Lots of people are online trying to sell the latest and greatest fat loss tips in all kinds of formats. It’s not that these tips are wrong when it comes to wanting to lose weight. Many of the products available are simply makeovers of information that has been floating around the internet for years. They work, but do you really need to spend a ton of money on these ideas?
Drink More Water
Water that is. Go to your refrigerator and get rid of all the artificially sweetened drinks. Throw out all the energy drinks and for right now, don’t even drink fresh squeezed juice. Most people don’t drink anywhere near enough water during the course of the day. And many times when people feel hungry or think it’s time for a snack, what is really happening is that they are thirsty.
Your brain has learned to misinterpret the signals from the blood, especially if you have been drinking a lot of artificial sweetened drinks. Your body craves water, and many people give it food instead. Try drinking about 6 – 8 glasses (8 ounces) a day and you will be quite amazed at how different you feel when it comes to meal times.
Eat More – Eat More Often
Often that is. Somehow when we are growing up we are taught the idea that we are supposed to get hungry on a schedule (and usually somebody else’s schedule) but that when we get the meal, we are well behaved if we clean our plates. The number of calories that many people consume in the course of one regular meal is often more than many slimmer people eat in the course of an entire day.
If you decide that you are going to be in charge of your diet and your own weight loss, then try breaking up the day with more frequent meals. Truth is, your stomach is only about the size of your fist. How much food do you really think you can fit in there? And interestingly, many people learn to eat through fear of there not being any more food for them.
So not only are they scared, but they eat way more than their bodies can possibly process before next meal time. Eat small meals, more often throughout the day, and you will be amazed at how hungry you do NOT get during the day. Your body will process your food more efficiently; and you will not eat anywhere near as much because you are not as hungry.
Try these two tips out. They are easy to implement in your regular day and they can help you see results very quickly, which will give you even incentive to lose weight fast.
Weight Loss May Change Brain
SAN DIEGO — MRI scans done after bariatric surgery reveal different patterns of brain activation in response to food cues according to a study reported here.