If you are aiming to shed a few kilos, the “calories in, calories out” can be one effective way. Combine your diet with lots of exercises, and within a short time, your body will plunder its fat stores in search of energy. You will lose weight—maybe even a lot of weight, depending on how much you were eating and exercising before you got going. Here are some of the best ways to lose weight.
Cut Down on Sugars and Starches
They are the foods that trigger secretion of insulin – insulin is the main fat storage hormone in the body. Another benefit of lowering sugar intake is that your kidneys shed excess sodium and water out of your body, which reduces bloating and unnecessary water weight.
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Eat Protein, Fat, and Vegetables
Your every meal must comprise a protein source, a fat source, and low-carb vegetables. Following this diet will bring your carbohydrate intake into the recommended range of 20-50 grams per day. Always remember that when it comes to losing weight, protein is the king of nutrients.
Drink Water Half an Hour Before Meals
According to a study, drinking water half an hour before meals help lose weight by 44% in three months.
Eat Your Food Slowly
People who gobble or eat their food without chewing it properly tend to gain weight over a period of time. Eating slowly makes you feel full and boost weight-reducing hormones.
This means you will eat your target carbohydrates on training days and around 50% of your normal carbs on the non-training days or light cardio days.
Do Drop sets
To perform a drop set, simply perform an exercise at a heavy weight until failure, then drop the weight and bang out more reps until failure. When incorporated correctly, drop sets will tear into your muscle glycogen, which will then create a greater post-exercise metabolic response from the intensity and will need to restore glycogen.