We all get stuck at some point or the other while on our weight loss journey despite our best efforts. Making minor changes in diet and routine can make a big difference and get you back on track and dropping pounds.
Here are some diet hacks which have you losing weight again:
Small Calorie Adjustment
When faced with weight loss plateau, try to make a small calorie adjustment to break the monotony. You should either reduce or increase your calorie intake by 200 or 300. Allow between two to four weeks for the adjustments to show results.
Get Creative With Your Food
Is your current diet getting boring and hard to follow? Search for new recipes with different ingredients and spices so you enjoy the diet and stick to it more closely.
Shake Things Up
Disrupt your diet journey by making things inconsistent. Add a cheat meal or two or increase healthy fats in your diet. Maybe add an extra snack time.
Satisfy Your Cravings
Miss eating your favorite food? Well, you can have a cheat day in your dieting plan so you can have your favorite food. However, you should still count your calorie intake and don’t overdo it. When your diet is overly strict it makes easy to backslide.
Adding days where you can have a little of your favorite food makes it easier to maintain your diet because you aren’t constantly thinking about all the food you can’t have.
A feeling of hunger means that your body requires fuel. Feeling constant hunger pangs means that your body is missing the calories and nutrients that it needs to function. Go ahead and eat (foods allowed within your diet of course) and your body will respond better to your weight loss plan.
Eat More Fiber
Recent studies have proven that eating foods that contain fiber helps you stay full for longer and can help you lose weight. In fact, one gram of fiber can lead to elimination of 7 calories from our diets. They are smarter calories.
Water retention could be preventing you from losing weight. The most common cause of water retention could be excess of salts in your diet. If you reduce your salt intake it could be the catalyst you need to start losing weight again.