Fast weight loss isn’t easy, but there are many simple ways to boost metabolism and help the pounds melt away. Following methods backed by science could see slimmers significantly boost their weight loss efforts.
Start the day with protein
Eating a high protein breakfast has been shown to lead to increased weight loss.
A study published in the International Journal of Obesity concluded: “A breakfast rich in dietary protein provides additional benefits through reductions in appetite and energy intake. These findings suggest that the addition of a protein-rich breakfast might be an effective strategy to improve appetite control in young people.”
Avoid sugary drinks
Drinking beverages high in sugar is a recipe for weight loss disaster, as unused sugar is turned in to fat through a process called lipogenesis.
Eat the right types of food
Not all foods are created equal – and some are better for weight loss than others.
Choose a diet rich in leafy greens, eggs, oily fish, lean meats, beans and legumes to trim much more quickly.
Up your fibre intake
Studies have shown eating more soluble fibre may promote weight loss. These include foods such as beans, avocado and sweet potato.
Poor sleep has been linked time and again to weight gain. This is because sleep deprivation not only has you reaching for the cookie jar for a quick sugar boost to keep you awake, but it interferes with hormones ghrelin and leptin, both of which control appetite.
Weigh yourself often
One study following participants for six months found daily weigh ins “can produce clinically significant weight loss”.