Team JiMMY here with more tips on how to help you meet your weight-loss goals! No one person is the same and often people use different methods to lose weight. Some of these may be traditional such as exercise centric diets and carb cutting or a little more complex such as Keto Diets and Intermittent Fasting. Whatever method you choose, we hope these weight loss tips can help you realize your goals and push you to maybe try something new!
1. Keep an overall calorie deficit
Whatever method you may be using for weight loss, it is of the utmost importance that you maintain a calorie deficit depending on your activity levels and body weight. Many complex diets such as intermittent Fasting work by leaving less time to eat and ensuring you do not consume more than your daily allotted calories. If you are a simple person looking for an easy way to go for weight loss, then counting your calories may be for you. Feel free to use online Calorie Calculators to help you figure out your calorie intake!
2. Eat Slowly!
This one may seem a bit odd but eating slowly really does help lose weight! Our stomachs take time to tell our brain that it is getting full. By taking your time in chewing and taking smaller portions from your dish, you give your stomach time to tell your brain that you are getting full and suddenly you can reach that ‘satisfied’ stage of eating with smaller portions! If you are someone who tends to finish their meals super quick, or if you are always eating on the move, then this tip may be for you.
3. Cook in Batches and work on Meal Prepping
For those of us that like to eat out or have prepared frozen meals, you may want to consider batching your lunches, dinners, or all your meals! By doing so, you take the mess you would usually have after every meal and only worry about it when meal batch prep time comes around. This method also gives you a lot of control of your calories, protein, and other vital nutrients intake. If you are like me and dread the mess after making dinner, then this method may be for you!
4. Stay Hydrated and Cut Out Sugary Drinks!
This is by far one of the hardest but most rewarding tips on this list. Sugar is extremely addictive and breaking the habit of having a daily soda or a morning juice can be very hard to move on from. The truth is that drinking water not only leaves you more hydrated but also ends up making you feel fuller! Not to mention all the health benefits that follow being properly hydrated.
5. Set Realistic Goals for Yourself
One of the most important aspects of losing weight is to do it in a healthy manner. Everyone wants to lose 20 or 30 pounds in one week, but the truth is that you should be aiming for 1-2 pounds lost per week. This is a marathon not a race! You need to find the proper mindset and endurance to reach your target weight. By setting realistic weekly goals, you can achieve that gratifying feeling we all strive for and before you know it, your goals will be in reach.
Not every weight loss tip or diet will be for everyone. Finding the rhythm you need takes time and practice! Drinking water and cutting sugary drinks may be tough for some people so why not try Zero-Sugar sodas and low sugar juices. Some of us, myself included, need that sugary snack after dinner to feel complete. Try substituting it for fruit or a low carb protein bar! This is not something where your entire life and eating habits change overnight. It is important to experiment with different methods to really find that middle ground of satisfaction.
How can JiMMY help you realize your weight loss goals?
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