Diet Secret #1: Weigh In Daily
Tacking your weight on a daily basis is a really simple way to drop pounds.
A recent Duke study showed that participants who weighed themselves daily lost substantially more weight than participants who weighed themselves five times per week or less.
The act of getting on the scale and seeing your weight helps to understand how certain behaviors translate into weight gained or lost. If you ate a salty, carb-filled meal for dinner then you’ll visibly see the number go up when you step onto the scale the next morning. This will likely prevent you from repeating the weight-promoting behavior again and will keep your motivation on track.
Diet Secret #2: Switch to Green Tea
Drop pounds by simply switching from soda to unsweetened green tea.
The average soda drinker ends up consuming over 65,000 extra calories from their beverage of choice each year, calories that quickly add up to pounds gained. Even if your soda of choice is diet, this simple swap will result in pounds lost.
While diet soda doesn’t contain calories, there is evidence that the chemical compounds found in diet soda spike your hunger hormones, causing you to overeat. Unsweetened green tea, on the other hand, is calorie free and contains catechins that have been shown to help increase metabolism.
Diet Secret #3: Go Gluten Free
You don’t have to be allergic to gluten to benefit from a gluten free diet.
A Columbia University study reported that gluten triggers fattening biochemical changes, due in part to genetically altered wheat. These fattening biochemical changes are in addition to the high calorie counts of most gluten-containing foods, which means that avoiding gluten will help you drop weight twice as fast.
Rather than jumping from gluten-filled grain products to gluten-free grain products, do your best to trim even the gluten-free grains from your diet. This can be achieved by swapping out tortillas for large lettuce leaves and traditional noodles for noodles made from vegetables.
Don’t forget to exercise: the quickest way to reshape your body is with a combination of exercise and smart eating. Please feel free to call or email me to get started on your body transformation. That’s what I’m here for!
An effective mini meal must contain a serving of healthy protein – BUT it’s important that you avoid eating too much of a good thing. Consuming more than 3 ounces of protein in a single sitting is counterproductive towards fat loss and could easily result in weight gain.