Being overweight is not a good feeling. Not only does it make you unhealthy, but it also makes you feel and look bad. Your diet contributes a lot to having a healthy, properly functioning body or an overweight poorly functioning body. Here are a few dietary tips to help you lose weight.
1. Reduce Sugar and Carbohydrate (Carbs) Intake
When eating either of these, your blood sugar will rise. Unless you have type 2 diabetes, your body will release insulin to counter this. Blood sugar is burned up as energy; however, excessive blood sugar will not be burned up but will be stored as fat. Lowering insulin levels by reducing sugar and carbs will cause this fat to be burned as energy, which in turn will cause you to weigh less.
2. Eat Low-Carb Vegetables
A few of these vegetables are: broccoli, Brussels sprouts, celery, and lettuce. These are so low carb that large quantities can be eaten per day without any worry of over consuming carbs. They tend to be high in helpful nutrients as well as water. Also, if a vegetable has fiber, the amount of fiber can be subtracted from the carbs causing it to result in an even lower amount of carbs.
3. Eat Actual Food
Since the beginning of time, people have eaten meat, fish, vegetables, eggs, butter, olive oil, nuts, etc. Avoid man-made products with labels like “low-sugar”or “low-carb.” These non-natural foods contain starch, sugar alcohols, flour, sweeteners, and other additives which can cause health issues. Focus on minimally processed real food with either no list of ingredients or a very short one at most.
4. Do not use Artificial Sweeteners
Studies have shown that these have failed in helping people to lose weight rather than helping to lose weight. In fact, scientific studies have shown artificial sweeteners keep a person craving for sweet food, and one study has shown women who stop putting them in drinks in favor of drinking water have lost weight. Sweeteners are a common addiction for people, but it can be overcome, resulting in a healthier you.