There aren’t great philosophies behind healthy and successful weight loss. It all basically comes down to eliminating sugar, eating lots of vegetables, especially beans, consuming vegetable protein only, and increasing healthy oil/fat intake. Following a tight eating schedule consisting of 3 small meals and avoiding meals after 7 pm also makes a big difference. Last, but not least, doing some light-weight training can increase your weight loss results as well.
Now, not many people are aware that unhealthy weight gain is often the result of hormones working in your body. For instance, the stress hormone has repeatedly been linked to weight gain, overconsumption and obesity. Aside from factors such as stress and genetics, the food you eat is mostly responsible for how your hormones work. This 3-step regimen can help you successfully keep your weight-gain hormones in balance while activating your fat-burning hormones and losing weight in a healthy manner.
Cut All Sugar Out
The most important thing you need to have in mind when set to lose the extra pounds you have is the negative role carbohydrates play on your weight loss goals. For one thing, carbohydrate deposits you ingest with food high in sugar including starchy vegetables, alcohol, cookies, candy, processed foods with added sugar provide easy energy that your body uses instead of burning your fat reserves. Thus, cutting down on all carbs from your diet is a must!
Important: You can’t proceed to step 2 until you’ve completed step 1.
1. Increase Your Consumption of Vegetables
Increase your vegetable intake per day, especially greens and beans. The thing is raw and steamed greens require more calories or energy to digest, which is perfect for any weight loss regime. Plus, their high fiber content is great for intestinal cleansing. For optimal results, you can have greens for breakfast and large salads for lunch and dinner.
2. Juicing Vegetables as an Alternative
Juicing vegetables is also beneficial for weight loss, but when depleted of fiber, juiced veggies are not as cleansing as fresh ones. Dark greens such as celery, kale, parsley and spinach are particularly recommended to those dealing with blood sugar issues. To add more protein to your juice, use asparagus, string beans and cauliflower. If you want to sweeten up the taste, the best choice is lime as opposed to carrots, beets or apples. Adding 6 tbsps. hemp seeds and 2 tsps. freshly ground flax seeds into your juice can be a great alternative for a meal.