Posted On 11 Apr 2019
Numberless people struggle continually with weight loss and have to ask themselves what they're doing wrong. They try all of the FAD diets they read about in magazines and on the Internet that promise fast weight loss. But none of them really deliver.
The reality is. If you're going to lose weight and stay fit, you have to make long term lifestyle changes. Don't think that you can't eat a banana or replace meals with cabbage soup for three days and believe that you've suddenly won your weight loss battle. You haven't. All that you have done is formed a habit of Yo-Yo dieting.
That's really not what you wanted to hear. Everyone wants instant results when they make that decision to get fit and lose weight. Although It is possible to jump start your metabolism to make weight loss faster, it's not immediate and it requires some hard work and dedication.
Look a the statistics, 95% of all diets fail. Also, people who've lost weight will often regain their lost weight within the first year of losing it. There are some old habits that will have to go before you can finally reach your ultimate goal of losing weight. It is a struggle, I know. But, it will be worth it.
Start with, Making Sure You Eat Enough Healthy Foods
I know you're trying to lose weight, and most people just plain eat too much food, which leads to weight gain. So the first step most people fall into is cutting back on your food intake. But hold on there, cutting back too much can be just as bad as eating too much food. Make sure you are not starving your body.
When you don't get enough food, your body will steal the nutrients that it needs from other parts of your body just to survive. That literally means taking nutrients from your teeth, bones, and other organs, and depleting your body. Your metabolism starts to shut down in trying to reserve energy, then it will be in a mode where it will only use enough energy to stay alive, leaving you feeling tired and sluggish. So if you think that starving yourself will help you drop weight quicker, you are dead wrong. In reality, you are only sabotaging your metabolism.
Here Are Some Belly-Fat Burning Foods
Water is the most important things to have on your diet. People disregard it for its simplicity, they think they can substitute it for other things, like coffee and soft drinks. Don't think it is enough to just have fluids during a diet. You will benefit from clear water as it flushes away toxins that get trapped in your fat cells. When the toxins get left in fat cells, they inhibit weight loss. Drinking coffee or soft drinks just doesn't flush those toxins out the way that water does. So, remember to drink 6-8 tall glasses of water over the course of each day to help aid weight loss.
This is a vegetable filled with nutrients, minerals, and anti-oxidants, it also contains high levels of iron, calcium, and lutein. Spinach is a great source of fiber, be sure to eat it when it's freshest. Spinach loses nutrients as it sits in the refrigerator. Think about buying spinach at a farmer's market, fruit stand or grow it yourself.
It is high in calcium, which is important to keep your bones strong while you're losing weight. Broccoli is also a negative calorie food, it takes more energy for your body to break down than it produces in blood sugars. That means that you'll burn more calories digesting it than what is actually in the broccoli itself. So eat it to your heart's content. You'll get lots of benefit with this fat burning food.
Like broccoli, kale is a negative calorie food. It's high in fiber, which means it aids in digesting food and it also cleanses the colon. It is a great source of beta-carotene as well.
These are a portion of great food, found in marinara sauce or in a salad. Although tomatoes are thought of as a vegetable, they are technically a fruit that is full of vitamin C and very high in antioxidants. Antioxidant help build and maintain the immune system. Weight loss can put a strain on the immune system which makes it easy to get run down. Make sure you eat fresh tomatoes. Look for ones that are firm and only cut them as you are ready to eat them. Tomatoes begin to lose some of their nutritional value, starting after they are cut open.