If we follow the rules of how to lose weight, that are eat less, move more, moderately indulge in treats, the weight is dropping slowly. It does not meet expectations of many who decided to lose weight. Therefore, many people are looking for weight loss tricks that promise immediate impact, but lacks scientific validity. So if a friend says that snacking on grapefruit helped to fit into tight jeans, you will, most likely, try this trick too. But do not rush. Some slimming tricks are helpful, some are harmful, and some do not have any effect. Licensed nutritionist were asked to assess some most popular weight-loss tricks and to publish the verdict, “try,” not worth it” or “do everything correctly”.
- “Cleanse” your body. It is not worth it. It sounds very simple to drink some cleansing fluids, eat very little solid food or give it up at all. Many celebrities choose this method, but it is not worth it. Will “cleansing” significantly reduce your weight? Of course. But this method is not safe, because the body will begin to be short of food. When you start to eat solid food, the weight will come back. Liver and kidneys remove toxins, so there is no need for the body to “cleanse” extra.
- Choose food rich in fiber. Try it! Fiber is difficult to absorb. In addition, it gives the feeling of satiety, making it an excellent choice for those who want to lose weight. Dieticians recommend consuming 25 to 35 grams of fiber per day for both women and men, however, many people’s daily rate reaches a maximum of 15 grams. If you want to lose weight, you should get at least 30 grams of fiber every day. Replace white rice with barley soups or salads with beans.
- Use more protein. Do everything correctly! We have bad news, if you start eating more pork, your weight will not fall. Protein rich food by itself does not promote weight loss. However, choosing lower-fat and protein rich products such as lean meat, chicken or salmon, will help to lose weight. If you take good lean protein and carbohydrates (eg., whole grain foods), your body will have enough energy and it will not need the extra fat.