Too much weight is a big concern and everyone should watch it but also avoid risky diets. Here are some weight loss advices for safe weight loss. Popsicles may be a summer staple, but they’re loaded with sugar and other ingredients that threaten to derail your diet. So, instead of those refined sugar-laden treats, enjoy some frozen red grapes instead. Not only will they help satisfy your sweet tooth, but they’re filled with resveratrol (that’s the beneficial antioxidant found in red wine), which has been shown to reduce weight gain associated with a high-fat diet.
Want to boost your weight loss? Start by leaving the car at home. Research published in 2012 in the American Journal of Preventative Medicine shows a significant link between commuting by car and increased weight gain, even among those who are otherwise physically active. So, if a distance is short enough for you to walk and you’re physically able to do so, go by foot whenever possible.
“Too many people start their fat loss plan without setting an end date or a realistic goal,” says personal trainer Leon Kew. “You need targets to keep yourself motivated, especially for situations when it would be easy to make bad decisions – when you get offered cake on a colleague’s birthday, it’ll be easier to turn down if you know you’re only two weeks from your goal. Set a finish date that you are 100% confident you can hit. There will inevitably be times where you’re tempted to go back to old habits – and having a specific goal, with smaller milestones along the way, can keep you on track.”
“At best fat burners are an expensive combination of caffeine, green tea and other ingredients designed to raise the metabolism or mobilise fat,” says personal trainer and fitness model Sean Lerwill. “At worst you may be taking be something detrimental to your health. Many people take a fat burner as an excuse to skip the gym when they’re tired (often because they aren’t eating enough) or short on time, in the mistaken belief that it will do the job instead of exercise. But even if your fat burner does mobilise fat you still need to exercise to burn it off or it will just continue to be stored.”
Katie Dunlop, creator of the workout and health community Love Sweat Fitness, lost the 45 pounds she gained in college by ditching fad diets and trendy workout plans. She follows three simple rules: have a clear “why,” dream big, and plan small. “For years the only ‘why’ I had was to be skinny so I’ll fit in better and boys will like me,” Dunlop told INSIDER. “It’s sad but true, and I don’t think I was alone in that very superficial reasoning.” When she finally hit her breaking point, she was 45 pounds heavier than she wanted to be, dealing with depression, and facing the lowest point in her life. That flipped the switch and was the moment her “why” changed.
Instead of beating yourself up over past weight loss failures, try saying some affirmations to get yourself going. Research published in 2016 in the Journal of Experimental and Social Psychology shows that self-affirmation is significantly associated with positive behavioral changes. So don’t be afraid to stand in front of the mirror and remind yourself of what an amazing job you’re going to do.
Not an eating plan designed for those of us in a hurry, DASH stands for Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension. It’s a plan specifically designed to help lower blood pressure. It involves reducing your salt intake and loading up on foods that are chock-full of heart-friendly minerals like calcium, potassium and magnesium. Again, it involves you limiting how much red meat and sugar you consume, as well as fats. Read more info at How to lose weight advices.