Weight loss is a tough nut to crack. People will tell you it’s a challenging route and you might need to sacrifice your cravings. However, the fact is that you can do it in a much easier manner if you just tweak up your eating habits. Here are some key eating habits that you can fix and make your fat burn faster.
Know Your Requirement
The most confusing bit for most people on a weight loss journey is figuring out how much they need to eat daily. There is no universal yardstick to give a blanket figure for an ideal calorie intake. The daily requirement varies from person to person depending on multiple variables such as lifestyle, age, gender, activity level, BMI, height, weight loss target etc. The rule of thumb is to not go beyond what your body needs in a single day. Therefore, you need to evaluate your ideal daily requirement. Many fitness apps are available now that take your data and help you identify your daily calorie needs. However, you may consult a professional for further guidance if you are still confused.
Eat in Breaks
Once you have identified your daily needs, the next step is to figure out when to eat and how much to eat. Researches have proved that one should neither overstuff at a single time nor starve their body for too long. In fact, the ideal way is to break your meals into smaller portions and eat five to six meals at regular intervals. Try to stay physically active after the meal. This will help your body digest the food better before you take another meal.
Increase Protein and Fiber
A protein-rich breakfast and a fiber-rich overall daily meal plan with minimal carbs and fats is your quickest route to weight loss. Almost all foods that burn belly fat are known to be rich in fiber since it triggers your metabolism to work faster. There are also soluble fiber products available in the market and are great options for your body’s detoxification. Likewise, protein-rich food aid your muscle build-up, especially when working out and burning your calories. They also help in keeping you energized.
Sit While You Eat
One of the unhealthiest eating habits common in the west, especially among students and corporate executives, is eating while standing or walking around. Researches have proved that a person can eat up to 30 percent more than he needs if he eats while standing instead of sitting. This is because your tummy does not feel full right away when you are standing and eating and you end up stuffing yourself unnecessarily.
Avoid Eating After 9 PM
The later you eat, the less time your body will digest the food before you go to bed. This is one of the worst things that you can do to your body. Do not go anywhere near food or snacks after 9. Start your day early with a heavy and filling breakfast and keep eating at regular intervals. Make sure your last meal is lightest and is not too close to bedtime.