Losing weight is no laughing matter, and for some, it can be one of the trickiest and more difficult things that they need to do.
Experts have mentioned on several occasions that the key to losing weight successfully is to choose a method that is doable and sustainable. A feature on WebMD shares a few tips that are simple and easy enough to be both achievable and sustainable – and may bring huge success in terms of shedding unwanted pounds.
Eat slowly. How fast you eat can lead to overeating, so WebMD suggested getting yourself a timer and giving yourself 20 minutes to finish a meal. Wolfing down food may block signals that trigger the fullness hormones of the body, which may lead to overeating.
Eat more vegetables. Serve more vegetables during your meals, adding color and variety, and you may be well on your way to shedding pounds without necessarily feeling deprived. Just ensure that you do not add too much fat when you cook them, and that you add flavor using lemon juice and herbs, as opposed to fatty sauces and dressings.
Sip Green Tea. Looking for a great way to finish off a meal? Try sipping green tea. There are studies that indicate that green tea increases the rate at which the body burns calories temporarily, perhaps due to phytochemicals called catechins.
Go the extra mile. Losing weight may mean going the extra mile – literally. Burning an extra 100 calories a day may add up to weight loss of 10 pounds in 12 months; those extra 100 calories may be burned by walking a mile, which can take about 20 minutes. You can also choose to jog for 10 minutes, or clean the house for half an hour.