Therefore, if you brush or use mouthwash after eating, you may be less tempted to grab an unnecessary snack.
21. Combat Your Food Addiction
Food addiction involves overpowering cravings and changes in your brain chemistry that make it harder to resist eating certain foods, this is a major cause of overeating for many people, and affects a significant percentage of the population. In fact, a recent 2014 ttudy found that almost 20% of people fulfilled the criteria for food addiction.
Some foods are much more likely to cause symptoms of addiction than others. This includes highly processed junk foods that are high in sugar, fat or boththe best way to beat food addiction is to seek help.
22. Do Some Sort of Cardio
Doing cardio — whether it is jogging, running, cycling, power walking or hiking — is a great way to burn calories and improve both mental and physical health. Cardio has been shown to improve many risk factors for heart disease. It can also help reduce body weight.
Cardio seems to be particularly effective at reducing the dangerous belly fat that builds up around your organs and causes metabolic disease.
Loss of muscle mass is a common side effect of dieting, if you lose a lot of muscle, your body will start burning fewer calories than before. By lifting weights regularly, you’ll be able to prevent this loss in muscle mass, as an added benefit, you’ll also look, and feel much better.
24. Use Whey Protein
Most people get enough protein from diet alone. However, for those who don’t, taking a whey protein supplement is an effective way to boost protein intake.
One study shows that replacing part of your calories with whey protein can cause significant weight loss, while also increasing lean muscle mass, just make sure to read the ingredients list, because some varieties are loaded with added sugar and other unhealthy additives.
25. Practice Mindful Eating
Mindful eating is a method used to increase awareness while eating, it helps you make conscious food choices and develop awareness of your hunger and satiety cues. It then helps you eat healthy in response to those cues.
Mindful eating has been shown to have significant effects on weight, eating behavior and stress in obese individuals, it is especially helpful against binge eating and emotional eating. By making conscious food choices, increasing your awareness and listening to your body, weight loss should follow naturally and easily.
26. Focus on Changing Your Lifestyle
Dieting is one of those things that almost always fails in the long term. In fact, people who “diet” tend to gain more weight over time, instead of focusing only on losing weight, make it a primary goal to nourish your body with healthy food and nutrients.
Eat to become a healthier, happier, fitter person — not just to lose weight.
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