We all want to look slim and trip for summer, but who wants to starve getting there? Well we have good news for you!
The results from a study was published in 2013 tells us that keeping calories high while we exercise is the best.
You just need to make those calories you consume good calories.
Like minimally processed, whole foods will supply the needed energy and help regulate your appetite while reducing hunger levels.
All this leads to weight loss. Those who research and study obesity call this maintaining a “high energy flux” approach. What all this means in plain terms is eat a high amount of calories when you know you’re going to burn a high amount of calories.
Here are 3 tips that will help you lose weight without starving.
Make your calories count. Calorie counting is an important part of weight control but does nothing to help the body if the calories are of no nutritional value. Make your calories count by only eating nutritious foods–that way you can eat plenty while fueling your body with the nutrients it needs to stay healthy.
Eating natural foods are on one the healthiest things you can do and it is filling. Beans, fruits, veggies and whole grains are all high-fiber foods that fill your tummy and stay with you longer.
The sugar in your body is stabilized when you consume soluble fiber like beans and fruit while it slows down the emptying of stomach and keeps you from getting hungry too soon.
The high-fiber foods contain special starches that are considered prebiotics which is a healthy bacterium for your GI tract.
The perfect balances is three pieces of fruits and three cups of vegetables each day and add several servings of fiber-rich sweet potatoes, beans, and whole grains.
Your intestines have 1000’s of bacteria strains, the probiotics we just mentioned.
In 2013 large study found that there are some strains that actually influenced obesity.
Some bacteria, like bifidobacteria in particular, was found to affect how much energy was extracted from the food that was consumed and sent signals that influenced the metabolism.
It actually aided in weight loss and reduced the symptoms that are related to obesity, like an increase in inflammatory markers. Some foods that are high in bifidobacteria are buttermilk, cheese, kefir and yogurt.
By consuming just one of these cultured dairy products, you are adding a probiotic food that can help your digestive system.
Capasain is a compound found in hot chili peppers and has been found to boost calorie burning and reduce appetite, both of which are an aid n controlling weight. You can add chili powder, fresh or dried peppers and pepper flakes to just about any dish and burn some calories while you eat.
Green tea can reduce your hunger levels and also help in burning calories with an ingredient it contains catechins. Instead of coffee, have a cup of green tea in the mornings and a sprinkle of red pepper flakes to your soup at lunch and to your pasta sauce at dinner.