Deprivation leads to bingeing
“A very important thing that can sometimes really mess up someone adopting a new diet-related lifestyle is a sense of deprivation. Deprivation can be physical and psychological. If you have a physical craving and are also feeling psychologically deprived, you’re much more likely to cheat. The more deprived you feel, the more likely a food binge will result. Allowing yourself a ‘cheat day’ or to eat desserts or some other kind of treat a few times a week, in sensible moderation, can keep massive slip-ups from happening.” —Boksman. Check out these quick weight loss tips nutritionists swear by.
Your chair is your worst enemy
“People simply need to stand more during the day. We often have time when we are idle or resting and spend that time sitting while watching TV, playing on our phones, or even working. But simply standing to do these things burns twice the calories.” —Jeremy Kring, exercise scientist.
Eat more plants. Seriously.
“One of the easiest and most cost-effective ways to lose weight for the long term is to build your meals around plants, aiming for eight or more servings per day. Plant fibers will keep you satiated and also build a healthy gut by creating more diversity in your microbiome, which can play a huge role in weight loss. You can select any plant, from raw Brussels sprouts served with Pecorino Romano cheese and olive oil, to sautéed mushrooms and zucchini. The goal is to have plant foods—in excess—raw, steamed, or lightly cooked.” —Stella Metsovas, author of Wild Mediterranean.