It’s Spring, and last Sunday I blogged about the Caveman diet. This week I’m adding six simple tricks to lost weight. Thanks to Men’s Fitness for sharing these ideas.
1. Eat More Protein
Open up those cans of tuna and start eating. Eat eggs for breakfast instead of cereal and toast. Your body works harder to digest protein than carbs, so you’ll burn more calories. And protein is much more filling. A good tip is to eat one gram of protein per body weight pound. And no, I’m not sharing mine. 🙂
2. Drink Green Tea
In a 12 week study, people who drank 4-5 cups of green tea per day lost two pounds more than their non-green peers. Drink a cup before your work-out for an even greater benefit.
Why does this work? A study by the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition concluded that green tea improves insulin sensitivity and glucose, which helps your body’s ability to store calories as muscle rather than fat.
3. Take your daily dose of Fish Oil
Think six grams a day. Fish oil has been proven to generate more fat loss with the same amount of exercise. Added benefits? A slower growth of cancer cells, improved heart health and reduced arthritis.
4. Fast Intermittently
Yikes! This sounds hard. Don’t worry. It’s not. Just try a longer fast between dinner and breakfast the following morning. 12-16 hours in between the two meals is recommended. Lengthening the time elevates insulin and burns more fat.
5. After you work out, eat your biggest meal
This is the time that your body is craving energy and carbs. It’s also when your metabolism and insulin sensitivity are their highest. For the remainder of the day, cut back on your other meals.
6. As soon as you wake up, start drinking.
Water, that is. Your metabolism slows to conserve fluids and the dehydration hinders weight loss.