The internet is packed full of articles promising to tell you how to lose weight. There are products galore, every kind of method you can think of, and all sorts of crazy advice. But what really works?
Losing weight can be challenging - especially if you are using methods that are not backed by sound research.
So take a deep breath because I’m going to walk you through 5 ways to lose weight that have been researched and backed by science!
#1 Drink Green Juice
Several studies have pointed to drinking pure vegetable juice as a successful means of losing unwanted pounds. Research has found that those who drink vegetable juice consume more vitamin C, potassium and dietary vegetables each day than those who don’t.
In third party clinical trials, our very own Organifi Green Juice has been shown to support healthy weight loss. Taking the recommended two servings per day or more was associated with a significant reduction of excess body fat and increase in lean muscle mass.
#2 Eat Nuts
In numerous studies, nut consumption has been linked to less weight gain, a lower risk of gaining weight and a lower risk for obesity.
But aren’t nuts high in both calories and fats? Yes. But the misconception that fat consumption leads to weight gain has given people a negative feeling about nuts that is unwarranted. Nuts are energy dense foods that are rich in many micronutrients that have incredible health benefits.
Healthy fats, such as those found naturally in nuts and seeds, avocados and coconut are actually vital to good overall health AND proper weight management. So help yourself to a serving or two or nuts every day!
Opt for unsalted varieties of nuts when possible. To be clear, peanuts are a legume and not a nut.
#3 Eggs For Breakfast
Research has found that switching out grain-heavy breakfast options with eggs and other high-protein-low-sugar options helps to curb cravings for a good portion of the day. This leads to lower calorie consumption and enhances weight loss.
#4 Cook With Coconut Oil
Most oils found in American kitchens are high in trans fats, hydrogenated oils and other ingredients that slowly wreck havoc on your health and hinder weight loss.
Coconut oil on the other hand is extremely healthy and made up of medium-chain triglycerides that have been shown to BOOST metabolism, reduce appetite and help to maintain good cholesterol levels.
#5 Lift Weights
Studies have found that regularly lifting weights and doing resistance training can help to keep your metabolism working quickly and also help with body fat loss. Weight lifting will also help to tone and improve your figure as you lose weight, resulting in a stronger, leaner and more attractive version of yourself.
There are a lot of effective ways to tackle weight loss, but don’t fall for every eye-catching headline you see as you scroll through facebook and google. Make sure claims are always backed by sound scientific research. In general, the more natural the methods are, the better.
Good, whole and fresh foods, more movement and exercise, avoidance of preservatives and other hormone-disrupting foods as well as reducing stress are the best ways to improve your lifestyle and your physique.