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5 tips for a trimmer waistline

1) Plant-based fats and lean meat is the way to go

At each meal, go for lean sources of protein such as chicken breast, fish and egg white. Other food that promote weight loss are almond butter, avocado, tofu, soy milk, nuts, extra virgin olive oil and coconut oil.

2) Reduce 500 calories = 1 lb. lost

First, set your sights on how much weight you would like to shed at the end of your weight-loss project. Then, reduce your calorie intake by 500 calories a day for every one pound that you would like to lose a week. It is not easy working out the number of calories you consume in a day but you’ll be assured that calories will be burnt from your stored fat rather than from your consumption.

3) Ditch refined grains

There are ‘good’ grains and there are even ‘better’ ones. The ‘better’ ones are the whole grains, which unlike refined grains that have had the bran and germ removed from the grain kernel, have all the nutrition retained. Whole grains contain more fibre, protein, vitamins B and E, calcium and iron than refined grains but the most important for your waistline is the reduced amount of carbohydrates contained in whole grains. Carbs, as we all know, are something that we should cut down on in order to lose weight.

4) Vitamin D for a trimmer waist

The University of Minnesota has found a strong correlation between a diet high in vitamin D and weight loss. What is bound to excite weight-watchers even more is that the weight loss reported among the participants of the study had occurred at the waist area. As such, take a cod liver oil capsule each day and add salmon, tuna and sardines to your diet.

5) Eat more dark chocolate

Weight-watchers would be pleased at this tip. Little would people expect that chocolate helps to reduce one’s weight. Dark chocolate in moderate amounts can indeed benefit individuals by reducing food cravings, reducing resistance to insulin and lessening stress levels, which a high level of is related to binge eating.

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