Losing weight is not a simple process – it requires a lot of sacrifice and diet and lifestyle changes in order to burn the extra pounds. If you want to lose weight, you should make the following changes:
1. Don’t give up everything you love
We all want to eat some fast food or unhealthy snacks from time to time, and it’s OK. You shouldn’t stop doing it – a strict diet that forbids these snacks may deter you from reaching your weight loss goals. If you completely eliminate your favorite foods from your diet you will only crave them more and won’t succeed. If you plan on eating a healthy diet, you should also plan to eat a few sweet delights, but make sure it’s in moderation.
2. Sleeping schedule
According to several studies, sleeping is just as important for losing weight as a healthy diet. Sleeping less than the recommended time can activate your hunger and make you eat more, so you need to create an optimal sleeping schedule that will allow you to rest and suppress your hunger. Aim for 7 hours of sleeping overnight and stick to a healthy diet and you’ll start losing weight sooner than you think.
3. Eat often
Many people think that eating a big breakfast, skipping lunch and ending the day with a light dinner will help them cut a huge amount of calories. However, although mathematically true, this is a trap that won’t help you reach your goals.
The ghrelin hormone is responsible for the feeling of hunger while the leptin hormone controls our metabolism and balances our weight. If you’re not eating every 4 hours, these hormones are thrown out of balance and will make you feel hungry. Instead of skipping meals, you should “deceive” the body with healthy snacks every 4 hours. This will help you suppress your hunger and eat less later.