One of the key secrets for successful weight loss is simply to take a break. When you take a break from a restrictive eating plan to indulge in the foods you have been truly does your bod good, you receive the major benefit of a psychological boost. Feeling good and feeling positive is important for sticking to your weight loss plan.
Taking a break from dieting can also reboot your metabolic rate. Your metabolic rate tends to slow down when your body senses that you have reduced your calorie intake. A short break should get you revved up again and put you on the road to faster overall results.
Here Are 10 Signs That Tell You When to Take a Break From Dieting
Do you feel irritable or anxious? Being on a reduced calorie diet for an extended period of time can take a toll on your patience and mood. Opting for a break such as a “cheat” day or weekend off should help you to feel better.
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Do you want to increase the amount of fat you’re losing on your weight loss journey? If so, try to increase your protein intake. Eating more protein, in the way we recommend on this site is one of the fastest ways to boost fat loss and also offers additional benefits.
Many people don’t eat a lot of protein from the right sources. Hence they end up with diets made up of mostly carbohydrates and fat. Fat contributes 9 calories per gram, compared to 4 calories per gram from carbs and protein. In addition to that, carbs have an insulin elevating effects. (Remember, insulin is also known as the fat storage hormone.) So it’s easy to see how this can hinder weight loss progress.
Get your rich supply of protein from grains and nuts and other natural sources. If you chose to supplement, do it naturally as well. Aim to increase your protein to about 30% of your total diet so you can achieve the best fat loss results possible.
Here are the Top 5 Reasons to Boost Protein for Weight Loss
Creating a personalized diet plant, even my Incredibly Delicious Vegan Recipes and Meal Plans, is commendable but it’s still just a start without application. It’s time to put that plan into action. Your plan should be both healthy and exciting. One of the best keys to sustainable success is learning how to cook tasty, low-fat meals.
You’re always in control so keep in mind that just about any meal can be adapted to support weight loss and maintenance. If you learn how to do this, you can keep enjoying the foods you love and make progress on your weight loss journey at the same time.
Here are 10 Creative Meal Prep Hacks to Lower Fat
Get creative with herbs. Herbs add bursts of flavor to any dish without the added fat or calories.
Replace some of the fat in your favorite slow cooker recipe with fresh herbs. The slow cooking method develops the herb flavors, creating a delicious fusion and you won’t miss the fat.
Make your own salad dressing using quality ingredients like extr...
It is no longer a secret that regular physical exercise is now seen as an important predictor of good health and longevity. In fact, when prescribing an action plan that is geared toward good health and disease prevention, physical exercise goes hand in hand with a healthy diet. Researchers have suggested that inactivity might even be more detrimental to our health than smoking! This is remarkable, wouldn’t you agree?
It is believed that less than 25% of Americans receive regular physical activity daily. No wonder the incidence of obesity and diseases such as diabetes, hypertension, heart disease and cancer is on the rise. Many studies have shown a direct relationship between mortality and inactivity. Published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, a few years ago, it was reported that people getting regular physical exercise cut their risk of death from any cause by 50%-73% when compared inactive people. The benefits of physical exercise extend far beyond weight manageme...