7 Ways to Naturally Lose Weight
Want to lose weight but not sure about the following ways. Let’s have a look into some basics logics to lose weight.
1. Stay Hydrated
Consuming enough water keeps you hydrated and helps your internal organs function properly. When fully hydrated your body eliminates waste more effectively, which can make the digestive system more efficient and can help you in losing weight. Recommended amount of water is 10-12 glasses per day.
2. Sleep for 7 to 8 hrs
Many studies have shown that an erratic sleeping pattern can disturb the physiology of your body. When you do not get enough sleep it may lead to cravings and an unnecessary consumption of calories. Also, lack of sleep can cause imbalance in your hormonal levels and can slow down your metabolism. Therefore, sleep for a minimum 8 hours a night to avoid cravings and empty calories.
3.Eat your breakfast
It is the most important meal of the day. After a long night's rest, your body needs the fuel to get your metabolism going and give you energy for the rest of the day.
4. Follow Exercise Regime
Regular exercise helps in burning fat from your body. Make it a routine to exercise for a minimum of 30 minutes a day. It will also help you in maintaining your hormone levels, avoiding sugar cravings and keeping yourself fit.
5. Avoid Packaged/Sodium rich foods
Sodium is a mineral which maintains the electrolyte balance of your body. But excessively consuming foods high in sodium leads to water retention in the body, thus increasing your weight on the scale. Limiting the amount of sodium in your diet can help your body to expel the retained water. Major source of sodium in diet is table salt which is 40% sodium and 60% chloride. Other sources of sodium include packaged potato chips, pickled food, cured meat, salami, and various fermented sauces like soya sauce.
6. Eat slowly
A study has found that eating slowly and having smaller bites makes us feel less hungry an hour afterwards than if we wolf down food.Try resting your fork between bites and keep sipping water in between. With this habit, digestive system will work more efficiently.
7. Add protein to your diet
Protein takes longer to get digested and therefore keeps you full for longer. However, increasing protein intake does not mean that you have to reduce your carbohydrate intake. Your body needs carbohydrates to produce energy and protein to build muscles; therefore, it is required to keep a balance between protein and carbohydrates