Whether we’re talking about diets, lifestyle changes, a diet plan, or something else, there is little debate about the best ways to lose weight. What is not talked about so much is that all these plans and the baby actually have a lot in common and if you follow any without deviation, chances are you will lose some pounds.
In a recent study conducted by the University of Stanford, researchers put more than 600 obese people on several different diets and found that subjects on all diets had similar results in losing weight. Moreover, they tried to determine if there was any predisposition for a particular type of diet or diet. They observed that all respondents followed three simple tips that all children recommend. So if you want to lose weight or watch what (and how) you eat, pay attention to these three things.
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1. Eat more vegetables
No matter what diet philosophy you adopt, vegetables will always be a big part of your meal. There are many benefits that it has, such as the very low number of calories you ingest and many nutrients to help fight diseases such as diabetes or certain cancers. You don’t have to rely on just one or two foods, vegetables like broccoli, carrots, cabbage, spinach, asparagus are full of vitamins and nutrients. If you are not a fan of vegetables, try one trick. Make a dish you like (for example, pasta or an omelette) and then put a layer of vegetables in it and try to eat it. There are some foods that can increase the rate of burning fat.
2. Ingest less sugar into your body
You can blame biology for the love of the sweet. We are programmed to prefer sweet and that urge is universal and starts very early. Sugar adds finesse to food, so today food companies put it in everything. Hidden sugar can be found in many ingredients from bread to yogurt, dressing to salads, etc. When you add up all that intake at the day level, you will be shocked at how much you inadvertently eat sugar.
In the US, on average, an adult eats about 19 teaspoons a day, which is over the recommended six for women and nine for men. Of course, this sugar does not help you maintain your line, so any serious diet will require you to minimize it or avoid it altogether.
But sugar is not the only thing you have to watch out for. The last few years have finally begun to talk about how unhealthy artificial sweeteners actually are. Most people are mistaken that products containing these substances achieve sweetness without affecting weight gain and increasing the risk of diabetes. This is not true, and according to one study, sweeteners actually stimulate appetite and stimulate the consumption of an additional 30 percent of calories through food.
3. Eat more whole foods
One thing all popular diets agree on is that whole foods should be consumed, not processed. Over-processed foods are associated with weight gain (just remember chips, ice cream, frozen pizza or lasagna, cakes, etc.), probably because it lacks the fiber, which can be found in many whole foods. Another study finds the problem is that it is much easier to eat processed foods, and through the experiment they have been able to prove that when people are given the opportunity to eat only one or the other type of foods, those who consume excess processed foods ingest about 500 calories a day. The subjects ate more and faster and at the end of the one week experiment averaged two pounds more than at the beginning.
Whole foods include fruits, vegetables, peas, nuts, seeds, eggs, seafood, chicken, and more, and you should have no problem figuring out a diet plan that contains these foods and suits your preferences. What is important to note at the end, no matter what foods you like and which diet to decide when you start losing weight, try to stick to these three tips and see that the pounds will slowly but surely start to disappear.