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There’s always positive energy that comes with the new year as well as a strong desire and inner drive to make a change. Part of this change is reducing your body weight. The more healthy and fit you are, the more productive you become.
If your plan is to shed off the excess weight in your body, then here are 5 tips to losing weight in the new year:
You can set up a plan to go to the gym at least 3 times a week and lift some weights. Talk to a gym instructor first and get some good advice on how to go about it before you get started. Burn off the fat and build some muscle.
Cut Down On Carbs And Sugars
Make a resolution this new year to cut down on carbs and sugars. If you do this, your hunger levels will decrease which will, in turn, result in you consuming fewer calories. Rather than burning carbs to generate energy, your body will begin to consume the stored fat.
Cutting down on carbs will also lower your body’s insulin levels which will result in your kidneys shedding excess water and sodium off of your body. This will cut off unnecessary water weight from your body, resulting in weight loss.
This is one very effective way to use to lose weight. Intermittent fasting simply means skipping meals for a specified period of time. There are different intermittent fasting options. The first is the 16 hours fast which is best done on a keto diet. It starts from 8 pm to 12 noon. It involves taking a low-calorie fluid for breakfast and having lunch as your first meal.
Other fasting options include the 24 hours fast that you can do once per week. The other is the 5:2 diet where you eat to satisfaction for 5 days and then consume calorie restricted meals for the two remaining days.
Reduce Your Stress Levels
Chronic stress increases stress hormone levels like cortisol in the body which in turn increase your hunger and craving for food. This results in excess food consumption. The more you overeat, the more you gain weight. Find ways to reduce stress in your life and this will in the long run curb weight loss in your body.
Review Your Diet
Your diet should be inclusive of a fat source, low carb vegetables, and a protein source. Setting your meals in such a manner will regulate your carb intake to the required amount ranging between 20 and 50 grams daily.
Your protein intake should include meat such as beef and chicken, eggs, fish and seafood like salmon. Proteins are rich in nutrients and reduce your calorie intake since they make you full when you consume them. This helps in weight loss as it reduces your food intake.
Consume low carb vegetables like spinach, cabbage, and tomatoes. Incorporate fats as well such as olive oil, butter, avocado oil, and coconut oil.
Adhering to a proper diet plan will help you consume the right meal portions that your body needs and that will, in turn, cut off excess calories and result in weight loss.
With so many diet plans available in the market, it can be a challenge, especially for men to decide which one to follow. To help you pick the best one, check out this nutrisystem for men reviews.