3 Simple changes in diet to achieve Weight Loss easily
“It’s 80 percent diet and 20 percent exercise.”
WEIGHT LOSS– Have you ever thought why diet is so much more important than exercise or why does a long gym session go all wasted because of one slice of a cheesy pizza? The reason is you have to take in fewer calories than you burn. To lose one pound by the 80/20 ratio method, you have to burn 750 calories through exercise and 3000 calories through dieting, adding up to 3750 calorie deficit. The reason dieting is more effective is that it takes a lot of activity to create a 500 to 700 calorie deficit through exercise.
Before you get confused with all these numbers, let me draw a conclusion for you- “Diet is necessary for weight loss”. Now, if you are planning to starve yourself, stop right there because there’s no need for that. You can gain long-term results with just small diet changes.
Here are 3 simple changes that will help you in losing weight easily-
1. Start eating breakfast
So you thought dieting = skipping meals, right? Well, here’s a bummer for you-you are NOT supposed to skip any meal, *especially* breakfast. A study from 2005 found that people who skip breakfast eat bigger portions during other meals because of hunger and low energy levels. When you eat breakfast, your body feels satisfied preventing you from overeating the rest of the day.
2. Divide your meals into 6 parts
Weight loss is more successful when you eat smaller, frequent meals in a 6-meal plan a day rather than the traditional 3-meal plan a day. The science behind this is that due to eating frequently, you don’t get hungry which leaves your body satisfied and hence, you don’t overeat. The most common mistake dieters do is that they don’t cut their meal portions. It is important for you to reduce your meal portions to make this plan effective.
3. Watch your liquid diet
Besides cutting off fast foods, you have to take care of your liquid diet too. Soda and alcohol are high-calorie beverages with a large amount of sugar present in them. A healthy substituent for these drinks is- water! Water is linked to weight loss as it reduces appetite before meals. Also, if you are dehydrated, you feel hungrier, therefore, water keeps calorie intake in check!