It’s easy to get stuck in a weight-loss rut. You’re eating clean and exercising regularly, but can’t seem to shed those pounds. Don’t get frustrated! You can break through this plateau and lose the weight you want by making a few small changes. These little changes can make a big difference in your weight-loss journey. They’re also so easy to implement that, pretty soon, you won’t even have to remind yourself about them. These are the 3 top weight-loss tips missing from your routine. Try them out to take control of your weight loss and of your health.
1. Read ingredient labels.
Studies show that people who pay attention to their food intake are less likely to continue making unhealthy food choices. While some people go as far as keeping a detailed nutrition journal, it can be as simple as reading a label. You’ll start to notice how many unhealthy ingredients you’re actually putting in your body. Surprisingly, many foods we think of as healthy have tons of hidden sugar, fat, and sodium. Choose foods with few ingredients, all of which you can identify. Read these Quick Tips in Deciphering Food Labels, and take control of what you put into your body.
2. Eat more fat.
You heard us right—healthy fats can actually help you lose weight! They can also help you lower your LDL (bad) cholesterol. Add avocados, fatty fish, coconut oil, olives, and nuts to your diet for some serious health benefits. Plus, when you start adding healthy fat to your meals, you’ll feel full faster while curbing your cravings. Get started with our Salmon & Avocado Salad with Lemon Dressing and our Coconut Roasted Acorn Squash.
3. Spice it up.
Many people mistakenly try sticking to bland, flavorless foods while dieting. Not only will you end up cheating your diet, but you’ll actually miss out on some key health benefits. Generously add spices to all your meals to easily (and deliciously) help your weight-loss journey. Many spices have tons of fiber, antioxidants, and anti-inflammatory properties. A few of them, such as cayenne, are also natural appetite suppressants. Check out these 5 Spices That Are Key For Losing Weight.