Here are tips to lose weight or simply maintain your weight before or after a weight loss.
Stock up fiber
Fiber helps you lose fat by fighting hunger pangs and lowering insulin levels.
Aim to eat 25-35 grams of fiber a day.
Eat more protein and veggies
These foods help you lose body fat even when you are not working out.
E.g. beef, egg, spinach
Avoid white carbs
Don’t eat too many simple carbs with low nutritional value.
e.g. pasta, bread, potatoes
Construct a meal plan
Put together healthy meals and alternate a new meal every few weeks for a little variety.
Water transfers important nutrients throughout your body.
Stay away from high-calorie drinks like soda and juice.
Have a cheat day
Take one day out of the week to break your diet.
It turns out that a cheat day helps improve fat loss by maintaining your metabolic rate.
Cardio in moderation
Cardio helps burn fat.
But too much cardio will send your body into a catabolic state( when your body switches from burning fat to burning muscles)
Keep your cardio workout sessions to 30 minutes, four times a week.
Many of the fat burning processes take place while you are asleep.
Sleeping anywhere between 6 to 10 hours gives your body enough time to burn fat away.
Losing body fat can be difficult.
Note: Everyone’s body is different and what may work for others may not work for you, but these guidelines will keep you healthy.