For those who are overweight and need to slim down there is a lot of information available about the best way for them to do this.
If unsure where to start, it can be reassuring for dieters to look to others who have been through their own weight loss transformations in order to get tips.
One woman shared her weight loss on Reddit after she lost an incredible 7st 9lb in just over a year.
The Reddit user “LDNurseMama” posted online about what she did to try and encourage others to make a similar change.
The woman shared she is 38-years-old, 5ft 9in and has slimmed down from a huge 20st 7lb to a much trimmer 12st 12lb.
She showed off her results by posting a picture of her before and after losing the weight and explained more about the changes she made to get slim.
“LDNurseMama” revealed she kicked off her weight loss journey by watching how many calories she ate and also by making an effort to move more.
She wrote: “I started with just tracking my calories closely with my fitness pal, weighing my food, and being really active.
“Then I went to an actual weight loss clinic to meet with nutritionists and doctors to help me plan for the long term weight loss and maintenance.”
This approach helped the slimmer understand how much she was eating and the best types of food to help her shape up.
The dieter revealed she had always been active so changing up her eating habits was one of the biggest changes for her.
She said: “The food portions were the hardest for me, tracking everything in my fitness pal really put things into perspective for me.
“I weighed my food for awhile too until I had a good grip on what my portions should be. It’s hard but worth it.
By closely tracking her calories using a fitness app, the user explained how it helped her understand what she was eating and her weight started to fall off at a steady rate of around 2lb a week.
Since losing the weight, the Reddit user revealed she does not need to track her food as closely as she understands better what she needs to eat.
“LDNurseMama” revealed: “Now I watch what I eat still, eat healthy foods in smaller portions and stay active.”
Dieters hoping to lose a few pounds can start to do this by making other small changes in their lives.
Research published in a report titled “Portion size me: plate-size induced consumption norms and win-win solutions for reducing food intake and waste” explained using smaller plates at meal times may help people eat less.
This trick can help slimmers learn more about portion control and make an effective change in their lives.
Some people losing weight may have a specific area they hope to burn fat from, such as slimming down the waistline.
According to Cecilia Harris, who is a personal trainer and co-founder of Results with Lucy, you must lose weight from the whole body in order to burn belly fat.
She said: “I don’t believe that you can spot train or lose fat in one particular place of your body.”
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HOW TO DO IT: While in a high plank, perform a set of mountain climbers, bringing one knee up to the chest, and then switching (left, right, left, right). Then, jump your feet apart, toward the outside of your mat, and back together four times, like you’re doing a jumping jack on the floor. After performing the plank jacks, complete another set of mountain climbers.
Summer Diet Tips: Jumpstart Your Summer Weight Loss Journey With This Fat-Burning Vegetable – NDTV Food
Now that the summers are here, it’s time to flaunt those summer dresses and shorts, beach hats and sunscreen lotions. A lot of us may have worked extra hard to reach our weight loss goals to show off our summer wardrobe with confidence. But a lot of us may be still struggling to lose those last extra pounds that just refuse to budge. A little bit of diet modification and some extra hours in the gym, may go a long way in helping you achieve your respective weight loss goals, just in time for summer vacations. The easiest way to cut calories from your meals and to fasten your weight loss process is to add some fresh seasonal fruits and vegetables to your summer diet and bell pepper is one such vegetable that you should be eating this summer.
Bell peppers are delicious and very versatile, as well as very easy to cook with. Let’s look at the nutritional benefits of bell peppers to convince you to add them to your diet.
Bell Peppers Nutrition
Bell peppers, or sweet peppers or capsicum are a variety of less pungent peppers, which are enjoyed in a variety of ways. You have seen them at your grocery shops in three different colours- red, yellow and green. Bell peppers are extremely low in calories and make for great diet foods. A 100 gm serving of bell peppers contains just 20 calories (as per data by the United States Department of Agriculture)! They have almost zero fat and no cholesterol and are low in carbohydrates as well. They are extremely rich in the antioxidant vitamin C, which enhances skin quality and boosts immunity. Red bell peppers are especially good for the eyes and even the heart.
These bright bell peppers are a healthy vegetable to include in your diet
Bell Peppers For Weight Loss
Bell peppers may also aid weight loss when added to your summer diet, as they are known to help burn fat faster. This capacity of the bell peppers is credited to the presence of the compound capsaicin. In fact, the name capsicum has been derived from the name of this molecule. This colourless, odourless natural compound is said to increase metabolism through the process of thermogenesis. The process is basically production of heat inside the body, which results in oxidation of fat molecules. A study published in the American Journal Of Clinical Nutrition, said that consuming as little as 6 mg of capsaicin per day may result in loss of abdominal fat. The compound is also known to suppress appetite and hence, help you manage your weight.
Bell Pepper Recipes For Weight Loss
Here are three bell pepper recipes to jumpstart your summer weight loss:
This recipe combines two excellent low-calorie vegetables- yellow bell peppers and asparagus. Get your summer nutrition right with this delicious and light recipe.
Broccoli is an all-season diet superfood, which can have excellent benefits for your overall well-being. This salad is delicious, crunchy and makes for an excellent between-meal snack or even a low-carb dinner.
Endowed with the protein boost of paneer or cottage cheese in grilled, deseeded capsicum, this recipe makes a delicious starter for house parties and even a delicious diet food.
So get cracking on your summer weight loss goals by including this healthy vegetable in your summer diet.
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