Life would be so much simpler if you could just get on your home treadmill for a half hour a day, and watch those extra pounds fall off. Unfortunately, it takes more than that. Here’s some weight loss tips that go beyond just a workout to help you loose that extra weight.
Drink Plenty of Water – Did you know that drinking water can boost metabolism by 24-30% over a period of 1-1.5 hours, helping you burn off a few more calories? A recent study shows that drinking about 16ox. of water before you eat, can help you eat less calories during your meals, helping your diet efforts.
Add Eggs To Your Breakfast – Replacing a grain / cereal based breakfast with eggs, helps you feel “satisfied”, causing you to eat further calories for the next 36 hours. If you can’t eat eggs, eating a high-quality protein source for breakfast has the same result.
Drink Black Coffee – Caffeine is a great metabolism booster. Straight black coffee not only is extremely low calorie, it increases your metabolism 3-11%, and increases fat burning by 10-30%.
Drink Green Tea – Not a coffee fan? Try green tea! Green tea contains small amounts of caffeine, as well as large quantities of powerful antioxidants called catechins, which are also believed to work synergistically with the caffeine, enhancing fat burning.
Replace Vegetable Oil with Coconut Oil – Coconut oil is full of medium chain triglycerides – special fats (different from other fats) have been shown to boost metabolism by 120 calories per day, and also reduce your appetite so that you eat up to 256 fewer calories per day.
Do Aerobic Exercise – Whether it’s running, cycling, rowing, or using an elliptical, aerobic exercise is a great way to loose belly fat. Plus you burn extra calories and improve your physical and mental health.
Go Lift Some Weights – When you diet, you actually loose a bit of muscle as well. And that has the counter effect of lowering your metabolism. Studies show that weight lifting can help keep your metabolism high, and prevent you from losing precious muscle mass