How to lose weight without starving yourself?

Losing weight shouldn’t be seen as inferiority or not accepting your body. In
fact, it should be seen as self-care, given that you are doing it the right way.
According to WHO, at least 2.8 million people die each year as a result of
obesity,

It’s essential to maintain a healthy body weight to stay fit. Losing extra
pounds (and lousy fat) can reduce your risk of developing certain
conditions like heart diseases, type-2 diabetes, and bone and joint
disorders.

Here are some tips for it:

Don’t skip breakfast

Some people think skipping breakfast can help them cut calories and make
them lose weight.

Add a bowl of whole-grain cereal with fruit on the top and low-fat dairy to
start with a nutritious and energetic day.

Eat more, but the right food

If you’re someone who eats less but high-calorie foods, you really need to
change this! Prefer a plate of salad will less than 100 calories and many more nutrients.

Eat mindfully

Mindful eating can make you more aware of what, why, and how much you
are eating.

Make sure you eat slowly and thoroughly in a peaceful state without
distractions. Feel every bite of food you take and stop before you’re full.

Take more steps

Eating less shouldn’t be your goal; moving your body more should be.
Make sure you make a habit of walking every single day.

Start with 2,000 or 5,000 steps a day, and gradually make it 10,000 or
15,000 as per your body’s requirements. If you can lift weights, go for it.

Go low-carb

Try to reduce your carb consumption and increase the consumption of
micronutrients. For instance, don’t binge-eat white pasta, bread, or rice and
prefer brown instead. Or, choose fruits and veggies over carbs.

Don’t run away from fats

Yes, you want to burn fat. But you don’t need to consider all fats as evils in
your weight loss journey.

You must have good sources of fat in your diet to
lose weight. On average, your diet should contain 20-30% fat.

Eat adequate protein

Protein is an essential macronutrient when it comes to weight loss. Protein can reduce your appetite sustainably or make you feel full.

You should include protein in every diet. At least 20-30% of your calorie
intake should be from protein.

Avoid packaged food

Packaged food should be avoided even if it mentions “low-sugar.” It is stale
or dead food loaded with sugar and bad fat.

It doesn’t just lead to weight gain, but also various other lifestyle disorders
like PCOS, heart diseases, and even cancer.

Have cheat meals

It’s okay to have your favorite snacks once in a while. If pizza gives you
happiness, take 1-2 slices a week, or opt for healthier versions. Weight loss
shouldn’t take away your joy.

Sleep adequately

Do you know sleep deprivation can elicit hunger responses and increase
your risk of gaining fat? Sleeping for 6-8 hours a night is a must to facilitate
weight loss by letting your body do its job while you sleep.

Manage your stress levels

Most of us have busy days, bosses who yell, and deadlines to keep up to; it
all makes us feel stressed. But do you know stress releases cortisol? The
hormone cortisol can cause obesity and lead to chronic diseases. So, find
at least one way to feel stress-free.

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Aastha Kochar

Aastha Kochar

A freelance content writer who specializes in writing long-form articles that generate traffic for health and wellness, lifestyle and digital marketing brands.

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