So when it comes to taking aim at our weight crisis we need tips for losing weight and getting a perfectly lean, flat belly. So ask not what abs can do for you; ask what you can do for abs. The answers are right here.
Set a Carb Curfew
Starchy and sugary carbs—like potatoes and fruit should not be consume them after dark. For dinner, always have a high-protein, high-fat meal with plenty of fibrous veggies. For a post-dinner snack stick to protein-rich, high-fat foods like almonds. This is because, axing carbs at night flips the fat burning switch by increasing the amount of fat burning hormones released while we’re asleep.
Crowd Out Bad Habits
Staying on a diet is the hardest part, and the trick to sticking to the program is by alternating the days of your new diet plan with your normal eating habits. For example, do the new plan Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday, and observe your regular habits Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. You can also apply the same principle when it comes to adopting a healthier exercise routine. “At the end of the first seven days, she says, you will have improved your eating habits over half of the days of the week and will feel ready to launch into another week The high you get from keeping it going for several weeks—not to mention the better body image—will eventually help you crowd out the bad eating patterns with even more good ones.
Ditch Your Food Rules
When nourishing your body with foods, listen to what it needs. Discard dogma and food rules, and eat for fuel and energy, whatever that may be for that day. As much as you can, choose whole, unprocessed foods, but also allow for an occasional splurge or two to help maintain a healthy mindset. Our bodies are intelligent and always asking for what they need to function optimally, whether it’s vegetables or even a bit of sugar; there’s reason behind the craving.”
Be Practical Not Perfect
So what exactly, you ask, should I eat? Improving your eating habits is a process of being practical, not perfect. There are some specific foods that, realistically you know you will not live without. So, work with that. Keep that food to once a week or once a month instead of failing at never [eating it].
Load Up Your Fridge
Despite what some people may believe, healthy eating doesn’t require complex recipes — or any recipes at all. Make it a point to cook a lot of lean proteins, veggies and a high quality grains so when my day slips away, I always have healthy pre-cooked foods on hand to throw together to make a meal. For particularly busy people always suggest keeping Protein Bowl ingredients on hand like fish and chicken as healthy lean proteins, and then pair their meat of choice with leafy greens, a hard-boiled egg, sliced fruit, and nuts or seeds. If everything is prepped ahead of time, all they have to do it throw the stuff into a bowl before they eat. It’s so simple and quick.
Once you’ve gotten into the swing of a healthier routine, it’s easy to center your goals around numbers on the scale. Don’t. Instead, make them action-based. We are creatures that desire instant gratification. I hear “I want to lose 10 kg” all the time. This is not a goal that easily sets you up for success.” Simply put, you’re setting yourself for failure. Instead, make your goals things like, going for a 30 minute power walk, or going to your favorite Zumba class after work. As soon as you finish that Zumba class, you feel accomplished and fulfilled.
Chill pasta to melt fat
You can gain less weight from a serving of pasta simply by putting it in the fridge. The drop in temperature changes the nature of the pasta into something called “resistant starch,” meaning your body has to work harder to digest it. Cold pasta is closer in structure to natural resistant starches like lentils, peas, beans, plantain, arrowroots and oatmeal, which pass through the small intestine intact and are digested in the large intestines. Adding resistant starch to a meal may also promote fat oxidation. But you’ve got to eat it cold. Once you heat the pasta up again, you destroy the resistant starch.
Eat the Rainbow
The more colorful your salad, the better — it means you’re getting a more diverse mix of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. And don’t let your typical topping choices block your creativity. “You can add any kind of vegetables to salads.
Eat, Don’t Drink, Your Fruit
Some juice can do more harm than good. Consuming one or more servings of fruit juice each day increases their risk of developing type 2 diabetes. Eating at least two servings each week of certain whole fruits particularly blueberries, grapes, and apples reduces their risk for type 2 diabetes.
Eat Before You Eat
Eating an appetizer of a broth-based soup or even an apple can reduce total calorie intake over the course of the meal by up to 20 percent.
SCOPE BEFORE YOU SCOOP
This simple trick can save you hundreds of calories: Scan the buffet line strategically before you even pick up a plate.
Water Down the Calories
It keeps you hydrated and works to improve and increase your metabolism
Remind Yourself to Lose Weight
Have a reminder for your daily calorie budget and exercise routine.