Globally, obesity has triplicate between 1975 and 2017, with around 1.9 billion adults being overweight. Of these, more than 650 million adults were obese. Staying healthy today requires a lot of commitment and time, which unfortunately is something most of us don’t have.
We bring you 10 ways to optimize your weight loss regimen so you can stay healthy and happy!
How to speed up weight loss
1. Eat before you eat
A recent study found that eating a bowl of soup before a meal can help control your appetite. One possible explanation would be that while he waits for the soup to cool down, he must eat it slowly, giving his brain, hormones, and stomach enough time to coordinate a “full” message.
2. Spice up your food
Do you love spicy food? If so, then we have good news. Eating spicy foods can temporarily increase your metabolism by up to 8%, increasing your body’s calorie burning rate. Also, eating spicy foods has been found to encourage people to eat slowly, which is good for their metabolism.
3. Eat healthy snacks
Eat more, but not at meal times. Yes, you read it correctly. In your weight loss process, you have probably increased the time between meals. While this may seem logical, waiting until you’re really hungry will likely cause you to eat more before you’re satisfied. Also, you are likely to eat quickly, which is definitely not recommended.
Hold healthy snacks like sunflower seeds, almonds, apple slices, whole-grain crackers, and low-fat cheese on hand and eat every few hours.
4. Get more sleep
Getting adequate rest is very important for your body to function well. One study found that people on a diet consumed 6% fewer calories when they got enough sleep.
5. Drink a lot of tea
8 glasses of water a day is a fad. You should still drink water, but only drink when you feel thirsty. For other occasions, tea is the best option. Tea (especially green tea) contains many antioxidants and can help you lose weight. As a bonus, green tea also helps protect against cancer.
6. Embrace the color blue
Research has shown that people tend to eat less when they eat off plates with a higher color contrast between the plate and the food. The researchers found that people eat 33% less in a blue room.
7. Stop multitasking
When you multiple task, your mind is not focused on one topic and moves between multiple topics, including thinking about food and eating. This can cause you to forget you’re on a diet and subconsciously dig deep into your snack drawer.
Laughter gives the body a little aerobic exercise. It makes the heart beat faster, which increases blood circulation in the body. Intense laughter for about an hour burns almost as many calories as lifting weights for 30 minutes.
9. Sleep in the cold
While we sleep in the cold, the body burns fat stored in the belly to keep the body warm. A study published in the journal Diabetes showed that people who slept in rooms with temperatures around 66° burned 7% more calories than those who slept in warmer rooms.
10. Turn off the lights
It may seem strange, but it is true. Researchers at The Ohio State University found that staying in dark places can lighten the body.
How many hours do you spend each week in the gym to keep fit? Let us know in the comments below.