Taking out time for your body in your life which is full of hustle and bustle might be a humungous task for you, trust me, I’ve been there. Getting fit and losing weight has always been a task which is next to impossible, thanks to the urban lifestyle. Most of the women at some time or other must have struggled with their increasing weight. Many studies have shown that there are a number of causes that lead to weight gain in women. Some of them are pregnancy, lack of sleep, bad food habits, stress and depression etc.
It’s true that losing weight is not as easy as it sounds. But it’s never too late to at least try once. Even if you have gained a lot of weight you can still get back your fit and slim body and look fabulous in each of the dress that you loved but can’t wear them anymore, due to the oversized body.
First of all, let us talk about some myths related to weight loss. A lot of people have various misconceptions about weight loss which are nothing but just myths. Below are some of them:
Myths About Weight Loss:
- Potatoes makes you fat
People say that eating products made up of potato can make us fat. It is because they are rich in carbohydrates and fats. But is this really true? The answer is NO. Carbohydrates are body’s preferred energy source. Potatoes do not automatically make us fat. But consuming a lot of deep fried potato products can make us put on weight. So, consuming moderate amount of potatoes is always a good option.
- Fat free foods helps you lose weight
Low fat food doesn’t help you to lose weight and the reason why we all think it does is because of bad science and worse marketing. These fat free products have more calories than a normal food product which can lead to weight gain. We consume more and more low fat products thinking that it will help us cut down calories and lose weight but these labeled foods are actually making us fat.
- Skipping meals can help you cut calories
Do you really think that skipping meals can cut down calories and make you lose weight? If you’re on a weight loss program, eat healthy instead of not eating at all. Change your diet to such food that suppresses your appetite and increases metabolism. There’s no need to starve yourself if you want a perfect body.
- All sugar products are your enemy
Sugar is not the real culprit. When you eat more sugar than your liver can normally process, it’s stored as fat. So, all sugar products are not your enemy. You can always consume a moderate amount of sugar. But keep in mind that excess consumption of sugar may lead to excess stored fat and can also give rise to many heart diseases.
- Drinking while you eat makes you fat
Are you also living in that misconception that drinking while eating can make you fat? The reason why we all think this is because of our scientific knowledge. Many people believe that the enzymes and their digestive juices will be diluted by drinking water and can slow down the process of digestion and as a result we gain excess amount of fats. Contrary to this, it is scientific proven that drinking water while eating improves digestion.
Above were few misconceptions that most of the people have regarding weight loss. Now that you know about them, let’s proceed and look at some ways by which we can actually lose some weight.
- All fat loss products are scam
How You Can Lose Weight Quickly
Fluids help us cut down weight
Liquid diet plays an important role if you’re working on your body and trying to lose weight. There are many fluids that give instant results and contain very less calories. Fluids rich in antioxidants help in accelerating the metabolism and as a result it speeds up the rate at which one loses weight and that annoying layer of fat. We are listing down some the fluids that are beneficial in losing weight.
- Lemon water
- Green tea
- Apple cider vinegar
- Vegetable juices
A proper diet?
Weight loss can be rapid if you consume less calorie foods. The foods rich in protein and healthy fat can make you full without giving you a lot of calories. Some of the food products that that can boost up your metabolism and can do wonders in decreasing your weight are:
- Green vegetables
- Boiled potatoes
- Beans and legumes
A lot of exercise
Exercising has always been helpful in giving a proper desired shape to the human body. But the fact, that a lot of exercise is important to become fit and slim is not true.
Simple exercises such as running, jumping, walking etc. can alone cut down your weight. You need not to join a gym to lose those extra pounds. Just indulge yourself in some cardio exercises and see the wonders it does.
Drink more water
The amount of water we drink is the key factor which effects our body weight. Water is the best source to get the body of your dreams. Researchers have shown that most of the people drink less water than their daily requirement and it leads them to a permanent state of dehydration. This prevents them from losing weight and makes them store fat more easily. So, it is really important to drink a lot of water every day to keep yourself hydrated and it even helps in burning more calories. Ideally, one needs to drink at least 8 glasses of water each day.
Plenty of sleep
Many studies have shown that people who give importance to their sleep and get enough sleep at night are more fit and healthy as compared to people who are sleep-deprived. Sleep deprivation leads to poor appetite regulation and therefore leads to obesity. 7-8 hours of sleep daily is very important for everyone.
A fit and slim body is what everyone wants. And we work hard to achieve it. These are only some of the many strategies to lose weight. If you have any other tips that are also beneficial in getting a slim and fit body then do let us know in the comments below.