Healthy and successful weight loss is something many people strive to achieve these days. Actually, it’s not that difficult to do. You just have to be patient and consistent about things: eat a lot of vegetables, cut down or remove the intake of sugar, increase the intake of healthy oils or fats and intake only vegetable proteins. Make sure you eat healthily o follow a special routine: eat 3 small meals; avoid meals after 7 p.m.; exercise regularly etc.
Unfortunately, you should know that often gaining weight in an unhealthy weight or a sudden weight gain can be because of some hormones in your body. One of the hormones that has been mostly linked to obesity, overconsumption or weight gain is the stress hormone. Food is also considered responsible for the work of our hormones. Here, we’re presenting you a 3-step regimen that will help you keep your weight-gain hormones balanced successfully. At the same time, you’ll manage to lose weight healthily because you’ll activate your fat-burning hormones!
CUT ALL SUGAR OUT
Carbohydrates have a very negative role if you want to lose weight. If you intake cookies, starchy vegetables, processed foods, alcohol, it will provide easy energy, but your body will use it instead of burning your fat reserves. If you decide to lose weight, you must stop eating carbs and sugars!
Important: You must complete step 1 in order to go to step 2!
1. INCREASE YOUR CONSUMPTION OF VEGETABLES
You must intake more vegetables e.g. beans and greens. If you intake them steamed and raw, you’ll need more calories or energy to digest and that’s precisely what you need to start losing weight. They are abundant in plenty of fibers, so they’re especially good for your intestines. Here’s a suggestion: take greens for breakfast and then a large salad for lunch and dinner. The results will amaze you!
2. JUICING VEGETABLES AS AN ALTERNATIVE
Juices made with fruits and vegetables, especially the homemade ones which are freshly prepared are abundant in fiber and they are something you need to intake if you’re trying to lose weight. People who have problems with high blood sugar should intake more dark greens like spinach, parsley celery and kale. You can add more proteins with the help of string beans, asparagus and cauliflower. Sweeten up your juice with apples, beats and carrots. You’ll substitute a meal by adding 2 teaspoons of freshly ground flax seeds and 6 tablespoons.
3. CONSUME VEGETABLE PROTEIN ONLY AND USE HEALTHY OIL/FAT
Make sure you replace all animal protein with legumes (beans and lentils). If you can’t imagine your diet without butter, try to replace it with coconut oil. Replace sunflower oil with olive oil. Start cutting down carbohydrates gradually, like for example rice and other whole grains. Use only half a serving.
Our body needs proteins so that it can build new muscle and tissues while we’re exercising. If you intake more protein and oil (fat), they’ll help you stay full longer and you’ll also avoid all of the unhealthy cravings. Make sure you intake a good portion of proteins and some healthy oils with each meal. If you don’t do that, you’ll crave for unhealthy things and that will disturb your results.
FOLLOW A TIGHT EATING SCHEDULE
If you’ve decided to start a process of weight loss, you must know how to train your body and mind not to crave for food after 7 p.m. The latest time for a meal should be 4 or 5 p.m. You’ll also burn fats if you eat 3 smaller meals or 2 meals and 1 salad for dinner. Stop using sugary drinks or natural fruit juices and replace them with herbal teas or lemon water.
You shouldn’t skip meals. Try early dinner or a late breakfast. Make sure you intake cooked meals. Always eat slowly and stop when you feel full!
IMPORTANT: You’ll probably need several weeks or a month to complete this phase!
STEP 4# (OPTIONAL)
LIGHT WEIGHT TRAINING
It is recommended to do 30 minutes every other day!
You can also add some light weight exercise. It will also help you remove your fat reserves and build new muscles from protein which activates the burning of your fat reserves.
Here’s our recommendation: start with a 10-minute solid cardio, like biking or running so that you can warm up and increase your heart rate as well as weight training to build muscle. Do at least two sets of each and make sure you relax for 1- 2 minutes between the sets. You should do these until you feel some muscle strain!