I hear all the time about people who are having difficulty losing weight. They ask for tips to help them lose weight. Here are 3 tips to help you lose those extra pounds in the New Year.
1. Cut out the simple carbs and processed foods. A big reason people put on those extra pounds is that they eat too many simple carbs. Simple carbs include sugar, snack foods, sweets, junk foods, and starches (white bread, white rice, white flour). Eating large amounts of simple carbs stimulates insulin which leads to fat storage and weight gain. Some people are much more sensitive to simple carbs than others. If you are having trouble losing weight, try cutting back significantly on the simple carbs. This may help jump start your weight loss.
2.Eat more fiber. Fiber is very helpful in weight loss. Most people are significantly deficient in their daily fiber intake. The goal is 30-40 grams of fiber a day. Fiber has no calories and helps fill you up. Furthermore, fiber slows the release of sugar into your blood stream. This keeps your insulin levels down and helps you to lose weight. See prior articles for lists of high fiber foods.
3. Exercise more. Aerobic exercise is critical to weight loss. Regular aerobic exercise helps to burn off extra calories. It also helps you to burn extra sugar in the blood stream, muscle and liver. Lower levels of sugar in the blood keeps your insulin levels down. Lower insulin levels leads to weight loss. Overall, your goal should be a minimum of 20-30 minutes 3-4 days a week.
Follow these 3 tips to help boost your weight loss in the New Year. This can be your healthiest year ever!