How long have you wanted to lose the same, 10, 20, 30, or more pounds?
You’ve probably tried method after method, diet after diet, year after year with minimal success and nothing to show for it.
But what if I told you fat loss was actually very easy?
Would you believe me?
I hope so, because the reality is most people drastically over-complicate fat loss.
Granted, it’s not their fault. With the endless marketing scams propagated by the mainstream media, it’s difficult to know what actually works and what doesn’t.
That’s where I come in.
In today’s newsletter I’m going to share with you 3 simple ways to boost your fat loss.
They’re extremely simple – you might even think they’re too simple – but used appropriately these 3 tips will drastically enhance your fat loss.
1. Chew Your Food
When trying to lose fat people often opt for protein shakes, drinks, and other liquid forms of meal replacements. While these can and do “work,” my clients and I see much better success in chewing our food.
First and foremost, eating a whole food meal is a whole lot more appealing than chugging a shake.
Second, the brains satiety response (when your brain tells your body that it’s full) takes about 20-minutes to kick in. Since drinking a shake usually takes no more than 5-10 minutes tops, you’re often left hungry and craving more.
Third, liquid meals tend to be less filling in general because they lack the fiber that comes naturally in whole foods.
Case in point: Chew your food to burn more fat.
2. Stick to 0-Calorie Beverages
Sugar-filled and calorie-dense beverages are one of the leading causes for obesity in America. Fortunately, they’re one of the easiest things to remove and replace within your diet.
Rather than waste calories on calorie-dense and un-filling drinks, stick to 0-calorie beverages. Some of my personal favorite options include:
– Coffee (NOT one of those frappes, latte’s, mochachino’s, etc)
– Diet soda
Case in point: Sugar-filled, calorie dense drinks are a waste. Stick to 0-calorie beverages to get the most bang for your buck.
3. Follow the 1-Plate per Meal Rule
Whatever constitutes an appropriate portion size has radically changed in the last few decades.
Not sure what I mean?
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Just stroll into a Dunkin Donuts and take a gander at the size of the muffins (which are so big they could double as a love sack) and you’ll understand. Those things generally pack more than 700 calories into a single muffin which is nearly half of the average person’s recommended daily intake.
Clearly we have a portion control issue.
To fix this problem I recommend following the 1-plate per meal rule.
It’s very simple and is exactly what it sounds like:
Every meal should be able to fit on a single, normal sized, plate.
Now, don’t cheat and put 6 donuts on a platter and think that’s O.K.
Generally speaking every plate should be made up of the following:
Veggies: ¼ – ½ of the plate
Protein: 1/3 – ½ of the plate
Carbohydrates: 0 – ¼ of the plate
Fats: 0 – ¼ of the plate
Play around and find which ratio works best for you but, in the main, stick to this guideline for every single meal and your fat loss will radically improve.
Case in point: Control your portions. Do whatever way works best for you but the 1-plate rule is a quick, easy, and effective way to improve your fat loss efforts.