How to go through weight loss plateau
Everyone who takes exercises for weight loss knows about this “plateau effect”. You’ve lost some weight and then at some point this process has just stopped. And you can’t do anything about it. Nothing helps: changing your diet plan, drinking more water, more cardio into your fitness program…It seems like you’ll never lose these last few pounds, and that’s frustrating, because you’ve already put a lot of effort into your body. You want these pounds gone! But don’t lose hope, because you’ve come so far. Just try to change your perspective. The reason of not losing this weight might not be what you’re eating, but how you’re eating it.
Find at least 20 minutes for your meal
We often eat in a hurry: while running errands, driving or checking our Facebook page e-mail or watching TV. It’s not right. It’s been proven that when you eat slower you lose weight faster. Next time you’re going to eat set a timer for 20 minutes, and during this time don’t let anyone and anything distract you from your meal. Enjoy the taste of your food, every single bite of it. Afterwards you’ll feel more satisfied and energized. And you won’t overeat because you’ll know exactly when you’re full.
Chew your food thoroughly
According to some researches, people who chew their food faster struggle to lose weight much more than people chewing slower. The enzymes in your saliva during chewing process stimulate your digestive juices, which helps you metabolize food better. So when you chew slowly, you extract more nutrients from the food, which makes your body feel more satisfied because it’s absorbing all the nutrition it needs. As a result, you want to eat less junk food. Try chewing each bite of food 10 times. Soon it will become your healthy habit. And as a bonus, you’ll enjoy all the tastes and aromas of your meals.
Eat healthy fats
According to Mark Hyman, M.D., director of the Cleveland Clinic Center for Functional Medicine and author of Eat Fat, Get Thin, healthy fats support weight loss by speeding up your metabolism, reducing hunger and stimulating fat burning. In order to lose weight more efficiently include healthy fats into your meal every day. Avocado, raw, unsalted nuts like almonds and cashews, pumpkin and sunflower seeds, and a tablespoon or two of extra virgin olive oil in your vegetable salad will be a great addition to your diet plan.