It's just about 20-22 days to go for the much-awaited new year and, for sure, everyone would have already made plans for the new year's eve.
So, as the countdown begins, in order to be at their best and look gracious for the 'D' day, especially the women who want to trim down, they would have already started hitting the gym or taken up a strict diet.
Well, shedding that extra flab is not as easy as you might think. It requires a lot of patience and, most importantly, taking up the right steps to weight loss is highly essential.
Else, if you go by some random procedure instead of losing weight, you will end up in gaining a few extra kilos.
Again, when it comes to weight loss, it should be a healthy one. Skipping your meals or excess of exercises should be avoided.
Hence, if you are looking at losing weight and fit in your best dresses, then there are certain tricks that will definitely help you.
Following a few of these steps will certainly help you in losing weight in a healthy way in two weeks.
Listed here are a few of them. Take a look.
1. Add More Of Fibre-rich Foods:
Whether it is soluble of insoluble fibre, both are equally good if you want to lose weight. Foods that are rich in soluble fibre aid in better digestion and insoluble fibre helps in keeping one full for a long period of time. This in turn prevents you from craving for food and consuming of junk snacks. Brown rice, oatmeals, quinoa and buckwheat are a few of the best known fibre-rich foods.
2. Reduce Your Carbohydrate Intake:
Carbohydrates are loaded with calories. Also, the foods rich in calories have very less or no nutrients in them. So, consuming carbohydrate-rich foods would only add to lots of calories in your diet. More of calories means gaining excess body weight too.
So, if you really want to lose weight quickly, then it is important to reduce carbohydrate intake and replace it with healthy fibre-rich foods.
Avocado is one of the best fruits that one can include in their daily diet. Avocado contains good fat and fibre, which help in regulating the cholesterol level. Rich in antioxidants, adding avocado in your diet helps to maintain body weight.
4. Olive Oil:
Olive oil contains omega-3 fats, which are a source of good fats. Using olive oil for your daily cooking helps if you are looking at losing weight.
Also, one could consume a tablespoon of olive oil on a daily basis, as this helps in keeping one full and decreases your desire to eat and this helps in losing weight.
There is nothing better than nuts when it comes to snacks. Nuts like almonds and walnuts are rich in omega-3 fatty acids or what is known as good fats. Whenever you feel hungry, consuming a handful of nuts not just helps in satiating your hunger but also aids in weight loss.
6. Avoid Carbonated Drinks:
Carbonated drinks are filled with calories, excess sugar and additional flavours. Due to all these factors drinking too much of carbonated drinks can lead to weight gain. Hence, avoiding carbonated drinks totally is a must if you are looking at losing weight.
7. Avoid Potato Chips:
Potato chips are high in calorie content and bad cholesterol level which only adds to weight gain. Avoiding deep-fried potato chips is highly essential if you want to lose weight, as this helps in cutting down on the calorie intake.
8. Healthy Snacks:
In between your meals, it is important that you munch on some snacks. One should not stay empty stomach for long, as this causes stomach acidity and gas formation. Roasted or baked chickpeas, peanut butter and apple, or nuts like almonds and walnuts are a few of the healthy snacks that you can include.
9. Eating Slowly & Smaller Portions:
One of the best ways to eat and not gain weight is by consuming smaller portions. It takes your brain about 20 minutes to understand that you are full. So, when you eat slowly and smaller portions, you end up eating less or just the required amount. This helps to prevent weight gain.
10 Drinking Plenty Of Water:
It is important to drink plenty of water to keep your body hydrated. Sometimes, when your body lacks in water, you get a feeling that you are hungry. You then end up eating food, but you actually fail to understand that you are actually thirsty and not hungry.
11. Lemon Juice + Water:
If you are looking at losing weight quickly, then lemon water would be actually helpful. Lemon is low in calories that helps to burn fat and detoxify your body. All that you need to do is crush the lemon juice in a glass of warm water and drink this first thing in the morning. It helps.
Apart from having a healthy diet, regular exercise is a must. When it comes to exercise, it is not just about hitting the gym but in doing small things like walking for at least 30 minutes every day and instead of taking the elevator, it is always recommended to take the stairs.
13. Ideal Breakfast:
Add two tablespoons of ground flax seeds to a small bowl of fat-free yogurt or skimmed milk, add one teaspoon of honey, one banana and you could also add 2-3 raspberries and strawberries.
Also, instead of flax seeds, one could add half a cup of oats. This breakfast can be followed for better weight loss.
14. Ideal Lunch:
Your lunch should comprise of food that is low in calories and fat. A meal comprising of lean meat, leafy greens, legumes, whole grains and boiled potatoes helps in making an ideal lunch if you are looking at losing weight.
15. Ideal Dinner:
Dinner should always be light and healthy that will help you in sustaining through the night. Vegetable or chicken soup, salads, baked chicken with mushrooms and sweet potatoes can be consumed for dinner. This helps in keeping you full and, at the same time, helps one to lose weight as well.