
If you intend to lose more, you need to combine aerobics with strength training. Resistance helps to build up lean muscle mass, burning calories and keeping metabolism at a high level - this is especially important when the weight stops at an insufficiently small figure.
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