Millions try to lose weight every day and for many, it is a frustrating experience. However, there are several effective and workable tips that will help such as drinking green tea. This may sound simplistic and too good to be true, but it works. Research has been done that shows that green-tea drinkers burn about 70 additional calories in a day’s time. Keep in mind; 70 calories a day can add up to over seven pounds! Fat burning exercises like jogging can help you lose weight.
Another tip that helps is buying a set of five-pound weights. This is an investment that will pay off because strength training builds lean muscles and that burns more calories. You will slim down faster when you have more lean muscle. To make this happen, try some push-ups or a few squats. In addition, try using your free weights when performing simple bicep curls or tricep pulls.
Most importantly, nix the salt! Too much salt leads to water retention and that can make you look and feel bloated. Keep you salt intake minimal and be on the lookout for hidden sources of salt such as canned soups, canned foods and drinks.
This next tip may sound simplistic but it is true and effective. Get some good shut-eye. Those who get less than four hours of sleep per night, have a slower metabolism. A slow metabolism means it will be much harder to get rid of unnecessary and unwanted fat. In addition, develop and maintain a good exercise routine. Exercise at any time is good for the body and mind; however, an evening walk may be even more beneficial. Research shows that by taking a half hour walk at night before dinner your metabolic rate will increase and may stay elevated for several hours longer. What does this mean for you? It means that those dinner calories have less chance staying on your hips.
Most importantly, don’t skimp breakfast. Actually, don’t skip any meal. If you do, your body will think that food may not be coming for awhile and it will slow down your metabolism, trying to conserve energy.
To conclude, weight loss is not always easy; however, by trying a few simple tips like those above, you can lose weight. The best and most effective way to lose weight is to make small changes to your diet and stay active with several easy and doable exercises.