Without a consciously balanced diet and exercise, losing weight seems impossible to many people. But there are a few tricks that can help in achieving this goal. Staking only on them is not necessary, but it’s worth trying to take them into account and add to your list of tricks.
Stress, anxiety and fuss are the enemies of slimness. This is caused by the hormone cortisol, which is released in stressful situations. It raises blood sugar levels and promotes the growth of fat deposits in the abdominal area. So, if possible, try to eat in a calm environment. Before you take a chocolate bar, you should breathe in and out deeply several times and drink a large glass of water.
Staying calm is not only about food. It’s also about your daily life. You should avoid doing too active things like playing at Woo Casino or parachuting if you already feel anxious due to your work. To calm down, you can start meditating or practicing yoga. It’s the most inexpensive thing you can do because there are lots of yoga videos on YouTube that are completely free, and they will amuse both experienced athletes and newcomers with no experience.
Have a Few Cups of Coffee a Day
Harvard University experts determined that people who drink 2-3 cups of coffee during the day, accelerate their metabolism by 16%. And this process occurs regardless of their diet and physical activity. The explanation of such scientists’ data is simple: caffeine stimulates the central nervous system, increases blood circulation, and promotes intestinal peristalsis and kidney activity. Besides, coffee raises your mood and decreases your appetite.
This study was conducted under the strict supervision of physicians and is not a recommendation for action. Consult your doctor before deciding to change your diet.
Coffee can boost your metabolism only if you drink it without sugar and without syrup, and only if you have no contraindications to drinking this beverage.
Olive Oil and Milk
New research shows that the oleic acid in olive oil suppresses appetite. Milk and dairy products contain linoleic acids – they stimulate fat metabolism and help build muscle. In addition, the body produces less insulin because of the high calcium content. However, this trick doesn’t work with skim milk because it has no linoleic acid. Admittedly, according to recent clinical studies, there is no link between calcium absorption from dairy products and weight loss. But there are five scientific papers proving that weight loss can be achieved by eating milk.
Regardless of the food we give up, drastic changes in eating habits may not have the best effect on our metabolism. When we’re hungry, blood sugar levels drop, and the body demands more energy. This results in bouts of food cravings, which provokes breakdowns. When this happens, we tend to eat more than we should. Researchers from the University of Missouri confirmed that three meals a day is ideal for preventing food cravings. This keeps blood sugar levels constant. Ideally, most of the energy comes from protein, because protein foods take a particularly long time to digest and saturate the body with energy, keeping you fuller for longer. However, it’s better to keep a balanced diet and assign no more than 25% of your daily calories to protein.
Have a Protein Snack Before Bedtime
Even during deep sleep, fat melts as the body produces growth hormones. To release it in sufficient quantities, you should snack on low-fat, high-protein foods one to two hours before bedtime. For example, yogurt, seafood or poultry with vegetables.
Studies have shown that protein is efficiently digested and absorbed during sleep, thereby increasing the availability of amino acids in the plasma. If consumption of protein before bedtime is combined with exercise performed the same evening, the rate of muscle protein synthesis during the night increases significantly.
Besides, those who sleep enough time produce less ghrelin, a hormone that stimulates appetite. And those people whose sleep is less than 5 hours at night have high concentrations of ghrelin in the blood the next day, which provokes an increase in appetite. This can lead to eating an average of 550 more calories during the day.
Peppermint Tea After Meals
A cup of peppermint tea after a meal stimulates the production of bile juices, thereby activating the “acceleration” process in fat burning. In addition, American researchers were able to prove that peppermint oil is invigorating, raises energy levels and can even stifle the urge to snack.
As practice shows, scientists with enviable regularity make discoveries that challenge or directly contradict each other. Therefore, it is better to listen to your body, and consult a doctor you trust for any questions related to health, changes in diet or physical activity.