5 Tips for Losing Weight the Healthy Way

Losing Weight

Diets have become a huge part of our culture, but with so many diets out there it can be very difficult to understand which routes to weight loss are the healthy ones. There are numerous ways to lose weight fast, but they are not always safe. Many are often left feeling hungry when they try the starvation diet, causing them to feel unsatisfied and quit. But if you decide to treat weight loss as a journey and stick to a lifestyle instead of a diet, you can find great success. Your main goal should be to try to reduce your appetite and improve your metabolic health at the same time.

1. Use a fitness app.

If you are someone who enjoys having a workout partner but can't currently find one, workout apps are a great way to keep you accountable. Many apps now offer more than just tracking your steps. Some offer nutrition advice, meal plans, customized workouts, and even virtual training. Fitwirr is a great fitness app if you are looking for one to download and try. The goal of this app is to keep things simple for the user. Fitwirr doesn't promote unhealthy weight loss goals - they only want you to become the best version of yourself. They also have you covered when it comes to all things fitness related. They have experts to help with wellness, weight loss, fitness, and nutrition. So you can relax and be sure that you are taking care of in all matters.

2. Intermittent fasting

Intermittent fasting is safe for most people, but it is important that you run the idea by your doctor. Intermittent fasting is when you don’t eat for a period of time each day. Some people try alternate fasting when you do it every other day or a daily restriction which is when you eat within an 8-hour window. Some studies suggest that alternate-day fasting is about as effective as a typical low-calorie diet for weight loss.

3. Put the bread down

We all love a slice of toast with melted butter on it but if you are looking for a way to lose weight safely cutting carbs out is a good place to start. Cutting back on carbs essentially cuts back on sugars and starches which usually cause you to gain weight if you are not exercising regularly. When you cut back on carbohydrates, your hunger levels go down which usually results in eating less. Your body will now start to burn stored fat for energy. Cutting carbs also lowers insulin levels which cut back on your bloating and water retention. One study reported that a low carb diet was more effective than a low fat diet for short-term weight loss.

4. Protein is your friend.

Most of us know that every one of your meals should include a protein, a fat and a vegetable. Planning your meals this way should also lower your carb intake naturally. Eating protein is said to boost calorie disbursement by almost 100 calories a day. High protein diets can also reduce craving and thoughts about food. Protein reportedly makes you feel full for longer so you won't be needing a bedtime snack.

5. Lift those weights.

Obviously, if you are just cutting back on calorie intake you will still lose weight even if you do not exercise. But if you chose to get moving, lifting weights is a great option. Lifting weights can easily burn off a lot of calories and prevent your metabolism from slowing down. If you aim to go to the gym three times a week you will see a difference with a month. If weights seem a bit too intense cardio will also do the trick to support your weight loss goals.

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