6. Limit Salt Usage
What’s known for certain is that reducing sodium results in weight loss, at times rapidly. So avoid eating salty foods, and especially hidden salty foods such as soda and processed foods, which are known to contain high salt and sugar content.
Always check the nutrient labels on how much salt the food contains. What limiting salt also does is reduces blood pressure. The daily recommended amount is around 1,500 to 2,300mg on a daily basis. Processed foods are the worst culprits, as they contain more sodium than you realize.
5. Increase Water Intake
What studies show is that drinking a 16oz glass of water, this right before eating your biggest meal of the day, will help you lose weight. What doing so does is gives you the sensation of feeling full, while helping you keep hydrated.
We’ve also heard of the recommended 8 – 8oz glasses of water a day, this to stay hydrated. However, if you exercise or sweat more, or the day is extremely hot, increase the intake. The best regulator is that your urine should be light or clear.
4. Consume More Protein
When attempting to lose weight, it’s thought that increasing protein is the key. Protein helps you lose weight by helping you retain muscle mass, which burns calories more quickly. Consider doubling or even tripling the daily recommended amount of protein, this to lose weight faster.
Healthy sources of protein includes Greek yogurt, eggs, cottage cheese, lean steak, chicken breasts, salmon, yellowfin tuna, halibut, anchovies, beans, and peanut butter.