The Best Research-Based Weight Loss Tips
If there is anything that every dieter knows, it is that there are a lot of great weight loss tips out there, and a lot of widely believed myths, to go with them. People have come up with all sorts of advice and recommendations to help to get rid of excess fat more quickly and easily, but without any evidence to support it.
That said, weight loss has been broadly researched by the scientific community for decades and there are many tips that – as common-sense or crazy as they may sound – have been proven to be helpful in ensuring that fat will be lost.
The following are some great weight loss tips that not only sound good, but that also have research behind them.
• Drink water – You’ve likely heard it before, but it’s worth repeating. Studies have shown that drinking water before a meal can help you to burn more calories by increasing the metabolism by 24 to 40 percent for about an hour to an hour and a half. This helps you to burn through that meal much more efficiently.
• Drink black coffee – Good quality, black coffee contains only 4 calories per cup, is high in antioxidants, can give the metabolism a 3 to 11 percent metabolism boost, and can increase the body’s ability to burn fat by about 10 to 29 percent.
• Eat a good breakfast – Two boiled or poached eggs are low in calories and have a full range of health and weight loss benefits. Research has shown that eggs can help a dieter to reduce caloric intake for 36 hours and can help to reduce a higher amount of body fat.
• Reduce refined sugar – White sugar and high fructose corn syrup are some of the greatest culprits that contribute to obesity. Cutting back on products with added sugar (you may have to check the nutrition label to find it because it is in a surprising number of unexpected places) can help to give you a significant advantage in reducing weight. It will also reduce your risk of heart disease, type 2 diabetes, and other health conditions.
• Drink green tea – Like coffee, there are lots of antioxidants in green tea, and a bit of caffeine, as well This beverage is good for overall health and is also believed to boost fat burning.
• Brush your teeth – If you brush your teeth right after dinner (you may as well floss, while you’re at it), your temptation to eat a snack within the next few hours, particularly in the evening, will drop. The smell and taste of mint has been associated with a reduced appetite, and many people have “programmed” their bodies to know that brushing your teeth comes after eating, not before. Hunger may reduce simply because you’ve taken this step, which makes teeth brushing one of the best weight loss tips around.