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Five Habits To Help You Lose Weight

Adopting a healthy diet is essential for weight loss, but other vital factors help in this process. Meet them!

You probably already know you must follow a balanced diet rich in fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and lean meat to shed unwanted pounds. Therefore, the most challenging part of the weight loss process is not knowing what to consume but changing the routine, including good habits of organization and planning. See the five tips below. 

Dedication To Meal Preparation

Having a healthy diet and eating meals outside the home is possible. But when dishes are prepared at home, they tend to be lower in calories, fat, salt, and sugar than those served in restaurants. But for this to be possible, you need to set aside time in your schedule to buy and prepare food. A tip is to allocate a few minutes of the week to choose the menu, buy the ingredients, and use Saturday for preparation. With the week’s menu ready, prepare several portions and freeze some of them for consumption for the week.

Eat Slowly

Did you know that it takes the brain 20 minutes to understand that the stomach is already full? If the time between the first and last forkful is close, the possibility of ingesting more than necessary decreases. Eating slowly is not so tricky as chewing a little more each serving; the time between bites increases, as does the perception of the taste and texture of the food. In addition, the stomach can digest more easily. 

Don’t Skip Meals

Some people spend the morning fasting or choose to eat little for breakfast. The result is an over-the-top lunch and even more generous portions at dinner. Breakfast helps speed up metabolism and stimulates fat-burning enzymes, so it can’t be left out of the food routine.

Sleep Well

Some studies associate less sleep with a higher risk of being overweight or obese. That’s because people who sleep less than six hours a night tend to eat more and have inappropriate eating habits, such as more frequent consumption of snacks and fatty and sugary foods. 

Keeping An Eye On The Scale

Studies indicate that people who weigh themselves more often are more likely to lose weight. Having a digital scale and taking notes of the day’s importance helps monitor the evolution of the diet and is a stimulus to stay away from the foods that should be avoided. All nutrients (macro and micronutrients) are essential for the body, and each one plays a fundamental role in health.

Most macronutrients are nutrients that help provide energy, and the body needs them in large quantities. Water, carbohydrates, fats, and proteins are classified as macronutrients.

Carbohydrates prevent tissue proteins from being used for energy. Those in the simple category are sugar and honey; among the complexes are bread, rice, corn, and pasta.

Fats protect organs against damage, help maintain body temperature, absorb some vitamins and give you a feeling of satiety. Proteins are necessary for the growth, construction, and repair of tissues and are also present in the constitution of cells. They are also part of the immune system’s antibodies.

Micronutrients are minerals and vitamins. The body needs micronutrients in smaller amounts compared to macronutrients. Its primary function is to facilitate the chemical reactions that take place in the body. Vitamins, for example, are essential for the functioning of metabolism and regulation of cell function.  

In the group of vitamins, vitamin B is present in green leafy vegetables. Vitamin C is found in citrus fruits. Vitamins A, D, E, and K are found in milk, dairy products, vegetable oils, and green leafy vegetables. Calcium, potassium, iron, sodium, magnesium, copper, zinc, cobalt, chromium, and fluorine are already in the category of minerals.

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