- Drop That Can Of Soda (Including Diet!)
Sodas have become water in American society. In fact, most Americans drink over 2 full glasses of soda every day. It doesn’t sound like much at first, but it starts adding up really quick. It’s hard to avoid the temptation of a crispy soda whenever you eat greasy food, but once you can control yourself, you’ll be rewarded with a drop in your scale. Drinking less soda will decrease your caloric intake, lower your sugar intake, and increase feelings of satiety. This leads to fewer cavities, better health, and more weight loss.
- Who Cut The Salt
No one likes bland food, but the saltier the food gets, the bigger risk you are putting your body in. Salt makes the body retain more water while drying out certain organs. It can also affect your blood pressure and lead to long-term weight gain. What most people don’t know is that over 95% of dieters gain weight in the long term. The key isn’t to start eating bland food here and now. The best and easiest way is to get used to it little by little. When you’re making soup, put 1/4 teaspoon of salt less than what the recipe calls for. Next time, put in 1/2 teaspoon less. By taking things in little increments, you won’t noticed the blandness of the food and eventually, you’ll be used to using less salt and will prefer food with less salt. That means you’ll be healthier and leaner!
- Go Light!
Ever since it became taboo to eat fatty foods, supermarkets have been supplying the world with the “light” version of everything. We’ve got light/diet soda, light cream, light salad dressing. The sad truth is that “light” isn’t universal for “less fat.” You will still gain weight with some light foods, but there are some that truly do make you lighter!
The following group is made up of foods that actually have less fat: light sour cream, light cream cheese, light cream, light evaporated milk, light coconut milk, light milk. These products can cut out over 30% of fat, giving you a healthier meal and a lighter body. Though other light foods such as light cakes or light peanut butter may contain less fat than their normal counterparts, it may not even be worth the difference.
- Turn Up the Heat
Cayenne peppers can actually help you lose weight! Cayenne peppers have been used in traditional medicine for centuries. As you may or may not know, this amazing pepper is very spicy and that can be attributed to a powerful component that exists in cayenne peppers called capsaicin. Capsaicin not only brings the heat, but it is also the component mainly attributed to help produce such beneficial health effects.
Cayenne peppers has been studied and known to have a long list of health benefits from fighting inflammation to boosting your immunity. I know you have been dying to find out that cayenne peppers have been shown to produce weight loss. A double blind placebo controlled study in Maastricht University in the Netherlands found that capsaicin can help sustained fat oxidation and help with weight maintenance.