8 Things To Know About Weight Loss

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8 Things To Know About Weight Loss

From the strange right through to the weird & unexpected, keep these weight loss facts in mind to avoid the pitfalls.

1: THINK SPINACH

Studies have shown that ecdysteroids found in spinach can increase the levels of protein adiponectin which works by making your fat cells more sensitive to insulin.

spinach eggs tomato bread on green plate

2: DITCH DIET DRINKS

Research has shown that diet drinks could actually make your waistline 3 cm bigger over the next 9 years. It is thought that artificial sweeteners cause you to feel hunger even when you’re not, resulting in you eating more. We recommend sticking to water.

drinks on table with chips and salsa

3: KEEP A FOOD DIARY

Keeping a log of everything you eat and drink along with how you felt before & afterwards can play a significant part in your weight loss. It will allow you to spot trends in your diet as well as highlight the times when you ate due to emotions rather than hunger. A paper diary is fine but an app may be better, consistency is the key here.

girl typing laptop computer

4: BROWSE FOOD

Research from brigham Young University in the US found that scrolling through numerous images of food actually suppresses your appetite. They found that when you reach around 60 images your senses begin to become bored.

 milk chocolate chip cookie

5: QUIT SMOKING

A study in the US found that smoking, even passively causes your body to alter the way it regulates insulin which can lead you to gain weight.

women smoking in field

6: DO IT ONLINE

If you love takeaways then make sure you order it online rather than in person.  A study into appetite has shown that people who order online consume an average of 115 fewer calories and over 5g less fat than those who ordered in person. This is due to stimulation of the senses such as smells that can cause you to make bad food decisions and order more.

table of food eating out

7: CONSISTENT BREAKFASTS

When it comes to breakfast, it turns out that keeping the calories of your meal consistent can help keep you slim. It showed that people with the largest day to day variations in meal sizes were 90% more likely to have a larger waist. It’s likely that sticking to a routine at breakfast helps to stabilise blood sugar levels preventing you from overeating throughout the day.

breakfast in bed in morning on tray with coffee

8: DON’T LABEL YOUR WORKOUT

A German study found that people who labelled their workout as “fat burning” consumed more calories after the workout. On the other hand research has shown that talking to yourself positively during a race can significantly boost your endurance. Oh and grunting like Sharapova has been shown to increase speed by around 5%.

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