Everyone is looking for the best way to lose weight. Whether it’s working out, eating healthy or a combination of both, everyone’s path to weight loss is different. However there are sure fire ways that everyone can increase their weight loss. The food you put in your body is just as important as how you eat. Use these tips to reach your weight loss goals.
Drinking water no matter what temperature is said to increase ones metabolism by 30%. However if you drink cold water, it boosts it even more. The reason, the body has to raise the temperature of cold water to body temperature before it can be absorbed. To do this the body uses energy and burns calories in the process. Although the amount of calories burned to raise the temperature of 1, 16 ounce glass of cold water is minimal, if you adhere to the nutritional recommendations and drink 8, 8 ounce glasses of cold water a day, those calories add up.
Adding spices to your food can help to boost your metabolism which will ultimately increase your calorie burn. Certain herbs and spices such as ginger, cinnamon, cayenne, turmeric, black pepper, mustard, and ginseng, raise the body temperature. When the bodies temperature is elevated your metabolism kicks in to cool it down, which burns calories. Add these spices to your food to keep your metabolism working all day long.
In the past there was a stigmatism that fat no matter what kind was bad for you which in turn created an obsession with low fat foods. However we are learning now that healthy fats such as omega-3, monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats can protect your heart, fight fatigue, help with mental stimulation; manage moods, and even control weight. By adding healthy fats to your breakfast you can jumpstart your fat burning metabolism to burn more calories throughout the day. This includes healthy fats like olive or canola oil, avocado, peanut butter, etc. The key is to remember your portion sizes when it comes to eating healthy fats, because they tend to have more calories, so don’t over indulge at any one sitting.
Most of the grains that are eaten today are processed or refined, meaning that some of the grain kernel has been removed. When the germ and bran are removed during processing it removes valuable nutrients and fiber from the final product. However, by switching to whole grain products you end up eating the entire seed of the plant which not only provides the body with valuable nutrients but its full of fiber. It takes the body longer to digest whole grains, meaning the body is burning more calories over time. Plus fiber promotes fullness, meaning longer periods in between meals and decreased intake of food at each meal.