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5 tips for losing weight

For many cultures, thinness has long been considered a criterion of beauty. As a result, some people with extra pounds tend to create complexes and lose self-confidence.

Before looking for solutions to lose weight, you need to understand the reasons for these extra pounds. Often, weight gain is the result of an imbalance between the body's energy intake and expenditure. It can be caused by frequent snacking between meals, a lack of physical activity, taking certain medications, chronic stress, depression, a genetic disease, or even metabolic or psychological problems.

Before embarking on a diet, taking a food supplement or applying a slimming product, there are a few tips to follow to promote weight loss and improve your lifestyle:

Practice sports

Exercising to lose weight!

Practicing sport brings many health benefits: better functioning of the heart, better blood circulation, increased muscle mass, reduced fat mass, maintenance of joints and bones, better sleep, as well as a reduction in stress and the risk of cancer.

In addition, sport allows you to slim down and maintain a slender and toned figure. Indeed, practicing physical activity on a regular basis allows you to burn calories and helps with weight loss.

Losing weight while practicing sport takes time, the effects are not visible in a few days but in several months. To achieve your slimming goals, you must have motivation, patience and rigor.

However, sport does not necessarily make you lose weight on the scale. Muscle weighs more than fat. It is therefore possible to lose a kilo and not notice a refinement of the silhouette.

Get enough sleep

Sleeping well is essential to staying healthy, because it provides the body with the hours of sleep necessary to be physically and mentally fit.
Sleep has a direct link to concentration, memory , stress and weight.

Lack of sleep can cause hormonal imbalances and therefore promote weight gain. The body will store more fat, and cause a disruption of satiety as well as cravings for snacking.

There is no ideal sleep duration , everything will depend on each person's needs and biological rhythm. The important thing is to respect fixed bedtimes and get up times, move away from screens (cell phone, computer, television, etc.) and then avoid eating too large a meal and consuming any foods or exciting substances before falling asleep. (coffee, sodas, tobacco, alcohol, drugs, etc.).

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Eat well

Eating well to lose weight doesn't mean depriving yourself of everything. Indeed, certain actions and eating habits (eating too drastic a diet, eating only soup, skipping a meal, etc.) can cause nutritional deficiencies and cause health problems.

The body needs a diet that provides enough vitamins and minerals to ensure its proper functioning. We must therefore favor a diet rich in fruits and vegetables, whole grains, vegetable oils, proteins, and avoid processed/industrial products that are too sweet and too salty.

To lose weight, this diet must induce an energy deficit of around 10 to 15% of the total energy requirement. For example, for a 30-year-old woman with moderate physical activity, measuring 1.60 m and weighing 58 kilos, her daily calorie requirement is 2080 calories. If she wants to lose weight, she should consume no more than 1870 calories per day.

Furthermore, to help lose weight, the tip is to take the time to eat slowly because chewing promotes the feeling of satiety.

Finally, certain foods considered to be “fat burners” should be included in your slimming diet because they contribute to weight loss. These are lemon, strawberry, avocado, eggplant, zucchini or even oat bran.

To drink a lot of water

Hydrate yourself enough to lose weight!

Drinking plenty of water is essential to lose weight, it promotes elimination and accelerates metabolism. Water therefore acts as a real “boost” to burn calories more easily.

In addition, water helps reduce feelings of hunger. Indeed, the feeling of thirst is easily confused with the feeling of hunger.

The ideal is to drink at least 2 liters of water per day to maintain a dream figure. There is a trick which consists of drinking before each meal to reduce appetite and therefore eat less.

To alternate with water, green tea is a real slimming ally because it increases energy expenditure and therefore contributes to the loss of excess pounds. For its “slimming” active ingredients to work, you need to drink two or three cups per day.

Manage stress

Stress and anxiety disorders promote weight gain because they develop cravings for snacking and an increase in appetite.

A part of the brain called the adrenal cortex is stimulated and secretes cortisol (known as the stress hormone). This causes an increase in appetite, so the body feels the need to consume comfort foods, often high in calories, to relax.

To learn how to better manage your stress, it is advisable to do regular physical activity or relaxation exercises, such as meditation for example. There are also natural solutions based on adaptogenic plants that help to soothe anxiety, in the form of food supplements, homeopathic treatments or herbal teas. The latter are an alternative to chemical medications that have side effects on health.

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