It’s okay to be afraid of weight loss. It’s scary to change our habits and routines, especially since it involves diet and fitness. Here are some of the best tips of 2021 that will help you lose weight safely and effectively.
1. Eat breakfast.
Eat a healthy breakfast at least once a day. It will keep your hunger at bay longer and you’ll be less likely to grab a quick fix like doughnuts or chips.
The best time to eat is within 30 minutes of waking up, because your body has been in starvation mode all night and needs to take in nutrients right away.
If you have time, cook it yourself. It’s more expensive, but the ingredients tend to be healthier than frozen options.
2. Eat small portions.
Don’t ignore your body’s internal cues for when it’s hungry, full or in pain from overeating. Instead, ask yourself how you feel after eating “a little bit” of something versus “a lot.” Eating until you’re stuffed may feel good in the moment, but you’ll pay for it later with abdominal pain and discomfort from bloating.
3. Use smaller plates and bowls.
Larger plates can make even healthy foods seem indulgent because the portion appears larger than it actually is. If you eat off a larger plate, you’re actually more likely to indulge because it looks like a normal serving size.
4. Avoid sugary drinks.
Sodas, fruit juices, and most other sweetened drinks are loaded with sugar. Sugar is highly addictive and makes you crave more of it. Stay away from them as much as you can or switch to diet versions.
5. Don’t skip meals
It doesn’t matter if it’s breakfast, lunch or dinner – just don’t skip meals because it will make you eat more later on in the day and make your body burn fewer calories overall during the course of the day when compared to someone who eats all their daily food portions at regular intervals.