Weight gain can be a distressing experience, both physically and emotionally. Eating well, eliminating refined carbohydrates and sugars as well as processed and fried foods are an absolute must when it comes to weight loss. But there are some other non- exercise related foods, drinks, supplements, and activities that can be incorporated to help you lose weight fast.
Increasing your daily intake of protein can help to speed up weight loss. Protein supports muscle development, which helps to increase fitness, energy levels, and your daily calorie expenditure.
Eating a high protein diet will help you to feel full longer and reduce your chances of snacking. This is especially powerful when combined with a lower intake of carbohydrates. High protein foods include:
- Collagen protein (such as bone broth or a collagen supplement)
- Whey protein
- Vegetable protein
- Pea protein
This is a simple thing to do that many forget. Water helps to properly eliminate waste from the body. This is a huge help to the digestive system and kidneys, which eliminate old food and toxic substances. It is necessary for metabolizing fat and carbohydrates, a process called lipolysis.
Studies show that people’s metabolic rate increased by 30% for about an hour after drinking 0.5 liters of water. Generally, it is also an appetite suppressant, helping to eliminate snacking and drinking sugary drinks.
This is a water-soluble dietary fiber that comes from the root of the elephant yam, also known as konjac. One gram with a glass or two of water half an hour or so before any meal has been proven to aid in weight loss.
A tiny amount of glucomannan will turn a glass of water into gel. It does this in the body as well, making you feel full and satisfied. The result is that smaller portions of food are necessary to achieve fullness and the need to snack goes away. Furthermore, it aids in the digestion process, lowers bad cholesterol, and protects against the absorption of fat.
2 to 3 cups of green tea daily is known to assist with weight loss. According to several studies, green tea has thermogenic effects that increase energy expenditure and fat oxidation.
Probiotics are the live gut bacteria that live and promote health in the body, notably in the digestive system. They decrease inflammation, assist with digestion and elimination, and have been known to even inhibit fat absorption. An increase in probiotics for digestive functions have been known to enhance weight loss.
Sleep is the fastest, easiest, and cheapest way to lose weight. People who are sleep deprived are 55% more likely to develop obesity. Sleep aids in the healthy maintenance of hormone balance, metabolic function, lower cortisol, and stable insulin levels. Moreover, we fast while we sleep; 7 to 9 hours a night is recommended for weight loss.
Vegetables are not only high in vitamins and antioxidants but also high in fiber. When at least 50% of our daily food intake consists of vegetables, they help to properly digest and metabolize food. They do this while keeping you full longer and decreasing the need to snack.
These are all medically proven ways to assist with weight loss so that you can reach your goals with greater ease.