We are living in a world where everyone is a fitness expert and there are literally thousands of websites posting tips about weight loss. But, how can you know which tip or advice is true and which one is false? Actually, sometimes it is impossible to differentiate the two and you easily end up doing something that is either not helping your or even worse – it is bad for your body and your health.
The only sure way to know whether some tip or advice is true is to look for those backed by science – and you should know that there are no many of them out there. We have gathered some of the most interesting tips that must help you lose weight and are scientifically proven:
1. Weigh yourself every single day
Most of the people hate stepping on that scale when they are trying to lose weight – if you don’t know already – it can be quite discouraging. However, you have to keep in mind that you won’t lose your excess weight overnight, so weighing yourself every day does not have to be a disappointment. One research that was done by Cornell University and University of Minnesota has come to the conclusion that people who weigh themselves lose more weight than those who don’t – it appears that people who weigh themselves every day are more aware of their weight and the whole weight loss process.
2. Write down your goals
One study carried out by Dominican University has come to the conclusion that people who write down their goals are 42 percent more likely to achieve them than the people who don’t write their goals down. When deciding what are your goals it is important to be realistic.
3. Limit your liquid calorie intake
More and more studies are now linking liquid calories to weight gain and obesity. One study has come to very interesting conclusion – since calories in sodas don’t make you feel full like the calories from food – you don’t have the instinct to stop and that is probably the main reason why when you start drinking sodas, you can’t stop.
4. Drink water before meals
Journal “Obesity” have recently published results of a study that found that people who drank 16 ounces of water before meals lost significantly more weight than people who didn’t drink any water before meals. The explanation is quite simple – people who drank water felt full long before those who didn’t drink, which made them finish eating earlier.
5. Start eating more beans
One study found that a high-fibre diet rich with beans is as effective as a low-carbohydrate diet when it comes to weight loss.
6. Sleep from 7 to 9 hours every night
There were numerous studies that have proven that sleep is linked to weight loss (not directly, but indirectly) and it is one of the crucial elements of a healthy lifestyle. This is quite simple – if you have to wake up early, just go to bed a little earlier!