Losing weight can be hard whether you just want to get rid of those love handles or you want to lose some serious weight. Of course if you have the right tools and rules to follow, that hardship doesn’t seem nearly as bad. So to make losing weight easier all around, here are the 5 rules of weightloss to always follow.
Rule #1: Never Forget to Eat Breakfast
Breakfast really is the most important meal of the day. Why you ask, well it jump starts your metabolism to get your body burning fat and calories throughout your day. Make sure that it is a healthy breakfast as well, cereal loaded with sugar isn’t going to helping you in any way to lose weight; instead consider things like fruit salad, an omelet loaded with vegetables, a fruit smoothie, etc.
Rule #2: Cut Down on the Fatty Snacks and Junk Food
For many people junk food and fatty snacks are one of the main culprits to gaining weight or stopping them from losing weight. By cutting down your intake of them (or better yet, completely eliminating them) your body isn’t ingesting excess fat and calories that it is unable to burn off by the end of the day. If you can’t completely eliminate it from your diet at least restrict it to once at the end of the week as a treat for doing good the rest of the week.
Rule #3: Eat Protein with Each Meal
Protein is a great way to not only fuel your body through the day, but it helps to make you feel fuller for longer periods of time. Make sure to pick the right kinds of protein however; protein from a Double Whopper isn’t going to do anything for your weightloss goals, but make it harder. Instead get your protein from sources like eggs, dairy, lean meats, poultry, fish, seafood, beans, nuts, etc.
Rule #4: Eat More Fruits and Veggies
Fruits and vegetables help to supply your body with all of the nutrients it needs to function properly, but it can also help to allow you to eat more without overdoing it on your calorie/fat restrictions for the day. Incorporate at least 3 fruits and vegetables with every meal and try to incorporate them in your snacks as well.
Rule #5: Drink More Water
Water has a wonderful effect on helping a person to lose weight because it can help you feel fuller, stopping you from grabbing that bag of chips as a snack or that bowl of ice cream late at night. Try to drink at least eight 8ox glasses of water each day if not more and you’ll be surprised at how much you can go through the day without feeling hungry.