The remedy that takes you from weight stagnation to fast weight loss and it fits in a spoon. Losing weight requires effort but it doesn’t have to be as frustrating as you might imagine it to be. You can be smart about it and consume just a spoonful of these rich and nutritious foods that will help you boost your metabolism, burn fat easily, and balance your sugar levels.
Whether you’re planning on a beach vacation or just want to be healthy, Bright Side has put together these easy and effective ways to rev up your weight loss.
1. Take apple cider vinegar to balance your sugar.
We all know the house cleaning hacks of apple cider vinegar, but there’s a reason why celebrities like Katy Perry are in love with it. Apple cider vinegar enhances the feeling of fullness making you less prone to eat between meals, and its raw viscose essence called the “mother” is full of probiotics. It is also effective for balancing out the sugar levels in your body. It contains between 5-6% of acetic acid which helps make your blood sugar levels stable, making it a great ally whenever you have a craving for a big piece of chocolate cake.
Keeping up with this habit is super simple, just add a teaspoon of apple cider vinegar to a glass of water and drink it every day before going to bed.
2. Use ginger to passively burn that fat.
When we want to lose weight we want to get rid of fat without losing muscle mass or water. For that, ginger is the queen. Ginger has something called a thermogenic effect on the body, this means it enhances circulation which leads to a small increase in body temperature. That’s why ginger is such a good strategy, because the thermogenic effect improves and boosts your digestion in such a way that you’ll burn calories without much effort.
To incorporate ginger into your diet try enjoying some ginger tea or give a twist to some of your everyday meals by adding a spoonful of ginger powder or minced ginger to the pan.
3. Use coconut oil to combat the accumulated fat in your body
Not only is Coconut oil composed of fatty acids that do not get stored in your body as accumulated fat, but they also boost your metabolism. And since a fast metabolism increases your ability to burn fat, it also helps you lose weight.
You can replace your regular vegetable oil with coconut oil for a healthier meal. You can also add it to your oatmeal, mix it with your smoothies, or even replace your coffee creme with it for an exotic caffeine twist. It’s so easy and delicious to add coconut oil to your diet that after a couple of days you’ll never go back to your old habits!
4. Cook with turmeric to prevent fat accumulation.
One of the most beloved spices of chefs around the world, turmeric is also your ally when it comes to losing those extra pounds. Just like ginger, turmeric helps you lose weight because of the thermogenic properties, it increases your body temperature and boosts your metabolism making it easy for you to burn fat and get rid of the fat you’ve accumulated in parts of your body. Turmeric is a small miracle that prevents fat accumulation in your body.
So don’t go short on turmeric. Spice up some chicken breast or beef, add it soups or, if you’re the practical kind, dissolve it in a glass of water and drink it straight.
5. Replace sugar with raw honey to control sugar cravings.
Honey can help you rev up your weight loss because it has an effect on your appetite. If you are usually attracted to sugar, replacing it with raw honey will help you to control those food cravings. Table sugar triggers hunger, even if your body doesn’t really need food. On the contrary, honey regulates your appetite and makes you feel hungry when your body really needs it.
Replacing sugar with honey can go a long way. Put honey in your tea or coffee. Use it in your salad dressings, and add it to your smoothies, yogurt, or granola.
6. Try flaxseed to help you feel fuller longer.
It’s incredible what a tablespoon of flaxseed can do to aid your weight loss. This superfood is highly rich in fiber which will balance your appetite and help you feel satiated until your next meal. It also helps trigger your metabolism, enhances your digestion, and regulates your bowel movements. This is exactly what you’re looking for when trying to lose weight.
Adding flaxseed to your diet is simple because it’s effortless and it doesn’t change the flavor of your food. Add it to your smoothies, shakes, and fruit juices. You can also sprinkle it over your salads or soups, and add it to your bread recipes.
7. Balance your metabolism with chia.
This superfood is full of fiber. Eating 2 tablespoons of chia will mean you have already consumed 40% of your necessary fiber intake. This keeps you fuller, activates your metabolism, and regulates your bowel. They are also packed with protein which, like fiber, helps you lose weight naturally because a high protein intake reduces your appetite, making you stronger against those chocolate cravings.
You can incorporate chia seeds into your diet in the most uncomplicated way. Just like flaxseed, add it to your regular meals and enjoy the goodness of this superfood.
8. Help your body burn fat with green tea.
Green tea has been used for centuries as a traditional Chinese medicine to treat numerous conditions, but today it is famous for its weight loss properties. Green tea contains caffeine, although not as much as coffee. But it’s still known as a stimulant for aiding fat burning. It is also full of specific antioxidants that boost your metabolism and helps you lose fat. Drinking 2 to 3 cups of green tea regularly will help your efforts to achieve that healthy and beautiful body you are striving for!
9. Get your beauty sleep by using cherries.
Cherries contain high levels of melatonin, the key hormone to a healthy sleep. It may not seem important to weight loss but it’s actually crucial for you to have a good night sleep because if you don’t rest properly your body ends up craving high-calorie foods. And since you’re tired because you didn’t sleep well, you won’t be strong enough to say no to that cheesecake.
You can have some cherries a couple of hours before going to bed and prepare yourself for your beauty sleep.
Do you have any secret spoonful hacks that we should include on this list? Tell us in the comments!