Simple Weight Loss Tips for Healthier Eating

Simple Weight Loss Tips for Healthier Eating

September 06, 2018

Simple Weight Loss Tips for Healthier Eating

Weight loss tips, supplements, pills, potions and shakes are a lucrative business. You only have to take a look at the health food shops, and giant pharmaceutical stores so prevalent nowadays, to know this. People are spending big bucks to get a quick fat fix, but a lot of the time are not starting at the basics before taking more extreme measures.

Check out some of these weight loss tips, which have been found by health experts and professionals as effective strategies for weight-loss management.

  1. Drink Water

Studies [1] have shown that drinking just 500ml of water can increase your metabolism rate by 30%, and starts to take effect from as little as 10 minutes, post-consumption.

  1. Drink Green Tea

Green tea contains numerous beneficial health properties, and weight loss is just one of them. The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition reported green tea could help to reduce body fat as well as illnesses that are associated with obesity, such as diabetes.

  1. Replace Your Cooking Oil for Coconut Oil

Coconut oil is packed with medium chain triglycerides, and these are metabolised a whole different way to that of other fats. Coconut oil is said to boost your metabolism and could even suppress your appetite, so you consume fewer calories in the day.

Try replacing your standard oil with coconut oil, and use it in your baking instead of butter. Check out this healthy chocolate coconut slice recipe we found online, yum! Enjoy this with a cup of Bondi Beach Tea.

  1. Avoid Over Eating

Sometimes a lot easier said when you’re enjoying a tasty dish, but portion control is very important in a balanced diet. A simple trick, use smaller plates. It might sound non-effective, but there are plenty of success stories around this one.

  1. Enjoy Eggs at Breakfast

Eggs have a little secret for weight loss – they are great for it! Studies [2] have shown that replacing some of your grainy favourites at breakfast with eggs, can help reduce your intake of calories over the following 36 hours, which will help you to lose weight.

  1. Eat Less Refined Carbohydrates

These bad guys are highly processed versions of their original self with very limited goodness left behind. Refined carbohydrates are commonly responsible for spiking blood sugar levels. This leads to an increase of hunger soon after and a need for eating more, usually unplanned and unhealthy, snack foods.

Carbs should be consumed in as close to their natural form as possible – brown pasta and rice over white, avoid white bread, eat wholegrains, etc.

  1. Boot the Sugar

Sugar is usually just a nice-to-have, not a need-to-have and in our world of convenience foods, it is far too commonly consumed. As well as stacking on the weight initially, sugar is linked with obesity, and serious conditions like type 2 diabetes and heart disease. Getting rid of sugar should be on the priority list if you are serious about weight loss.

Of course, there is plenty more you could do to help kick the calories and boot the extra fat than these basic weight loss tips. Regular exercise, getting plenty of decent rest and enjoying a stress-free environment are also factors that should be considered. You might also like to look into starting a low-carb diet.

When you need to take a break from reality, Bondi Beach Tea Co. has a tea blend to suit. Check out our all-natural blends tailored to help you detox, relax, sleep and generally enjoy your time.

Resources:

[1] The journal of clinical endocrinology and metabolism, 2003 Dec;88(12):6015-9.: Water-induced thermogenesis

[2] Journal of the American College of Nutrition, 2005 Dec;24(6):510-5: Short-term effect of eggs on satiety in overweight and obese subjects



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