How to reduce weight: love your body

How to reduce weight in an absolutely easy way

TL; DR (Too Long, Didn’t Read) – If you do not want to read the whole article, there is a summary at the bottom for your convenience.

Best advice on how to reduce weight. Honest!

There are several guidelines on how to reduce weight safely and effectively. For the most efficient long-term control of weight, a steady weight loss of 1 to 2 pounds per week is recommended.

This is what I have been achieving for 3-4 months now. It is not a diet plan, but a small lifestyle change consisting, in my case, of two steps only: I have simply cut out all white bread and stuck to brown bread only. The other step is that I have reduced the quantity of food in my meals to about half. Of course, no more soft drinks! But to be honest, I sometimes take a little with a barbecue or a hamburger. But only a little. 

I eat the same type of foods as I used to eat previously, except for the two changes I mentioned above. This has reduced my weight by 20 lbs. over those four months. Which is great! I love it and I love the change in my body and ease of movement.

You can also do that. Follow these two simple changes and I almost guarantee that you will lose weight steadily.

How can I state this with a good amount of conviction? Because I myself suffered from being overweight for long! I tried several ways but none gave me the steady, long-term reduction in weight. Only when I started looking at it as a lifestyle change rather than a diet plan, did it work beautifully.

However, no matter how you go about it, there may be reasons why it could be difficult for you to adhere to a healthy eating schedule. Read on for more helpful insights and details, especially if you wish to follow a stricter diet that might give you faster result.

How to reduce weight in a remarkably easy way

Stop eating a lot of refined carbs

The elimination of sugars and starches, or carbohydrates, is one way to rapidly lose weight. This may be with a low-carb diet plan or by reducing processed carbs and substituting whole grains for them. Your appetite levels go down when you do so, and you usually end up eating less calories.

A 2020 study indicated that a very low carbohydrate diet in older populations was effective for losing weight. Studies also show that a low-carb diet will minimize appetite, which can lead to less calories without thinking about it or feeling hungry.

Eat more protein and vegetables

1. Protein

To help maintain your health and muscle mass when losing weight, consuming a recommended amount of protein is necessary.

Without eating too much, here is how to decide how much you need to consume. Your requirements are decided by several variables, but typically, an average individual requires:

For the average male, 55–90 grams per day
For the average female, 45–75 grams per day

Examples of excellent protein sources include:

  • Eggs
  • Seafood
  • Meat

Diets with the right amount of protein can result in:

  • Reducing the urge to snack at night
  • Making yourself feel fuller
  • A sharp decrease in cravings
2. Vegetables

Whenever someone thinks of dieting and what foods they can eat to reduce their weight, they will instantly think of vegetables. Do not be afraid to use vegetables to fill your plate. They are filled with nutrients and you can consume very large quantities without having to worry one bit.

Here are some vegetables that you can implement into your diets/eating plans:

  • Lettuce
  • Cucumbers
  • Cabbages
  • Tomatoes
  • Broccoli 

Or you can just add all of those into a bowl and make a salad!

Move, move, move

Everyone knows that exercise will help you lose weight faster. This is another magic word that relates to weight loss.

For instance, you can lose loads of calories by lifting weights. This can prevent your metabolism from slowing down, which is considered a common side effect of weight loss.

Why don’t you consider going to the gym one to two days a week? After that, you can scale it up to three to four days a week. If you are a beginner, ask a trainer for any advice you need. Be sure to mention this to your doctor.

If lifting weights is not a choice for you, aerobic exercises such as walking, bicycling, or swimming are just as good.

Remember: keep moving!

When will I see some results?

It is difficult to pinpoint what will happen once you start going on a diet. In the first week of a diet plan, you might lose 5-10 pounds of weight, or you might lose 15 pounds of weight. It all depends on the diet plan and the individual’s metabolism rate.

Unless otherwise recommended by your doctor, losing 1-2 pounds a week is usually a healthy number. Talk to your doctor about a healthy amount of calorie restriction if you are trying to lose weight quicker than that.

Bonus: Five Amazing Weight Loss Tips

  1. Drink water. Drink it whenever you feel hungry. Drink it before meals. A good start is to drink a minimum of 2 liters of water a day. 
  2. Stop eating so fast. You would be amazed as to how many people chew once or twice before swallowing their food. Eating slowly makes you feel fuller!
  3. Get an adequate amount of sleep. Stop staying up late playing video games (ahem) and get more sleep. Bad sleep habits can result in weight gain.
  4. Eat a good breakfast. This can help reduce the number of cravings you have throughout the day.
  5. Finally, drink coffee or tea. Personally, I am more of a tea-guy. Consuming either of these, however, can help boost your metabolism overall.

Parting Words (or words of wisdom, whichever you prefer)

The first steps of a weight loss journey are the hardest. You might start having a reduced appetite instantly, or you might get hungry occasionally after making the decision to reduce carbs in your diet.

Remember that weight loss is not guaranteed at the beginning. Commit to it. Make it part of your daily routine/lifestyle.

Weight loss is a difficult journey, but the rewards are worth it.

Good luck on your journey, and farewell.

TL; DR – Too Long, Didn’t Read? Not to worry, have a summary!

The three best ways to lose weight fast:

  1. Stop eating a lot of refined carbs (reduce the amount of carbs you consume)
  2. Eat more protein and vegetables (try to add one protein source and one vegetable source to each meal)
  3. Move, move, move (weightlifting, aerobic exercises)

Remember that weight loss does not happen on a whim. Consistency in your diet, while maintaining a good night’s sleep as well as good exercising habits, will help you lose weight much quicker than if you were to take one of those out of the equation.

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