Want to lose 10 extra pounds? There are many diets to do it, but if such a weight loss is too rapid this isn’t good for your health. So, how to lose 10 pounds without any harm to your health? It’s very simple: less food, more exercises. Easier said than done, right? In this post, I will help you to realize your wish. Here are some tips on how to lose those 10 extra pounds.
10 Tips to lose some extra pounds
1. Watch portion sizes
It’s just impossible to weigh and measure every food that you eat. You just have to know how much food is there in a glass or a spoon. And this will help you to control your portions.
2. Reduce the amount of fats
Fats are the most concentrated source of calories, so you need to find ways to reduce them. For example, you can substitute 2 tablespoons of regular salad dressing, with 1 tablespoon plus a balsamic vinegar. This immediately helps to reduce 90 calories and will contribute to your idea to lose 10 extra pounds.
3. Stay away from tempting foods
Help your family to eat healthy food with you. If you’re shopping avoid the forbidden and tempting foods (chips, cookies, candies, ice cream, etc.)
4. Make a right choice in a restaurant
If you go to a restaurant make a right choice, not to overeat. Order a double portion of salad, grilled or baked fish, and make sure that there is no bread on the table.
5. Enjoy fruits and vegetables
Enjoy healthy food, eat plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables. For dessert order some fruits not a cake or a pie. It will be also a great contribution to losing some extra pounds.
6. Reduce the size of your dishes
The more food you put in front of you, the more likely that you will eat it. So, put your food on small plates and use tall and narrow glasses for juice and other beverages. Your brain will switch to new portion sizes and you will feel satisfied with less food.
7. Don’t let yourself get hungry
Don’t skip meals, try to eat regularly to avoid overeating because of hunger.
8. Foods with fiber
Make sure your diet includes a lot of oatmeal, buckwheat, oats and beans – these are sources of fiber. Fiber won’t make you feel hungry for longer period of time and will reduce cholesterol level.
9. Watch your progress
Keep a notebook where you record what you eat, to determine which products promote weight loss. Such food diary will make you feel responsible for what you eat.
10. Movement during a day
And the last but not least… move! No diet will be effective without movement or any physical exercises. You should get at least 60 minutes of moderate physical activity every day. It may be some exercises, walking outside, cycling, etc.